Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Durham Union, County Durham, 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.
|Joseph Newton||12||0||Idiot||not known.|
|Thomas Pickering||11||0||ditto||not known.|
|George Gordon||11||0||ditto||district school.|
|William Anthony Hudson||6||0||ditto||district school.|
|Isabella Dodds||7||0||ditto||not known.|
|Mary Reed||9||0||ditto||not known.|
|Catherine Turnbull||9||0||Too infirm, 74 years of age||district school.|
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