Tag: 1893 Scandal

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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Michael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy, also referred to as “Blind Mike”, entered the Poorhouse in 1869. He was abused by the keepers, Mr. and Mrs. Itter, in the 1893 scandal.

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