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.
|Mary Ann Pryce||10||0||ditto||no.|
|Hannah Thomas||5||0||Old age and blind||no.|
|Mary Jerman||11||0||Sickness||dist. school.|
|David Jerman||11||0||Illegitimate, and sickness of mother||workh. school.|
|Mary Owen||10||0||Illegitimate; mother deserted||workh. school.|
|Mary Ann Williams||10||0||ditto||workh. school.|
|William Davies||5||0||ditto||workh. school.|
|Thomas Williams||10||0||ditto||workh. school.|
|Samuel Owen||5||0||ditto||workh. school.|
|Walter Corbett||7||0||Parents deserted||workh. school.|
|Thomas Jones||6||0||Illegitimate; mother deserted||workh. school.|
|Charles Ashton||5||0||Orphan||workh. school.|
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