Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Malling Union, Kent, 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
Edward Squires150Idioticno.
Francis Pett90Debility from old ageno.
John Sanders100Irreducible herniano.
Thomas Dunton60Debility from old ageno.
William Webster60Asthmano.
James Skinner110Debility from old ageno.
Thomas Evenden150Paralysisno.
James Rolfe50Debility from old ageno.
William Waghorn60Ulcerated legsno.
Letitia Baker60Paralysisno.
Elizabeth Parramore240Ulcerated legsno.
Mary Ann Clements150Epilepsyno.
Peggy Hubbard240Chronic hepatic diseaseno.

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