Age: new born
Date: 1 Sep 1900
A child was found flaoting in a canal opposite Morris's Bridge in Mollington.
However the coroner was unable to say whether the child had been born alive due to the advanced state of putrefaction.
The body was discovered by a banksman employed by the Canal Company. A drapers yard tape measure was tied tightly around the childs neck.
see Cheshire Observer - Saturday 01 September 1900