THE 1844 MURDER OF BABY GOLSBY
On the warm early evening of Monday, 22 April 1844 the Canal Tavern near Coventry's Canal Basin was as busy as ever.
The landlord, Robert Golsby, was away from the inn on business so his nine year old daughter Ann watched the bar. Her mother Susan climbed the stairs to the family's living quarters, about to put four year old Mary to bed, leaving the third daughter, baby Emma, downstairs in her cradle under the care of the nursemaid, Susannah Jarvis.
Suddnely Mrs Golsby heard a child's scream, and rushed downstairs to find Emma lying in a pool of blood. Young Susannah Jarvis stood close by, and told a tale of a strange barefoot man who had walked in through the open rear door and stabbed poor Emma.
Despite this, police soon suspected thirteen year old Susannah, and she would stand trial for murder.
What was the truth of this horrific incident?
This PDF document presents all the evidence, and reveals what happened to not only the Golsby family, but also the accused - young Susannah Jarvis.
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