Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Bradford Union, West Riding of Yorkshire, 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.
|George Priestley||5||1||Unable to work; cripple||no.|
|James Carmody||8||0||Old age and infirmity||no.|
|Mary Ann Coultas||7||0||Old age and infirmity||no.|
|Nancy Hurst||7||0||Deaf and dumb||no.|
|James Hargreaves||11||0||Bad leg||no.|
|John Murgatroyd||6||0||Subject to fits||no.|
|William Simpson||6||0||Old age and infirmity||no.|
|William Ready||9||0||Old age and infirmity||no.|
|Mary Ann Berry||9||0||Idiotic||no.|
|Thomas Douglas||7||0||Old age and infirmity||no.|
|John Isherwood||9||0||Old age and infirmity||no.|
|Greenwood Ryding||8||0||Old age and infirmity||no.|
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