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Familiar Magic

Elizabeth Francis alleged in her confession that her first request of her familiar, Sathan, was that "she might be ryche and to haue goodes," in the form of sheep. Sathan brings her 18 black and white sheep for her pasture, which "continued wyth her for a tyme, but in the ende dyd all weare awaye she knewe not howe." (9-11)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9-11

1542  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Francis alleged in her confession that her first request of her familiar, Sathan, was that "she might be ryche and to haue goodes," in the form of sheep. Sathan brings her 18 black and white sheep for her pasture, which "continued wyth her for a tyme, but in the ende dyd all weare awaye she knewe not howe." (9-11)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9-11

1542  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Animal Damage

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges in her confession that, after she received the familiar Sathan from Elizabeth Francis, she decided to try him out by asking him to kill one of her hogs. When he did, she gave him a chicken and a drop of her blood as payment. (13-14)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 13-14

1557  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges in her confession that, after she received the familiar Sathan from Elizabeth Francis, she decided to try him out by asking him to kill one of her hogs. When he did, she gave him a chicken and a drop of her blood as payment. (13-14)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 13-14

1557  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges in her confession that, after she received the familiar Sathan from Elizabeth Francis, she decided to try him out by asking him to kill one of her hogs. When he did, she gave him a chicken and a drop of her blood as payment. (13-14)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 13-14

1557  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Trial

Elizabeth Sawyer is arraigned and indicted for witchcraft at the Old Bailey. She is charged with bewitching her neighbours infants and cattle, and Agnes Radcliffe, to death. (B2)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, B2

1621, April 14  London (Old Bailey)    London, City of  London  England 
Accusation

Mr. Radcliffe gives deposition alleging that Elizabeth Sawyer threatened his wife, Agnes Radcliffe. According to Mr. Radcliffe, the two women fought after Sawyer's sow ate some of Agnes' soap, and Agnes struck the animal. Sawyer told Agnes "for that Elizabeth Sawyer would be reuenged of her, and thus threatned Agnes Ratcleife, that it should be a deare blow vnto her." (B2-B3)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, B2-B3

1621  London  Edmonton  London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Mr. Radcliffe gives deposition alleging that Elizabeth Sawyer threatened his wife, Agnes Radcliffe. According to Mr. Radcliffe, the two women fought after Sawyer's sow ate some of Agnes' soap, and Agnes struck the animal. Sawyer told Agnes "for that Elizabeth Sawyer would be reuenged of her, and thus threatned Agnes Ratcleife, that it should be a deare blow vnto her." (B2-B3)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, B2-B3

1621  London  Edmonton  London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
Physical Torment

Mother Lakeland confesses to sending one of her familiars that appears in the shape of a dog to torment Mr. Lawrence and his child. The familiar torments Mr. Lawrence first and kills him, and then torments and kills the child. (8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 8

1645  Ipswich  Ipswich; Gippeswick  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
Confession

Mother Lakeland confesses to sending one of her familiars that appears in the shape of a dog to torment Mr. Lawrence and his child. The familiar torments Mr. Lawrence first and kills him, and then torments and kills the child. (8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 8

1645  Ipswich  Ipswich; Gippeswick  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
Murder

Mother Lakeland confesses to sending one of her familiars that appears in the shape of a dog to torment Mr. Lawrence and his child. The familiar torments Mr. Lawrence first and kills him, and then torments and kills the child. (8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 8

1645  Ipswich  Ipswich; Gippeswick  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
Familiar Magic

Mother Lakeland confesses to sending one of her familiars that appears in the shape of a dog to torment Mr. Lawrence and his child. The familiar torments Mr. Lawrence first and kills him, and then torments and kills the child. (8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 8

1645  Ipswich  Ipswich; Gippeswick  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
Murder

Mother Lakeland confesses to sending a mole familiar to torment and kill Mrs. Jenings, after she refused to lend Lakeland a pin. Lakeland was also trying to avoid paying off a debt of one shilling. (8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 8

1645  Ipswich  Ipswich; Gippeswick  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
Familiar Magic

Mother Lakeland confesses to sending a mole familiar to torment and kill Mrs. Jenings, after she refused to lend Lakeland a pin. Lakeland was also trying to avoid paying off a debt of one shilling. (8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 8

1645  Ipswich  Ipswich; Gippeswick  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that, after Andrew Byles was dead, she discovered she was pregnant with his child. She appealed to Sathan, her familiar, for advice on how to abort it, and he instructed her to "take a certayne herbe and drinke it." She did, and it "destroyed the childe forthwyth." (9, 11)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 11

1545  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that, after Andrew Byles was dead, she discovered she was pregnant with his child. She appealed to Sathan, her familiar, for advice on how to abort it, and he instructed her to "take a certayne herbe and drinke it." She did, and it "destroyed the childe forthwyth." (9, 11)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 11

1545  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Folklore

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that, after Andrew Byles was dead, she discovered she was pregnant with his child. She appealed to Sathan, her familiar, for advice on how to abort it, and he instructed her to "take a certayne herbe and drinke it." She did, and it "destroyed the childe forthwyth." (9, 11)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 11

1545  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Word Magic

Anne Bodenham of Fisherton Anger teaches Anne Styles a spell that can be used to break Mistress Sarah Pocket's neck. (3-4)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 3-4

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession, that her marriage to Christopher Francis was filled with "much vnquietnes and [was] moued to swearing and cursinge." Desiring to remedy their relationship, Elizabeth asks Sathan to kill their daughter, now a year and a half old. This, however, did not bring Francis "the quietnes that she desyred." (9, 11-12)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 11-12

1548  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession, that her marriage to Christopher Francis was filled with "much vnquietnes and [was] moued to swearing and cursinge." Desiring to remedy their relationship, Elizabeth asks Sathan to kill their daughter, now a year and a half old. This, however, did not bring Francis "the quietnes that she desyred." (9, 11-12)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 11-12

1548  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Murder

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession, that her marriage to Christopher Francis was filled with "much vnquietnes and [was] moued to swearing and cursinge." Desiring to remedy their relationship, Elizabeth asks Sathan to kill their daughter, now a year and a half old. This, however, did not bring Francis "the quietnes that she desyred." (9, 11-12)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 11-12

1548  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Executed

Rebbecca West, Margaret Landis, Susan Cock, and Rose Hallybread are all allegedly burned to death at the stake on March 5th, 1645. (7-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Full Trials, Examination, and Condemnation of Four Notorious Witches. London: 1690, 7-8

1690, March 5  Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
Familiar Magic

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession, that she instructed Sathan to lame her husband, Christopher Francis, when their relationship remained unsatisfactory following the death of their daughter. Sathan did so by lying in Christopher's shoe in the shape of a toad for him to discover with his toes. Christopher, amazed by the toad, asked Elizabeth what it was, and she told him to kill it. When he did, he was struck with "a lamenes wherof he can not healed." (9, 11-12)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 11-12

1548  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Physical Torment

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession, that she instructed Sathan to lame her husband, Christopher Francis, when their relationship remained unsatisfactory following the death of their daughter. Sathan did so by lying in Christopher's shoe in the shape of a toad for him to discover with his toes. Christopher, amazed by the toad, asked Elizabeth what it was, and she told him to kill it. When he did, he was struck with "a lamenes wherof he can not healed." (9, 11-12)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 11-12

1548  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession, that she instructed Sathan to lame her husband, Christopher Francis, when their relationship remained unsatisfactory following the death of their daughter. Sathan did so by lying in Christopher's shoe in the shape of a toad for him to discover with his toes. Christopher, amazed by the toad, asked Elizabeth what it was, and she told him to kill it. When he did, he was struck with "a lamenes wherof he can not healed." (9, 11-12)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 11-12

1548  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Bewitchment

Elizabeth Burgiss is allegedly pelted with stones when she travels to visit her mother. (4-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Strange and Wonderful News from Yowel in Surry giving a True and Just Account of One Elizabeth Burgiss. London: 1681, 4-5

1681, October  Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
Haunting

Elizabeth Burgiss is allegedly pelted with stones when she travels to visit her mother. (4-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Strange and Wonderful News from Yowel in Surry giving a True and Just Account of One Elizabeth Burgiss. London: 1681, 4-5

1681, October  Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
Confession

Rebbecca West of Worcester confesses to having sexual intercourse with the devil who appeared to her in the likeness of a young man. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Full Trials, Examination, and Condemnation of Four Notorious Witches. London: 1690, 2

1690, March 5  Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that she kept Sathan for 15 or 16 years before tiring of him. At that time, she gave Sathan to Mother Agnes Waterhouse in exchange for a cake. Francis also passed on the instructions her grandmother, Eve of Hatfield Peverel, had given her, to give Sathan blood and feed him with milk and bread. (9, 12-13)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 12-13

