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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Neath Union, Glamorgan, 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 Richards120Lunacyno.
Ann Joseph120dittono.
Herbert Griffiths120dittono.
Ann Priest90Infirmworkh. school.
Matthew Webber90Epilepticno.
Hannah Walters80Lunacyno.
Mary Bevan70Old ageno.
Mary Francis50dittono.
John Williams70Cripple from infancyworkh. school.
Samuel Monom70An orphanworkh. school.
Mary Ann Rees50Hydrocephalusno.

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