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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #9 on: Friday 20 June 08 22:45 BST (UK) »
I might get those books.  I wonder if there's any of her family that wasn't bumped off by her still going.     
What a person to have in your tree!  Talk about black sheep!
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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #10 on: Friday 20 June 08 23:08 BST (UK) »
Her maiden name was Mary Ann Robson.
In the 1861 Census she is with William Mowbray, her first husband (m. 1852), in Haswell, Durhamá RG9; Piece: 3746; Folio: 44; Page: 39. William died 1865
In the 1871 Census she is with her fourth bigamous husband (m.1870) Frederick Cotton (transcribed as Colton) at Walbottle, Northumberland, RG10 Piece 5139 Folio 82 Page 33. Frederick died 1871.
Her second husband was George Ward, m1865, died 1866. Her third husband was James Robinson, m 1867, he survivedá :).
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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #11 on: Friday 20 June 08 23:24 BST (UK) »
She had an illegitimate daughter Margaret Edith Quick-Manning Cotton, born in Durham Jail 7th January 1873, GRO Ref. March ╝ 10a 435. There was also a son George Robinson, born 1869, who also survived.


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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #12 on: Friday 20 June 08 23:26 BST (UK) »
I had though (briefly) about trying to trace her.  It would have been a nightmare  :o      That looks really good.   I noticed from wikipedia that she bumped off her children without too much angst.  But one was born who may have survived.  Probably fostered/adopted out, if did survive.   

Ahaaa,   just saw you have posted on them.

I had a book from the library once about the Rosenberg sons.    They changed their names etc. 
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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #13 on: Monday 29 September 08 09:07 BST (UK) »
She is actually quite easy to trace, I have actually spent a bit of time doing it. The easist line to follow is from the path of George Robinson

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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #14 on: Monday 29 September 08 10:02 BST (UK) »
She is actually quite easy to trace, I have actually spent a bit of time doing it. The easist line to follow is from the path of George Robinson

She should beá :) The book "Mary Ann Cotton, Dead but not Forgotten", by Tony Whitehead, has her family tree, and copies of Baptism entries and BMD certificates, census records etc.


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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #15 on: Monday 10 November 08 20:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,
I was told in 2004 by my late mother in law that Mary Ann Cotton - killed someone!
I have just been working from notes taken then and looking at them again tonight.
I have just been doing a bit of online research and now know who she ment.
Wow, oh well. I was told that Mary Ann Cotton was related so how to the Hockworth family via Annie Pearson who was first married to Joseph Ramshaw. Her second husband was Teddy Hockworth. But I have just found a young lady online with the name Leia Hockaday and wonder if she is related to Ted?
I'm interested in the Ramshaw family as Annie and Teddy had two children- Annie gave them surnames Ramshaw not Hockworth, and Ted had 4 children to his first marriage.
So not sure what the connection is but my moter in law would not like knowing about Mary Ann Cotton if this is what she did. 
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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #16 on: Monday 10 November 08 20:31 GMT (UK) »
Programme on about her tonight 10th November on ITV3  9pm -10pm.   
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Re: Mary Ann Cotton 1839-1873 Durham
« Reply #17 on: Monday 10 November 08 21:14 GMT (UK) »
what channel is that ITV 1 tyne tees area?
If so I'm in Oxford. Is it on freeview?

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