1557  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Exchange of Familiar

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that she kept Sathan for 15 or 16 years before tiring of him. At that time, she gave Sathan to Mother Agnes Waterhouse in exchange for a cake. Francis also passed on the instructions her grandmother, Eve of Hatfield Peverel, had given her, to give Sathan blood and feed him with milk and bread. (9, 12-13)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 12-13

1557  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges that her neighbour, Anonymous 68, refused to give her butter, and in revenge she caused this neighbour's curds to spoil two or three days later. (13, 15)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 13, 15

1557  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Charity Refused

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges that her neighbour, Anonymous 68, refused to give her butter, and in revenge she caused this neighbour's curds to spoil two or three days later. (13, 15)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 13, 15

1557  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Property Damage

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges that her neighbour, Anonymous 68, refused to give her butter, and in revenge she caused this neighbour's curds to spoil two or three days later. (13, 15)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 13, 15

1557  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Ursley Kempe allegedly bewitches Grace Thurlowe's infant, causing the child to fall out of her cradle and break its neck. Kempe later confessed to this crime, claiming that she had sent her familiar Tyffin to hide in the cradle and rock it, jostling the infant, causing it to fall out and break its neck. (Av-A2)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, Av-A2

1581    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Bewitchment

Ursley Kempe allegedly bewitches Grace Thurlowe's infant, causing the child to fall out of her cradle and break its neck. Kempe later confessed to this crime, claiming that she had sent her familiar Tyffin to hide in the cradle and rock it, jostling the infant, causing it to fall out and break its neck. (Av-A2)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, Av-A2

1581    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Possession

A woman from Old Gravel Lane (Anonymous 19) allegedly has a fit after a meeting of Anabaptists. Upon returning home from the meeting, and with the intention of repeating the notes she had taken at the sermon to her husband (Anonymous 482), she suddenly speaks "Noises of another nature, seeming to be the pulling Mewes or Shreamings of three young Kitlings." Immediately after, Anonymous 19 is also struck with blindness. It becomes obvious that the woman is possessed, as she is taken with "strange and unusual Gestures, and involuntary Motions both of her Tongue and other Members." (2-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. News from Old-Gravel Lane. London: 1675, 2-3

1675, March 21        Unknown  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Agnes Brown alleges in her deposition that she was churning butter when she was visited by a "thynge lyke a blacke dogge with [a] face like an ape a short ta[l]e a [cheine] and a syluer whystle (to her thinking) about his neck, and a peyre of hornes on his heade, & [held] in his mouth she keye of the milkehouse doore." She claims she was afraid and that this thing skipped and leaped and sat on a nettle. (28-36)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 28-36

1566  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Agnes Brown alleges in her deposition that she was churning butter when she was visited by a "thynge lyke a blacke dogge with [a] face like an ape a short ta[l]e a [cheine] and a syluer whystle (to her thinking) about his neck, and a peyre of hornes on his heade, & [held] in his mouth she keye of the milkehouse doore." She claims she was afraid and that this thing skipped and leaped and sat on a nettle. (28-36)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 28-36

1566  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Mother Agnes Waterhouse is executed for witchcraft on July 29, 1566. On the day of her execution, she "bewayled, repented, and asked mercy of God, and all the worlde forgyuenes, and thus she yelded vp her sowle, trusting to be in ioye with Christe her sauiour, whiche dearely had bought her with his most precious bloudde." (38-40)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 38-40

1566, July 29    Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
Executed

Mother Agnes Waterhouse is executed for witchcraft on July 29, 1566. On the day of her execution, she "bewayled, repented, and asked mercy of God, and all the worlde forgyuenes, and thus she yelded vp her sowle, trusting to be in ioye with Christe her sauiour, whiche dearely had bought her with his most precious bloudde." (38-40)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 38-40

1566, July 29    Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
Executed

George Dell is executed in Hertfordshire on 4 August,1606 after being found guilty of murdering Anthony James Jr. and participating in the mutilation of Elizabeth James. (24)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 24

1606, August 4  Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
Instrumental Magic

Anne Bodenham of Fisherton Anger gives a charm made out of yellow powder in the shape of a cross to Anne Styles to help protect Thomas Mason. (4)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 4

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Instrumental Magic

Anne Bodenham of Fisherton Anger uses a staff, a book, and a piece of green glass as magical instruments to call upon the Devil. At her invocation, five spirits appear in the form of ragged boys; Bodenham scatters bread crumbs for them. (4-5)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 4-5

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Charity Refused

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that she attempted to borrow yeast from her neighbor, Alice Poole, but when she was refused, she left the house cursing. After this refusal, a white-colored spirit in the shape of a little rugged dog appeared to Francis. She bid the spirit to go to Poole and plague her, which the spirit agreed to do in exchange for a crust of white bread. Thereafter, Poole was said to be grievously pained in her head. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 6

1579  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that she attempted to borrow yeast from her neighbor, Alice Poole, but when she was refused, she left the house cursing. After this refusal, a white-colored spirit in the shape of a little rugged dog appeared to Francis. She bid the spirit to go to Poole and plague her, which the spirit agreed to do in exchange for a crust of white bread. Thereafter, Poole was said to be grievously pained in her head. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 6

1579  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Bewitchment

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that she attempted to borrow yeast from her neighbor, Alice Poole, but when she was refused, she left the house cursing. After this refusal, a white-colored spirit in the shape of a little rugged dog appeared to Francis. She bid the spirit to go to Poole and plague her, which the spirit agreed to do in exchange for a crust of white bread. Thereafter, Poole was said to be grievously pained in her head. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 6

1579  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that she attempted to borrow yeast from her neighbor, Alice Poole, but when she was refused, she left the house cursing. After this refusal, a white-colored spirit in the shape of a little rugged dog appeared to Francis. She bid the spirit to go to Poole and plague her, which the spirit agreed to do in exchange for a crust of white bread. Thereafter, Poole was said to be grievously pained in her head. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 6

1579  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Haunting

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that hurts another man named Andrew Aewart by throwing rocks at his head. (9-10)

Appears in:
Telfair, Alexander. A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit. Edinburgh: 1696, 9-10

1695, April 4  Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
Haunting

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that leaves a letter written and sealed in blood that speaks of repentance. (11)

Appears in:
Telfair, Alexander. A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit. Edinburgh: 1696, 11

1695, April 8  Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
Executed

Elizabeth Francis is executed in April, 1579 having confessed to bewitching Alice Poole. (A4V-A5, A5-A5v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, A4V-A5, A5-A5v

1579, April    Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
Illness

Ellen Smith's daughter allegedly has a falling out with the daughter of Widow Webbe of Maldon. The day after the falling out, Ellen Smith strikes Widow Webbe's daughter, Susan Webbe, on the face, causing the girl to sicken and die two days later. Susan Webbe is said to have cried "away with the witch, away with the witch" as she languished on her sickbed. (8-9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 8-9

1579  Maldon  Maldon All Saints  Essex  Essex  England 
Bewitchment

Ellen Smith's daughter allegedly has a falling out with the daughter of Widow Webbe of Maldon. The day after the falling out, Ellen Smith strikes Widow Webbe's daughter, Susan Webbe, on the face, causing the girl to sicken and die two days later. Susan Webbe is said to have cried "away with the witch, away with the witch" as she languished on her sickbed. (8-9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 8-9

1579  Maldon  Maldon All Saints  Essex  Essex  England 
Murder

Ellen Smith's daughter allegedly has a falling out with the daughter of Widow Webbe of Maldon. The day after the falling out, Ellen Smith strikes Widow Webbe's daughter, Susan Webbe, on the face, causing the girl to sicken and die two days later. Susan Webbe is said to have cried "away with the witch, away with the witch" as she languished on her sickbed. (8-9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 8-9

1579  Maldon  Maldon All Saints  Essex  Essex  England 
Haunting

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that sets fire to his house. (7)

Appears in:
Telfair, Alexander. A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit. Edinburgh: 1696, 7

1695, February  Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
Haunting

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that rattles objects in his house, makes loud noises, disrupts prayer, and frightens a dog. (9)

Appears in:
Telfair, Alexander. A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit. Edinburgh: 1696, 9

1695, March 22  Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
Executed

Ellen Smith of Maldon is allegedly executed for witchcraft in April, 1579. (1, 9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 1, 9

1579, April    Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
Charity Refused

Mother Staunton allegedly came to William Corner's home and demanded various things, including a piece of leather, from Mrs. Corner, which Mrs. Corner denied her. Staunton then demanded to know how many children she had, to which Mrs. Corner replied that she had one. The child soon suffered from sweating and chills, and started shrieking and staring and wringing and writhing until it was thought the child must surely die of it. (12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12

