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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Wirral Union, Cheshire, 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.

Thomas Jackman230Age, and being of weak mind, without
John Whitehead160Age and infirmityno.
James Williams130Weak mind, and without friendsno.
Edward Waters80Age and infirmityno.
Henry Ellis60Weak mind, and without friendsno.
Elizabeth Dixon70Age and infirmityno.
Ann Quinn70dittono.
Ann Stannion50Her children, one being

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