Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Rotherham 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
Ann White210Idiotno.
Jane Finney120dittono.
Ann Waddy200dittono.
Mary Rye150dittono.
Maria Hague50Paralysisno.
Ann Hinchcliffe80Old ageno.
Mary Ann Creswick50dittono.
Joseph Chatman80dittono.
James Otley50dittono.
Thomas Jarvis180Idiotno.
Henry Jarvis180dittono.
John Swallow90dittono.
Thomas Tomkins90Idiot and paralysisno.
Joseph Barton80Old ageno.

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