Long-term Workhouse Inmates in King's Norton Union, Worcestershire, 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
William Ward200Idiotno.
Joseph Shackle140Sickness and ageno.
Joseph Rudge140dittono.
William Harbidge120Extreme ageno.
Thomas Ashford70Deformed, and of weak intellectno.
William Golden56Deficient sightno.
Ann Wheeler210Blindno.
Ann Parsons190Cripple, and of weak intellectno.
Mary Lea196Idiotno.
Sophia Collins90dittono.

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