Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Sturminster Union, Dorset, 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.

Robert Hanham70Infirmno.
Thomas Duffett50dittono.
Susan Jeans180Diseased legsno.
William Matcham80Infirmno.
William Small60dittono.
Elizabeth Baker70dittono.
Henry Green80dittono.
Thomas Cuff70dittono.
Ann Toop90dittono.
Joseph Monckton60Polypus of the noseno.
Francis Bagley230Infirmno.
John Brown50Idioticno.

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