Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Bury Union, Lancashire, 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
Benjamin Brooks80Idiotno.
Sarah Davenport80Paralyticno.
John Holt120dittono.
Lucy Peers80Idiotno.
John Bothwell140Old ageno.
Harriett Turner140Idiotno.
Edward Wallwork80dittono.
Edward Wardle110dittono.
Samuel Booth70dittono.
Ann Greenhalgh160dittono.
John Nuttull50Old ageno.
Ann Ormerod140Insaneno.
Henry Parker50Infirmno.
Alice Rawlinson130Lunaticno.
Emmerson Smith110Idiotno.
Jane Whittle100Insaneno.
Rebecca Fielding100dittono.
Mary Lilly100dittono.
James Ashworth50Old ageno.
Sarah Berry140Idiotno.
John Eccles140dittoyes.
Sally Partington140dittono.
Ann Standring50Insaneno.
William Warburton130dittono.
Elizabeth Ashton130Idiotno.
Abraham Kershaw140dittoyes.
Ann Kershaw140dittono.
Samuel Partington160dittono.
Ellen Bracewell70Insaneno.
Betty Ernmerson140dittono.
Joseph Fray150dittono.
Martha Fenton120dittono.
Adolphus Hill80dittono.
William Holt100Idiotyes.
Jane Jones140dittono.
Elizabeth Jones140dittono.
John Lindley110Insaneno.
Joel Ogden110Infirmno.
William Gee70Idiotno.
Richard Richmond140dittono.
William Swinburne70dittono.
Peter Walker70dittono.
Richard Walker50Old ageno.
Joseph Wroe50Paralyticno.
Ann Barlow130Idiotno.
Squire Gregory110dittono.
Mary Holmes90dittono.
James Greenhalgh140dittono.
Betty Ashworth60dittono.
James Cherry90Insaneno.
Betty Fletcher70Old ageno.
Jane Stott140Idiotyes.
Harriet Warburton70dittono.
Ann Wilson110dittono.
Mary Howarth150dittono.

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