Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Falmouth 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
Joseph Morrish70Infirmityno.
James Thomas70Blindness and infirmityno.
William Bennett70Infirmity and illnessno.
Robert Hain80Fitsworkh. school.
William Simmons120Idiotno.
Elizabeth Marks70Infirmityno.
Jane Hill70dittono.
Mary Currant80dittono.
Mary Cullycott50Illnessno.
Ann Gibbons80dittono.
Ann Jenkings90dittono.
Elizabeth Earle200Blindnessno.
Harriet Slade80Infirmityno.
Penelope Grangey200Blindnessno.
William James70Illnessno.
Bella James70Infirmityno.
William Padden140dittono.
Richard Jewell170dittono.
Francis Bolitho80dittono.
William Payne200dittono.
James Thomas60dittono.
Mary Jane Jackson160dittono.

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