Mary Ann Cotton

Birthday
31, 1832
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 24, 1873 (40)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1832
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 24, 1873 (40)

About

British criminal who was hanged for murdering her children and who may have poisoned as many as twenty-one people in total.

Before Fame

Her father plummeted to his death in a mine shaft in Murton, England when Mary Ann was eight years old.

Trivia

Her murderous deeds were revealed after her stepson, Charles Cotton, died. The boy's doctor discovered that medical samples taken from the victim contained arsenic.

Family Life

She was married three times and had close to a dozen children. All of her children, her husbands, her lover, her mother, and several children under her care died (most under mysterious circumstances).

Associated With

She and fellow Englishwoman, Rosemary West, were both infamous serial killers.