Long-term Workhouse Inmates in East Stonehouse Union, Devon, 1861

In 1861, the Poor Law Board published a return of the name every adult pauper who had been a workhouse inmate for a continuous period of five years or more, together with the duration of their residence (in years and months), the reason for it, and whether they had been brought up in a District or separate Workhouse School. It was noted that the term 'District School' had been widely misinterpreted by respondents as meaning any school in the local area, such as a national or private school, and that there was only one instance in the whole report of an inmate actually having been in such a school.

Philip Vine130Suffering from bad legno.
Thomas Hillier120Suffering from ulcerated legno.
Jane Crossman110Age and infirmityno.
Lucy Marsh160dittono.
Jane Corse90Age and insanityno.
Hannah Dawe90dittono.
Richard Marsh150dittoworkhouse.
Joanna Moore60Age and a crippleno.
Jane Yearn60Age and infirmityno.
Elizabeth Bumpas60dittono.

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