1838 Dinah Jones

A servant girl from Chorley, she had given birth to a girl, Harriet, some 11 months before, and the child had been placed with a family. Dinah took the child back, as she could no longer afford to pay on her servants wage. The body of the child was found in a shallow grave near a brook, covered by some large flat stones.
At her trial she was found guilty, and sentenced alongside Ann Byron, similarly convicted of the murder of her child. The jury recommended mercy on account of her youth – sentence was commuted to 5 years hard labour.

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