Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Watford 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.
|Edward Groom||12||0||Aged and infirm||no.|
|William Catlin||10||0||Insane, returned incurable from Beds. Asylum||no.|
|John Martindale||7||7||Aged and infirm||no.|
|Hannah Young||5||4||Aged and infirm||no.|
|Ann Walker||12||0||Weak mind||no.|
|Mary Ann Rowe||7||4||Fits||no.|
|Samuel Suddrick||5||0||Epileptic fits||no.|
|John Davis||12||0||Weak mind||no.|
|Sarah Neville||12||0||Weak mind||no.|
|Joseph Barnes||5||11||Aged and infirm||no.|
|Mary Ann Bolton||10||0||Insanity||no.|
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