Rishton Child Murder  in 1898.

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In 1898, it was reported that a Child murder had taken place in the village of Rishton.

At Blackburn on Wednesday John and Margaret Walder, factory operatives, of Rishton. a village near Blackburn, were remanded, charged with the murder. of their infant son, who was found dead in bed beside the mother.

At the inquest on Monday the opinion was expressed that the deceased died in a fit, but the jury, being unable to agree, the inquiry was adjourned. A post-mortem showed that the child's skull was fractured.

Although I have several members of Walders listed in census records, I can find no trace of John or Margaret. Indeed, did they even live in Rishton, as the article only says they were factory workers there.

If anyone can find more details please let me know.