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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Oundle Union, Northamptonshire, 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
Elizabeth Fox220Imbecileno.
Elizabeth Blackwell140Infirm from ageno.
Thomas Reynolds100Blindno.
William Dyson180Crippleno.
Mary Offield60Idioticno.
Samuel Wooding200dittono.
Sarah Berridge60dittono.
Samuel Green170dittono.
Harriett Seater120dittono.
John Bradley80Infirm from ageno.
Richard Gadsby130Idioticno.
Richard Walker200Infirm from ageno.
William Brown150Blindno.

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