Daily Archives: November 6, 2017

When Mother’s Friend was an Enemy 1

In 1870 Margaret Waters, of Brixton in the south of London, gained the dubious distinction of being the first woman to be convicted and executed for being a Baby Farmer. But she was almost certainly not the first to have utilised this horrifying method of earning some money. Baby Farmers, called Angel Makers in some European countries, were women who […]