Aggitha Ashbrook, Killing > infanticide, 13th October 1708.

Reference Number: t17081013-20
Offence: Killing > infanticide
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Aggitha Ashbrook , of London, Widow , was Indicted for the Murder of her Female Bastard Infant, by strangling it with a piece of List on the 25th of September last, of which it instantly died . The Evidence depos'd, that the Prisoner had for some time been sick of the Collick, as she pretended; but on the 15th Instant it was discover'd that she was deliver'd, by her self, of a Female Child, which was found in a Trunk strangled with a piece of Lift braided about its Neck. The Evidence being very plain, and the Prisoner saying little in her Defence, the Jury found her Guilty of Murder.

[Death. See summary.]


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