Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Walsingham Union, Norfolk, 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
Elizabeth Lee50Illegitimate childrenno.
Maria Lee70dittono.
Sarah Massingham60dittono.
Mary Ann Edge80dittono.
Rebecca Spence80Old ageno.
Mary Ann Oliver160dittono.
George Newton150Ulceration, legno.
Samuel Skippon80Old ageno.
William Skerry50dittono.
Peter Southcote200dittono.
William Impson70dittono.
James Wright50dittono.
William Skippon80Paralysisno.
Robert Jarvis70dittono.
William Drury60Rheumatismno.

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