1579  Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England 
Bewitchment

Mother Staunton allegedly came to William Corner's home and demanded various things, including a piece of leather, from Mrs. Corner, which Mrs. Corner denied her. Staunton then demanded to know how many children she had, to which Mrs. Corner replied that she had one. The child soon suffered from sweating and chills, and started shrieking and staring and wringing and writhing until it was thought the child must surely die of it. (12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12

1579  Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England 
Physical Torment

Mother Staunton allegedly came to William Corner's home and demanded various things, including a piece of leather, from Mrs. Corner, which Mrs. Corner denied her. Staunton then demanded to know how many children she had, to which Mrs. Corner replied that she had one. The child soon suffered from sweating and chills, and started shrieking and staring and wringing and writhing until it was thought the child must surely die of it. (12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12

1579  Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England 
Physical Torment

Mother Staunton allegedly came to Robert Cornell's home twice to ask milk from Mrs. Cornell, but Mrs. Cornell turned her away and barred the door both times due to the suspicion that Staunton was a witch. The second time she came to the house, Staunton drew a circle in the dirt with a knife outside the front door, marking it with the compass points. When asked, she claimed to be digging a "shyting house" for herself. The next day, Mrs. Cornell left the house through that door, and is said to have taken sick with an illness that caused her to swell up as with child until she feared she would burst. (12-13)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12-13

1579  Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England 
Instrumental Magic

Mother Staunton allegedly came to Robert Cornell's home twice to ask milk from Mrs. Cornell, but Mrs. Cornell turned her away and barred the door both times due to the suspicion that Staunton was a witch. The second time she came to the house, Staunton drew a circle in the dirt with a knife outside the front door, marking it with the compass points. When asked, she claimed to be digging a "shyting house" for herself. The next day, Mrs. Cornell left the house through that door, and is said to have taken sick with an illness that caused her to swell up as with child until she feared she would burst. (12-13)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12-13

1579  Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England 
Charity Refused

Mother Staunton allegedly came to Robert Cornell's home twice to ask milk from Mrs. Cornell, but Mrs. Cornell turned her away and barred the door both times due to the suspicion that Staunton was a witch. The second time she came to the house, Staunton drew a circle in the dirt with a knife outside the front door, marking it with the compass points. When asked, she claimed to be digging a "shyting house" for herself. The next day, Mrs. Cornell left the house through that door, and is said to have taken sick with an illness that caused her to swell up as with child until she feared she would burst. (12-13)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12-13

1579  Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England 
Illness

Mother Staunton allegedly came to Robert Cornell's home twice to ask milk from Mrs. Cornell, but Mrs. Cornell turned her away and barred the door both times due to the suspicion that Staunton was a witch. The second time she came to the house, Staunton drew a circle in the dirt with a knife outside the front door, marking it with the compass points. When asked, she claimed to be digging a "shyting house" for herself. The next day, Mrs. Cornell left the house through that door, and is said to have taken sick with an illness that caused her to swell up as with child until she feared she would burst. (12-13)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12-13

1579  Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England 
Trial

Mother Staunton is tried for murder in April of 1579, and found to be not guilty. (10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 10

1579, April    Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
Verdict

Mother Staunton is tried for murder in April of 1579, and found to be not guilty. (10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 10

1579, April    Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
Bewitchment

Mother Nokes allegedly bewitches the limbs of two servants in the service of Thomas Spycer, Anonymous 58 and Anonymous 366. Anonymous 58 had snatched a pair of gloves from Mother Nokes' daughter, to which Nokes said "I will bounce him well enough," causing his limbs to give out. Anonymous 366 was afflicted when Anonymous 58 sent him to return the gloves on his behalf . Mother Nokes afflicted the boy's limbs are so badly afflicted that Thomas Spycer had to have him brought home in a wheelbarrow, and he was unable to move from his bed for eight days. (15-16)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 15-16

1579    Lambert, Lambert End, Lambourne  Essex  Essex  England 
Word Magic

Mother Nokes allegedly bewitches the limbs of two servants in the service of Thomas Spycer, Anonymous 58 and Anonymous 366. Anonymous 58 had snatched a pair of gloves from Mother Nokes' daughter, to which Nokes said "I will bounce him well enough," causing his limbs to give out. Anonymous 366 was afflicted when Anonymous 58 sent him to return the gloves on his behalf . Mother Nokes afflicted the boy's limbs are so badly afflicted that Thomas Spycer had to have him brought home in a wheelbarrow, and he was unable to move from his bed for eight days. (15-16)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 15-16

1579    Lambert, Lambert End, Lambourne  Essex  Essex  England 
Physical Torment

Mother Nokes allegedly bewitches the limbs of two servants in the service of Thomas Spycer, Anonymous 58 and Anonymous 366. Anonymous 58 had snatched a pair of gloves from Mother Nokes' daughter, to which Nokes said "I will bounce him well enough," causing his limbs to give out. Anonymous 366 was afflicted when Anonymous 58 sent him to return the gloves on his behalf . Mother Nokes afflicted the boy's limbs are so badly afflicted that Thomas Spycer had to have him brought home in a wheelbarrow, and he was unable to move from his bed for eight days. (15-16)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 15-16

1579    Lambert, Lambert End, Lambourne  Essex  Essex  England 
Murder

Mother Nokes allegedly catches her husband, Mr. Nokes, having an affair with the wife (Anonymous 365) of a Lamberd Ende tailor. In revenge, Mother Nokes is said to have told the the tailor's wife that she will not keep her nursing child. Shortly thereafter, the child dies. (16)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 16

1579    Lambert, Lambert End, Lambourne  Essex  Essex  England 
Word Magic

Mother Nokes allegedly catches her husband, Mr. Nokes, having an affair with the wife (Anonymous 365) of a Lamberd Ende tailor. In revenge, Mother Nokes is said to have told the the tailor's wife that she will not keep her nursing child. Shortly thereafter, the child dies. (16)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 16

1579    Lambert, Lambert End, Lambourne  Essex  Essex  England 
Executed

Mother Nokes is allegedly executed in April, 1579 for practicing witchcraft at Chelmsford. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 1

1579, April    Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
Apprehension/Capture

The young girl, Mary Ellins, voids "stones by the urinary passages," for the space of "a month or two." This leads to "strong suspitions of Witchcraft" upon Catherine Huxley, who allegedly said to Mary Ellins the day the girl and her friends threw rocks at Huxley, calling her a witch, "Ellins, you shall have stones enough in your ---" Huxley is therefore "Apprehended, Examined and Searched." It is found that there are several stones at her bedhead, "such as the said Mary voided." (45)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 45

1652, July    Evesham  Worcestershire  Worcester  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

The young girl, Mary Ellins, voids "stones by the urinary passages," for the space of "a month or two." This leads to "strong suspitions of Witchcraft" upon Catherine Huxley, who allegedly said to Mary Ellins the day the girl and her friends threw rocks at Huxley, calling her a witch, "Ellins, you shall have stones enough in your ---" Huxley is therefore "Apprehended, Examined and Searched." It is found that there are several stones at her bedhead, "such as the said Mary voided." (45)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 45

1652, July    Evesham  Worcestershire  Worcester  England 
Murder

Ursley Kempe allegedly sends her familiar Jacke to kill her brother's wife, Mrs. Kempe, because she "had called her whore and witche." (18)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 18

1582, February    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Ursley Kempe allegedly sends her familiar Jacke to kill her brother's wife, Mrs. Kempe, because she "had called her whore and witche." (18)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 18

1582, February    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Bewitchment

Ursley Kempe confesses to sending her familiar Tyttey to plague Thorlowe's wife [Grace Thurlowe] by hurting her knee. (23-24)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 23-24

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Ursley Kempe confesses to sending her familiar Tyttey to plague Thorlowe's wife [Grace Thurlowe] by hurting her knee. (23-24)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 23-24

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Ursley Kempe confesses to sending her familiar Tyttey to plague Thorlowe's wife [Grace Thurlowe] by hurting her knee. (23-24)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 23-24

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Trial

Ursley Kempe is condemned in April, 1582 for being a witch and using magic to harm others. (19)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 19

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Ursley Kempe is condemned in April, 1582 for being a witch and using magic to harm others. (19)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 19

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Bewitchment

Lewis Gaufredy of Marseilles is accused of bewitching Mistress Victoire Corbier into continually lusting after him. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Life and Death of Lewis Gaufredy. London: 1612, 4

1611, April  Marcielle    Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur (Region)  France 
Examine/Search/Identify

