Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Newton Abbot 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.

Susan Thorne80Old ageno.
Thomas Hore70Crippledno.
Ann Morgan60Old ageno.
Uriah Stancombe50Crippledno.
Mary Tancock100Old ageno.
Mary Dymond12Idioticno.
Elizabeth Steer100dittono.
Mary Taverner110Epileptic fitsno.
John Williams60Old ageno.
William Parsons120Crippledno.
Richard Back110Idiotno.
George Stadden110dittono.
Elizabeth Nunn60Old ageno.
Mary Millar120Idiotno.
Mary Valiance100Old ageno.
Richard Tregale120Crippledno.
Ann Mirst120Idiotno.
Thomas Camall60Nearly blindno.
John Wright60Old ageno.
Elizabeth Warren90Weak intellectno.
Elizabeth Esterling100dittono.
Ann Chadwood60Old ageno.
William Milward100Deaf and dumbno.
Sarah Grimes120Old ageno.
Edward Mills120dittono.
James Vinning120Tendency to insanityno.
Jane Bovey70Old ageno.
Elizabeth Monk60Tendency to insanityno.
John Drew60Old ageno.

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