Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Plymouth 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 Anderson68Idiotno.
Ann Beedell68Insaneno.
Elizabeth Burt68Idiotno.
Mary Bowden68Old ageno.
Esther Batten68Insaneno.
Elizabeth Backlake68Infirmno.
John Brown67Crippleno.
Phoebe Burnett60Infirmno.
George Bowhay62Old ageno.
Alice Bowhay62dittono.
Joseph Bruford55dittono.
John Carter68Nervous debilityno.
Samuel Cousins68Old ageno.
Rebecca Collihole68Infirmno.
Mary Cowell68Old ageno.
Susan Craven68Insaneno.
Mary Dunn68Idiotno.
Jane Dunn68Infirmno.
Susan Dove68Idiotno.
Susan Dyke6Insaneno.
Ann Downing68Idioticno.
Sarah Eastley68Idiotworkh. school.
William Earl58Old ageno.
Maria Fowler68dittono.
Mary Gribble68Infirmno.
Thomas Guswell53Paralysedno.
John Hodge68Idiotworkh. school.
Eliza Hingston68dittono.
Ann Hart68Infirmno.
Mary Haliday68Paralysedno.
Ann Hambly68Idiotno.
Jane Kenny53Old agono.
John Lethbridge68Paralysedno.
William Macey68Idiotno.
John Matthews68Crippleno.
Sarah Neale68Insaneno.
Catherine O'Donnell68Infirmno.
Mary Pomeroy68dittono.
Josiah Rogers65Fitsno.
George Rickard68Idiotno.
Jane Rowe68dittono.
Thomas Rich54Crippleno.
Elizabeth Spurr68Insaneno.
Ann Sherman68Infirmno.
John Savage60Old ageno.
Catherine Tippett68Paralysedno.
Jane Teague68Old ageno.
Marina Worrell68Insaneno.
Thomas Williams67Fitsno.
Samuel Wyatt64Infirmno.
Catherine Wilson68Insaneno.
Eliza Willis61Infirmno.

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