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Monday 24th of March 1873

151 years ago She Was Dead and She Was Rotten

Serial poisoner Mary Ann Cotton born as Mary Ann Robson is executed by hanging by William Calcraft at the age of 41 in Durham Gaol, Elvet, Durham, North East, United Kingdom.

Cotton may have murdered as many as 21 people including 11 of her 13 children. "Mary Ann Cotton, she's dead and she's rotten. Lying in bed with her eyes wide open. Sing, sing, oh what should I sing? Mary Ann Cotton, she's tied up with string. Where, where? Up in the air. Selling black puddings, a penny a pair. Mary Ann Cotton, she's dead and forgotten, Lying in bed with her bones all rotten. Sing, sing, what can I sing? Mary Ann Cotton, tied up with string."