Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Toxteth Park Parish, 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.
|James Aylward||9||0||Too old to work||no.|
|John Shaw||9||0||Weakness of limbs||no.|
|James Platt||16||0||Injury to hand||no.|
|Hugh Glass||5||0||Rheumatic pains||no.|
|Sarah O'Neil||5||0||Subject to fits||no.|
|Elizabeth Tomkinson||8||0||Insufficient earnings||no.|
|Sarah Duckworth||8||0||Ill health and old age||no.|
|Elizabeth Scott||15||0||Old age||no.|
|Ann Thomas||9||0||Old age and infirmity||no.|
|Mary Catherine Smith||6||0||ditto||no.|
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