Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Solihull Union, Warwickshire, 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.
|Henry Jones||22||0||An idiot from birth||no.|
|Thomas Taylor||22||0||Deaf and dumb||no.|
|Mary Smith||20||0||Imbecility caused by fits||no.|
|Sarah Corsnett||17||0||Imbecility and old age||no.|
|Joseph Beardsman||10||0||Imbecility and fits||no.|
|Joseph Mills||7||0||Infirmity and old age||no.|
|Mary Wardle||7||0||Widow, with two children, unable to maintain herself and children.||no.|
|William Freeman||5||0||Infirmities and old age||no.|
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