Category: Featured Inmates

Lucinda Potter

Lucinda Potter had a very difficult and isolated childhood, entering the Poorhouse when she was just 9 years old and then being sent back and forth four times from the House to families wanting to use her for child labour in their farms and houses.

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Albert Hunt & Harriet Moore

Albert Hunt stayed briefly in the Poorhouse but made an impact on the residents and staff as being an upstanding and tidy man who liked to play music for the other residents.

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Old Jenny

Jenny arrived at the Poorhouse in July 1869, at the time she was 90 years old. She lived at the House for 11 years and died on March 29, 1880 at 101 years old.

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Joachim Lustig

Joachim Lustig came in and out of the Poorhouse just after it opened in 1869 until his death a few years later in 1873.

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