Long-term Workhouse Inmates in St Thomas 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.
|Mary Cade||6||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|John Dingle||8||6||Age and infirmity||no.|
|Reuben Lamacraft||5||6||Age and epilepsy||no.|
|Ann Please||23||0||Weak intellect||no.|
|Sarah Gillett||7||6||Age and infirmity||no.|
|George Emmett||11||6||Weak intellect||no.|
|Martha Bodley||6||6||Weak intellect||no.|
|Elizabeth Farrant||9||0||Weak intellect||no.|
|Charity Ware||5||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|Ellen Holding||5||0||Weak intellect||no.|
|Elizabeth O'Brien||5||6||Old age||no.|
|Mary Hellier||7||6||Age and infirmity||no.|
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