Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Exeter Incorporation, 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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Elizabeth Alford50Past labourno.
Robert Alsop200Mental infirmityno.
Mary Bright130Debility and old ageno.
Sarah BlackmoreI10dittono.
Ann Bragiuton110dittono.
Elizabeth Campion60dittono.
Emma Cox56Debilityno.
Mary Connett70Debilityno.
Mary Ann Clark150Deserted by husbandno.
Frederick Drew100Partialno.
Jane Davey60Destituteno.
Mary Edwards300Widow, with a familyno.
Richard Elson60Infirmno.
Jane, his wife60Rheumatismno.
Elizabeth Finch200Paralyticno.
Caroline Gauntlett70Pregnancyno.
Ann Garry60dittono.
Susan Gardener70Old age and debilityno.
Elizabeth Green60Imbecileno.
Ellen Gay60Asthmano.
Susan Hill56Fitsno.
Sarah Houseman90Bad legsno.
Johanna Hollaway56Old age and debilityno.
Elizabeth Hellier80Diseased hipno.
Robert Hanne150Crippleno.
Samuel Hexter60Old age and debilityno.
Andrew Hayne140dittono.
Harriett Heath70Deformedno.
Micaijah Hicks70Imbecileno.
Ann Jones80Unsound mindno.
Mary Jury160Old age and debilityno.
Ann Jenkins70Lost the use of one armno.
Elizabeth Lucraft80Old age and debilityno.
Susannah Lethbridge200Deaf and dumbno.
Mary Lee80Infirmno.
Charlotte Lee110Imbecileno.
Ann Mayes70Insaneno.
Thomas Micham60Bad legsno.
William Massey130Infirmno.
Ann, his wife130dittono.
Ann Morgan170Old age and general debilityno.
Rebecca Morris56Paralyticno.
Charlotte Maddocks150Diseased lungsno.
Thomas Oakford160Imbecileno.
Esther Pepperell200Bad legsno.
Elizabeth Powell80Crippleno.
Mary Peppiam100Old age and debilityno.
Elizabeth Payne100Paralyticno.
James Porter90Intemperanceno.
Jane Pearce60Infirmno.
John Phillips50Dropsyno.
Mary Quaintance90Crippleno.
Mary Richardson260Asthmano.
Elizabeth Snell200Infirmno.
Nancy Salter80Blindno.
Joseph Salter200Paralyticno.
Ann Turner70Asthmano.
Edwy- Tucker60Fitsno.
William Taylor60Asthmano.
Robert Woodhouse60Infirmno.
Mary Wood70dittono.

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