Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Castle Ward 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.
|Robert Fairfield||8||0||Old age and infirmity||no.|
|William Hay||10||0||Weak mind, and old age||no.|
|Andrew Stonehouse||8||0||Infirmity, and old age||no.|
|Henry Lightfoot||7||0||Weak mind, and old age||no.|
|Elizabeth Nesbitt||16||0||Loss of eyesight||no.|
|Isabella Hogg||13||0||Weak mind||no.|
|Dorothy Dixon||7||0||Old age and infirmity||no.|
|Mary Baty||9||0||Weak mind, from fits||workh. school.|
|Hannah Coulson||5||0||Old age and infirmity||workh. school.|
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