Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

6/7/2011

Cut up and boiled to feed street children: Horrific fate of Victorian murder victim whose skull was found in David Attenborough’s garden

A skull discovered in David Attenborough’s back garden belonged to the victim of a gruesome Victorian murder, a coroner has ruled.

Widow Julia Martha Thomas, 55, was attacked in 1879 by her maid Kate Webster who pushed her down the stairs, then strangled her, chopped up her body, boiled it and gave the dripping to local children to eat. for more click here

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