The State vs. the Dead Body of Riller, Lizzy, Rose

their sculls [were broken] with an axe ... by the hands of their own Mother

Date: 
October 2, 1846

Deceased

Description: 
three negro children
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
axe
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say the said Riller Lizzy and Rose were feloniously Killed and Murdered in the negro house of said Philip Brogden on the night of the 1st inst by breaking their sculls with an axe and cutting the throats of Riller & Lizza by the hands of their own Mother named Clarisy the property of said Brogden

Age Descriptor: 
ten years
Owner: 
Philip Brogden
Parent(s): 
Clarisy
Description: 
three negro children
Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
axe
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say the said Riller Lizzy and Rose were feloniously Killed and Murdered in the negro house of said Philip Brogden on the night of the 1st inst by breaking their sculls with an axe and cutting the throats of Riller & Lizza by the hands of their own Mother named Clarisy the property of said Brogden

Age Descriptor: 
three years
Owner: 
Philip Brogden
Parent(s): 
Clarisy
Description: 
three negro children
Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Infanticide
Cause of Death Method: 
axe
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say the said Riller Lizzy and Rose were feloniously Killed and Murdered in the negro house of said Philip Brogden on the night of the 1st inst by breaking their sculls with an axe and cutting the throats of Riller & Lizza by the hands of their own Mother named Clarisy the property of said Brogden

Age Descriptor: 
four months
Owner: 
Philip Brogden
Parent(s): 
Clarisy

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the house of Philip Brogden

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Clarisy
Perpetrator Description: 
slave
Perpetrator Slave Status: 
Slave
Perpetrator Owner: 
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