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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in St Germans 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
Ann Luckraft200General Debilityno.
Grace Colmer200Old age, and infirmno.
Sarah Stephens200Weak intellectno.
Barnard Copplestone200dittono.
Job Rundle190dittono.
Richard Lobb190Weak constitution and deafno.
Mary Ruse120A crippleno.
Mary Batchelor90Disordered mindno.
Rebecca Picking80Weak intellectno.
Mary Nodder70Disordered intellectno.
Jane Bunny60Weak intellectno.
John Trevithick50Old ageno.
Joanna Trevithick50dittono.
Mary Wheeler50Old age, and very deafno.
Jane Moon50Old age, and diseased legsno.
Samuel Davey50Old ageno.
Elizabeth Hill50Subject to fitsno.
Ann Deacon50Old ageno.

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