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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Kingsbridge Union, 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.

Agnes Weeks90Infirmno.
Richard Lethbridge110Bad legsno.
Joseph Basset60Infirmno.
William Putt Gillard50Weak mindno.
Jane Luggan60dittono.
Thomas Osborn80Bad sightno.
Mary Ana Ford60Infirmno.
Mary Ann Sullock90Bad sightno.
Elizabeth Wills60Weak mindno.
Jane Trute110Infirmno.

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