Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Wrexham 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.
|John Rowland||17||0||Idiot||workh. school.|
|William Williams||15||0||Sore legs||no.|
|Edward Jones||6||0||Destitute and old age||no.|
|Anne Almand||16||0||Destitute and old age||no.|
|Jane Batterby||16||0||Struma||workh. school.|
|Anne Richards||12||0||Destitute and old age||no.|
|Harriet Jones||8||0||Destitute||workh. school.|
|Mary Jones (1)||11||0||Destitute and lame||workh. school.|
|Mary Richards||5||0||Disordered spine||workh. school.|
|Elizabeth Mitchell||7||0||Epileptic fits||no.|
|Mary Davies (1)||5||0||Chronic rheumatism||no.|
|Mary Davies (2)||5||0||Imbecile||no.|
|Mary Jones (2)||5||0||ditto||no.|
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