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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Thorne 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.

Elizabeth Barrett139Age and infirmityno.
Henry Burr63Age and-paralysisno.
Emma Moorhouse51Bastard childno.
Sarah Newsome81Deaf and dumbno.
Joseph Thorley139Age and idiocyno.
Maria Ward52Deserted by her husbandno.
James Wraith76Idiotno.
Elizabeth Wressle69Nearly hlindno.
Esther Wressle216Subject to fitsno.

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