Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Ware Union, Hertfordshire, 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.
|Susan Perry||25||0||Old age||no.|
|William Taylor||25||0||Nearly blind, and deaf||no.|
|William Stracey||5||0||Old age||no.|
|Ann Conyard||5||0||Old age and blind||no.|
|Elizabeth Bradford||5||0||Bad eyes and very delicate||union.|
|Mary Smith||25||0||Imbecile and bad legs||no.|
|James Pitty||20||0||Old age||no.|
|James Byatt||6||0||Bad feet||no.|
|Daniel Ricketts||10||0||Bad legs||no.|
|Ann Banks||10||0||Deaf and imbecile||no.|
|John Grey||6||0||Past work||no.|
|George Squires||7||0||Past work||no.|
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