Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Mansfield Union, Nottinghamshire, 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
William Billings50Infirmityno.
Charles Berridge70dittono.
William Kenny180dittono.
Nathan Pickles440Lunaticno.
John Whitworth360Imbecileno.
William Davenport60Infirmityno.
George Hodgkinson60Idiotno.
William Davis60Infirmityno.
Thomas Massey70Idiot; deaf and dumbno.
John Turner50Imbecileno.
Ann Day160Infirmityyes.
Ann Henson210dittono.
And Cudworth50Imbecileno.
Mary Spencer110Infirmityno.
Cynthia Marshall80Idiotno.
Sarah Hodgkinson60dittono.
Maria Marples130Lunaticno.
Elizabeth Mellors120Blindnessno.
Sally Clark120Infirmityno.
Ann Ellis240Idiotno.
Ann Bennett100Infirmityno.

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