Margaret Waters

The Brixton Baby Farmer

  Active for 5 years
(1866-1870) in United Kingdom




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  2. Serial Killer Profile
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 3 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 1 Books About Margaret Waters
  14. 3 External References
  15. Internal References

Margaret Waters an English serial killer who was a known as The Brixton Baby Farmer. Waters drugged and starved the non-biological infants in her care and is believed to have killed at least nineteen children. Margaret Waters was executed in 1870 by hanging at Horsemonger Lane Gaol in London, England.

Margaret Waters Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Margaret Waters (aka) The Brixton Baby Farmer, was active for 5 years between 1866-1870, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 19 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Margaret Waters was born in Brixton, district in the London Borough of Lambeth in South London. Waters had at least one sister, Sarah Ellis.

Waters a heterosexual female citizen of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

In 1866 Margaret Waters started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to torture, and murder her victims. She was known to kill victims at her own home.

Margaret Waters died on October 11th 1870, cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at Horsemonger Lane Gaol in London, England.

Profile Completeness: 75%
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Margaret Waters has been listed on Killer.Cloud since January of 2019 and was last updated 4 years ago.

Margaret Waters a known:

Margaret Waters
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Updated: 2019-07-12 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Margaret Waters
Nickname: The Brixton Baby Farmer
Victims: 5 - 19
Years Active: 1866 - 1870
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span:      - 1870
Gender: Female
Citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Family Name: Waters
Given Name: Margaret
Birth Location: Brixton, district in the London Borough of Lambeth in South London
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: at least one sister, Sarah Ellis
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: death by hanging
Prison Location: Horsemonger Lane Gaol in London, England
Executed: Oct 11, 1870
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Oct 11, 1870
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by hanging
Death Location: Horsemonger Lane Gaol in London, England
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
3 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Margaret Waters

The 3 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Margaret Waters. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Margaret Waters started her serial killing spree. #1866
Margaret Waters ended her serial killing spree. #1870
Oct 11 1870
Margaret Waterswas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by hangingat Horsemonger Lane Gaol in London, England. #18701011
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Margaret Waters (1866-1870).

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Boolean Questions:
living with children TRUE 268
kill at killers home TRUE 320
torture TRUE 426
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
xyy FALSE 81
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
previous crimes FALSE 367
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at victims home FALSE 323
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Margaret Waters

Book: Beyond Jennifer & Jason (mentions serial killer Margaret Waters)
Linda Rosenkrantz
Beyond Jennifer & Jason

1 Books that mention Serial Killer
Margaret Waters

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0312954441 Beyond Jennifer & Jason 1

Margaret Waters was an English serial killer hanged by executioner William Calcraft on 11 October 1870 at Horsemonger Lane Gaol (also known as Surrey County Gaol) in London.Waters was born in 1835 and lived in Brixton. She was known for baby farming, that is, taking in other women's children for money; a practice often resulting in infanticide.

External References
  1. Q5303126 on, Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
  2. Margaret Waters on, Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Margaret WATERS on, Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
Internal References

Margaret Waters is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #18 of 62[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  2. #30 of 75[ Page 2 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #54 of 89[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #268 of 651[ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #270 of 651[ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #345 of 651[ Page 23 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #616 of 651[ Page 42 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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