Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Penrith Union, Cumberland, 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
William Askew60Destitutionno.
Jonathan Simpson80Destitutionno.
Agnes Atkinson100Destitutionno.
Sarah Ousby230Destitutionno.
Frances Ousby180Destitutionno.
Isabella Stewart60Destitutionno.
William Nicholson50Destitutionno.
William Sherrit50Destitutionno.
Margaret Hodgson70Destitutionno.
Margaret Cowin290Destitutionno.
Frances Bell60Destitutionno.
Sarah Bell110Destitutionno.
Thomas Greenhow80Destitutionno.
John Ireland200Destitutionno.
Nancy Maughan50Destitutionno.
Elizabeth Mullinder70Destitutionno.
James McGee50Destitutionno.
Richard Routledge100Destitutionno.
Joseph Rodgers50Destitutionno.
Isaac Todd150Destitutionno.
George Ward60Destitutionno.
Hannah Greaves120Destitutionno.
Thomas Brown50Destitutionno.
Hannah Clementson110Destitutionno.
William Edmondson120Destitutionno.
Hugh McGuire50Destitutionno.
Joseph Richardson120Destitutionno.
John Varty50Destitutionno.

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