Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Derby Union, Derbyshire, 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
Thomas Cotton110Imbecileno.
William Lakin230Weak-mindeddistrict.
William Clark60Age and infirmityno.
William Swindell60dittono.
Nathaniel Hawley100Weak-mindedno.
George Ashby50Sicknessdistrict.
Edward Budworth90Lamenessno.
John Burrows70Sicknessno.
John Gilbert50Blindnessno.
William Ratcliffe100dittono.
Charles Sidley150Out of employworkhouse.
Jane Allsop220Weak-mindedno.
Hannah Hand200Imbecileno.
Ann Twigg230dittono.
Emma Brownsword100Weak-mindedno.
Ann Parker60Imbecileno.
Sarah Allsebrook60Weak-mindedno.
Ann Smith50dittono.
Elizabeth Smith50dittono.
Mary Topham90Imbecileno.
Ann Jerram100Age and infirmityno.
Mary Hadfield210Sicknessdistrict.
Mary Smedley70dittodistrict.
Sarah Allen60dittodistrict.
Lydia Hill60dittodistrict.
Sarah Stringer100Age and infirmitydistrict.
Mary Davis120dittono.
Elizabeth Cutts70Weak-mindedno.
Mary George100Age and infirmitydistrict.
Mary Sowter100dittono.

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