Joan Pechey is accused by Ales Hunt of being skilfull and cunning in witchery. (A4-A4v)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, A4-A4v

1582, February 25    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Joan Cunny of Stisted confesses that she learned the art of witchcraft from Mother Humfrey. Humfrey allegedly showed Cunny how to pray to the Devil by kneeling and making a circle on the ground. (5 or A3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 5 or A3

1589, March 30    Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
Instrumental Magic

Joan Cunny of Stisted confesses that she learned the art of witchcraft from Mother Humfrey. Humfrey allegedly showed Cunny how to pray to the Devil by kneeling and making a circle on the ground. (5 or A3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 5 or A3

1589, March 30    Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
Word Magic

Joan Cunny of Stisted confesses that she learned the art of witchcraft from Mother Humfrey. Humfrey allegedly showed Cunny how to pray to the Devil by kneeling and making a circle on the ground. (5 or A3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 5 or A3

1589, March 30    Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
Animal Damage

Elizabeth Bennet is accused of bewitching William and Joan Byet and three of his livestock, all of which died. She also confesses to bewitching William Willes' wife and William Willinga[...]e. (102)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 102

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Murder

Elizabeth Bennet is accused of bewitching William and Joan Byet and three of his livestock, all of which died. She also confesses to bewitching William Willes' wife and William Willinga[...]e. (102)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 102

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Bewitchment

Elizabeth Bennet is accused of bewitching William and Joan Byet and three of his livestock, all of which died. She also confesses to bewitching William Willes' wife and William Willinga[...]e. (102)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 102

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Accusation

Annis Glascocke is allegedly identified by one of her old roommates as "a naughtie woman, and a dealer in witchcrafte," according to Michael Stevens. Glascocke "denyeth that she knewe anye such woman, or that any such speaches were vsed vnto her." (38)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 38

1582, March    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Annis Glascocke is allegedly identified by one of her old roommates as "a naughtie woman, and a dealer in witchcrafte," according to Michael Stevens. Glascocke "denyeth that she knewe anye such woman, or that any such speaches were vsed vnto her." (38)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 38

1582, March    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Bewitchment

Annis Glascocke is accused of having bewitched Martha Stevens, Charity Page, and the Page's child (or ward) to death. (102)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 102

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Trial

Widow Perry and her sons (Anonymous 92 and Anonymous 93) are arraigned and found guilty of robbing and murdering William Harrison. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Power of Witchcraft being a Most Strange but True Relation of the Most Miraculous and Wonderful Deliverance of One Mr. William Harrison. London: 1662, 6

1662  London  Cambden  London, Greater  London  England 
Theft

Widow Perry and her sons (Anonymous 92 and Anonymous 93) are arraigned and found guilty of robbing and murdering William Harrison. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Power of Witchcraft being a Most Strange but True Relation of the Most Miraculous and Wonderful Deliverance of One Mr. William Harrison. London: 1662, 6

1662  London  Cambden  London, Greater  London  England 
Murder

Widow Perry and her sons (Anonymous 92 and Anonymous 93) are arraigned and found guilty of robbing and murdering William Harrison. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Power of Witchcraft being a Most Strange but True Relation of the Most Miraculous and Wonderful Deliverance of One Mr. William Harrison. London: 1662, 6

1662  London  Cambden  London, Greater  London  England 
Verdict

Catherine Huxley, a woman who is allegedly believed to be a witch responsible for the young girl Mary Ellin's sickness and voiding of "stones through urinary passages," is sent to Worcester, after having been examined and searched. At the "Summer Assizes in the said year 1652," she was condemned and executed, "upon the Prosecution of the Friends of the said Mary." (45)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 45

1652  Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
Executed

Catherine Huxley, a woman who is allegedly believed to be a witch responsible for the young girl Mary Ellin's sickness and voiding of "stones through urinary passages," is sent to Worcester, after having been examined and searched. At the "Summer Assizes in the said year 1652," she was condemned and executed, "upon the Prosecution of the Friends of the said Mary." (45)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 45

1652  Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
Familiar Magic

Alice Manfielde is accused of sending her imp Robin to plague Cheston's bull, make it pine, and die. This was seen as an act of retribution; Cheston's wife allegedly chides Manfielde and speaks many evil words to her. (63)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 63

1575    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Animal Damage

Alice Manfielde is accused of sending her imp Robin to plague Cheston's bull, make it pine, and die. This was seen as an act of retribution; Cheston's wife allegedly chides Manfielde and speaks many evil words to her. (63)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 63

1575    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Animal Damage

Alice Manfielde is accused of bewitching Joan Cheston's cattle. (70)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 70

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Executed

Alice Manfielde is condemned of witchcraft, and swiftly executed in April, 1582. (61)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 61

1582, April    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Trial

Margaret Grevell is accused by John Carter of bewitching a brew and halting beer production in her town. (73-79 )

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 73-79

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Bewitchment

Margaret Grevell is accused by John Carter of bewitching a brew and halting beer production in her town. (73-79 )

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 73-79

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Property Damage

Margaret Grevell is accused by John Carter of bewitching a brew and halting beer production in her town. (73-79 )

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 73-79

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Imprisonment

Margaret Grevell is sent to prison for her mischievous actions. (68)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 68

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Animal Damage

Elizabeth Ewstace is accused of hurting Felice Okey's geese. Felice Okey testifies against Elizabeth Ewstace during her trial. (75)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 75

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Trial

Elizabeth Ewstace is accused of hurting Felice Okey's geese. Felice Okey testifies against Elizabeth Ewstace during her trial. (75)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 75

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Word Magic

Elizabeth Ewstace allegedly threatens Felice Okey's husband, leaving him bewitched for a short while with scratches on his face, and no ability to see, hear, or speak. (76)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 76

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Bewitchment

Elizabeth Ewstace allegedly threatens Felice Okey's husband, leaving him bewitched for a short while with scratches on his face, and no ability to see, hear, or speak. (76)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 76

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Apprehension/Capture

Elizabeth Ewstace is interrogated in prison by Brian Darcey; she denies participating in a malefic conspiracy with Alice Manfield, noting that their only business has been when she buys ointment from Manfield to treat her lameness. (79)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 79

1582, February    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Imprisonment

Elizabeth Ewstace is interrogated in prison by Brian Darcey; she denies participating in a malefic conspiracy with Alice Manfield, noting that their only business has been when she buys ointment from Manfield to treat her lameness. (79)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 79

1582, February    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Imprisonment

Annis Herd is accused by several Little Okeley residents of bewitching, and is sent to prison. (93-94)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 93-94

1582, March 17    Little Oakey  Essex  Essex  England 
Accusation

Annis Herd is accused by several Little Okeley residents of bewitching, and is sent to prison. (93-94)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 93-94

1582, March 17    Little Oakey  Essex  Essex  England 
Trial

Annis Herd is accused by several Little Okeley residents of bewitching, and is sent to prison. (93-94)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 93-94

1582, March 17    Little Oakey  Essex  Essex  England 
Executed

Lewis Gaufredy of Marseilles is executed in Marsellies on April 30, 1611 for being a magician and in communion with the Devil. (23)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Life and Death of Lewis Gaufredy. London: 1612, 23

1611, April   Marcielle    Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur (Region)  France 
Word Magic

Joan Robinson is accused of bewitching animals and men. (100)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 100

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Bewitchment

Joan Robinson is accused of bewitching animals and men. (100)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 100

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Accusation

Joan Robinson is accused of bewitching animals and men. (100)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 100

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Physical Torment

Joan Cunny confesses sending her familiars to hurt John Sparrow's wife, and to knock over a stack of logs in John Glascock's yard. (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 8

1589, March    Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Joan Cunny confesses sending her familiars to hurt John Sparrow's wife, and to knock over a stack of logs in John Glascock's yard. (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 8

1589, March    Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
Property Damage

Joan Cunny confesses sending her familiars to hurt John Sparrow's wife, and to knock over a stack of logs in John Glascock's yard. (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 8

1589, March    Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Joan Cunny confesses sending her familiars to hurt John Sparrow's wife, and to knock over a stack of logs in John Glascock's yard. (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 8

1589, March    Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
Physical Torment

Joan Cunny confesses to sending her familiars to hurt William Unglee of Stisted, a Miller, but they are unsuccessful. Instead, the familiars hurt Barnaby Griffen, one of Unglee's workers. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 2

1589, March    Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Joan Cunny confesses to sending her familiars to hurt William Unglee of Stisted, a Miller, but they are unsuccessful. Instead, the familiars hurt Barnaby Griffen, one of Unglee's workers. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 2

1589, March    Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
Apprehension/Capture

Joan Cunny confesses to sending her familiars to hurt Master Kitchin, the town Minister, but they were not able to because of his strong religious faith. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 2

