Unsolved Murders

Willian John Maddern

Age: 7

Sex: male

Date: 8 Feb 1900

Place: Newlyn, Penzance

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Willian John Maddern fell into the sea at the harbour.

His 11 year old sister was charged with his murder but there are no clear indications of whether she was tried, convicted or acquitted.


*map pointers are rough estimates based on known location details as per Place field above.


see Cornishman - Thursday 25 October 1900

see Illustrated Police News - Saturday 27 October 1900