Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Lincoln Union, Lincolnshire, 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
John Chambers200Weak mindno.
Thomas Oxby200Weak mind; a crippleno.
Samuel Forman160infirmity, blindno.
John Footitt100Infirmity; nearly blindno.
Joseph Hazleby100Infirmity; paralysisno.
Charles Reed100Weak mind; paralysisno.
Roderick McKenzie60Infirmity; lame both feetno.
Sarah Clarke240Infirmity; blindworkh. school.
Hannah Clarke240Weak mindno.
Sarah Coulson200Weak mind; paralysisworkh. school.
Elizabeth Thompson140Weak mindno.
Ann Mellors120Weak mind; epilepticno.
Harriet Cole100Infirmity; lame both anclesno.
Ann Howitt60Infirmity; deaf and dumbno.

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