Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Hinckley Union, Leicestershire, 1861

In 1861, the Poor Law Board published a return of the name every adult pauper who had been a workhouse inmate for a continuous period of five years or more, together with the duration of their residence (in years and months), the reason for it, and whether they had been brought up in a District or separate Workhouse School. It was noted that the term 'District School' had been widely misinterpreted by respondents as meaning any school in the local area, such as a national or private school, and that there was only one instance in the whole report of an inmate actually having been in such a school.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Mary Carter100Imbecileno.
William Hill230Lunaticno.
Maria Siddens180Imbecileno.
Sarah Green140dittono.
Ann Hargraves200Lunaticno.
Thomas Payne230dittono.
Thomas Smith170dittono.
William Bailey110Imbecileno.
Samuel Ward120Deformed, and unable to workno.
Mary Smith90Bad legs and bed-riddenno.
Sarah Fisher120Lunaticno.
Mary Evans100dittono.
Ann Hood70Old ageno.
Elizabeth Dann60dittono.
Thomas Robinson180dittono.
Joseph Johnson70Lunaticno.
Harriott Jackson100Imbecileno.
John Lord70Unable to workno.
Elizabeth Cooke80Lunaticno.
Ann Porter60dittono.
Charles Hefford120Orphanworkh. school.

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