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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Haslingden Union, Lancashire, 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
Croasdale Clegg120Imbecilityno.
Robert Bury70dittodist. school.
James Brennand50Lunaticdist. school.
John Crousdale70Crippledist. school.
William Cunliffe220dittodist. school.
Elizabeth Haworth110Infirmitydist. school.
George Nuttall70dittodist. school.
James Barnes50dittodist. school.
Thomas Catlow50dittodist. school.
Richard Heyworth90dittodist. school.
John Harrison90Imbecilityno.
Richard Holt70Infirmitydist. school.
Richard Pickup50Fitsdist. school.
James Bullcock80Infirmitydist. school.
James Duckworth120Imbecilitydist. school.
John Jackson50Infirmitydist. school.
Mary Lancaster130Imbecilityno.
Delilah Clegg90dittodist. school.
Betty Whitehead220dittono.
Hannah Ashworth60Infirmityno.
Alice Heywood50dittodist. school.
Sophia Rushton50dittodist. school.
Mary Whitaker90Idiotdist. school.
Meriam Jackson60Lunaticdist. school.
Susan Heap100Imbecilityno.
Sarah Dugdale90Crippledist. school.
Mary Hoyle90Fitsdist. school.
Margaret Barnes90Imbecilityno.
John Maden170Infirmitydist. school.
John Ashworth180dittodist. school.
Hannah Raby230Imbecilityno.
Sarah Pickup80Infirmitydist. school.
Betty Kershaw60dittodist. school.

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