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Index to Paupers in Workhouses 1861

compiled by

Lindsey Withers 
 

Names relating to Devon from this collection - RETURNS "from each WORKHOUSE in England and Wales, of the Name of every ADULT PAUPER in each WORKHOUSE who has been an Inmate of the Workhouse during a continuous Period of Five Years; stating the Amount of Time that each of such Inmates shall have been in the Workhouse, and the Reason assigned why such Persons are unable to maintain themselves........"

Name of Union Name Amount of Time each Pauper has been in the Workhouse Reason why Pauper is unable to maintain Himself/Herself Whether Pauper has been brought up in a District or Workhouse School
Axminster Elizabeth Bucknole 15 years Idiotcy No
  William Palmer 17 years Idiotcy No
  Mary Gatch 14 years Idiotcy No
  Eliza Wade 15 years Idiotcy No
  Mary Spencer 5 years 6 months Imbecility No
  William Long 14 years Debility No
  Mary Harris 6 years Imbecility No
  Ann Wilkins 16 years 6 months Imbecility No
  John Hall 5 years Paralytic No
  Ellen Harner 5 years 6 months Imbecility No
  Maria Phippen 15 years Idiotcy No
  Elizabeth Knight 14 years Idiotcy No
Barnstaple Susan Tucker 23 years Age and Infirmity No
  Elizabeth Elliott 23 years Age and Infirmity No
  Richard Coucher 10 years Blind No
  Philip Jones 6 years Crippled No
  Betsy Saunders 10 years Fits No
  John Harding 6 years 6 months Age and Infirmity No
  Elizabeth Rudd 10 years Has several bastard children No
  Elizabeth Slocombe 14 years Age and Infirmity No
  Ann Griffiths 20 years Age and Infirmity No
  Agnes Triggs 6 years Crippled No
  John P. Harris 10 years Age and Infirmity No
  Sarah Bramble 14 years General Debility No
  Mary Grigg 18 years Age and Infirmity No
  Jane Dendle 6 years 6 months Age and Infirmity No
Bideford James Griffiths 8 years Fits and Idiotic Workhouse School
  Ann Moise 12 years Fits No
  James Prouse 8 years Blind No
  Thomas Austin 8 years Idiotic No
  Mary Hortop 20 years Idiotic No
  Eliza Ewer 11 years 6 months Fits No
  Thomas Cock 14 years Idiotic No
  William Lord 10 years Infirmity No
  Elizabeth Macbeth Since formation of union Infirmity No
  Joseph Lake 5 years 6 months Idiotic No
  Elizabeth Dark 5 years Age and Infirmity No
Crediton Jane Mugford 20 years Infirmity, subject to fits, &c. No
  Elizabeth Henrie 9 years Idiotic No
  Ann Harding 17 years Infirmity No
  Andrew Cann 13 years Idiotic No
  Elizabeth Bicknell 5 years Aged No
  Samuel Currall 19 years Idiotic No
  Mary Osmond 19 years Idiotic No
  Jane Tucker 15 years Idiotic No
  James Daw 5 years Cripple No
  William Bolt 6 years Idiotic No
  Joseph Bowdon 14 years Paralysed No
  Grace Bowdon 14 years Paralysed No
East Stonehouse Philip Vine 13 years Suffering from bad leg No
  Thomas Hillier 12 years Suffering from ulcerated leg No
  Jane Crossman 11 years Age and Infirmity No
  Lucy Marsh 15 years Age and Infirmity No
  Jane Corse 9 years Age and Insanity No
  Hannah Dawe 9 years Age and Insanity No
  Richard Marsh 15 years Age and Insanity Workhouse School
  Joanna Moore 6 years Age and a cripple No
  Jane Yeam 6 years Age and Infirmity No
  Elizabeth Bumpas 6 years Age and Infirmity No
Exeter Elizabeth Alford 5 years 6 months Past Labour No
  Robert Alsop 20 years Mental Infirmity No
  Mary Bright 13 years Debility and Old Age No
  Sarah Blackmore 11 years Debility and Old Age No
  Ann Braginton 11 years Debility and Old Age No
  Elizabeth Campion 6 years Debility and Old Age No
