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date: 03 April 2020

Bateman [née Harker], Marylocked

(1768–1809)
  • Owen Davies

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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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