Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Uckfield 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
Jonathan Homewood90Infirmity and old age 
Sarah Homewood90ditto 
Richard Berwick190ditto 
Lois Fenner60ditto 
Daniel Seright70ditto 
Thomas Tyler90Cripple. 
Thomas Parker80Infirmity and old age 
Ann Durraut200ditto 
Sarah Sandalls80ditto 
George Stevens200ditto 
Thomas Burley170Idiotic 
Mary Turner180ditto 
Abigail Brissenden240ditto 
Emma Potter110Idiotic and deaf and dumb 

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