Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Wem Union, Shropshire, 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.
|William Pemberton||14||0||Old age||no.|
|Richard Wycherley||9||0||Old age||no.|
|Sarah Adams||9||0||Weak health||no.|
|Henry Ridgeway||13||0||St. Vitus' dance||no.|
|Mary Astley||12||0||Weak health||no.|
|Elizabeth Astley||11||0||Affliction in the head||no.|
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