1589, March    Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
Apparitions

Joan Cunny confesses to sending her familiars to hurt Master Kitchin, the town Minister, but they were not able to because of his strong religious faith. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 2

1589, March    Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
Animal Damage

Joan Cunny confesses to sending her familiars to hurt Master Kitchin, the town Minister, but they were not able to because of his strong religious faith. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 2

1589, March    Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
Accusation

Joan Cunny confesses to sending her familiars to hurt Master Kitchin, the town Minister, but they were not able to because of his strong religious faith. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 2

1589, March    Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Joan Cunny confesses sending her familiars to hurt George Coe, the town shoe maker, but they are not able to because of his strong religious faith. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 2

1589, March    Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
Physical Torment

Joan Cunny confesses sending her familiars to hurt George Coe, the town shoe maker, but they are not able to because of his strong religious faith. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 2

1589, March    Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
Countermagic

Joan Cunny confesses sending her familiars to hurt George Coe, the town shoe maker, but they are not able to because of his strong religious faith. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 2

1589, March    Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Joan Upney confesses to sending her familiar toad to pinch and suck at John Harrolde's wife until she died. (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 8

1584  East London  Dagenham  Essex  Essex  England 
Murder

Joan Upney confesses to sending her familiar toad to pinch and suck at John Harrolde's wife until she died. (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 8

1584  East London  Dagenham  Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Joan Upney confesses to sending her familiar toad to pinch and suck at John Harrolde's wife until she died. (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 8

1584  East London  Dagenham  Essex  Essex  England 
Countermagic

A woman who appears like a gentlewoman mounts her horse and vanishes after the maid she frightens cries out "The Lord deliver me from all witches." (2-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Signs and Wonders from Heaven. With a True Relation of a Monster Born in Radcliffe Highway. London: 1645, 2-3

1644, July 30  Soffam; Swaffham  Soffam; Swaffham  Norfolk  Norfolke; Norfolk  England 
Executed

Joan Cunny is executed in Chelmsford on 5 July, 1589. (14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 14

1589, July 5    Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
Executed

Joan Prentice is executed in Chelmsford on 5 July, 1589. (14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 14

1589, July 5    Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
Property Damage

A group of nine people (eight men and one woman) rob and murder Anthony James, a wealthy Yeoman, and his wife (Anonymous 66). The robbers take gold, silver, plates, and rings. They then stab Anthony James and his wife (Anonymous 66) with daggers to kill them. The children, Anthony James (Jr.) and Elizabeth James are kidnapped. (4-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 4-5

1602      Essex  Essex  England 
Murder

A group of nine people (eight men and one woman) rob and murder Anthony James, a wealthy Yeoman, and his wife (Anonymous 66). The robbers take gold, silver, plates, and rings. They then stab Anthony James and his wife (Anonymous 66) with daggers to kill them. The children, Anthony James (Jr.) and Elizabeth James are kidnapped. (4-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 4-5

1602      Essex  Essex  England 
Trial

Lewis Gaufredy of Marseilles is tried by a court and found guilty of rape, seduction, sorcery, magic, and other devilish acts. (19)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Life and Death of Lewis Gaufredy. London: 1612, 19

1611, April  Marcielle    Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur (Region)  France 
Executed

Annis Dell is executed at the Hartford Assizes in Hertfordshire on August 4,1606 after being found guilty of murdering Anthony James Jr. and for mutilating Elizabeth James by cutting out her tongue. (19-20)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 19-20

1606, August 4  Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
Trial

Johane Harrison is tried for witchcraft in Hertfordshire in August, 1606. (18)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 18

1606, August 4  Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
Executed

Johane Harrison is executed in Hertfordshire on August 4, 1606 after being found guilty of witchcraft. (24)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 24

1606, August 4  Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
Murder

Peter Stubbe allegedly transforms into a wolf in order to commit dozens of murders over a period of twenty years. (7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Discourse. Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of one Stubbe Peeter, a Most Wicked Sorcerer. London: 1590, 7

1589  Bedburg  Bedbur  Cologne (Region)  Collin  Germany 
Transmogrification

Peter Stubbe allegedly transforms into a wolf in order to commit dozens of murders over a period of twenty years. (7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Discourse. Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of one Stubbe Peeter, a Most Wicked Sorcerer. London: 1590, 7

1589  Bedburg  Bedbur  Cologne (Region)  Collin  Germany 
Transmogrification

Peter Stubbe is able to appear in the likeness of a wolf whenever he pleases. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Discourse. Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of one Stubbe Peeter, a Most Wicked Sorcerer. London: 1590, 5

1589  Bedburg  Bedbur  Cologne (Region)  Collin  Germany 
Bewitchment

Lewis Gaufredy of Marseilles confesses to baptizing children into the Devil's service by using salt and sulfur in the water. (16)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Life and Death of Lewis Gaufredy. London: 1612, 16

1611  Marcielle    Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur (Region)  France 
Physical Torment

Peter Stubbe, in the shape of a wolf, allegedly attempts to rip out a young girl's throat. He is unsuccessful because she is protected by God. (15)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Discourse. Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of one Stubbe Peeter, a Most Wicked Sorcerer. London: 1590, 15

1589  Bedburg  Bedbur  Cologne (Region)  Collin  Germany 
Put in the stocks

Peter Stubbe is captured and put on the rack for questioning, but is not tortured as he quickly confesses his crimes. (17-18)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Discourse. Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of one Stubbe Peeter, a Most Wicked Sorcerer. London: 1590, 17-18

1589  Bedburg  Bedbur  Cologne (Region)  Collin  Germany 
Executed

Peter Stubbe is executed by hot pokers, having his legs and arms broken, head struck from body, and his carcass burned in Bedfur, Germany on October 31, 1589. (18)

Appears in:
Cooper, Thomas. The Mystery of Witchcraft. Discovering, the Truth, Nature, Occasions, Growth and Power Thereof. London: 1617, 18

1589, October 31  Bedburg  Bedbur  Cologne (Region)  Collin  Germany 
Property Damage

Simon Gamperle confesses to robbing, rioting, and pillaging all around the city. (10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 10

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Confession

Geillis Duncane confesses to being enticed by the Devil and practicing witchcraft, after she is tortured and found to have witch's marks. (7)

Appears in:
Carmichael, James. News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer. London: 1592, 7

1591  Trenet  Tranent  East Lothian  Scotland 
Imprisonment

Geillis Duncane is sent to prison because she possesses a witch's mark on her throat. (7)

Appears in:
Carmichael, James. News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer. London: 1592, 7

1591  Trenet  Tranent  East Lothian  Scotland 
Examine/Search/Identify

Agnes Sampson is found to be a witch, after having all her hair shaved off and a witch's mark is found near her private parts. (10)

Appears in:
Carmichael, James. News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer. London: 1592, 10

1591  Trenet  Tranent  East Lothian  Scotland 
Physical Torment

Agnes Tompson confesses to keeping a toad and using its collected venom to make the King of Scotland ill and have great pain. (14)

Appears in:
Carmichael, James. News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer. London: 1592, 14

1591  Edinburgh    Midlothian  Edinburghshire  Scotland 
Familiar Magic

Agnes Tompson confesses to using a cat to cause a great tempest that disrupted King James I's voyage from Denmark. (15)

Appears in:
Carmichael, James. News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer. London: 1592, 15

1591  Edinburgh  Leith  Midlothian  Edinburghshire  Scotland 
Confession

Doctor Fian is tortured into confessing his witchcraft practices and his part in leading other witches. (17)

Appears in:
Carmichael, James. News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer. London: 1592, 17

1591  Cockenzie  Tranent  East Lothian    Scotland 
Executed

Doctor Fian is burned to death on Castle Hill of Edinburgh on January 22, 1591. (28)

Appears in:
Carmichael, James. News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer. London: 1592, 28

1591, January, 22  Edinburgh    Midlothian  Edinburghshire  Scotland 
Physical Torment

Anne Gamperle confesses to tormenting nineteen old people. (9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 9

1600  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Confession

Paule Gamperle confesses to practicing witchcraft since childhood. (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 8

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Murder

Paule Gamperle confesses to the murder of approximately one hundred children. (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 8

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Physical Torment

Paule Gamperle confesses to tormenting people who would not forgive his debts. (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 8

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Murder

Paule Gamperle confesses to murdering his two uncles to acquire their goods. (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 8

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Murder

Paule Gamperle confesses to setting eight houses in the neighbourhood on fire, killing the sixteen people. (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 8

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Murder

Anne Gamperle confesses to the murder of approximately one hundred children. (7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 7

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Murder

Anne Gamperle confesses to murdering an innkeeper and his wife. (9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 9

