Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Newark 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
Mary Rose220Idiotno.
Sarah Ives200dittono.
Lydia Marshall120dittono.
William Horsepool100Old and infirmno.
John Pilsworth70dittono.
Elizabeth Sharpe50Idiotno.
Ann Beedham80dittono.
George Sturr50dittono.
Mary Bell210dittono.
William Bell210dittono.
Ann Payling140dittono.
Ann Wright140dittoworkh. school.
Jane Newton70dittono.
Millicent Winter160dittono.
Catherine Collins200dittono.
Richard Robinson70Ulcerated legs; lameno.
Priscilla Else60Idiotworkh. school.
Sarah Drury150dittoworkh. school.
Mary Hunt100Old and infirmno.
Elizabeth Harrod50Idiotno.
William Ward50Old and infirmno.
William Holmes90dittono.
Harriett Bellamy50Idiotno.

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