The Poor Law Unions classified within Westmorland include East Ward, Kendal and West Ward
Census Statistical Volume 1901 Summary of Results
Pauper inmates of Workhouse establishments in the Registration County number 366 persons of all ages, 269 Males and 97 Females.
These represent approximately 0.57% of the general population.
At advanced ages the proportion is far higher; at 55 years and upwards the % is 2.24% and at 65 years and upwards is 2.72%.
The Blind, Deaf and Dumb
The number of persons returned as Blind is 52, and of these 1 is deaf also.
Deaf and Dumb persons including 5 returned simply as Dumb, number 39, and of these 2 are also feeble-minded.
Lunatics number 7, and the Imbecile and Feeble-minded 97, including 2 otherwise afflicted. The total of these classes is
Of the 104 persons returned as mentally deranged, 48 were the inmates of Workhouses and the remaining 56 were residing with relatives or in unlicensed houses.
The 48 mentally deranged persons enumerated in Workhouses, 7 were returned as Lunatics and 41 as Imbecile, or Feeble-minded; and of the 56 not enumerated in Institutions were all returned as Imbecile or Feeble-minded.
Source: County of Westmoreland in PP 1903 Vol LXXXVI Cd 1,431. Submitted by Alan Longbottom
Kendal Record Office
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