Women on Trial
Texas A&M University, IDHMC
Infanticide: 18th-century Women on Trial
This exhibit contains trial documents pertaining to the trials of women for infanticide, as documented by oldbaileyonline.org@Images from OldBaileyOnline.org are under copyright protection, and therefore no images of the original court proceedings are posted. However, all materials collected in this exhibit have original images attached. See links to view microfilm images of "The Old Bailey Proceedings" for the trials. and aggregated by 18thConnect.
The transcription of the trial of Mary Frances Jones can be found at OldBaileyOnline. Jones was eventually found guilty of a lesser offense, confined in a house of correction, and fined for concealing the birth of a child.
The transcription of the trial of Sarah Panton can be found at OldBaileyOnline. Panton was found not guilty due to lack of evidence.
The transcription of the trial of Susan Burrows can be found at OldBaileyOnline. Burrows was eventually found not guilty.
Original images of the published court proceedings can be found at the site. These images are reproduced on OldBaileyOnline.org with permission from the Harvard University Library microfilm, "The Old Bailey Proceedings" (Harvester Microform, a former imprint of the Gale Group, 1983).
Image 1 - First and second witnesses.
Image 2 - Third and fourth witnesses.