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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Teesdale 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 Allison100Infirmno.
Thomas Barron90Lunaticno.
Mary Brunskill70Having two illegitimate
George Clayton80Idioticno.
James Dunn90dittono.
George Emmerson340dittono.
Phcebe Greenwell100Partial lunaticno.
Elizabeth Mackenzie60Lunaticno.
Margaret Morton90dittono.
Jane Makepeace60dittono.
Mary Millens70Idioticno.
Hannah Shields70Lunaticno.
Newland Temple80Idioticno.
Elizabeth Thirkell60Having two illegitimate
Mary Watson50Infirm (being deformed)no.
Mary Ann Wright50Having two illegitimate
Rachel Walton60Idioticno.

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