Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Salisbury Union, Wiltshire, 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.
|Martha Best||8||0||Deformity||not known.|
|Steven Beaven||5||0||Weak mind||not known.|
|Charles Colbourne||9||0||ditto||not known.|
|John Chant||15||0||ditto||not known.|
|Narcissus Dyer||13||0||Old age||not known.|
|Elizabeth Perry||21||0||Weak mind||not known.|
|William Tucker||19||0||ditto||not known.|
|William Youngson||12||0||Loss of employment||neither; well educated.|
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