Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Winchcomb Union, Gloucestershire, 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
Thomas Bartlett110Old and infirm (a cripple)no.
Joseph Stanley110Old and infirmno.
Elizabeth Hall220Idioticno.
Jacob James90Old and infirmno.
John Reeves120dittono.
Louisa Garrison220Deaf and dumbno.
George Tarran50A crippleno.
Job Robinson100dittono.

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