Monthly Archives: April 2011

Footnote to the Story

Just when I thought I could put this blog to bed….Samuel Fuller is my 9th great grandfather and was born in Redenhall, Norfolk, England April 8, 1612. He came to Plymouth with his father, Edward Fuller and mother, name unknown, … Continue reading

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From the Distance: April 2011

I have spent a year – 365 days – researching Alice Martin Bishop.  363 years ago, she murdered Martha.  This span of time has not made it any clearer why she killed.  There are no “right” answers. We do not … Continue reading

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For Your Consideration: More Motivation Theories

As I prepare to conclude AMB’s story, I ran across several research pieces that I had not yet incorporated into the blog and are intriguing to consider. Hoffer writes about the AMB case: The trouble the colony took to try … Continue reading

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Alice’s Heirs

35 million Americans claim descent from Mayflower Pilgrims even though just 51 survived that first year. On July 11, 1666, Alice’s youngest daughter, Damaris Bishop, married William Sutton (born 1641 in Scituate, Plymouth).   Their children were Alice (born May 13, … Continue reading

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Help a Genealogist: Unresolved Issues from the AMB Case

When I began this blog, it was with the intent of recreating Alice Martin Bishop’s life.  I have spent a year now combing primary sources but am nothing more than a self-absorbed family historian.  I am eager to hear from … Continue reading

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Maternal Filicide & Motivation

Neonaticide: murder of a child one day old or younger. Infanticide: murder of a child less than one year old by their parent. Filicide: murder of child older than one year old by their parent. While women commit just 13% … Continue reading

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Death Penalty, Plymouth Style

The persistent efforts of judges and ministers to obtain and publish confessions and repentances of the guilty as they stood upon the gallows grew in part from the belief that crimes must not be hidden, even by those about to … Continue reading

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