Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Mutford and Lothingland Union, Suffolk, 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.

James Bloomfield170Partially blindno.
Abraham Poll230Club footno.
Amos Freeman260Idioticno.
Samuel Barber250Lamenessno.
John Tripp90Disabilityno.
William Smith170Blindnessno.
Ann Cooper280Idioticworkh. school.
Mary Woodard210dittoworkh. school.
Ellen Woods90dittono.
Susan Newrick70Blindnessno.
Sarah Danford400Idioticworkh. school.
Mary Pipes90Disability of husbandno.

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