Long-term Workhouse Inmates in East Ashford Union, Kent, 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.
|John Crouch||8||0||Weak in mind||no.|
|James Crouch||10||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|J. Silk Epps||6||0||Bad Legs||dist. school.|
|John Pepper||10||0||Age and infirmity||dist. school.|
|Sarah Elvey||24||0||Weak in mind||no.|
|Daniel Shilling||8||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|Stephen Kennett||8||0||ditto||dist. school.|
|Catherine Wright||5||0||ditto||dist. school.|
|Maria Luckhurst||24||0||Weak in mind||no.|
|James Amos||21||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|Frances Dann||16||0||Weak in mind||dist. school.|
|Charles Linken||5||0||Ill||dist. & workh. school.|
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