Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Salford Union, Lancashire, 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.

Betty Andrews50Lame and destituteno.
Mary York60Lameno.
Maria Brierley70Destituteno.
Mary Lawton50Sicknessno.
Margaret Buckley100dittono.
Betty Hickman70Age and infirmityno.
Elizabeth Leary170Imbecilityno.
James Leary170dittono.
Catherine Lane100Blindnessno.
Elizabeth Roberts50Age and infirmityno.
Robert Roberts50Lameno.
Mary Connor56Sicknessno.
Rachel Baron60Old age and infirmityno.
Martha Whittaker170Old age and rheumatismno.
Caroline Leadbeater100Destituteno.
Mary Davies150Old age and infirmityno.
Mary Whitehead60Infirmityno.
Harriett Speed60Sickness and imbecilityno.
Mary Willett60Sickness and lameno.
Ann Bell70Imbecile and paralysedno.
Mary Glassonbury60Old age and paralysedno.
Elizabeth Smirkwaite150Sickness and ageno.
Sarah Ann Longworth70Sickness and lameno.
Margaret Keeley120Partially imbecileno.
Ellen Fleming50Partly insaneno.
Isaac Nixon50Lamenessno.
George Hampson90Imbecileno.
Benjamin Harrison96dittono.
John Jones50dittono.
John Yates70Rheumaticsno.
James Walmsley80Old ageno.
John Millar50Old age and infirmityno.
James Maude160dittono.
Charles Glover60Sickness and infirmityno.
James Hallsworth50Blindnessno.
Garnet Herbert80Destituteno.
Daniel Dale90Imbecile and paralysedno.
James Smith50Old ageno.
William Edwards90Epilepsyno.
John Whittle90Old ageno.
James Thompson50Blindnessno.
Robert Jones50Destitute and old ageno.
Stephen Markland70dittono.
John Brooks120Lame and partly imbecileno.
John Taylor100Lame and old ageno.
Mary Wilkinson160Lame and infirmityno.
Matilda Townsend50Destituteno.
Elizabeth Pearson120Imbecile and dumbno.
John Bowman70Paralysedno.
Joseph Harrison50Infirmityno.

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