Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Leeds Township, 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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Thomas Ainsworth51Paralysisno.
David Bedford60Imbecilityno.
Ann Bell98Permanent sicknessno.
Joseph Bellhouse75Permanent infirmityno.
Samuel Birkett180Imbecilityno.
Hannah Burton53Permanent infirmityno.
Jane Brown300Dumbnessno.
Elizabeth Carter52Nearly blindno.
Charles Chapman116Lamenessno.
Mary Clayton75Deafness and blindnessno.
William Cowell51Paralysisno.
Ann Dunwell110Fitsno.
Margaret Fannan62Permanent infirmityno.
Joseph Farrington102Lamenessno.
Ruth Fenton300Imbecilityno.
Maria Gaunt88Old ageno.
Mary Greenwood76Permanent infirmityno.
Hannah Greenwood65dittono.
Ann Griffin50dittono.
Eliza Hall220Lamenessno.
Catherine Harrell110Infirmyes.
Catherine Hughes150Deformityno.
Thomas Higgins57Lamenessno.
Mary Jowitt60Permanent infirmityno.
Sarah Kay70Infirmyes.
Margaret Kelly710Permanent infirmityno.
Robert Lister150Old ageno.
Ann Longfellow220Permanent infirmityno.
Mary Mitchell99Old ageno.
John Moore63dittono.
Mary Nicholson88Lamenessno.
Mark Pettegrew140Old ageno.
Margaret Pawson611dittono.
James Pinkney71dittono.
Ann Reed55Lamenessno.
John Reynolds60dittono.
James Ratcliffe50dittono.
James Ripley60Imbecilityno.
George Simple83Old ageno.
Mary Smith80Infirmyes.
Mary Stanton90Nearly blindno.
Esdras Thompson72Old ageno.
Mary Thompson74dittono.
Robert Turner114Blindnessno.
Ann Walker62Imbecilityno.
William Ward57Permanent infirmityno.
Ann Willock120Infirmyes.
Sarah Wrigglesworth58Blindnessno.
Mary Walton58Permanent infirmityno.

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