Friday, September 23, 2011

Miss Delaware, New Zealand Child Care Provider and Serial Baby-Killer - 1889


FULL TEXT: A woman named Delaware, who was arrested on a charge of systematic baby farming has been committed for trial. Already it has been proved that she was concerned m eleven abandonments, and it is believed that over twenty cases will be sheeted home to her. Many of the infants died after they were found.

[A Systematic Baby Farmer.” Timaru Herald (Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand), Feb. 26, 1889, p. 3]

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NOTE: Other sources give the name as “Delawrie.” [Example: “The Sydney Baby Farmer. Sent To Gaol For Five Years.” The Daily Telegraph (Napier Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand), Mar. 9, 1889, p. 3]

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For more cases of “Baby Farmers,” professional child care providers who murdered children see The Forgotten Serial Killers.

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