Census Reports

1861 Census

Superintendant Richard Howarth, 48, born New Malton, Yorkshire living with:

  • Caroline, his wife, aged 44 born in Haresfield, Gloucestershire
  • Mary, his daughter, aged 15 born in Mans, Chepstow
  • George D, his son, aged 10 born in Mans, Chepstow
  • Edward, his son, aged 8 born in Mans, Chepstow
  • Richard A, his son, aged 7 born in Abinghall, Gloustershire
  • Charlotte, his daughter, aged 5 born in Haresfield, Gloucestershire
  • John Good – Schoolmaster, 26 born in Great Beddow, Essex
  • William Chemdles – Lab, Master, 23 born in London
  • James Grey – Drill, Lab, Master, 21 born in Ireland
  • Oswald N Yates, his son, aged 5 born in Sandbach- scholar
  • Walter B Yates, his son, aged 3 born in Sandbach – scholar
  • Mary Clarke, servant, 20 born in Scotland
  • Elizabeth Houlden, servant, 28 born in Wakefield
  • Eleanor Nickolson, servant, 48 born in Alcester
  • Martha Wilkinson, servant, 32 born in Nantwich
  • Mary Sant, servant, 21 born in Middlewich
  • Edward Morris, servant, 33 born in Newtown, Montgomeryshire

There were 59 inmates aged 10 to 17. Only their initials were given and they are described as inmates.

1871 Census

Superintendent Richard Howarth, now 58, now living with:

  • Caroline, 54
  • Edward, 18
  • Richard A, 17
  • Mary, 22
  • Charlotte Helen, 15
  • Joseph H Castle, 28, born in Maidstone, Kent – Schoolmaster
  • Thomas Abell, 26, born in Norton, Yorkshire – Schoolmaster

There were 59 inmates aged 11 to 18 – this time their names are listed and shown as scholars.

Census 1881

Superintendant Richard Howarth, now 68, living with:

  • Caroline, 64
  • Mary, 32 – assistant matron prison officer
  • Charlotte H, 25 – assistant matron prison officer
  • Joseph Attley, 25, born in Padiham– schoolmaster
  • Robert Johnson, 35, born in Bedlington – Schoolmaster
  • Thomas Swinnerton, 44 born in Astley – labour master

There were 61 inmates aged 12 to 18.

Census 1891

Superintendant Edward Shaw, 49, born in Cheadle Staffordshire, living with:

  • Benedicta, his wife, 48, born in Golden Hill Staffordshire – Matron
  • Benedicta, his daughter, 26, born in Golden Hill Staffordshire – Assistant Matron
  • Edward Shaw, his son, 21, born in Hanley Staffordshire – Schoolmaster
  • Florence, his daughter, 16, born in Stoke Prior Worcestershire – Scholar
  • Arthur, his son, 14, born in North Shields Northumberland – Scholar
  • Frederick, his son, 12, born in Alton Staffordshire – Scholar
  • Sherwood Suffell, 36, born in Stillington Yorkshire – Farm Bailiff
  • George Stephenson, 37, born in Little Barugh Yorkshire – Labour Master

There were 69 “boys under detention” aged between 10 to 18.

Census 1901

Superintendant Edward Shaw, 65, now living with:

  • Benedicta, his wife, 62 – Matron
  • Benedicta M, daughter, 30 – Assitant Matron
  • Florence Harris (now married), daughter, 24 – visitor
  • Arthur, son, 23 – Assistant Schoolmaster
  • Fred, son, 22 – Teacher
  • Fred Jones, 26, born in Turbery Bedfordshire – Schoolmaster
  • Thomas Eden, 31, born in Mobberley Cheshire – Farm Bailiff
  • Samuel Boffey, 24, born in Sandbach Cheshire – Labour Master

There were 70 inmates aged between 10 to 18.

Census 1911 (now called Bradwall Training School)

Superintendant Edward Shaw, still claiming to be 65, now living with:

  • Benedicta, also claiming to still be only 65 – Matron
  • Benedicta, daughter, 40 – Assistant Matron
  • Arthur, son, 34 – School Teacher
  • Percy Clarke, 35, born in Stourbridge Worcestershire – Farm Bailiff
  • James Pye, 28, born in Burnley Lancashire – School Teacher
  • Thomas Harley, 29, born in Bromsgrove Worcestershire – Labour Master

There were 70 inmates aged between 13 and 18.

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