Maria Marten

DESCRIPTION: Maria tells her mother she is going to meet William at the red barn. They are to be married next day in Islip. Maria is never seen alive again. After eleven months her mother dreams the body will be found buried in the red barn. The body is found there.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (collected from George Hall, according to Palmer)
KEYWORDS: courting homicide dream mother corpse
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Aug 11, 1828 - William Corder is executed for the May 1827 murder of Maria Marten (source: NLScotland commentary to broadside L.C.Fol.70(71b))
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond,North,South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Palmer-ECS, #115, "Maria Marten" (1 text, 1 tune)
RoudBishop #123, "Maria Marten" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #215
RECORDINGS:
Freda Palmer, "Maria Marten" (on Voice03)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Murder of Maria Marten" (subject) and references there
NOTES: According to RoudBishop, when Maria Marten gave birth to William Corder's baby, it was her third child, by three different fathers. After she was murdered, it took eleven months for her body to be found. - RBW
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