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For a few days prior to this, the family had observed some symptoms of insanity in her, which had so much increased on the Wednesday evening, that her brother, early the next morning, went to Dr. Pitcairnbut that gentleman was not at home.
It seems the young lady had been once before deranged. The Jury of course brought in their verdict, Lunacy. Lamb himself, at the time we speak of, being a mere clerk, and unable to afford them much assistance, the weight of their maintenance fell upon his sister, the well-known Mary Lamb.
By her needle she contrived to support them. Pitcairn in the morning to consult about her, but unhappily did not find him at home. On that very afternoon -- it was the 22nd Sept.
Her infirm old mother, with eager and terrified calls upon her to desist, attempted to interfere. With wild shrieks Mary turned upon her mother, and stabbed her to the heart!
She then madly hurled the knives and forks about the room, one of which struck her helpless old father on the forehead. The shrieks of the girl, and her own wild cries, brought up the landlord of the house; but it was too late; he stood aghast at the terrible spectacle of the old woman lifeless on the chair, her daughter fiercely standing over her with the fatal knife still in her hand; her father bleeding at the forehead, and weeping by the side of his murdered wife; the girl cowering in a corner.
An inquest was held the next day, at which the jury, without hesitation, brought in the verdict of lunacy. Here there is a blank in our narrative. We do not know whether Mary Lamb was confined for any period in an asylum, and released on being pronounced sane, or whether Charles from the first undertook that watchful care of her which formed the heroism of his subsequent life.
Lamb by her insane daughter. Like a brave, suffering, unselfish man, he, at twenty-one, renounced the dream of love for the stern austerity of duty.
He died in Tall, erect and handsome, his practice included patients from every rank of society: The wound was instantly fatal, Charles being at hand only in time to wrest the knife from his sister and prevent further mischief" DNB: Lamb was too far into his dementia to provide witness and only Mary and Charles were actually present, the aunt having "fainted away".
Mary Lamb would have been in the ordinary course transferred to a public lunatic asylum, but interest was made with the authorities, and she was given into the custody of her brother, then only just of age, who undertook to be her guardian, an office which he discharged By volume two he does so in reference to Mary Lamb herself: Hunter and Macalpinep.
Mary Lamb was never tried for the murder of her mother. My interpretation of what happened is that Mary was confined in a friendly madhouse partly to remove her from any risk of arrest and trial. Also threatening was the possibility of confinement as a criminal lunatic in Bedlam.
InJane Jameson of Newcastle went to trial for a similar murder of her mother - but whilst drunk. She was publicly hung - The first woman in Newcastle to be hung for 71 years.News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.
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