Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Sculcoates 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
William Allison240Imbecileyes.
Ann Ashton110Infirmno.
William Ablett63dittono.
Jane Boldridge170dittono.
John Butterworth200Imbecileyes.
Ralph Bennison180dittono.
Henry Chatterton70Partially disabledno.
Thomas Frankland200Blindnessno.
William Harper110Infirmno.
Arm Huntsman80Imbecileno.
Elizabeth Jefferson120Infirmno.
Mary James50Debilityno.
Elizabeth Kendall660Imbecileno.
Ann Mumby106Infirmno.
William Paget110Scrofulayes.
Hannah Porrill93Imbecileno.
Maria Parr86Blindnessno.
Michael Ramsey130Infirmno.
John Rowland190Imbecileno.
Elizabeth Richardson90dittono.
William Stark59Infirmno.
Thomas Skelton59dittono.
George Sharratt109dittono.
Phoebe Worsdale50Imbecileno.
Martha Whisker100dittono.
Joseph Ward80Blindnessno.
Mary Ann Fernandez230Imbecilityyes.

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