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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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
James Clarkson100Blindnessno.
James Aylward90Too old to workno.
Robert Andrews60Paralysisno.
John Faulkner130Rheumatismno.
Michael Murray60Asthmano.
Archibald Blair70Rheumatismno.
Richard Edwards80Infirmityno.
John Shaw90Weakness of limbsno.
James Platt160Injury to handno.
James McGreary60Asthmano.
Hugh Glass50Rheumatic painsno.
James Davis50Idiocyno.
Sarah O'Neil50Subject to fitsno.
Elizabeth Sinclair60Paralysisno.
Elizabeth Tomkinson80Insufficient earningsno.
Mary Patterson200dittono.
William Pugh80dittono.
Fanny Bradly60Paralysisno.
Sarah Jones50dittono.
Sarah Duckworth80Ill health and old ageno.
Elizabeth Pritchard50dittono.
Margaret Murray50dittono.
Mary Rainer110dittono.
Mary Wilson70dittono.
Sarah Birnie90dittono.
Isabella Harrison150Idiocyno.
Elizabeth Scott150Old ageno.
Catherine Roberts50dittono.
Jane Evans70dittono.
Ann Thomas90Old age and infirmityno.
Sarah McCarty110dittono.
Mary Catherine Smith60dittono.

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