Document ReferencePw2 Hy 391
TitleConfession of Edward Morris; 26 Apr. 1700
Date26 April 1700
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionConfesses 'at the place of execution' to the theft from and rape and murder of a woman; explains how he came to steal a mare (for which he was condemned); says that he understands that his wife is in labour and that it is 'a sad thing to have a child born this day, and the father hanged the same day'; advises others against his lifestyle; blames it on alcohol and his lack of attendance at church; confesses to horse theft and another murder.
Termcrimes, rape
crimes, murder
crimes, causes of
crimes, theft, of horses
crimes, confessions to
executions, Edward Morris

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29123Morris; Edward (-1700); hanged; confessed rapist and murderer-1700
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