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Murder

Simon Gamperle confesses to the murder of approximately thirty children. (10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 10

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Murder

Simon Gamperle confesses making himself invisible to rob and murder people, as well as commit other acts using witchcraft. (10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 10

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Murder

Jacob Gamperle confesses to robbing churches and merchants. (9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 9

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Animal Damage

Jacob Gamperle confesses to causing a heard of cattle to be blown into the river by creating a tempest. (10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 10

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Executed

Anne Gamperle has her breasts cut off, arms broken, and is burned to death on 29 July, 1600. (12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 12

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Executed

Five men from Germany are executed after being found guilty of witchcraft and murder on July 29, 1600. (10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 10

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Executed

Paule Gamperle is put on a spit while still alive, and burned to death on July 29, 1600. (12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 12

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Accusation

Joan Vaughan allegedly "committed something either in spech, or gesture, so [u]nfitting, and [u]nseming the nature of woman-hood, that it displeased the most that were there present," deeply offending Mistress Belcher. Belcher struck Vaugan for the transgression, and forced her out of her company. Vaughan, enraged, replied "shee would remember this iniury, and re[v]enge it." Belcher was unimpressed, and ended the encounter by saying that Vaughan "neither seared her nor her mother: but bad her doe her worst." Vaughan is said to have reported this altercation to her mother, Agnes Brown, and they decided to take revenge on Belcher, after a wait of three or four days to avoid suspicion. (B2-B3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, B2-B3

1611  Guilsborough  Gilsborough  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Lewis Gaufredy of Marseilles is accused of introducing Mistress Magdalen of the Marish to the Devil, causing her to have marks on her body. (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Life and Death of Lewis Gaufredy. London: 1612, 8

1611  Marcielle    Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur (Region)  France 
Apprehension/Capture

Lewis Gaufredy of Marseilles is apprehended and put in prison after Magdalen of the Marish confesses to Gaufredy's involvement with the Devil. (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Life and Death of Lewis Gaufredy. London: 1612, 8

1611  Marcielle    Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur (Region)  France 
Word Magic

Lewis Gaufredy of Marseilles confesses to how he married Magdalen of the Marish to the Prince of Devils, called Beelzebub, who took the form of a gentleman. (12-13)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Life and Death of Lewis Gaufredy. London: 1612, 12-13

1611  Marcielle    Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur (Region)  France 
Imprisonment

Bill (Mother) allegedly faints often and complains pitifully that the law is stronger than her art; she becomes convinced that she would be hanged like her son Arthur Bill. After three or four days of horror at the possibility, in which she rails against her damnation, birth and conception, she cuts her own throat to save the hangman the work. (C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C3

1611  Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
Death/Demise

Bill (Mother) allegedly faints often and complains pitifully that the law is stronger than her art; she becomes convinced that she would be hanged like her son Arthur Bill. After three or four days of horror at the possibility, in which she rails against her damnation, birth and conception, she cuts her own throat to save the hangman the work. (C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C3

1611  Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
Bewitchment

Hellen Jenkenson is apprehended from her home in Thrapston by Sir Thomas Brook for allegedly bewitching a child to death and committed to Northampton Gaol. She is suspected of the child's murder due to a reputation for living an evil life, and suspicion that she had bewitched cattle and caused other mischiefs in the past. (D2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, D2

1611, May 11  Thrapston  Thrapston  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Apprehension/Capture

Hellen Jenkenson is apprehended from her home in Thrapston by Sir Thomas Brook for allegedly bewitching a child to death and committed to Northampton Gaol. She is suspected of the child's murder due to a reputation for living an evil life, and suspicion that she had bewitched cattle and caused other mischiefs in the past. (D2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, D2

1611, May 11  Thrapston  Thrapston  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Accusation

Hellen Jenkenson is apprehended from her home in Thrapston by Sir Thomas Brook for allegedly bewitching a child to death and committed to Northampton Gaol. She is suspected of the child's murder due to a reputation for living an evil life, and suspicion that she had bewitched cattle and caused other mischiefs in the past. (D2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, D2

1611, May 11  Thrapston  Thrapston  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Murder

Hellen Jenkenson is apprehended from her home in Thrapston by Sir Thomas Brook for allegedly bewitching a child to death and committed to Northampton Gaol. She is suspected of the child's murder due to a reputation for living an evil life, and suspicion that she had bewitched cattle and caused other mischiefs in the past. (D2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, D2

1611, May 11  Thrapston  Thrapston  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Animal Damage

Hellen Jenkenson is apprehended from her home in Thrapston by Sir Thomas Brook for allegedly bewitching a child to death and committed to Northampton Gaol. She is suspected of the child's murder due to a reputation for living an evil life, and suspicion that she had bewitched cattle and caused other mischiefs in the past. (D2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, D2

1611, May 11  Thrapston  Thrapston  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Hellen Jenkenson is searched for witch's marks shortly before her apprehension. The search is carried out by a jury of women led by Mistress Moulsho; they allegedly find a mark, much to their amazement. (D2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, D2

1611, May  Thrapston  Thrapston  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Haunting

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that takes the form of a black cloud, and also throws mud and chaff. (15)

Appears in:
Telfair, Alexander. A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit. Edinburgh: 1696, 15

1695, April 30  Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
Physical Torment

MIstress Belcher is allegedly suddenly struck with an intolerable pain in her body, which has the side effect of horribly disfiguring her face. While in pain, Belcher is heard crying out, "Heere comes Ioane Uaughan, away with Ioane Uaughan." (B3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, B3

1611  Guilsborough  Gilsborough  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Bewitchment

MIstress Belcher is allegedly suddenly struck with an intolerable pain in her body, which has the side effect of horribly disfiguring her face. While in pain, Belcher is heard crying out, "Heere comes Ioane Uaughan, away with Ioane Uaughan." (B3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, B3

1611  Guilsborough  Gilsborough  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Animal Damage

Arthur Bill is accused of bewitching Martha Aspine to death, based on strong suspicions that he was also guilty of having previously bewitched numerous kinds of cattle, and the evil reputation he and his parents have earned. (C2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C2

1611  Raunds  Raundes  Northamptonshire  County of Northampton; Northants  England 
Murder

Arthur Bill is accused of bewitching Martha Aspine to death, based on strong suspicions that he was also guilty of having previously bewitched numerous kinds of cattle, and the evil reputation he and his parents have earned. (C2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C2

1611  Raunds  Raundes  Northamptonshire  County of Northampton; Northants  England 
Bewitchment

Arthur Bill is accused of bewitching Martha Aspine to death, based on strong suspicions that he was also guilty of having previously bewitched numerous kinds of cattle, and the evil reputation he and his parents have earned. (C2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C2

1611  Raunds  Raundes  Northamptonshire  County of Northampton; Northants  England 
Accusation

Arthur Bill is accused of bewitching Martha Aspine to death, based on strong suspicions that he was also guilty of having previously bewitched numerous kinds of cattle, and the evil reputation he and his parents have earned. (C2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C2

1611  Raunds  Raundes  Northamptonshire  County of Northampton; Northants  England 
Swimming

Arthur Bill, Bill (Mother) and Bill (Father) are apprehended. The Justices and officers responsible for their capture allegedly decide to swim them to determine whether they are indeed witches. All three are bound thumb-to-toe and thrown into water; they are said to float. This is taken as confirmation of their guilt. (C2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C2

1611  Raunds  Raundes  Northamptonshire  County of Northampton; Northants  England 
Apprehension/Capture

Arthur Bill, Bill (Mother) and Bill (Father) are apprehended. The Justices and officers responsible for their capture allegedly decide to swim them to determine whether they are indeed witches. All three are bound thumb-to-toe and thrown into water; they are said to float. This is taken as confirmation of their guilt. (C2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C2

1611  Raunds  Raundes  Northamptonshire  County of Northampton; Northants  England 
Haunting

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that pulls one of his children out of bed and hangs them by the shoulders in a tree. (14)

Appears in:
Telfair, Alexander. A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit. Edinburgh: 1696, 14

1695  Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
Imprisonment

Arthur Bill and his parents, Bill (Mother) and Bill (Father) are imprisoned at Northampton Gaol for witchcraft after they are tested through swimming. Arthur is determined to be the principal witch. They are delivered to the gaol by Sir Gilbert Pickering. (C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C3

1611  Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
Haunting

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that says it will stop bothering him if Andrew Mackie worships the spirit instead of God. (14)

Appears in:
Telfair, Alexander. A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit. Edinburgh: 1696, 14

1695, April 26  Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
Verdict

Hellen Jenkenson is found guilty of bewitching a child to death and hanged at Northampton Gaol on July 22, 1611. She denies the accusations against her to the last, insisting "she was to die an Innocent, I thinke as Innocent as the rest." (Title Page)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, Title Page

