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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Market Harborough Union, Leicestershire, 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.

Elizabeth Allen80Idiocyno.
Sarah Butterworth230dittono.
Mary Butterworth230dittono.
Elizabeth Scott230dittono.
Ann Barron230Unsound mindno.
Sarah Pollard200Idiocyno.
Thomas Cook190dittono.
William Cook190dittono.
Eliza Cook190dittono.
William Slater100dittono.
Esther Carter90dittono.
Jane Scott140Unsound mindno.
Mary Underwood180Idiocyworkh. school.
Josiah Sturgess70Lost one legno.
Elizabeth Green230Destitute and afflictedno.

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