Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Carlton 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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Charles Wilkinson330Weak mindnot known.
Mary Stead100dittonot known.
Hannah Walker70Deaf and Dumbnot known.
Edward Booker50dittonot known.
Selina Bence280dittonot known.
John Booker50Infirmnot known.
Hannah Shelton50Blindnot known.
John Frankland50Old and infirmnot known.
John Sykes60dittonot known.
James Deighton70dittonot known.
Thomas Forrest60Blind and infirmnot known.
Joseph Harrison160Paralysednot known.
Ann Mounsey80Weak mindnot known.
Susan Mason260dittonot known.
Jane Littlewood120Confined to bednot known.
Elizabeth Teale70Weak mindnot known.
Henry Sowry100Nearly blindnot known.
Susan Holroyd200Weak mindnot known.
Sarah Duce80dittonot known.

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