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Clovelly - Returns of Pauper Lunatics

Devon R.O. QS/115/1/112

A true list of all Lunatics and dangerous Idiots within the parish or precinct of Clovelly in the County of Devon, specifying the name, sex, and age of each Lunatic and Idiot, and whether such Lunatics be dangerous or otherwise, and for what length of time such Lunatics have been disordered in their senses, and where confined, or how otherwise disposed of.
Names Age Sex Whether Lunatic or Idiot Whether dangerous or otherwise For what length of time disordered in his or her senses Where confined and since what time At what expense
Catherine Lyle About 80 Woman Lunatic not dangerous between 40 & 50 years Confined to her bed at a farmers house by old age for the last year at fifteen shillings per month
Elizabeth Lane 36 Woman Idiot not dangerous 36 years Elizth Lane Idiot Kept at farmers house At 6s 6d per month
Mary Dean Above 80 Woman Lunatic not dangerous 40 years Confined to her bed by old age at George Crokers, Clovelly Town at fifteen shillings per month

Sworn by Richard Prince, Overseer of the Poor of the said parish of Clovelly before me Peter Glubb, Clerk, one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the said county at Buckland Brewer, the first day of October 1828.

Accompanied by:
a request to the Overseers of the Poor of Clovelly for such information, signed by Peter Glubb, and James Burke, Justices of the Peace, and: a note from Henry Ellis Heard, Surgeon at Clovelly, Devon, certifying that persons named are not dangerous.

Brian Randell, 17 Jun 2002