Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Witney Union, Oxfordshire, 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.

Maria Bond220Imbecile; unable to obtain employment.yes.
Amy Akerman140Deaf and dumbyes.
Fanny Clapton240Idioticno.
Jane Martin190Unable to workno.
Sophia Sessions240Idioticno.
Jane Sessions240dittono.
Martha Deuce240dittono.
Susannah Druce220dittono.
Martha Druce, jun.240dittono.
Hannah Browning230dittoyes.
Ellen Clark80dittono.
Charlotte Morgan100Unable to workyes.
Robert Lardner60Aged and infirmno.
James Cox60Unable to workno.
Henry Townsend200Idioticno.
Thomas Smith90Unable to workno.
James Hedges50Idioticno.
Matthew Morgan100Aged and infirmno.
John Joyner130dittono.
Thomas Brownett60dittono.
William Dix150Infirmno.
John Taylor100Aged and infirmno.
Richard Brooks80Unable to workno.
Ann Roberts140Aged and infirmno.
Charles Minto240Idioticno.
Jane Lewis120dittoyes.

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