Anne Philmore, Killing > other, 13th October 1686.

Reference Number: t16861013-25
Offence: Killing > other
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Anne Philmore , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was Indicted for drowning John Philmore her Infant Child, about Nine Weeks old, on the 10th, day of September last, in a Pail of Water : The Matter of Fact happened thus, the Prisoner being a very Covetous Woman, and fearing she should be Poor, and having lost a small parcel of Bottles that she used to sell Small-Beer in, she grew into an ill Humour, and on Saturday Night after her Husband was in Bed and the rest of her Children, she put the Childs Head into the Pail of Water, and absented her self till Monday, But withal went and discovered it to the Childs Godmother; and she not denying it at her Tryal, but alledged in her defence that she was distracted, yet that not prevailing with the Court, she was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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