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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Sunderland Union, County Durham, 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 Tongs200Imbecileno.
William Thompson200dittono.
William Grant200dittoworkh. school.
John Watson60Old and infirmno.
George Reay50dittono.
William Buchanan90Amputated legno.
John Marshall80Imbecileno.
Jacob Brass70dittono.
George Irving150Ruptureno.
William Surtees90Imbecileno.
George Reah70Paralyticno.
George Coltman50Imbecileno.
Richard Ashworth110Lameno.
John Lalliman90Old and infirmno.
Parkin Dodds70Insaneno.
William Leighton60Old and infirmno.
John Davison Watson110Imbecileno.
Edward Cook90Insanityno.
William Collingwood120Imbecileno.
John Williams90Old and infirmno.
John Trotter60Lameno.
John Ramsey100Insaneno.
Alexander Dingwell60Lame and deafno.
Mary Martin90Imbecileno.
Jane Giles100dittono.
Ellen Cummings70dittono.
Mary Ann Hodgson190dittono.
Ellen McMahon80dittono.
Diana Henderson60Insanityno.
Margaret Milton60Old and infirmno.
Ann Tindell200Imbecileno.
Mary Robson200dittono.
Ann Bell70dittono.
Barbara Summers100Old and infirmno.
Maria Young100Imbecileno.
Delina Atkinson60Old and infirmno.

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