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Illustrated Police News16 May 1908

From The British Newspaper Library

The lives of the women in these stories were touched by murder. Infanticide is a separate category. Some readers may find the details distressing. You can access the stories by clicking on the women's names below.

Maria Bindon, later Maria Tylee 1835-1884 from Bathampton, Somerset - Illegitimacy, Lawbreaking, Murder, No Descendants, Prostitution. 4 minute read

Ellen Clara Bush, later Ellen Clara Helps 1887- from Baltonsborough, Somerset – Child Mortality, Murder, No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 7 minute read.  

Betty Kershaw 1832-1877 from Leeds, Yorkshire - Disability, Domestic Abuse, Lawbreaking, Mental Health, Murder, Sickness. Warning, this story includes an account of domestic abuse. 12 minute read

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