  Emma Cox 5 years 6 months Debility No
  Mary Connett 7 years Debility No
  Mary Ann Clark 15 years Deserted by Husband No
  Frederick Drew 10 years Partial No
  Jane Davey 6 years Destitute No
  Mary Edwards 30 years Widow, with a family No
  Richard Elson 6 years Infirm No
  Jane Elson, his wife 6 years Rheumatism No
  Elizabeth Finch 20 years Paralytic No
  Caroline Gauntlett 7 years Pregnancy No
  Ann Garry 6 years Pregnancy No
  Susan Gardener 7 years Old Age and Debility No
  Elizabeth Green 6 years Imbecile No
  Ellen Gay 6 years Asthma No
  Susan Hill 5 years 6 months Fits No
  Sarah Houseman 9 years Bad legs No
  Johanna Hollaway 5 years 6 months Old Age and Debility No
  Elizabeth Hellier 8 years Diseased Hip No
  Robert Hanne 15 years Cripple No
  Samuel Hexter 6 years Old Age and Debility No
  Andrew Hayne 14 years Old Age and Debility No
  Harriett Heath 7 years Deformed No
  Micaijah Hicks 7 years Imbecile No
  Ann Jones 8 years Unsound Mind No
  Mary Jury 16 years Old Age and Debility No
  Ann Jenkins 7 years Lost the Use of one Arm No
  Elizabeth Lucraft 8 years Old Age and Debility No
  Susannah Lethbridge 20 years Deaf and Dumb No
  Mary Lee 8 years Infirm No
  Charlotte Lee 11 years Imbecile No
  Ann Mayes 7 years Insane No
  Thomas Micham 6 years Bad legs No
  William Massey 13 years Infirm No
  Ann Massey, his wife 13 years Infirm No
  Ann Morgan 17 years Old Age and General Debility No
  Rebecca Morris 5 years 6 months Paralytic No
  Charlotte Maddocks 15 years Diseased Lungs No
  Thomas Oakford 16 years Imbecile No
  Esther Pepperell 20 years Bad Legs No
  Elizabeth Powell 8 years Cripple No
  Mary Peppiam 10 years Old Age and Debility No
  Elizabeth Payne 10 years Paralytic No
  James Porter 9 years Intemperance No
  Jane Pearce 6 years Infirm No
  John Phillips 5 years Dropsy No
  Mary Quaintance 9 years Cripple No
  Mary Richardson 26 years Asthma No
  Elizabeth Snell 20 years Infirm No
  Nancy Salter 8 years Blind No
  Joseph Salter 20 years Paralytic No
  Ann Turner 7 years Asthma No
  Edwy Tucker 6 years Fits No
  William Taylor 6 years Asthma No
  Robert Woodhouse 6 years Infirm No
  Mary Wood 7 years Infirm No
Holsworthy Nil      
Honiton John Darke 19 years Cripple No
  John Leat 22 years Weak Intellect No
  Charles Merson 15 years Weak Intellect Workhouse School
  Jane Clarke 16 years Subject to Fits No
Kingsbridge Agnes Weeks 9 years Infirm No
  Richard Lethbridge 11 years Bad legs No
  Joseph Basset 6 years Infirm No
  William Putt Gillard 5 years Weak Mind No
  Jane Luggan 6 years Weak Mind No
  Thomas Osborn 8 years Bad Sight No
  Mary Ann Ford 6 years Infirm No
  Mary Ann Sullock 9 years Bad Sight No
  Elizabeth Wills 6 years Weak Mind No
  Jane Trute 11 years Infirm No
Newton Abbot Susan Thorne 8 years Old Age No
  Thomas Hore 7 years Crippled No
  Ann Morgan 6 years Old Age No
  Uriah Stancombe 5 years Crippled No
  Mary Tancock 10 years Old Age No
  Mary Dymond 12 years Idiotic No
  Elizabeth Steer 10 years Idiotic No
  Mary Taverner 11 years Epileptic Fits No
  John Williams 6 years Old Age No
  William Parsons 12 years Crippled No
  Richard Back 11 years Idiot No
  George Stadden 11 years Idiot No
  Elizabeth Nunn 6 years Old Age No
  Mary Millar 12 years Idiot No
  Mary Vallance 10 years Old Age No
  Richard Tregale 12 years Crippled No
  Ann Mirst 12 years Idiot No
  Thomas Camall 6 years Nearly Blind No
  John Wright 6 years Old Age No
  Elizabeth Warren 9 years Weak Intellect No
  Ann Chadwood 6 years Old Age No
  William Milward 10 years Deaf and Dumb No
