Mason's Daughter, The

DESCRIPTION: Isabel refuses to marry her steward. He drugs and seduces her. She tries to kill her baby in a well. He rescues it. When Isabel admires the baby the steward reveales that it is hers. She murders the baby. The steward cries when she was arrested.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1826 (Lyle-Crawfurd1)
KEYWORDS: love seduction homicide childbirth baby servant
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan2 196, "Fair Isabel" (1 text, 2 tunes)
Lyle-Crawfurd1 39, "The Mason's Dochter" (1 text)

Roud #3850
In Fair London City
File: GrD2196

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