Mary Ann Cotton

  Active for 16 years
(1857-1872) in United Kingdom

1

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

21

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 2 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 7 Books About Mary Ann Cotton
  14. 3 External References
  15. Internal References

Mary Ann Cotton (born Mary Ann Robson) an English serial killer convicted of, and hanged for, the murder by poisoning of her stepson Charles Edward Cotton. She may have murdered as many as 21 people, including 11 of her 13 children. She chiefly used arsenic poisoning, causing gastric pain and rapid decline of health.

Mary Ann Cotton Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Mary Ann Cotton, was active for 16 years between 1857-1872, known to have ( 1 confirmed / 21 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

In 1857 Mary Ann Cotton started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims.

Profile Completeness: 27%
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Mary Ann Cotton has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 4 months ago.

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Mary Ann Cotton
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Updated: 2019-06-30 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Mary Ann Cotton
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 1 - 21
Years Active: 1857 - 1872
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Characteristics
Gender: Female
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Children: N/A
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Childhood Information
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2 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Mary Ann Cotton

The 2 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Mary Ann Cotton. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
1857
Mary Ann Cotton started her serial killing spree. #1857
1872
Mary Ann Cotton ended her serial killing spree. #1872
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Books that Mention Mary Ann Cotton

Book: Day to Pick Your Own Cotton, A (mentions serial killer Mary Ann Cotton)
Michael Phillips
Day to Pick Your Own Cotton, A
Book: Working Cotton (mentions serial killer Mary Ann Cotton)
Sherley Anne William...
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Simon Webb
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David Wilson
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Book: Mary Ann Cotton - Dark Angel (mentions serial killer Mary Ann Cotton)
Martin Connolly
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Book: Female serial killers in social con... (mentions serial killer Mary Ann Cotton)
Yardley, Elizabeth
Female serial killers in social context
Book: Like a Family (mentions serial killer Mary Ann Cotton)
Jacquelyn Dowd Hall
Like a Family

7 Books that mention Serial Killer
Mary Ann Cotton

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0764227017 Day to Pick Your Own Cott... 1
0152014829 Working Cotton 1
1523222964 Mary Ann Cotton 1
1908162309 Mary Ann Cotton 1
1473876222 Mary Ann Cotton - Dark An... 1
1447326474 Female serial killers in... 1
0807882941 Like a Family 1
External References
  1. Mary Ann Cotton on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Mary Ann COTTON on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Cotton, Mary Ann on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
Internal References

Mary Ann Cotton is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #62 of 62 [ Page 5 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  2. #73 of 75 [ Page 5 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #86 of 649 [ Page 6 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  4. #110 of 649 [ Page 8 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #611 of 649 [ Page 41 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #643 of 649 [ Page 43 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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