Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Leigh 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.
|William Rawson||15||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|James Battersby||11||0||Could not see to work at his trade||no.|
|George Orme||9||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|Mary Ann Higginson||31||0||Idiot||no.|
|David Potter||12||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|John Irlam||8||0||Could not see to work at his trade||no.|
|Sarah Higson||5||0||Spinal affection||no.|
|Richard Bromley||14||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
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