  Sarah Grimes 12 years Old Age No
  Edward Mills 12 years Old Age No
  James Vinning 12 years Tendency to Insanity No
  Jane Bovey 7 years Old Age No
  Elizabeth Monk 6 years Tendency to Insanity No
  John Drew 6 years Old Age No
Okehampton Richard Littlejohns 14 years 3 months Crippled No
  Dinah Voyzey 20 years Weak-minded, Idiotic Not Known
  Betsy Piper 9 years 3 months Paralysed No
  Elizabeth Macey 21 years Idiotic District School
  Thomazine Seaward 22 years Idiotic District School
  Mary Seaward 13 years 9 months Idiotic and Weakness Workhouse School
  Robert Phillips 11 years 3 months Sore Legs District School
Plymouth Elizabeth Anderson 6 years 8 months Idiot Neither
  Ann Beedell 6 years 8 months Insane Neither
  Elizabeth Burt 6 years 8 months Idiot Neither
  Mary Bowden 6 years 8 months Old Age Neither
  Esther Batten 6 years 8 months Insane Neither
  Elizabeth Backlake 6 years 8 months Infirm Neither
  John Brown 6 years 7 months Cripple Neither
  Phoebe Burnett 6 years Infirm Neither
  George Bowhay 6 years 2 months Old Age Neither
  Alice Bowhay 6 years 2 months Old Age Neither
  Joseph Bruford 5 years 5 months Old Age Neither
  John Carter 6 years 8 months Nervous Debility Neither
  Samuel Cousins 6 years 8 months Old Age Neither
  Rerbecca Collihole 6 years 8 months Infirm Neither
  Mary Cowell 6 years 8 months Old Age Neither
  Susan Craven 6 years 8 months Insane Neither
  Mary Dunn 6 years 8 months Idiot Neither
  Jane Dunn 6 years 8 months Infirm Neither
  Susan Dove 6 years 8 months Idiot Neither
  Susan Dyke 6 years 8 months Insane Neither
  Ann Downing 6 years 8 months Idiotic Neither
  Sarah Eastley 6 years 8 months Idiot Workhouse School
  William Earl 5 years 8 months Old Age Neither
  Maria Fowler 6 years 8 months Old Age Neither
  Mary Gribble 6 years 8 months Infirm Neither
  Thomas Guswell 5 years 3 months Paralysed Neither
  John Hodge 6 years 8 months idiot Workhouse School
  Eliza Hingston 6 years 8 months Idiot Neither
  Ann Hart 6 years 8 months Infirm Neither
  Mary Haliday 6 years 8 months Paralysed Neither
  Ann Hambly 6 years 8 months Idiot Neither
  Jane Kenny 5 years 3 months Old Age Neither
  John Lethbridge 6 years 8 months Paralysed Neither
  William Macey 6 years 8 months Idiot Neither
  John Matthews 6 years 8 months Cripple Neither
  Sarah Neale 6 years 8 months Insane Neither
  Catherine O'Donnell 6 years 8 months Infirm Neither
  Mary Pomeroy 6 years 8 months Infirm Neither
  Josiah Rogers 6 years 5 months Fits Neither
  George Rickard 6 years 8 months idiot Neither
  Jane Rowe 6 years 8 months Idiot Neither
  Thomas Rich 5 years 4 months Cripple Neither
  Elizabeth Spurr 6 years 8 months Insane Neither
  Ann Sherman 6 years 8 months Infirm Neither
  John Savage 6 years Old Age Neither
  Catherine Tippett 6 years 8 months Paralysed Neither
  Jane Teague 6 years 8 months Old Age Neither
  Marina Worrell 6 years 8 months Insane Neither
  Thomas Williams 6 years 7 months Fits Neither
  Samuel Wyatt 6 years 4 months Infirm Neither
  Catherine Wilson 6 years 8 months Insane Neither
  Eliza Willis 6 years 1 month Infirm Neither
Plympton, St. Mary William Hodge 10 years Old Age No
  Francis Cumming 10 years Epilepsy No
  Joseph Sobey 6 years Lameness No
  John Andrews 7 years Debility No
  William Scott 5 years Old Age No
  William Bickle 5 years Debility No
  William Hacker 17 years idiot Yes
  Richard Carkeet 14 years Idiot No
  Thomas Mildon 8 years Old Age No
  Elizabeth Stephens 6 years Epilepsy No
