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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Stoke Damerel 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
Mary Ann Anderson190Infirmityno.
Maria Andrews150Imbecilityno.
Jane Bovey190Infirmityno.
John Budge140Drunkennessno.
Celia Blight60Syphilisno.
Ann Bassett60Infirmityno.
Richard Batten70Old ageno.
Catherine Bartlett80Infirmityno.
Catherine Burke100dittono.
John Bowden60Sicknessno.
Grace Bell80Widowno.
Jane Bartlett50Illegitimate childrenno.
Mary Best80Lamenessno.
Amy Banks70Deserted by husbandno.
Caroline Channon410Imbecilityno.
Jane Coleman80Sicknessno.
Maria Clarke110Illegitimate childrenno.
William Chivall60Old ageno.
Elizabeth Cole60Imbecilityno.
Ann Collings60Old ageno.
William Cossentine100Out of employno.
Mary Ann Crawley110Illegitimate childrenno.
John Daily120Imbecilityno.
Jane Daily50dittono.
James Dawe70dittono.
Sarah Dawe60A widowno.
James Doubtfire60Out of employno.
John Dunn100Old ageno.
Mary Ann Doidge50Imbecilityno.
Catherine Donovan100A prostituteno.
Caroline Eddy100dittono.
Jane Farrell50Blindnessno.
Mary Frederick200A widowno.
Roger Fursdon80Out of employno.
Eliza Fuller50Idiotcyno.
Elizabeth Frost60Drunkennessno.
Catherine Gray50Insanityno.
John Grylls300Lamenessno.
Susannah Grylls300dittono.
Peter Gunn120Idiotcyno.
Helen Gibson140A widowno.
John Griffin150Lamenessno.
Thomas Hooper120dittono.
Isabella Hooper120dittono.
Henry Honey80Lamenessno.
Jane Heyden60Imbecilityno.
Jane Hocking50A widowno.
Agnes Jope400Drunkennessno.
Thomas Kealy50dittono.
Jane Legg130Bad characterno.
William Lucas100Lamenessno.
Elizabeth Lewis200Idiotcyno.
Adelaide Lidyard70Infirmityno.
Harriett May50Old ageno.
Jane McLeary-140Illegitimate childrenno.
Mary Ann Miller70Infirmityno.
Sarah Morcombe50Imbecilityno.
Elizabeth Martin80Bad characterno.
Isabella Nance210A widowno.
Jane Niles90dittono.
Hannah Maria Niles90Orphanno.
Mary Ann Niles90Orphanno.
Johanna Netting80A widowno.
George Orchard60Infirmityno.
Harriet Osborne60Imbecilityno.
Susan Ogelvie200A widowno.
Harry Pascoe200Lamenessno.
Grace Poole100A widowno.
Jane Perkins100dittono.
Susan Payne120dittono.
Elizabeth Pardon130dittono.
Andrew Pope110Old age and infirmityno.
Helen Palmer60Idiotcyno.
Alice Pearse110A widowno.
William Rodgman200Idiotcyno.
Grace Ross300A widowno.
William Rickard100Paralysisno.
William Rowe120Out of employno.
Mary Rock70dittono.
Amelia Rowe100Illegitimate childrenno.
Ann Sweet200Infirmityno.
Muria Soper170Sicknessno.
Mary Ann Stewart100A widowno.
Mary Sargent120dittono.
John Stanbury100Insanity of wifeno.
Mary Studiford80A widowno.
Thomas Soper200Lazinessno.
Elizabeth Sale480Infirmityno.
Thomas Tozer130Imbecilityno.
Mary Timson90A widowno.
Mary Triblett90Lamenessno.
James Thomas120dittono.
Charles Vivian70dittono.
Matilda White200Imbecilityno.
Joseph Webb70Infirmityno.
Mary Westlake150Drunkennessno.
Jane Woodley140Infirmityno.
Margaret White100dittono.
Jane Williams60Old ageno.
Mary White50Out of employno.
Francis Welman60Old ageno.
Jane Wright50Infirmityno.
Eliza Wills120Drunkennessno.
Grace Wilkinson350Infirmityno.

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