Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Rye Union, Sussex, 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 Lapworth180Lame 
Mary Tiltman380Idiot 
William Hunter90Lunatic. 
Robert Moore50Infirmity 
Louisa Paine120Weak intellect 
William Pankhurst120Idiot 
Henry Golden120Weak intellectworkh. school.
Albert Newsham100Diseased chest 
Ann Relf200Idiot 
William Butler230dittoworkh. school.
Harriet Smith70Blind 
Mary Betts60Infirmity 
Elizabeth Parris320Weak intellect 
Samuel Brown150Blind 
Jesse Paine290Idiotworkh. school.
Mary Ann Pope70Lame 

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