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11th July 1677
Reference Numbert16770711-11
VerdictNot Guilty

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There succeeded a long and remarkable Tryal of a young Girl for murdering her own Mother by poyson . The Prosecution was grounded wholly upon upon her own voluntary Confession, and several worthy persons proved that she had acknowledged it to them; and also that she four several times had endeavoured to poyson a Lady with whom she lived, though through mercy she had recovered and was in health again: but that not immediately concerning the present Case, the Girl denying the poisoning of her Mother now at the Bar, as likewise for that it did not appear that her Mother was at all poisoned, or any suspitio raised thereon, she was brought in not Guilty .


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