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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Redruth Union, Cornwall, 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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Mary Barnett100Weak intellectno.
Lavinia Bishop140dittoyes.
William Serjeant110Old ageyes.
Betsy Teague130dittoyes.
Lavinia Hocking120Weak intellectyes.
Eliza J. Martin150Diseased faceyes.
Catherine Cripple140Crippleyes.
Ann Arthur110Weak intellectyes.
Grace Rule120Fitsyes.
Mary J. Jelbert80Weak intellectyes.
Grace Kellow120Fitsyes.
Betsy Jennings130Insanityyes.
Jane Vigurs80Old age and blindno.
Grace Buckingham130Imbecile and crippleno.
Jane Hichins150Old and blindno.
Thomas Morcom60Imbecileno.
William Johns50Old ageno.
Jenifer Richards160Imbecileno.
Jane Bennetts200Imbecile and fitsno.
Mary A. Bennett70Weak intellectno.
Mary Chappel80Old ageno.
Ann Michell100Weak intellectno.
Jane Daniell110Old ageno.
William Penhale70Weak intellectno.

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