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Hannah King 1773. Towersey, Oxfordshire, Family.


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In Ireland, but born Bucks.
Hannah King married Laurence Webster in 1798 Thame, Oxfordshire.

They had a daughter Mary Webster b1797 @ Towersey, (Oxfordshire).

She in turn, married an Isaac Goodman(b1788, Upper Winchenden, Bucks) in 1811 @ Towersey.

Isaac Goodman had married a Jane King(b1792.Towersey - 1819, d.1819, Deptford)as his first wife, sister to Hannah King.

Amelia Goodman b1827 Deptford(Daughter of Isaac & Mary).
William Goodman b1832, Deptford. (-------- Ditto -------- )

Amelia Goodman married a Joseph Winter in 1854 @ St Nicholas, Deptford.

Children to Amelia & Joseph Winter. All seem to be born Deptford.
Mary Ann 1855
Elizabeth 1859
Isaac 1861
Emma 1868
Annie 1869

Elizabeth Winter marries a Thomas Frost in (1881,Depford.) b1860 ish, place unknown a yet.

Apparently there is an infamous case of murder of 5 people, by insuring these people and claiming the insurance on their deaths.

Helped mother with 5 murders

Mother Amelia Winters (nee Goodman) had a guest house, it appears that for each tenant she had she took out an insurance policy, unbeknownst to them and then poisoned them over a period of time with arsenic. This included 3 or 4 of her own family; blood and by marriage.
Elizabeth Frost (nee Winters) posed as mother or sister to those killed to collect the insurance money.
When arrested Amelia apparently became ill and died (probably took own poison)and upon her death bed said that her daughter was simple and knew nothing of the murders, she was just persuaded to collect the money.
In 1891 Elizabeth was convicted of a lesser charge or fraud instead of 3 counts of murder with Amelia - she got 7 years.
Her husband Thomas Frost left her and shacked up with the housekeeper, with whom he had a large number of children but never married.
Found Elizabeth with her brother William in 1911 census in Edmonton, calling her self a widow!
From - swizzlestick3 (Ancestry member).

I have to go out now, but I'll be back.:biggrin: