Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

The northamptonshire witches. Being a true and faithful account of the births, educations, lives, and conversations, of Elinor Shaw, and Mary Phillips, (the two notorious witches) that were executed at Northampton on Saturday, March the 17th 1705, for bewitching a Woman and two Children to Death. &c. Containing, The manner and occasion of their turning Witches, the League they made with the Devil, and the strange Discourse they had with him; As also the particulars of their amazing Pranks and remarkable Actions, both before and after their Apprehesion, and how they Bewitched several Persons to Death, besides abundance of all sorts of Cattle, even to the ruin of many Familes, with their full Confession to the Minister, and last Dying Speeches at the place of Execution, the like never before heard of. Communicated in a letter last Post, from Mr. Ralph Davis of Northampton, to Mr. William Simons, Merchanttin London.

  • Davis, Ralph, of Northampton.
  • Books
  • Online

Online resources

About this work


London : printed for F. Thorn, near Fleet-Street, 1705.

Physical description

8p. ; 8⁰.

References note

ESTC T198444

Reproduction note

Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



  • English

Permanent link