Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Thirsk Union, North 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
Daniel Smith70Ulcersdist. school.
Thomas Hogg60Old agedist. school.
George Calvert60Lame handdist. school.
Mary Moore210Temporary insanitydist. school.
Ann Ward180Widowdist. school.
Ann Blaydes80Weak intellectdist. school.
Ellen Appleby60Old agedist. school.
Mary Middleton70Weak intellectdist. school.

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