Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Lutterworth 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
John Ingram80Old age and infirmityno.
Thomas Wood160Imbecility and old ageno.
Hannah Leader200dittono.
Ann Hallick100dittono.
Catherine Smith200dittono.
Mary Payne70dittono.
John Haines200Imbecilityno.
William Bradford100Old age and infirmityno.
Richard Page80dittono.
Hannah Sharpe80Has lost a legyes.

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