Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Hitchin Union, Hertfordshire, 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.
|Elizabeth Carling||30||0||Illegitimate children||no.|
|Harriet Smith||15||0||Crippled hand||no.|
|Ann Giddins||25||0||Age and illegitimate child||no.|
|Ann Johnson||8||0||Deserted by husband; left with three children.||no.|
|James Biggs||9||0||Age and debility||no.|
|David Smith||10||0||Age and paralysis||no.|
|Robert Hemmings||6||0||Age, &c.||no.|
|Charles Chambers||11||0||A cripple||workh. school.|
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