Thursday, September 22, 2011

Margaret Davey, English Serial Killer - 1542


FULL TEXT: This yeare, the 17th of March, was boyled in Smithfield one Margaret Davie, a mayden, which had poisoned 3 householdes that she dwelled in. One being her mistress, which dyed of the same, and one Darrington and his wife, which she also dwelled with in Coleman Street, which dyed of the same, and also one Tinleys which also dyed of the same.

[“Wriotherley’s Chronicle, A. D. 1542”; quoted in Alexander Wynter Blyth, “Poisons,” 1895, p. 9]

Note: Modern mentions of this case use the spelling “Davey.”

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