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From: "Louise C" <>
Subject: Workhouse inmates
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 22:14:31 -0000
I've found a chap died whilst in the Plympton Workhouse in 1915 - as a result of falling out of a pear tree.
At first, reading the death cert. I thought he was the gardener there, as that was his occupation. But have since got hold of a newspaper report of the death & he was an inmate at the time. He had permission to pick the pears, he wasn't pinching them!!
My question is,
Would his wife have been in the workhouse too?
They had 2 daughters & a son living in the area at the time.
Also, Workhouse Unions -
workhouses that come under a Union - eg. Plympton St Mary Union - are there workhouses in the different areas (Holbeton, St Budeaux, Plymstock)?
Or the one building in Plympton St Mary, but the inmates 'charged' to the relevant area they 'belong to'?
I have seen the 'Indoor Relief Book' for P. St Mary & it was divided into the relevant areas with inmates attendance for the Michealmas & Lady Day periods.
Unfortunately I'm not likely to be in Plymouth again soon to check this out for this husband & wife.
Thanks for any suggestions,
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