FULL TEXT: Jane Scott, convicted at Lancaster of having poisoned her father and mother, was executed there on Saturday. The history of this woman is one of the most revolting depravity. Although only in her twenty-second year, she has, according to her own confession, been guilty of the murder of four of her fellow-creatures, having also poisoned two illegitimate children – one her own offspring, a boy of four years old, and the other a girl of eighteen months, belonging to her sister. The latter crime she committed through revenge, on account of a quarrel with her sister, and it was supposed the child died in a fit. Some inquiry was made into the death of her own son, but nothing could be proved. Ever since she was fourteen, she has led a dissolute life, and had been continually robbing her parents.
[“Executions.” The Atlas (London, England), Mar. 30, 1828, p. 198]