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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Newtown and Llanidloes Union, Montgomeryshire, 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
Ann Pryce100Idioticno.
Hester Jones190dittono.
Elizabeth Evans110dittono.
Mary Ann Pryce100dittono.
Ann Owen140dittono.
Hannah Thomas50Old age and blindno.
Mary Jerman110Sicknessdist. school.
David Jerman110Illegitimate, and sickness of motherworkh. school.
Ruth Nicholas140Idioticno.
Mary Owen100Illegitimate; mother desertedworkh. school.
Mary Ann Williams100dittoworkh. school.
William Davies50dittoworkh. school.
Thomas Williams100dittoworkh. school.
Samuel Owen50dittoworkh. school.
Walter Corbett70Parents desertedworkh. school.
Thomas Jones60Illegitimate; mother desertedworkh. school.
Charles Ashton50Orphanworkh. school.

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