data-full-width-responsive="true">

Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Congleton Union, Cheshire, 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
Joseph Wood280Palsied.no.
William Jones150Imbecile.no.
Thomas Wildblood140Imbecile; very old.no.
Charles Percival70Paralysed.no.
Charles Barber160Idiotic and dumb.no.
John Large60Imbecile.no.
Ann Frost170Infirm.no.
Ann Millington100Infirm and widow.no.
Mary Brawn50Infirm.no.
Fanny Brown100Idiotic and dumb.no.
Susannah Brown50Imbecile.no.
Fanny Stoneir110Idiotic.no.
Charlotte Heaton60Imbecile.no.
Harriet Pointon70A cripple.no.
Mary Ravenscroft60Palsied.no.
Mary Ann Moores90Palsied and dumb.no.
Lucy Green50Paralysed; widow.no.
Eliza Cook80Palsied.no.

[Top of Page] [Congleton Union] [Home Page]



data-full-width-responsive="true">
* * * Amazon US For US readers Amazon US * * *


300x250 Free trial
data-full-width-responsive="true">