After ripper victim, Polly Nichols’ estranged husband stopped her allowances in 1882, she spent the next twelve months in and out of Lambeth Workhouse. In March of 1883, she attempted to pull herself together and moved in with her father. Arguments ensued, and he was to testify that she “was not a particularly sober woman”, but that he “knew would (she) come to a bad end”. He also testified that he did not kick her out of his house but that she left on her own in May of 1883.
March 16, 2012