Mary Ann

Union Workhouse

The Master and Matron didn't know where she came from.  Found in a quarry for months she screamed if anyone touched her.  Nanni, with her weak eyesight, called her Mary Ann when she was admitted as she looked like one of her passed daughters.  With nothing better to go on the name stayed with the girl.  One day the Poor Law Commissioner was ordered to find out her name and home parish (to know where to send the bill for her lodging) but his form was quickly soiled when she bit a tip off his finger.