Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Barnstaple 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.
|Susan Tucker||23||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|John Harding||6||6||Age and infirmity||no.|
|Elizabeth Rudd||10||0||Has several bastard children||no.|
|Elizabeth Slocombe||14||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|John P Harris||10||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|Sarah Bramble||14||0||General debility||no.|
|Mary Grigg||18||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
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