1611, July 22  Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
Executed

Hellen Jenkenson is found guilty of bewitching a child to death and hanged at Northampton Gaol on July 22, 1611. She denies the accusations against her to the last, insisting "she was to die an Innocent, I thinke as Innocent as the rest." (Title Page)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, Title Page

1611, July 22  Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
Trial

Hellen Jenkenson is found guilty of bewitching a child to death and hanged at Northampton Gaol on July 22, 1611. She denies the accusations against her to the last, insisting "she was to die an Innocent, I thinke as Innocent as the rest." (Title Page)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, Title Page

1611, July 22  Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
Verdict

Mary Barber is found guilty of bewitching a man to death, and is hanged at Northampton Gaol on July 22, 1611. (Title Page)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, Title Page

1611, July 22  Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
Executed

Mary Barber is found guilty of bewitching a man to death, and is hanged at Northampton Gaol on July 22, 1611. (Title Page)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, Title Page

1611, July 22  Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
Trial

Mary Barber is found guilty of bewitching a man to death, and is hanged at Northampton Gaol on July 22, 1611. (Title Page)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, Title Page

1611, July 22  Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
Confession

Anne Bodenham of Fisherton Anger confesses to being able to cure diseases by charms and spells and through the use of glass and books. (25-26)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 25-26

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Anne Bodeham of Fisherton Anger has her body searched by a group of women that find a teat on her shoulder. (28-29)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 28-29

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Familiar Magic

Ursley Kempe accuses Ales Newman of sending the spirit Pigin to plague a child. (28)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 28

1582, February 9    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Accusation

Sir Francis Manners succeeds his brother as the Earl of Rutland and takes up residence at Belvoir (Beaver) Castle. Joan Flower, and her daughters Margaret and Phillip, are hired as charwomen to assist with the household's upkeep. Margaret earns a residency as both a poultry-keeper and a laundress. This lasts until the Countess hears accusations that the Flower women have been engaged in various misdemeanors during their employment. (C2-C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, C2-C3

1618  (Bever Castle)  Belvoir  Leicestershire  Leicestershire  England 
Bewitchment

Countess Manners hears numerous accusations against the Flower women. Joan Flowers, the mother, is said to be "a monstrous malicious woman, full of oathes, curses, and imprecations irreligious, and for any thing they saw by her, a plaine Atheist; besides of late dayes her very countenance was estranged, her eyes were fiery and hollow, her speech fell and enuious, her de[m]eanour strange and exoticke, and her conuersation sequestred; so that the whole course of her life gaue great suspition that she was a notorious Witch, yea some of her neighbours dared to affirme that shee dealt with familiar spirits, and terrified them all with curses and threatning of reuenge, if there were neuer so little cause of displeasure and vnkindnesse." (C2-C4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, C2-C4

1618  (Bever Castle)  Belvoir  Leicestershire  Leicestershire  England 
Accusation

Countess Manners hears numerous accusations against the Flower women. Joan Flowers, the mother, is said to be "a monstrous malicious woman, full of oathes, curses, and imprecations irreligious, and for any thing they saw by her, a plaine Atheist; besides of late dayes her very countenance was estranged, her eyes were fiery and hollow, her speech fell and enuious, her de[m]eanour strange and exoticke, and her conuersation sequestred; so that the whole course of her life gaue great suspition that she was a notorious Witch, yea some of her neighbours dared to affirme that shee dealt with familiar spirits, and terrified them all with curses and threatning of reuenge, if there were neuer so little cause of displeasure and vnkindnesse." (C2-C4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, C2-C4

1618  (Bever Castle)  Belvoir  Leicestershire  Leicestershire  England 
Bewitchment

Countess Manners hears numerous accusations against the Flower women. Phillip Flower, one of the daughters, is said to rob the Lady and maintain debauched and base company. Phillip is also accused of being "lewdly transported with the loue of one Th: Simpson" and to have bewitched Thomas so that "hee had no power to lea[v]e her, and was as hee supposed maruellously altred both in m[in]de and body." (C2-C4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, C2-C4

1618  (Bever Castle)  Belvoir  Leicestershire  Leicestershire  England 
Theft

Countess Manners hears numerous accusations against the Flower women. Phillip Flower, one of the daughters, is said to rob the Lady and maintain debauched and base company. Phillip is also accused of being "lewdly transported with the loue of one Th: Simpson" and to have bewitched Thomas so that "hee had no power to lea[v]e her, and was as hee supposed maruellously altred both in m[in]de and body." (C2-C4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, C2-C4

1618  (Bever Castle)  Belvoir  Leicestershire  Leicestershire  England 
Bewitchment

Annis Letherdall accuses Ursley Kempe of bewitching her daughter, Elizabeth Letherdall. Kempe had sent her own son, Thomas Rabbet to Letherdall's home to request some scouring sand, and offered to dye some hose in return. Letherdall refused and sent Kempe's son away empty handed. Upon witnessing Letherdall's daughter Elizabeth carry some sand to another neighbor, Kempe cursed the girl in revenge, causing her belly and private parts to swell. (5)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 5

1581    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Alice Newman, at Ursula Kempe's behest, conspires to sends her spirit Jacke to bewitch Edna Stratton to death. Kempe had been insulted by Edna' husband, and refused spices by Edna herself. This was considered an act of just retribution. (BV, B2)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, BV, B2

1581, December    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Murder

Alice Newman, at Ursula Kempe's behest, conspires to sends her spirit Jacke to bewitch Edna Stratton to death. Kempe had been insulted by Edna' husband, and refused spices by Edna herself. This was considered an act of just retribution. (BV, B2)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, BV, B2

1581, December    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Trial

John Lambe stands trial at the Worcester Assizes on two charges, firstly for "vnchristian and damnable practises against the person of an Honourble Peere of this Realme" and secondly for "damnable inuocation and worship of euill Spirits." He is found guilty of both, but judgement is suspended in both cases. (3-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 3-6

1627  Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
Claim

Mr. Wayneman gives deposition against Dr. John Lambe, alleging they had met by chance and that at this meeting Dr. Lambe claimed he could tell what "secret markes" Wayneman had on his body and tell him acts he had done, then described both to him. Lambe added that "he vpon sight of any man or woman could doe the like to them." (6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 6-7

1627  Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
Healing of a Person

Ursley Kempe appears without having been called for and offers to cure Grace Thurlowe's lameness for the cost of twelve pence. Thurlowe accepts the offer and agrees to the price and "she was wel & in good case as shee was before." However, when Kempe appears to collect the money, "saide Grace made answere, that shee was a poore and a needie woman, and had no money: & then the said Ursley requested of her cheese for it: but she said she had none." Kempe left, vexed and annoyed and claimed that she would be even with Thurlowe, and indeed she was. It wasn't simply that Thurlowe's illness returned, it was that she could, from that point in time, never return to health without it appearing that it was costing her son his health to do so: "she saith, that when she is any thing well or beginneth to amend, then her childe is tormented, and so continueth for a time in a very strange case, and when he beginneth to amend: Then shee the saide Grace becommeth so lame, as without helpe shee is not able to arise, or to turne her in her bed." (A2-A2v)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, A2-A2v

1580    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Countermagic

Ursley Kempe appears without having been called for and offers to cure Grace Thurlowe's lameness for the cost of twelve pence. Thurlowe accepts the offer and agrees to the price and "she was wel & in good case as shee was before." However, when Kempe appears to collect the money, "saide Grace made answere, that shee was a poore and a needie woman, and had no money: & then the said Ursley requested of her cheese for it: but she said she had none." Kempe left, vexed and annoyed and claimed that she would be even with Thurlowe, and indeed she was. It wasn't simply that Thurlowe's illness returned, it was that she could, from that point in time, never return to health without it appearing that it was costing her son his health to do so: "she saith, that when she is any thing well or beginneth to amend, then her childe is tormented, and so continueth for a time in a very strange case, and when he beginneth to amend: Then shee the saide Grace becommeth so lame, as without helpe shee is not able to arise, or to turne her in her bed." (A2-A2v)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, A2-A2v

1580    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Claim

Mr. Wayneman gave deposition alleging that Dr. John Lambe "did practise to drawe the said Mr. Wayneman into the Deuillish Art of Coniuration, and told him that he had the command of spirits." Lambe promised to show him an angel, and Wayneman agreed out of curiosity. Lambe took a crystal ball out of his pocket, rested his hat upon the table, and put the crystal on the hat's crown. He then knelt down before it and pronounced his adoration. When Wayneman asked why he did so, Lambe said he had to or the angel wouldn't appear. Lambe then added, "although I said to you, it was an Angell, I would shew you, I did deceiue you for it is a Spirit I vse to call vpon." (6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 6-7

