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The Botched Hanging of Louisa COLLINS 1889

It took four trials by jury to convict Louisa COLLINS of the murder of her second husband, Michael, by arsenic poisoning in 1888. Thirty-six men failed to find enough evidence to convict Louisa in three trials, but the Crown persisted. A panel of "intelligent" men in the fourth trial delivered the verdict of "guilty". The sentence; death by…
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Naming Traditions

Naming conventions can help our research by providing clues to the possibility of names moving up and down the generations.