  Louisa Wotton 9 years Unable to maintain her children No
  Elizabeth Kelland 12 years Epilepsy No
  Amy Moles 9 years Old Age No
  Elizabeth Arscott 5 years Idiot No
Southmolton Joseph Widgery 18 years 5 months Harmless Idiot No
  Mary Bridgman 11 years Harmless Idiot No
  Sarah Stevens 5 years 8 months Harmless Idiot No
Stoke Damerel Mary Ann Anderson 19 years Infirmity No
  Maria Andrews 15 years Imbecility No
  Jane Bovey 19 years Infirmity No
  John Budge 14 years Drunkenness No
  Celia Blight 6 years Syphilis No
  Ann Bassett 6 years Infirmity No
  Richard Batten 7 years Old Age No
  Catherine Bartlett 8 years Infirmity No
  Catherine Burke 10 years Infirmity No
  John Bowden 6 years Sickness No
  Grace Bell 8 years Widow No
  Jane Bartlett 5 years Illegitimate Children No
  Mary Best 8 years Lameness No
  Amy Banks 7 years Deserted by Husband No
  Caroline Channon 41 years Imbecility No
  Jane Coleman 8 years Sickness No
  Maria Clarke 11 years Illegitimate Children No
  William Chivall 6 years Old Age No
  Elizabeth Cole 6 years Imbecility No
  Ann Collings 6 years Old Age No
  William Cossentine 10 years Out of Employ No
  Mary Ann Crawley 11 years Illegitimate Children No
  John Daily 12 years Imbecility No
  Jane Daily 5 years Imbecility No
  James Dawe 7 years Imbecility No
  Sarah Dawe 6 years A Widow No
  James Doubtfire 6 years Out of Employ No
  John Dunn 10 years Old Age No
  Mary Ann Doidge 5 years Imbecility No
  Catherine Donovan 10 years A Prostitute No
  Caroline Eddy 10 years A Prostitute No
  Jane Farrell 5 years Blindness No
  Mary Frederick 20 years A Widow No
  Roger Fursdon 8 years Out of Employ No
  Eliza Fuller 5 years Idiotcy No
  Elizabeth Frost 6 years Drunkenness No
  Catherine Gray 5 years Insanity No
  John Grylls 30 years Lameness No
  Susannah Grylls 30 years Lameness No
  Peter Gunn 12 years Idiotcy No
  Helen Gibson 14 years A Widow No
  John Griffin 15 years Lameness No
  Thomas Hooper 12 years Lameness No
  isabella Hooper 12 years Lameness No
  Henry Honey 8 years Lameness No
  Jane Heyden 8 years Imbecility No
  Jane Hocking 5 years A Widow No
  Agnes Jope 40 years Drunkenness No
  Thomas Kealy 5 years Drunkenness No
  Jane Legg 13 years Bad Character No
  William Lucas 10 years Lameness No
  Elizabeth Lewis 20 years Idiotcy No
  Adelaide Lidyard 7 years Infirmity No
  Harriett May 5 years Old Age No
  Jane McLeary 14 years Illegitimate Children No
  Mary Ann Miller 7 years Infirmity No
  Sarah Morcombe 5 years Imbecility No
  Elizabeth Martin 8 years Bad Character No
  Isabella Nance 21 years A Widow No
  Jane Niles 9 years A Widow No
  Hannah Maria Niles 9 years Orphan No
  Mary Ann Niles 9 years Orphan No
  Johanna Netting 8 years A Widow No
  George Orchard 6 years Infirmity No
  Harriet Osborne 6 years Imbecility No
  Susan Ogelvie 20 years A Widow No
  Harry Pascoe 20 years Lameness No
  Grace Poole 10 years A Widow No
  Jane Perkins 10 years A Widow No
  Susan Payne 12 years A Widow No
  Elizabeth Pardon 13 years A Widow No
  Andrew Pope 11 years Old Age and Infirmity No
  Helen Palmer 6 years Idiotcy No
  Alice Pearse 11 years A Widow No
  William Rodgman 20 years Idiotcy No
  Grace Ross 30 years A Widow No
  William Rickard 10 years Paralysis No
  William Rowe 12 years Out of Employ No
  Mary Rock 7 years Out of Employ No
  Amelia Rowe 10 years Illegitimate Children No
  Ann Sweet 20 years Infirmity No
  Maria Soper 17 years Sickness No
  Mary Ann Stewart 10 years A Widow No
  Mary Sargent 12 years A Widow No
  John Stanbury 10 years Insanity of Wife No
