Amelia Dyer (born Amelia Elizabeth Hobley) an English serial killer known as the The Reading Baby Farmer. Dyer adopted unwanted infants in exchange for money and then murdering them. She was arrested on April 4, 1896, tried for the murder of infant Doris Marmon, and hanged on June 10, 1896.
Serial Killer Amelia Dyer (aka) The Reading Baby Farmer, was active for 17 years between 1880-1896, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 100 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom
Amelia Dyer was born in Bristol, city in South West England. She was born 5th of 5 children and raised by both parents until (Age 11/12), an aunt until adulthood. Dyer was raised as a youngest child and had four, three brothers and one sister: Thomas, James, William and Ann. Her father, Samuel Hobley, a shoemaker who died in 1859, Amelia (Age 22/23). Her mother, Sarah Weymouth, suffered from a mental illness, caused by typhus, died in 1848, Amelia (Age 11/12).
Dyer a heterosexual female citizen of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Dyer married George Thomas, widowed, married William Dyer.
She was arrested on April 4th 1896, convicted on May 22nd 1896, sentenced to death by hanging at Newgate Prison in London, England. Dyer was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime. Amelia Dyer was executed on June 10th 1896.
Amelia Dyer died on June 10th 1896, cause of death: executed by hanging at Newgate Prison, former prison in London, England.
Amelia Dyer has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 2 years ago.
|Nickname:||The Reading Baby Farmer|
|Victims:||6 - 100|
|Years Active:||1880 - 1896|
|Active Countries:||United Kingdom|
|Life Span:||- 1896|
|Citizenship:||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|
|Marital Status:||married George Thomas, widowed, married William Dyer|
|Occupation:||nurse, serial killer|
|Birth Location:||Bristol, city in South West England|
|Birth Order:||5th of 5|
|Siblings:||four, three brothers and one sister: Thomas, James, William and Ann|
|Raised By:||both parents until (Age 11/12), an aunt until adulthood|
|Birth Category:||youngest child|
|Mother:||Sarah Weymouth, suffered from a mental illness, caused by typhus, died in 1848, Amelia (Age 11/12)|
|Father:||Samuel Hobley, a shoemaker who died in 1859, Amelia (Age 22/23)|
|Arrested:||Apr 4, 1896|
|Convicted:||May 22, 1896|
|Sentence:||death by hanging|
|Prison Location:||Newgate Prison in London, England|
|Executed:||Jun 10, 1896|
|Death Date:||Jun 10, 1896|
|Cause of Death:||executed by hanging|
|Death Location:||Newgate Prison, former prison in London, England|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 5 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Amelia Dyer. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|1880||Amelia Dyer started her serial killing spree. #1880|
|1896||Amelia Dyer ended her serial killing spree. #1896|
|Apr 04 1896||Amelia Dyer arrested. #18960404|
|May 22 1896||Amelia Dyer was convictedand sentenced to death by hanging at Newgate Prison in London, England. #18960522|
|Jun 10 1896||Amelia Dyerwas executed.cause of death:executed by hangingat Newgate Prison, former prison in London, England. #18960610|
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|1407135406||Close Your Pretty Eyes||Sally Nicholls||Amelia Dyer||1|
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|1582347514||Five Little Fiends||Sarah Dyer||Amelia Dyer||1|
|0993564003||Amelia Dyer and the Baby...||Angela Buckley||Amelia Dyer||1|
|1787195821||The Ogress of Reading||Eithne Cullen||Amelia Dyer||1|
|1496706595||The Angel Makers||Tessa Harris||Amelia Dyer||1|
Amelia Elizabeth Dyer (née Hobley; 1837 – 10 June 1896) was one of the most prolific serial-killers in history, murdering infants in her care over a 20-year period in Victorian Britain. Trained as a nurse, and widowed in 1869, she turned to baby farming – the practice of adopting unwanted infants in exchange for money – in order to support herself.
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