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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Oxford Union, Oxfordshire, 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
John Allder80Crippleno.
Lucy Andrews100Blindno.
Martha Adams50Old ageno.
Mary Adams52.30Two childrenno.
Sophia Adams200Imbecileno.
Jane Adams200dittono.
William Baylis60Old ageno.
Martha Beesley120Idiotno.
Thomas Burton120Old ageno.
William Clifton150dittono.
John Cromwell140dittono.
John Coombs60dittono.
John Creed70dittono.
Thomas Colcutt90dittono.
James Crawford200Crippleno.
Sarah Crawford100Old ageno.
Elizabeth Cox230Blindno.
Plicebe Crawford70Old ageno.
Mary Colcutt80Not fit for serviceno.
Sarah Cox550Imbecileno.
Mary Creed80Ageno.
John Dodson50Ageno.
Henry Dicks90dittono.
William Dickeson140Imbecileno.
Sarah Day200dittono.
Thomas Farren50Ageno.
Ann Fleury50dittono.
Temperance Goodman150Blindno.
Elizabeth Gardner100Ageno.
William Gardner50dittono.
Emma Goodman50Imbecileno.
Joseph Gardner50Ageno.
John Hilsdon130dittono.
John Holyoak130dittono.
Thomas Hastings100dittono.
John Hains90Crippleno.
Thomas Hayes70Subject to fitsno.
Sarah Hall130Bedriddenno.
Sarah Hemming210dittono.
Edward Hunt170Crippleno.
Thomas Kempson160dittono.
Philip Margetts80Old ageno.
Thomas Maisey40dittono.
William Meade300Idiot and blindno.
William Miles50Crippleno.
Richard Oldacre50Old ageno.
Hannah Orchard60dittono.
Charlotte Orchard70Crippleno.
Thomas Ricketts50Old ageno.
William Roberts120dittono.
Charles Robinson60Imbecileno.
Robert Russell160Idiotno.
William Smith60Old ageno.
Thomas Slaymaker300dittono.
Adelaide Slate110Crippleno.
Jane Slatter60Old ageno.
Rebecca Sumworth50dittono.
Sarah Smith50dittono.
George Taylor150Idioticno.
Elizabeth Townsend50Old ageno.
Lydia Williams100dittono.
Ann Weston180dittono.
Emma Winchester190Imbecileno.
Jane Walker50Old ageno.
Josiah West50dittono.
Sarah West50dittono.
Thomas Wright80dittono.
Martha White50dittono.
Thomas Richard Sutton150dittono.

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