Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Truro 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
John Annear190Idiotno.
Peggy James170dittono.
Mary Clift80dittono.
David Tonkin70dittono.
Samuel Francis70Old ageno.
Betsy Collins60Idiotno.
Ann Smart70Old ageno.
Joanna Clemow80Idiotno.
Ann Richards60dittono.
Elizabeth Pearce80Deafnessno.
Dinah Trevethan80Deafness and dumbno.
Jane Richards60Idiotno.
Lucy Bullen80dittono.
Mary Northey80dittono.
Mary Gilbert80dittono.

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