Killing > infanticide, 25th April 1677.

Reference Number: t16770425-3
Offence: Killing > infanticide
Verdict: Guilty

A woman , whose age might have promised more Chastity and prudence, being privately

delivered of a Bastard-childe, made shift, by her wickedness, to deprive the poor Infant of that life she had contributed to by her wantonness . She pretended it came by its untimely end, by falling from her body on the floor whilst she unhumanely went from the bed towards the door; but she concealing it above a week under her Pillow, the Law justly Condemn'd her as a wilful Murtheress .


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