Unsolved Murders

Amelia Rothery

Age: 27

Sex: female

Date: 13 Nov 1900

Place: Bull Close Lane, Halifax

Amelia Rothery died from blood poisoning caused by an illegal operation on 13 November 1900.

Amelia Rothery had for some time lived apart from her husband with her married sister in Bull Close Lane.

Her sister said that Amelia Rothery had mentioned something to her about a visit to a woman in Owram, but that she didn't know what the object of that visit was and that she had told everything that she knew.

Her inquest heard that there was no evidence to show who had performed the operation and a verdict of wilful murder against some person or persons unknown was returned.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Hull Daily Mail - Thursday 22 November 1900

see Leeds Times - Saturday 24 November 1900

see Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 22 November 1900