In 1852 William Sparrow, William Maggs, and Robert Hurd were charged with the murder of Sarah Watts at Woodlands, neear Frome, Somerset, England. The following account of the trial was published in the Somerset County Gazette on April 10, 1852
On January 15, 1853 the Weekly Freeman’s Journal reported on the execution of Henry Horler who had been convicted of the murder of his wife. This report names her as Anne Horler, although other reports refer to her as Mary Horler.
On November 21, 1852, the Weekly Dispatch reported on the murder of Mary Horler, a married woman of 25, the subsequent apprehension of her husband Henry Horler and his commital hearing. In December, 1852, Henry Horler was tried and convicted of the murder of his wife. (Note that other reports name the victim as Anne Horler).