Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Saffron Walden Union, Essex, 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.
|James Hills||13||0||Lame in both hands||no.|
|James Barnard||14||0||Weak in intellect||no.|
|William Blackwell||11||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|Sarah Abrahams||24||0||Weak intellect||no.|
|Mary Ann Pettit||8||0||Weak intellect||no.|
|Sarah Coe||23||0||Weak intellect||no.|
|Isaac Thurgood||10||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|William Bray||14||0||Loss of one arm, and the other nearly useless.||no.|
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