Northamptonshire Poor Law Unions and Workhouses
The Poor Law Unions classified as being within in Northamptonshire include Brackley, Brixworth, Daventry, Hardingstone, Kettering, Northampton, Oundle, Peterborough, Potterspury, Thrapston, Towcester and Wellingborough
Northamptonshire Record Office
Wootton Hall Park
Telephone 01604 762129
From Census Statistical Volume
County of Northampton in PP 1902 Cd 1,359
Statistics submitted by Alan Longbottom
Summary of Results.
Pauper inmates of Workhouse establishments in the Registration County number 1,506 persons of all ages, 958 Males and 548 Females.
These represent approximately 0.43% of the general population.
At advanced ages the proportion is far higher; at 55 years and upwards the % is 2.04% and at 65 years and upwards is 3.28%.
Prisoners in the Local and Convict Prisons in the Registration County number 88. 72 Males and 16 Females.
The Blind, Deaf and Dumb
The number of persons returned as Blind is 236, and of these 4 suffer from some other Infirmity also.
Deaf and Dumb persons including 11 returned simply as Dumb, number 129, and of these 2 suffer from some other Infirmity also.
Lunatics number 1,184, including 4 afflicted with some other Infirmity also; and the Imbecile and Feeble-minded 499, including 3 otherwise afflicted. The total of these classes is 1,683.
It may be noted that, of the 1,683 persons returned as mentally deranged, 1,396 were the inmates of institutions, including 1,281 in Public and Private Lunatic Asylums, 115 in Workhouses, the remaining 287 were residing with relatives or in unlicensed houses.
Of the 115 mentally deranged persons enumerated in Workhouses, 10 were returned as a Lunatics and 105 as Imbecile, or Feeble-minded; and of the 287 not enumerated in Institutions, 4 were returned as Lunatics and 283 as Imbecile or Feeble-minded.
Twenty Second Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor
From PP 1867/68 Vol XXXI pp 1-301
Submitted by Alan Longbottom
p 255 J - Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867
With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of
insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates, Male/Female/Tot
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