Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Lanchester Union, County Durham, 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.
|William Crooks||18||0||Weak in mind||no.|
|Thomas Bell||6||0||Old age||no.|
|Elizabeth Sinton||10||0||Weak in mind||no.|
|John Hobkirk||5||0||Old age||no.|
|Elizabeth Thompson||7||0||Orphan||district school.|
|Thomas Thompson||7||0||ditto||district school.|
|Sarah Pace||6||0||Weak in mind||no.|
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