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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Doncaster Union, West 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.

Hannah Roberts200Imbecileno.
Mary Dabbs200dittono.
George Westron100Insane and infirmno.
Mary Wright180Imbecileno.
Elizabeth Pindar200dittono.
Archibald Carmichael120Infirmno.
Richard Ainley70dittono.
William Hodgkinson56dittono.
Ann Hall200Imbecileno.
Sarah Landers60dittono.
Benjamin Bisby59Very infirmno.
Ann Bamforth140dittono.

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