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Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« on: Friday 20 June 08 20:58 BST (UK) »
Anyone got this person in their tree I wonder?

Hanged 1873 for 'disposing' of up to 21 of her husbands   :o :o :o
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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #1 on: Friday 20 June 08 21:20 BST (UK) »



   Probably not she seems to have killed most of them..... :o

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Ann_Cotton


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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 June 08 21:24 BST (UK) »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

so logical.    TV blurb slightly different than wikipedia. 
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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #3 on: Friday 20 June 08 21:45 BST (UK) »



   Put that one up as it has her picture on it ....trying to scare oldest son to go to bed, :D

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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #4 on: Friday 20 June 08 22:15 BST (UK) »
The definitive books about her are "Mary Ann Cotton, Her Story and Trial" by Arthur Appleton, 1973, and "Mary Ann Cotton, Dead but not Forgotten" a supplement to that book by Tony Whitehead, 2000,  ISBN0953961400


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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #5 on: Friday 20 June 08 22:22 BST (UK) »
They were not her 21 Husbands, she only had four, and one marriage was bigamous. There were children and women among her alledged victims.  She was found guilty of 4 murders; not guilty of 7; and the other 10 were "not proven"

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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #6 on: Friday 20 June 08 22:25 BST (UK) »
I realise now Stan that the tv blurb that I quoted was a bit 'over the top' .

She must have been some sort of phsycopath I think.
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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #7 on: Friday 20 June 08 22:28 BST (UK) »
The book "Mary Ann Cotton, Dead but not Forgotten" has her family tree.

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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #8 on: Friday 20 June 08 22:35 BST (UK) »
She was found guilty of 4 murders; not guilty of 7; and the other 10 were "not proven"
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Correction I should have said  that she ws not found guilty of four murders, she was only found guilty of the single specimen charge of the murder of her stepson Charles Edward Cotton. The rest of the murder and bigamy charges were kept on the record just in case she was reprieved  for the first one.

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