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Bateman [née Harker], Mary (1768–1809), thief and poisoner, was born in Asenby, Yorkshire, the daughter of a small farmer named Harker. She evidently received a good education for one of her class, and could read and write proficiently. At the age of thirteen her father sent her into service in ...

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Cotton [née Robson; other married names Mowbray, Ward, Robinson], Mary Ann (1832–1873), poisoner, was born at Low Moorsley, co. Durham, on 12 October 1832, the elder daughter of teenage parents, Michael Robson (d. 1846), miner, and his wife, Mary, née...

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Donellan, John (1737/8–1781), poisoner, was the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Donellan, army officer; further details of his background and upbringing are unknown. Donellan was educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, becoming a cadet in the Royal Artillery in 1753. By 1757 he was serving at ...

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Fenning, Elizabeth (1793–1815), convicted attempted murderer, was born in Dominica in the West Indies on 10 June 1793. She was one of the ten children of William Fenning, infantry soldier from Suffolk, and his Irish wife. In 1796 the 15th foot, in which her father served, returned to ...

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Maybrick [née Chandler], Florence Elizabeth (1862–1941), convicted poisoner, was born on 2 September 1862 at Mobile, Alabama, USA, the only daughter of William G. Chandler, banker, and his wife, Caroline, daughter of Darius Blake Holbrook. At the age of eighteen in 1881 she married an English cotton broker, ...

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Palmer, William [called the Rugeley Poisoner] (1824–1856), poisoner and physician, was born in August or September 1824, at The Yard, Rugeley, Staffordshire, the fourth of five sons and two daughters of Joseph Palmer (1777–1836), a rich timber merchant, and his wife, Sarah Bentley (1793–1861)...

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A. H. Millar

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Pritchard, Edward William (1825–1865), surgeon and poisoner, son of Captain John White Pritchard RN, was born at Southsea, Hampshire, on 6 December 1825. He was educated in London and Paris, and apprenticed in September 1840 to Edward and Charles Scott, surgeons, in Portsmouth...

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Scott, Amelia (1860–1952), social reformer and women’s suffrage campaigner, was born at Rose Cottage, Byfleet, Surrey, on 16 January 1860, the third of four daughters (there was also a son) of Syms Scott (1822/3–1863), an accountant and clerk to the chamberlain of London and his wife, ...

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Smith [married names Wardle, Sheehy], Madeleine Hamilton (1835/6–1928), accused poisoner, was born in 1835 or in the first quarter of 1836, eldest of three daughters and two sons of James Smith (1808–1863), a rich Glasgow architect, and his wife, the daughter of ...