Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Great Yarmouth Union, Norfolk, 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
Sarah Auger150Debilityno.
Thomas Bilton420Weak intellectno.
John Boulter120Advanced ageno.
Mary Ann Bowler220Bed-riddenno.
Mary Ann Bray50Infirm from old ageno.
Ann Burwell150Weak intellectno.
Louisa Brown110Debilityno.
Matthew Barney50Ulcerated legs, and old ageno.
Robert Cobb100Infirm from old ageno.
Philip Clarke60dittono.
Elizabeth Clarke60dittono.
Robert Curtis50Lame, and infirm from old ageno.
Eliza Cooper50Imbecile, and epileptic fits Infirm from old ageno.
John Downing130Infirm from old ageno.
Joseph J. Chilford60dittono.
James Darnell50Imbecile, with epileptic fitsunknown.
Mary Ann Day100Infirm from old ageno.
Charles Duck60Weak intellectno.
Robert French210Imbecile, and blindno.
Sarah Fennell150Debilityno.
Margaret Ferrett150Imbecileno.
Elizabeth Goose60dittono.
Robert Hannah90Paralysisno.
Elizabeth Harvey160Bed-ridden, with paralysis and blindnessno.
Mary Lewis220Infirm from old ageno.
Mark Lawrence60Bed-riddenno.
Joseph Moulton80Imbecileunknown.
Sarah Ann McKeevor80dittono.
Mary Simmons70Infirm from old ageno.
Mary Marsh70Weak intellectno.
Mary Mallett60Bed-riddenno.
Elizabeth Nicholls100Imbecileno.
Sarah Prior300Weak intellect, with lamenessno.
Sarah Patterson120Infirmity from old ageno.
Isaac Read210Loss of a leg and armno.
Luke Rice100Paralysisno.
Robert Rodwell90Weak intellect, with debilityno.
Maria Runnitt90Imbecileunknown.
John Searle120Paralysisno.
Robert Suffling110Lameness and old ageno.
Thomas Savory60Imbecileno.
Charles Sharman70Paralysisno.
Richard Storey70Debilityno.
Elizabeth Springall50Weak intellectno.
Sarah Templar150Infirm from old ageno.
Richard Turrell80Paralysisno.
Matthew Underwood50Blindno.
Elizabeth Underwood50Infirm from old ageno.
Dorcas Utting80Imbecileno.
Jane Varley140Weak intellectno.
Mark Watson100Imbecileunknown.
Henry Wooden160Weak intellectno.
Ann Webster80Imbecileno.

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