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Bridget Milward

Age: 38

Sex: female

Date: 5 Nov 1901

Place: Black Weir, Glamorgan Canal, Cardiff

Bridget Milward was found dead in a canal at Cardiff.

A militia man was tried for her manslaughter at the Cardiff Assizes but discharged on Wednesday 26 March 1902.

It was said that he had been seen with another militiaman dragging Bridget Milward, apparently against her will, towards a lonely spot on the banks of the Glamorgan Canal at Cardiff known as Black Weir.

He was said to have said to the other militiam after he returned to barracks, 'I have finihed her. I have chucked her in the canal'.

Bridget Milward had been a married woman but living apart from her husband.


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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see The Scotsman - Tuesday 25 March 1902, p9

see Western Times - Wednesday 26 March 1902

see Dundee Courier - Thursday 28 November 1901

see Lancashire Evening Post - Wednesday 27 November 1901