Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Longtown Union, Cumberland, 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 Harknegs200Lost a legno.
Aaron Graham200Lameno.
John Pasley120Insaneno.
Christopher Nixon100dittono.
Elizabeth Nixon100dittono.
James Hewitson140dittono.
Edward Armstrong140dittono.
Richard Little140Deformityno.
William Beaty100Old ageno.
John Latimer60Spinal diseaseno.
John Herrington90Lameno.

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