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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Nottingham 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
Sarah Alvey120Infirmitydist. school.
Richard Aldridge110dittodist. school.
Walter Allsop60Idioticdist. school.
Ann Atherley56Infirmitydist. school.
William Allen53Idioticdist. school.
Maude Bates190Insanedist. school.
Catherine Bishop100dittodist. school.
Thomas Brown90Insanedist. school.
Rebecca Bell70Deserted by husbanddist. school.
William Bradley70Infirmitydist. school.
Letitia Bunting60Paralysisdist. school.
Ann Barber56Idioticdist. school.
Ann Birch56Paralysisdist. school.
Mahetabel Blood53Insanedist. school.
Mary Briggs50dittodist. school.
Elizabeth Collier100dittodist. school.
Thomas Clayton56dittodist. school.
Jane Drake190Idioticdist. school.
Charles Dykes90Partial imbecilitydist. school.
Mary Duffin50Deserted by husbanddist. school.
Henry Eddy50Stricturedist. school.
Peter Forgie90Paralysisdist. school.
Harriet Glover100Insanedist. school.
James Green100Imbeciledist. school.
Elizabeth Glover80Insanedist. school.
Joseph Greensmith60Infirm and blinddist. school.
William Goodlud60Infirmitydist. school.
Robert Gaskin60dittodist. school.
Jane Hill100Deformityworkh. school.
Lionel Haythorn100Idioticdist. school.
Eliza Hillery90Insane; recovered, very infirmdist. school.
Charlotte Hayles80Partial imbecilityworkh. school.
Joseph Hackett60Stricturedist. school.
Henry Hurd50General debilitydist. school.
Eliza Jackson50Debilitydist. school.
Elizabeth Kinning120Idioticdist. school.
Reuben Kilner70Infirmitydist. school.
Mary Lacey100Insanedist. school.
Jane Mills100Idioticdist. school.
John New60Infirmitydist. school.
Henry Newton50Fistuladist. school.
Dorothy Needham50insanedist. school.
Robert Oldacre100Infirmitydist. school.
Mary Ann Pacey106Blinddist. school.
John Roberts110Infirmitydist. school.
Thomas Rowlston96Infirmitydist. school.
Catherine Robinson96dittodist. school.
Peter Rice83dittodist. school.
Ann Shaw100dittodist. school.
Ann Shaw93Insanedist. school.
George Stones73idioticdist. school.
George Slater60Infirmitydist. school.
Samuel Slater60Insanedist. school.
George Turton50dittodist. school.
Samuel Wheelhouse180Idioticdist. school.
Isaac Ward100dittodist. school.
Alfred Walker96Idioticdist. school.
William Walker80Infirmitydist. school.
Thomas Wright69Infirmity and bronchitisdist. school.
Mary Waldrum60Idioticdist. school.
Maria Webster56Insanedist. school.
Martha Watson50dittodist. school.

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