Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Wycombe Union, Buckinghamshire, 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.
|Dinah Prior||5||0||Has two illegitimate children, and is lame.||no.|
|Louisa Lofton||7||0||General debility||no.|
|Caroline Newton||7||0||Has two illegitimate children||no.|
|Ann Collins||7||0||General debility||no.|
|Joseph Wingrove||16||0||Bad eyes||no.|
|William May||12||0||General debility from intoxication.||no.|
|William Atkins||9||0||General debility||no.|
|William Perrin||12||0||General debility; upwards of 90 years of age.||no.|
|James Berry||6||0||Epileptic fits||no.|
|John Parks||16||0||General debility||no.|
|William Robinson||6||0||Epileptic fits||no.|
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