Saturday, June 22, 2013

Augusta Grammage, Baby Farmer Convicted for “Feloniously Slaying” A Young Child - 1875

FULL TEXT: At the Old Bailey, a baby farmer, named Augusta Grammage, was lately sentenced to ten years' penal servitude for “feloniously slaying” a young child that had been entrusted to her care. The judge characterised the case as one of the most brutal that had had come before him.

[From “Clippings From The Home Papers,”  The Nelson Evening Mail (New Zealand),  Jan. 21, 1875, p. 4]


Baby farmers were rarely convicted. This brief news report does not disclose any other possible killings, thus Grammage is not included in the Female Serial Killer list. Yet the case is included in the list of Baby Farmers who were serial killers.


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


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