Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Wokingham Union, Berkshire, 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.
|Harriett Cheeseman||8||0||Weak intellect||no.|
|Henry Stevens||7||0||Idiotcy from birth||no.|
|Jane Paine||8||0||Infirmity by asthma||no.|
|John Clarke Larwill||8||0||Infirmity by age and other causes||no.|
|Thomas White||14||0||Infirmity by epileptic fits from birth.||no.|
|Ann Moorcock||6||0||Infirmity by rheumatism and dropsy.||no.|
|Mary Batten||22||0||Blindness; partial 12 years, total 10 years.||no.|
|Madeline A' Bear||13||0||Unable to support self and three illegitimate children; partially disabled the last four years.||no.|
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