He and his wife Agnes were
no longer in love. Agnes had other children who had a different
dad. But Mr Lewes agreed to look after them anyway. In Victorian
times this meant that Mr Lewes couldn't get divorced.
So he could never marry Mary
Ann. And some Victorians felt sure that if they weren't married,
then it must be wrong to live together too.
What would you do if you
were in Mary Ann's shoes?