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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Cardigan Union, Cardiganshire, 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.

Evan Lloyd160Old ageno.
George Rogers170dittono.
Simon Thomas110Subject to fitsno.
Evan Richards80Palsyno.
Mary Salmon50Blindnessno.
Hannah James50Deserted by her husbanddist. school.
Sarah Davies50dittodist. school.
Elinor Thomas50Orphanworkh. school.
Elizabeth Thomas50dittoworkh. school.
John Owens90dittoworkh. school.

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