H - S -.
8th July 1691
Reference Numbert16910708-15
VerdictNot Guilty

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H - S - was Tryed for the Murther of her own Natural Child, a Male Infant , on the 18th of June last. The Evidence was, That she was a very Melancholy Woman Naturally, and very poor, and she was seen to play with a Cork about the Mouth of it, and upon search the same was found in the Throat of the Child; but whether put there by violence or no, was doubtful. She had several Witnesses who declared, That she had always been a Melancholy Woman, so in the end she was Acquitted .


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