Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Ulverston 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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
John Martin82Idiocyno.
Martha Domine220dittono.
Henry Harrison810Infirmityno.
Sarah Clemence72dittono.
Elizabeth Park220dittono.
Sarah Newby511Idiocyno.
John Youngman Mudd88Lunacyno.
Jane Fell83Deaf and dumbno.
Isaac Molly203Idiocyno.
William Creighton105Ageno.
Thomas Beck220Idiocyno.
Francis Kendall72dittono.
Susannah Chamley78Infirmityno.
Samuel George Paisley78Imbecilityno.
Mary Kellett52Bastard childrenno.
James Donald84Infirmityno.

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