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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Whitby Union, North 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
John Sawdon120Weak mindedvarious schools.
Henry Taylor120dittoditto.
Elizabeth Shields120dittoditto.
Ellen Mills120Old age and infirmityditto.
Margaret Stockton120dittoditto.
William Douglas120dittoditto.
Sarah Hutchinson120dittoditto.
James Sly110dittoditto.
Elizabeth Wilson90dittoditto.
Ann Pearson80Infirmityditto.
John Harrison80Old age and infirmityditto.
Isaac Hutton60dittoditto.
Hannah Hutton60dittoditto.
Elizabeth Cooper60Weak mindedditto.
Thomas Collins60Old age and infirmityditto.
William Thompson60Infirmityditto.
Mary Jane Hall60dittoditto.
Robert Greenbury60Old age and infirmityditto.
Thomas Percival60dittoditto.
Jane Bitty60Weak mindedditto.

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