Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Bedminster Union, Somerset, 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.
|Charles Batt||9||0||Incapable of work||no.|
|Samson Bees||12||0||Deaf and dumb||no.|
|Catherine Chamberlain||18||0||Incapable of work||no.|
|Richard Gillet||6||0||Incapable of work||no.|
|Julia Hulland||8||0||Incapable of work||no.|
|Mary Ann Harris||14||0||Idiot||no.|
|William Light||6||0||Incapable of work||no.|
|John Welsh||11||0||Incapable of work||no.|
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