Long-term Workhouse Inmates in York Union, East 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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Jane Waude70Imbeciledist. school.
Maria Undy210dittodist. school.
Ann Ford76dittodist. school.
Isabella Creambe150dittono.
Elizabeth Howard52Fitsno.
James Underwood70Infirmdist. school.
William Munn66Rheumatismdist. school.
Hugh Wright130Imbecileno.
William Atkinson60dittono.
Margaret Webster200dittono.

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