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.

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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