Accounts and papers of the House of Commons 1861

Thanks to my friend Nancy in New Zealand I have just managed to access through Google Books, “Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons“, published 1861.

Not a very exciting title, but it contains a listing of “The Name of every Adult Pauper in England and Wales who has been an Inmate of the Workhouse during a continuous period of Five Years”…..

Also included are the number of years each inmate has been in the Workhouse, the reason why (Old age, infirmity, deafness…etc), and whether the pauper has been brought up in a District or Workhouse school.

A Google Book search on the above title for some reason does not find the book, (I have no idea why!), but if you make a search using the following words

 “Ann Baker ” pauper  Beverley you should be taken to the right section, – the first entry for Yorkshire – and can then scroll through the various Pool Law Unions.


About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough
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