Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Garstang 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
Thomas Wareing170Crippleno.
Anthony Billington90Old ageno.
Thomas Hornby80Blindno.
William Hill60Old age and lameno.
Thomas Bush50Blindno.
William Bamber50Old ageno.
John Rushton50Weak mindno.
Elizabeth Bimpson100Old ageno.
Susannah Wilkinson90dittono.
Mary Gregson70Old age and infirmno.

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