Ive only started researching family tree after watching WDYTYA first time 2 months ago, found my great great great grand father, William Joyce, a gardener of Boston, Lincoln in 1841 Census was married to Eliza with 5 children and 2 boarders, anyway started getting Birth Certficates and found that his children had 3 different mothers, Elizabeth, Eliza and Amelia. Rather confusing so started ordering Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates using BMD and today received the death certficate for Eliza and shocked to find that Occupation listed as 'convicted criminal' and cause of death 'public execution', so all night have been trying to find more info and lo and behold her name is mentioned on this site under 1841 Census Year heading 'Crime & Punishment' Heading as follows "Eliza Joyce, an alcoholic, confessed to killing her three children and was executed in Boston in 1841 in front of 5,000 people." A factual error as she was executed 2 August 1844. I'm in shock now as last week i thinking that 3 generations of Joyces were gardeners and florists, boring, so careful what you wish for. Tonight Ive found an article in The Times July 24 1844 which gives details of tragic case and how she pleaded guilty to poisoning 3 of William Joyce's children. Does anyone know any more of this case or as Im new to this game how I can find out the facts of the case.