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 Bond||22||0||Imbecile; unable to obtain employment.||yes.|
|Amy Akerman||14||0||Deaf and dumb||yes.|
|Jane Martin||19||0||Unable to work||no.|
|Martha Druce, jun.||24||0||ditto||no.|
|Charlotte Morgan||10||0||Unable to work||yes.|
|Robert Lardner||6||0||Aged and infirm||no.|
|James Cox||6||0||Unable to work||no.|
|Thomas Smith||9||0||Unable to work||no.|
|Matthew Morgan||10||0||Aged and infirm||no.|
|John Taylor||10||0||Aged and infirm||no.|
|Richard Brooks||8||0||Unable to work||no.|
|Ann Roberts||14||0||Aged and infirm||no.|
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