Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Helston 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.
|Ann Williams||5||0||Has a bastard child||no.|
|Ann Thomas||15||0||Old age, and weak in body and mind||no.|
|James Allen||16||0||Weak mind||no.|
|Mary Chynoweth||12||0||Old age||no.|
|Sarah Ann Curnow||5||0||Debility||no.|
|Maria Trythal||7||0||Weak mind||no.|
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