Margaret Heddle was allegedly abused by the Keeper and Matron of the time, Mr. and Mrs. Martin, and wrote a letter to the King of England asking to be taken out of the House due to the ongoing abuse.Read More
The core of this museum exhibit was guided by a desire to better understand the everyday lives, struggles and successes of the inmates that resided in the House. In this section, you will find profiles of the inmates that lived and sometimes died in the House. Piecing together information about the lives of over 3000 people before, during and after their time at the poorhouse from often little archival information is not an easy task, but the work continues. We encourage you to contact us if you have questions or stories to share about people in the House Register or in the profiles.