Mary Inmnan, Killing > infanticide, 12th July 1721.

Reference Number: t17210712-24
Offence: Killing > infanticide
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Mary Inmnan , of Stoke Newington , was indicted for the Murder of her Female Bastard Child on the 30th of June last. She was a second time indicted on the Coroner's Inquest for the same. Mary Thompson deposed, that the Prisoner (who was a Chare-woman , and lay about in Burns where she could) then lay in an Outpart in her Master's Yard; that she heard a Child Cry twice, and acquainted her Master with it, who bid her go down and get the Door broke open if she would not open it: that when they went in the Prisner denied that she had a Child; but upon search they found that she sat upon it in the Straw and turning her off found it dead. Hannah Jones confirmed the former Evidence. Jane Davis deposed, that she heard the Child cry once. James Gretty deposed, that he heard a Noise like the Crying of a Child; call'd to the Prisoner to open the Door, which she did in about a quarter of an Hour; that he gave the Women the Candle to go in, and afterwards saw the Child dead. Mrs.Fielder (a Midwife) deposed that it was at full Growth, and she believed that it was smothered. The Prisoner her Defence said she did not know when her Child was born. The Jury considering the whole matter found her Guilty . Death .


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