Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Stockport Union, Cheshire, 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
Sarah Jackson200Deaf and dumbno.
Richard Ashton100Idiotno.
Philip Naughton50Idioticno.
Nathan Sutton100Idiotno.
Lucy Smith60Old age and infirmityno.
Thomas Glue50Epilepsyno.
Sarah Hadfield55Idiotno.
Rebecca Leyland86Lunacyno.
Amy Chandley73Blindnessno.
Robert Johnson200Idioticno.
William Golburt113dittono.
Joseph Sharples116dittono.
Ann Mottrant85Old age and infirmityno.
James Knott100dittono.
Ann Holt66Idioticno.
George Bradley120dittono.
Elizabeth Hill82dittono.
Mary Goodwin113dittono.
Sarah Farmer50Epilepsyno.
Hannah Smith100Palsyno.
Joseph Rowcroft80Old age and infirmityno.
Harriet Booth60Epilepsyno.
Samuel Wharmby60Old age, &c.no.
Charles Lain170Idioticno.
Joseph Bancroft160Old age and sicknessno.
Elizabeth Swindlehurst64Epilepsyno.
Dinah Pearson120Old age, &c.no.
William Bailey100Asthmaticno.
John Knight70Old ageno.
George Rawlinson510Old age and sicknessno.
Emma Brown53Palsyno.
Charlotte Jones80dittono.
Ann Jackson80Old ageno.
Ralph Booth90Destitutionno.
Hannah Wood110Idioticno.
Esther Acton75Epilepsyno.
Aaron Barlow50Idioticno.
Robert Reeves80dittono.
John Rowland74Old ageno.
Mary Smith60Idioticno.
Esther Smith60dittono.
Mary Taylor56Epilepsyno.
Henry Watson100Idiotcyno.
William Watson70dittono.
Ann Craven83Palsyno.
Joseph Furness100Old ageno.
Ann Bowden95Idiotcyno.
Ann Gratrix810Bad legsno.
Ann Camomile78Epilepsyno.
Grace Skelton57Rheumaticno.
Alice Gilmore57Old ageno.
Mary Whitelegg52Idiotcyno.
John Shore Walker64Fistulano.
Wright Beeley50Idiotcyno.
James Singleton50dittono.
Ann Shard60Rheumaticno.

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