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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Tynemouth Union, Northumberland, 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
Edward Young300Idiotno.
Thomas Cain260dittono.
William Doherty250Subject to fitsno.
Hannah Wright140Idiotno.
William Holt80Old age and infirmityno.
Samuel Fenwick50Old ageno.
George Westgarth70dittono.
Robert Neil70Idiotno.
Thomas Yeaman66Old ageno.
Elizabeth Arkle70dittono.
William Stamp60Idiotno.
Isabella Thrift56Two illegitimate childrenno.
Samuel Smart260Deafness and infirmityno.
Elizabeth Smith90Idiotno.
George Frank110Old ageno.
Richard Hearn100dittono.
Jane Carr210Idiotno.
Dorothy Turnbull70dittono.
William English66Rheumatism and other infirmitiesno.
Catherine Wall56Old ageno.
Fernando Ross70dittono.
Thomas Arkle70dittono.
William Wilson240Deaf and dumbno.
Alice Wilson170Idiotno.
Edward Harris110dittono.
John Gibson140dittono.
William Evans66Paralysisno.
William Campbell50Sickness and mental infirmityno.
Esther Atkins56Idiotno.
Ann Foster240dittono.
Alexander Taylor50Bodily malformationno.
Henry Wardhaugh160Mental infirmityno.
John Jewett00Idiotno.
Janet Harriet56Deaf, and nearly blindno.

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