Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Steyning 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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Henry Golds240Idiotyes
Eliza Woolgar60Idiotno
James Stenning180Weak intellectno
Anne Groome250Weak intellectno
Sarah Groome250Weak intellectno
Thomas Warne120Weak intellectno
William Thompsett70Paralysisno
John Wells60Rheumaticno
Charles Nye60Idiotno
Mary Hickox250Idiotno
John Town250Idiotno
James Boniface50Agedno
Richard Welling50Agedno
William Jackson50Infirmno
Maria Jackson50Infirmno
John Shepherd60Infirmno
Lucy Smart60Infant familyno
James Brown60Infirmno
John Galland50Infirmno
James Bawcombe70Infirmno
Ann Holst50Infirmno
Mary Deeprose70Infirmno

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