Workhouse Inmates

The following people born in the villages around Ripon were recorded on the various census as inmates in the Union Workhouses in the area.

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RIPON WORKHOUSE 1871.
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ASCOUGH ELIZABETH. u/m age 35. Charwoman. Imbecile. Born Azerley.
\nBARKER JOHN. u/m age 59. Gen Labourer. Born Healey.
\nBODDY FRANCES. u/m age 35 Charwoman. Imbecile Born Sawley.
\nFAIRBURN JOSEPH. u/m age 73. Ag Lab. Imbecile from birth. Born Kirkby Malzeard.
\nKNAGGS ROBERT. Widr. age 33. Bricklayers Lab. Born Azerley.
\nLOFTHOUSE ANN. u/m age 50. Imbecile. Born Grewelthorpe.
\nTHIRKILL GEORGE. u/m age 69. Woodcutter. Born Sawley.
\nWATSON ELIZABETH. u/m age 45. Dom. Serv. Born Kirkby Malzeard.

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RIPON WORKHOUSE.1881
\nCHAPMAN JOHN. unmarried age 59. Butcher born Sawley.
\nCLAY MARTHA. aged 37. Dom. servant Lunatic. Born Galphay
\nDAWES MARY ANN. u/m aged 64. Imbecile. Born Kirkby Malzeard.
\nJANSON JANE ANN. u/m aged 27. Deaf &, Dumb. Born Kirkby Malzeard.
\nLOFTHOUSE ANN. u/m aged 60. Former Dom serv. Imbecile. Born Kirkby Malzeard.
\nMURRAY ALICE. child age 2. Born Mickley.
\nSMITH JAMES. u/m aged 66. Blacksmith. Born Grantley.
\nWADDINGTON JOHN. u/m aged 65. Gen. Lab. Born Galphay.
\nWOOD THOMAS. u/m aged 59. Ag. Lab. Born Dallowgill.
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\nIn 1888 it was reported in the Leeds Mercury that the Master &, Matron of the Ripon Union Workhouse were Mr &, Mrs Greenwood. They were celebrating their sliver wedding and were presented with several fine gifts from the Board of Guardians.
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\nRIPON WORKHOUSE 1891.
\nBILTON JOSEPH. Widr. age 79 Lab. Born Kirkby Malzeard.
\nHEATH WILLIAM. Widr. age 86. Tailor. Born Mickley.
\nHORNER JOHN. u/m age 73 Lab. Idiot. Born Sawley.
\nJACKSON ISABELLA. u/m age 56. Idiot. Born Grewelthorpe.
\nJANSON JANE ANN. u/m age 36. deaf &, dumb. Idiot. Born Kirkby Malzeard.
\nLOFTHOUSE ANN. u/m age 69. Dom Serv. Idiot. Born Kirkby Malzeard.
\nWATSON ISABELLA. u/m age 19. Idiot. Born Kirkby Malzeard.
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\nRipon Workhouse outing 1900.
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KNARESBOROUGH WORKHOUSE. 1851
\nWorkhouse adjoining Knaresborough Grammar School.
\nCRABTREE SARAH. age 1 born Mickley. Also her Mother Ann and sister Maria.
\nSCRUTON ELIZABETH. Married age 70 born Ripon.
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KNARESBOROUGH WORKHOUSE.1881

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KERTON GEORGE. married aged 65. Former Gen. Lab. Born Kirkby Malzeard.

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BEDALE WORKHOUSE.1881
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\nMap showing site of Bedale Workhouse.
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\nBedale Workhouse. Built in 1839.
\nReport from York Herald March 1900.
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\nCensus 1881. There were 34 residents. Samuel Tasker was Master. 2 residents born locally:-
\nGALLOWAY JOHN. u/m aged 47. Imbecile. Born Masham.
\nNORRIS ANN. u/m aged 75. Imbecile. Born Masham.

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LEYBURN WORKHOUSE. 1851

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PEACOCK John. pauper u/m 66 farmer born Kirby Malzeard.
\nFAWCETT Mary. pauper/ u/m 21 serv. born Masham.
\nFAWCETT Margaret. pauper 1 mth born Leyburn.
\nMETCALFE Esther. pauper u/m 21 serv. born Masham
\nASCOUGH Jane. pauper age 14 born Masham
\nMETCALFE Robert. pauper age 10 born Masham

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LEYBURN WORKHOUSE 1861
\nWILSON Jane. age 46 inmate born Kirkby Malzeard.

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WEST END WORKHOUSE –, LEYBURN. 1871
\nASCOUGH Jane. U/M age 44 Imbecile born Masham.

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KIRKBY MALZEARD
\nThere was a Poor House in Kirkby. The overseer of the Poor House in Kirkby explained that in 1832 it incorporated the four adjoining townships of Laverton, Azerley, Grewelthorpe and Kirkby Malzeard. These were all within 2 miles of each other. Kirkby had been, in 1832, established for 12 years. (See Appendix to the First Report from the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws of 1832. p. 769a.) Until 1834 Overseers were appointed to carry out the “,Relief of the Poor”,. Awkward paupers were threatened with the workhouse in Ripon.

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In 1852 the Poor House was not big enough. Kirkby was replaced by The Ripon Union formed in 1852 (October 6th.) Kirkby Malzeard was one of the 32 townships in the Union . By 1873 12 more had been included.

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More details available from the Workhouse Museum in Ripon.

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The Poor House, in Kirkby as it was commonly called, stood on Main Street near the Queen’,s Head and on the same side of the road. If you stand at the Queen’,s Head and look West towards the West End and Ringbeck, the Poor House was the first house you can see after the end of the land belonging to the pub.

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Thanks to Ian Corfield of Kirkby Malzeard for the above information.

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LEYBURN WORKHOUSE.1881
\nTHWAITES THOMAS. aged 64. Former Farm Lab. Born Healey.

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LEYBURN WORKHOUSE 1901
\nMETCALFE Esther. u/m age 51 born Fearby –, feeble minded.
\nSAYLE Robert. M age 76 born Fearby.

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QUARRY HILL HOUSE –, LEYBURN WORKHOUSE 1911
\nMETCALFE Esther. u/m age 61 formerly gen dom serv. born Fearby.

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SCRIVEN WORKHOUSE 1851
\nAKENS JANE. widow age 82. Pauper born in Ripon.