Didn’t some of the settlers write about a man who murdered his pregnant wife and ate her? A colonial Gosnell.
There was a story but, there were also a couple of other tales from people who ran away from the colony, escaping back to England.
The tales were suspect and there are records of cannibalism from the settlers and no one was ever named who might have resorted to this as a last resort.
Rats and mice will eat their children in times of hunger.
Wonder what the demographics will be in urban areas after a famine...post-birth abortion bbq? In the zombie apocalypse the zombies will be the hungry rats from the cities.