Child Murder at Goytre – 28th March 1873 – Monmouthshire Merlin
The parish of Goytre has been the scene of a shocking case of infanticide.
The mother is a single woman named Mary Bevan, who has been for some years a domestic servant in the employ of Mr Isaac Lewis at Glan-Usk Farm, near the Chain-bridge, about half a mile from Nantyderry station between Pontypool and Abergavenny.
The unfortunate young woman appears to be of weak intellect. The crime was accompanied by shocking mutilation.
An inquest was held on the body on Thursday and a jury returned a verdict of “Wilful Murder” against the unfortunate woman.
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