The following was found in the Tewksbury Almshouse Inmate Case
Histories, Vol. 15, 10/1871 to 4/1872, Tewksbury, MA., case 38375:
Dailey, Ellen, 20, came there from Boston March 12, 1872. Alias Helen,
born Nova Scotia, landed in Boston March 1871 per "New Brunswick".
Single. Tailoress. In Boston and Salem since in country. Father,
William, died in N. S. Mother, Mary, in N. S. Enceinte. Father of
child James Mahoney of Salem, machinist. Child made in her room, Corp.
Boarding House kept by Jessie Robbins. Mahoney boarded there. With him
3 or 4 times. Says seduced under promise of marriage but Lydia Richmond
had him arrested on bastardy process in her own case. He settled with
her and decamped. No relatives or friends in Mass. Gave birth to still
child March 26, 1872. Discharged April 12, 1872.