Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Thame Union, Oxfordshire, 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
Susan Folley100Deserted by her fatherno.
Mary Surman180Cripple, and infirmno.
Edwin Bayles160Infirmno.
Ann Stephenson140dittono.
Hannah Jarvis60Blindno.
Mary Burnham220Two illegitimate childrenno.
Eliza Burnham140Five illegitimate childrenno.
John Moore220Idiotno.
Keziah Shrimpton140Infirmno.
Joseph Newton120dittono.
Susan Parker110dittono.
Eliza Stanmore120Idiotno.
William Bartlett130Infirmno.
Ann Hamp140Two illegitimate childrenno.
John Collins70Idiotno.
John Ives70dittono.
John Jackman70Infirmno.
Thomas East60Idiotno.
Caroline Chamberlain60dittono.
Sarah Gibbert140Infirmno.

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