Mary Ann Britland

Harrisons Vermin Killer

  Active for 1 year
(1886) in United Kingdom

3

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

3

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 4 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 4 Books About Mary Ann Britland
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Mary Ann Britland (born Mary Ann Hague) an English serial killer. Britland murdered her daughter, her husband, and the wife of her lover with a mouse poison named Harrisons Vermin Killer. Using this product lead to her arrest as she was required to sign the poison register. Mary Ann Britland was executed in 1886 by hanging at Strangeways Prison, now HM Prison Manchester in Strangeways, Manchester, Engand.

Mary Ann Britland Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Mary Ann Britland (aka) Harrisons Vermin Killer, was active for 1 year in 1886, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Mary Ann Britland was born in Halifax, Minster town in West Yorkshire, England. She was raised by both parents. She had at least two sister. Her father, Joseph Hague. Her mother, Hannah Lees.

Mary Ann Britland a heterosexual female citizen of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. She married Thomas Britland in 1866. She had two daughters, Elizabeth Hannah Britland, Susannah Britland.

In 1886 Mary Ann Britland started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims. She was known to kill at both her home and the home of the victim. At the time of her crimes she was living with her husband and their two children, where she was known to work as a serial killer.

She was convicted on July 23rd 1886, sentenced to death by hanging at HM Prison Manchester, Strangeways Prison in Manchester, England. She was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime. Mary Ann Britland was executed on August 9th 1886.

Mary Ann Britland died on August 9th 1886, cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at HM Prison Manchester, grade II listed prison in Manchester, United kingdom.

Profile Completeness: 89%
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Mary Ann Britland has been listed on Killer.Cloud since January of 2019 and was last updated 2 years ago.

Mary Ann Britland a known:

Mary Ann Britland
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Updated: 2019-05-20 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Mary Ann Britland
Nickname: Harrisons Vermin Killer
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 1886 - 1886
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span:      - 1886
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: married Thomas Britland in 1866
Children: two daughters, Elizabeth Hannah Britland, Susannah Britland
Living With: her husband and their two children
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Given Name: Mary
Birth Location: Halifax, Minster town in West Yorkshire, England
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: at least two sister
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Hannah Lees
Father: Joseph Hague

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: Jul 23, 1886
Sentence: death by hanging
Prison Location: HM Prison Manchester, Strangeways Prison in Manchester, England
Executed: Aug 9, 1886
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Aug 9, 1886
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by hanging
Death Location: HM Prison Manchester, grade II listed prison in Manchester, United kingdom
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: FALSE
4 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Mary Ann Britland

The 4 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Mary Ann Britland. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
1886
Mary Ann Britland started her serial killing spree. #1886
Jul 23 1886
Mary Ann Britland was convictedand sentenced to death by hanging at HM Prison Manchester, Strangeways Prison in Manchester, England.  #18860723
Aug 09 1886
Mary Ann Britlandwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by hangingat HM Prison Manchester, grade II listed prison in Manchester, United kingdom. #18860809
1886
Mary Ann Britland ended her serial killing spree. #1886
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 268
kill at killers home TRUE 320
kill at victims home TRUE 323
suicide FALSE 225
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
xyy FALSE 81
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous killed FALSE 208
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
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 Mary Ann Britland

Book: Greater Manchester Murders (mentions serial killer Mary Ann Britland)
Alan Hayhurst
Greater Manchester Murders
Book: Murder by Poison (mentions serial killer Mary Ann Britland)
Nicola Sly
Murder by Poison
Book: British Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Mary Ann Britland)
Nigel Wier
British Serial Killers
Book: The A-Z of Victorian Crime (mentions serial killer Mary Ann Britland)
Neil R. A. Bell
The A-Z of Victorian Crime

4 Books that mention Serial Killer
Mary Ann Britland

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0752483854 Greater Manchester Murder... 1
0752471325 Murder by Poison 3
1467881406 British Serial Killers 8
1445647877 The A-Z of Victorian Crim... 1

Mary Ann Britland (née Hague, born 1847 – 9 August 1886) was an English serial killer. She was the first woman to be executed by hanging at Strangeways Prison in Manchester by James Berry.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q6778856 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
  2. Mary Ann Britland on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 23, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Mary Ann BRITLAND on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 23, 2019.
Internal References

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

  1. #38 of 62[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  2. #46 of 75[ Page 4 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #56 of 651[ Page 4 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  4. #146 of 651[ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #498 of 651[ Page 34 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #543 of 651[ Page 37 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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