Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Kingston-upon-Hull Union, East 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
Joseph Stickney430Weak mindedno.
David Snow250Agedno.
Elizabeth Bramwell200Aged and infirmno.
Hannah Betts180Aged; widowno.
Dinah Johnson150Partial paralysisno.
Betty Moatson130Aged and destituteno.
Elizabeth Butt130Weak mindedworkh. school.
Ann Murphy130dittoworkh. school.
George Linley130Blindno.
Marmaduke Brewster130dittono.
James Quigley110Aged and very infirmno.
Mary Ann Tanfield110Imbecileno.
Sarah Moor100Deaf and dumbno.
Sarah Jackson100Weak mindedno.
Mary Girdham100Illegitimate childrenno.
John Hodgson90Partial paralysisno.
Martha Meek90Aged and very infirmno.
Dorothy Louth60Aged and infirmno.
Mary Fieldhonse60dittono.
Thomas Barker90Aged, and unable to maintain himselfno.
John Munroe80Unable to maintain himselfno.
Richard Carroll70Contracted armno.
Samuel Levitt70Aged and infirmno.
Henry Lazenby70Aged and very infirmno.
Ellen Hick70dittono.
Jobn Bramhall70Imbecileno.
John Windle60Partial paralysisno.
Ann Windle60Agedno.
Elizabeth Shaw60Aged and infirmno.
James Jackson60Lameness; constitutionally weakno.
Mary Gleadow60Imbecileno.
Betty Keddy60Weak mindedno.
William Jowitt60Lameno.
Dorothy Jowitt60Agedno.
Louisa Driver60Weak mindedno.
Emma Fowler50dittono.
Thornasin Linwood50Aged and infirmno.
Elizabeth Hesslewood50dittono.
Maria Story50Aged and very, infirmno.
Thomas Fowler50Insaneno.

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