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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Knaresborough Union, West 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.

John King220Blindno.
William Freeman200Idiotno.
Gardiner Benson80Paralysisno.
William Gill70Rupturedno.
John Abbott56Infirmno.
Jane Copley70Epilepsyno.
Elizabeth Bingham80Idiotno.
Mary Brown56dittono.
Martha Edson60Lunaticno.
Ann Wildbore200Infirm and asthmano.

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