Margaret Deane, Killing > infanticide, 27th May 1691.

Reference Number: t16910527-17
Offence: Killing > infanticide
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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Margaret Deane of Leather-Lane , was Tryed for the Murther of her Female Infant Bastard Child, on the 20th of April last, by casting it into a Vault, &c. The Proof was, That the Child was found in the House of Office, which the Prisoner confest immediately; but no Wounds were found upon the Child, the Prisoner deny'd it at her Tryal, and said she was Lawfully Married at Portsmouth; and said further, That her Husband was gone to Sea: but nothing materially to her advantage, she was found Guilty of Murther.

[Death. See summary.]

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