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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
John Rowland170Idiotworkh. school.
William Williams150Sore legsno.
John Hampson50Blindno.
Maurice Hughes50Lameno.
Edward Jones60Destitute and old ageno.
Jane Tamerlane190Imbecileno.
Anne Almand160Destitute and old ageno.
Mary Rogers150dittono.
Jane Batterby160Strumaworkh. school.
Anne Richards120Destitute and old ageno.
Charlotte Edwards120dittono.
Hannah Fisher120Imbecileno.
Mary Williams120Imbecileno.
Anne Jones110dittono.
Sarah Williams90Epilepsyno.
Margaret Davies90Imbecileno.
Harriet Jones80Destituteworkh. school.
Mary Jones (1)110Destitute and lameworkh. school.
Mary Richards50Disordered spineworkh. school.
Jane Edwards50Imbecileno.
Elizabeth Mitchell70Epileptic fitsno.
Mary Davies (1)50Chronic rheumatismno.
Mary Davies (2)50Imbecileno.
Mary Jones (2)50dittono.
Martha Cross100dittono.

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