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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Huddersfield 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
Jonas Bower66Infirmno.
Henry Hinchliffe56Insaneno.
Jonus Hinchliffe70Blindno.
Mary Garside56Infirmno.
James Armitage70Blindno.
Grace Crossley186Insaneno.
Daniel Rogerson76dittono.
Phillis Sykes56dittono.
Mary Thorp190Dumbno.
Ann Crowther70Insaneno.
Alfred Ramsden70dittono.
John Hellawell150dittono.
Susan England170dittono.
Ann Fox100dittono.
John Spivey66Infirmno.
Crist Ibberson66Fitsno.
Elizabeth Poppleton160Dumbno.
George Smith90Insaneno.
Henry Littlewood96dittono.
John Holmes86Defective intellectno.
Martha Moorhouse200dittono.
Mary Swift66Insaneno.
John Moorhouse90Subject to fitsno.
Amos Boothroyd80Idiotno.
William Garside100dittono.
Elizabeth Coldwell60Insaneno.
John Battye70Idiotno.
Hannah Hinchliffe110dittono.
George Heaton66Defective intellectno.
Alfred Penn70Idiotno.
Jane Haigh66dittono.
William Lambert100Blindno.
Mary Hirst56Insaneno.
Ruth Jepson60Idiotno.
Mary Haigh86dittono.
Sarah Moorhouse200Dumbno.
John Ratcliff200Dittono.
Walter Liversidge120Fitsno.
Mury Webster220Infirmno.
Hannah Haigh220Idiotno.
Sarah Littlewood110dittono.
William Bell60Infirmno.
Charles Hirst160Decrepitudeno.
Hannah Swinden160Imbecileno.
Joseph Mettrick80Lameno.
Harriet Hinchliffe70Idiotno.
Mary Eastwood50Oldageno.
Joshua Garside190dittono.
Mary France140Crippleno.
Betty Hoyle250Imbecileno.
John Haigh220Weak eyesightno.
Thomas Gledhill80Weak intellectno.
Joseph Whitnam60Weak eyesightno.
John Hirst60Imbecileno.
Benjamin Bates180Weak intellectno.
Emma Beevers110Idiotno.

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