  Mary Studiford 8 years A Widow No
  Thomas Soper 20 years Laziness No
  Elizabeth Sale 48 years Infirmity No
  Thomas Tozer 13 years Imbecility No
  Mary Timson 9 years A Widow No
  Mary Triblett 9 years Lameness No
  James Thomas 12 years Lameness No
  Charles Vivian 7 years Lameness No
  Matilda White 20 years Imbecility No
  Joseph Webb 7 years Infirmity No
  Mary Westlake 15 years Drunkenness No
  Jane Woodley 14 years Infirmity No
  Margaret White 10 years Infirmity No
  Jane Williams 6 years Old Age No
  Mary White 5 years Out of Employ No
  Francis Welman 6 years Old Age No
  Jane Wright 5 years Infirmity No
  Eliza Wills 12 years Drunkenness No
  Grace Wilkinson 35 years Infirmity No
Tavistock John Skinner 20 years Subject to Fits No
  Cornelius Simmons 11 years Infirmity from Old Age No
  Peggy Cole 22 years Old Age, and being a Cripple No
  Rosamond Mears 20 years Old Age No
  William Miles 19 years Defective Hearing and Sight Yes
  Emily Strike 16 years Weak Intellect Yes
  William Cudlipp 15 years Insanity (harmless) No
  Richard Riddalls 5 years Old Age and Infirmity No
  George Dinnaford 14 years Weak Intellect No
  Mary Ann Hicks 14 years A Cripple No
  Angelina Harris 7 years Widow with three children; one illegitimate born in widowhood No
  Daniel Vallett 23 years Old Age and Infirmity; nearly blind, and subject to disease No
  Jane Halfyard 9 years Idiotcy No
  Daniel Coram 9 years Paralysis No
  Jane Dawe 6 years Insanity (harmless) No
  Elizabeth Mears 7 years Subject to Fits No
  Mary Coram 16 years Deaf and Dumb No
  Jane Bennett 8 years Idiotcy No
  Margaret Hockin 11 years Unable to maintain herself from illness No
  Richard Muffle 9 years Old Age and Infirmity No
Thomas, St. Mary Cade 6 years Age and Infirmity No
  Ann Kennicott 5 years Sickness No
  John Dingle 8 years 6 months Age and Infirmity No
  Richard Milford 7 years 6 months Imbecile No
  Reuben Lamacraft 5 years 6 months Age and Epilepsy No
  Ann Please 23 years Weak Intellect No
  Henry Dawe 6 years Weak Intellect No
  William Collins 24 years Weak Intellect No
  Eliza Ford 11 years Weak Intellect No
  Elizabeth Jarman 5 years Destitution No
  Sarah Gillett 7 years 6 months Age and Infirmity No
  George Emmett 11 years 6 months Weak Intellect No
  Mary Harding 5 years Sickness No
  William Marden 5 years Sickness No
  John Addison 6 years Sickness No
  Martha Bodley 6 years 6 months Weak Intellect No
  Mary Harwood 5 years Destitution No
  Elizabeth Farrant 9 years Weak Intellect No
  Charity Ware 5 years Age and Infirmity No
  James Coplestone 9 years Age and Infirmity No
  Ellen Holding 5 years Weak Intellect No
  Michael Davey 7 years 6 months Sickness No
  Elizabeth O'Brien 5 years 6 months Old Age No
  Mary Brown 5 years 6 months Infirmity No
  Mary Hellier 7 years 6 months Age and Infirmity No
Tiverton Eliza Drewe 23 years Imbecility Not Known
  Robert Melhuish 10 years Imbecility and Fits Not Known
  Elizabeth Windsor 6 years Crippled Not Known
Torrington Charity Sutton 22 years Idiot No
  Elizabeth Gould 10 years Cripple No
  Sally Williams 5 years Partially Idiotic No
Totnes William Hannaford 5 years 6 months Bad Legs No
  John Gribble 5 years 6 months Bad Legs No
  John Dew 12 years Seizure No
  James Parker 7 years Fistula No
  Richard Goodridge 6 years Weakness of Mind No
  Mary Searle 6 years Old Age No
  Elizabeth Manly 6 years Rupture No
  Elizabeth Eales 7 years Lameness and Blind No
  Mary Callard 6 years Cripple No
  Jane Arscott 8 years Deformed No