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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Holywell Union, Flintshire, 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
Ann Griffiths60Imbecileno.
Robert Mellor56dittono.
Sarah Leighton120Blindno.
William Mellor150Idiotno.
John Price110dittono.
William Jones90Infirmityno.
Catherine Isaac70Having two bastardsno.
Jane Price60Blindno.
Francis Evans70Idiotno.
Thomas Parry70dittono.
William Blythyn150Idiot and paralysedno.
Elizabeth Roberts60Idiotno.
Samuel Griffiths70Infirmityno.
Elizabeth Parry110Idiotno.
Margaret Williams120dittono.
Moses Foulkes100Infirmityno.
Thomas Evans140Crippleno.
William Edwards80Infirmityno.
Edward Roberts70Idiotno.
David Davies70Crippleno.
Edward James60Infirmities of ageno.
John Jones90Deaf and dumbno.
Ann Jones70Idiotno.
John Goodwin70Paralysedno.
Henry Williams60dittono.
Maria Jones70Infirmities of ageno.

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