The Workhouse

This table includes Ottery St Mary-born folk who were in Honiton Union Workhouse in 1851.

Surname Forename(s) Married? Age Occupation
CHOWIN ANN U 55 Schoolmistress of Workhouse
Berry George U 10 Scholar
Hopping Harriett U 17 Servant
Pile Samuel U 10 Scholar
Saturley Elizabeth U 4 Scholar
Thompson John U 10 Scholar

In 1851 there was a total of 97 individuals in the workhouse (excluding the staff), coming from Honiton, Ottery St Mary and various towns and villages - some people were born as far away as Wales! It is interesting to note that there were 48 children aged 16 or under. The ages ranged from 2 months to 88 years old, and there were 8 boys and 6 girls recorded as born in the workhouse.

By 1881, the total of people in Honiton Workhouse had reduced to 24, 10 of them being born in Ottery St Mary. 12 were children under 16, and the ages ranged from 2 to 77. Although there were children born in Honiton, none were recorded as having been born in the workhouse.

Surname Forename(s) Married? Age Occupation
Baker Minnie U 9 Scholar
Dyer Emma U 12 Scholar
Dyer Mary U 9 Scholar
Hooper Fred U 7 Scholar
Knight Lucy U 12 Scholar
Leatt John U 63 None
Minifie Jane U 59 None
Pike Ann U 25 None
Pine Charles U 54 Labourer
Preston Elizabeth U 25 None

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