Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Ruthin Union, Denbighshire, 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
Lydia Jones60Insaneno.
Mary Edwards80dittono.
Sarah Jones90dittono.
Mary Price90dittono.
Edwin Foulkes120dittono.
Owen Owens120dittono.
Hugh Hughes150dittono.
Margaret Parry150dittono.
David Hughes150dittono.
Maria Jones150dittono.
Robert Lloyd60Rheumatismno.
Blanch Jones70Two illegitimate childrenno.
John Jones80Paralysis, and loss of one armno.
Margaret Jones90Insaneno.
Evan Roberts100Old ageno.
John Hughes110Loss of both eyesno.
John Roberts120Paralysisno.
Evan Roberts120dittono.
Enoch Hughes130Crippleno.
Elizabeth Davies130Old age and debilityno.

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