Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 22 March 2023), May 1691, trial of Margaret Deane (t16910527-17).

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

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.]