Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Nantwich Union, Cheshire, 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 Coxey60Idioticno.
Mary Cornes120dittono.
James Stockton160Infirmityno.
Alary Farrington190Idioticno.
Dorothy Parkes120Age and infirmityno.
Mary Dutton190Idioticno.
Robert Topham100Blindno.
John Fletcher80Age and infirmityno.
Frances Holyoak150dittono.
Samuel Hewitt60Asthmano.
Eliza Young60Idioticno.
Joshua Vickers80dittono.
James Towers120Age and infirmityno.
Mary Peake70Idioticno.

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