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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Newhaven Union, Sussex, 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 Teeling246Deformed and imbecilenot known.
William Duly240Of weak intellectnot known.
James Eager246dittonot known.
Sarah Chapman250dittonot known.
George Bennett70Old and infirmno.
Caroline Greenyer196Weak intellect, and diseased legsworkh. school.
Clarissa Husecrof246Weak intellectworkh. school.
Eliza Hughes240Idioticno.
Mary Moppett126Weak intellect; idioticno.

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