1627  Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
Apparitions

Mr. Wayneman gave deposition alleging that Dr. John Lambe "did practise to drawe the said Mr. Wayneman into the Deuillish Art of Coniuration, and told him that he had the command of spirits." Lambe promised to show him an angel, and Wayneman agreed out of curiosity. Lambe took a crystal ball out of his pocket, rested his hat upon the table, and put the crystal on the hat's crown. He then knelt down before it and pronounced his adoration. When Wayneman asked why he did so, Lambe said he had to or the angel wouldn't appear. Lambe then added, "although I said to you, it was an Angell, I would shew you, I did deceiue you for it is a Spirit I vse to call vpon." (6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 6-7

1627  Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
Haunting

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that throws stones into his house. (7)

Appears in:
Telfair, Alexander. A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit. Edinburgh: 1696, 7

1695, 7 March  Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
Trial

Elizabeth Bennet informs (in front of Brian Darcey) on the case of Ales Newman. She states that Ales Newman never sent her familiars to plague Johnson and his wife. (16)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 16

1582, February 24    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Elizabeth Bennet informs (in front of Brian Darcey) on the case of Ales Newman. She states that Ales Newman never sent her familiars to plague Johnson and his wife. (16)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 16

1582, February 24    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Healing of a Person

Hannah Crump is cured of her affliction with witchcraft, after her family fast and pray for a day on her behalf. Hannah Crump finds herself able to take a Bible, and read it for an hour or two. Hannah and her father John Crump rejoice, and her affliction never troubled her again. (20)

Appears in:
Barrow, John. The Lord's Arm Stretched Out in an Answer of Prayer, or, A true Relation of the Wonderful Deliverance of James Barrow. London: 1664, 20

1661, July  Warwick  Warwick  Warwickshire  Warwickshire  England 
Dispossession

Hannah Crump is cured of her affliction with witchcraft, after her family fast and pray for a day on her behalf. Hannah Crump finds herself able to take a Bible, and read it for an hour or two. Hannah and her father John Crump rejoice, and her affliction never troubled her again. (20)

Appears in:
Barrow, John. The Lord's Arm Stretched Out in an Answer of Prayer, or, A true Relation of the Wonderful Deliverance of James Barrow. London: 1664, 20

1661, July  Warwick  Warwick  Warwickshire  Warwickshire  England 
Executed

Joane Williford, Joan Caridan and Jane Hott are executed for witchcraft in Feversham on September 29, 1645. (Title Page)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, Title Page

1645, September 29  Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
Haunting

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that destroys the bindings on his animals. (7)

Appears in:
Telfair, Alexander. A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit. Edinburgh: 1696, 7

1695, February  Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
Executed

Mother Lakeland is burned to death on September 9, 1645. She is condemned for murdering her husband and for several others by witchcraft. (8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 8

1645, September 9  Ipswich  Ipswich; Gippeswick  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
Physical Torment

Mother Lakeland allegedly sent one of her imps to kill Mr. Beale. The imp only succeeded in tormenting him, forcing him to live as his body rots. (8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 8

1645  Ipswich  Ipswich; Gippeswick  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
Familiar Magic

Mother Lakeland allegedly sent one of her imps to kill Mr. Beale. The imp only succeeded in tormenting him, forcing him to live as his body rots. (8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 8

1645  Ipswich  Ipswich; Gippeswick  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
Property Damage

Mother Lakeland allegedly sent one of her imps to kill Mr. Beale. The imp only succeeded in tormenting him, forcing him to live as his body rots. (8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 8

1645  Ipswich  Ipswich; Gippeswick  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Alice Fowler is found (by her neighbours) to have five teats on her body that are black as coal. (3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Strange News from Shadwell being a True and Just Relation of the Death of Alice Fowler. London: 1684, 3

1684  Shadwell (London Borough of Tower Hamlets)    London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
Murder

Alice Fowler is found (by her neighbours) to have five teats on her body that are black as coal. (3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Strange News from Shadwell being a True and Just Relation of the Death of Alice Fowler. London: 1684, 3

1684  Shadwell (London Borough of Tower Hamlets)    London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
Word Magic

Elizabeth Sawyer alleges in her confession to Henry Goodcole that the Devil first came to her when she was cursing, swearing and blaspheming. The first words he said to her were "Oh! haue I now found you cursing, swearing, and blaspheming? now you are mine." He bid her not to fear him, and told her he would not harm her but rather do whatever mischief she asked of him. If she asked him to do harm to man or beast, he would vex them to death for her. (C1-C2)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, C1-C2

1621, April 17  London (Newgate Prison)    London, City of  London  England 
Malefic Compact

Elizabeth Sawyer alleges in her confession to Henry Goodcole that the Devil first came to her when she was cursing, swearing and blaspheming. The first words he said to her were "Oh! haue I now found you cursing, swearing, and blaspheming? now you are mine." He bid her not to fear him, and told her he would not harm her but rather do whatever mischief she asked of him. If she asked him to do harm to man or beast, he would vex them to death for her. (C1-C2)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, C1-C2

1621, April 17  London (Newgate Prison)    London, City of  London  England 
Accusation

Justice Arthur Robinson, having held a long suspicion that Elizabeth Sawyer is a witch, has thatching taken from her roof. He alleges that wherever some of the thatching was burnt, Sawyer was soon seen to come, thereby proving she is a witch. (A4-B1)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, A4-B1

1621  London  Edmonton  London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
Countermagic

Justice Arthur Robinson, having held a long suspicion that Elizabeth Sawyer is a witch, has thatching taken from her roof. He alleges that wherever some of the thatching was burnt, Sawyer was soon seen to come, thereby proving she is a witch. (A4-B1)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, A4-B1

1621  London  Edmonton  London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
Accusation

Elizabeth Sawyer's appearance and habits are used as further proof that she is a witch. She is allegedly bloodlessly pale and ghost-like in her face, with a tendency to stare at the ground; her body is crooked and deformed, and her tongue appears to be under the Devil's control at her apprehension and trial, due to her long cursing, swearing, blaspheming and imprecating. Her tongue in particular is identified as "the meanes of her owne destruction, which had destroyed many before." (B1)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, B1

1621  London  Edmonton  London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

The Manningtree witches are allegedly searched for witch's marks. Marks are allegedly found on all of them. (3-4)

Appears in:
Hopkins, Matthew. The Discovery of Witches. London: 1647, 3-4

1644, March  Manningtree  Manningtree  Essex  Essex  England 
Executed

The Manningtree witches are hanged. (2-3)

Appears in:
Hopkins, Matthew. The Discovery of Witches. London: 1647, 2-3

1644, March  Manningtree  Manningtree  Essex  Essex  England 
Apprehension/Capture

Elizabeth Stile is apprehended in Windsor in the county of Berkshire. (10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 10

1579, January 28  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Apprehension/Capture

Mother Devell is apprehended in Windsor in the county of Berkshire. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 2

1579, February 26  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Apprehension/Capture

Mother Margaret is apprehended in Windsor in the County of Berkshire. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 2

1579, February 26  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Death/Demise

Mistress Audrey and Mother Nelson die after Richard Galis forces them to appear at church; Richard Galis believes they died from being touched to the quick by the Preacher's instruction or the gnawing of their consciences. (Image 10)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 10

1579  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Joan Prentice confesses that the Devil appeared to her in the form of a ferret with firey eyes, and demanded her soul and blood in order to create an allegiance to him. The ferret sucked blood from Prentice's finger and told her its name was Bidd. (11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 11

1585    Henningham Sibble  North Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Joan Prentice confesses that the Devil appeared to her in the form of a ferret with firey eyes, and demanded her soul and blood in order to create an allegiance to him. The ferret sucked blood from Prentice's finger and told her its name was Bidd. (11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 11

1585    Henningham Sibble  North Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Ales Hunt is tried for witchcraft (in front of Brian Darcey). She confesses that two spirits appeared to her and said that Ursley Kempe would betray her. (41)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 41

1528, February 24    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Trial

Ales Hunt is tried for witchcraft (in front of Brian Darcey). She confesses that two spirits appeared to her and said that Ursley Kempe would betray her. (41)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 41

1528, February 24    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Alice Newman allegedly plagues a nobleman with a spirit. (54)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 54

1582    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Exchange of Familiar

Margery Sammon confesses to taking two spirits from her mother. (47)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 47

1582, February 25    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

John Walsh confesses to keeping a familiar that belonged to his Master, Robert Draitons. The familiar would appear to Walsh in the forms of a culver (pigeon), a dog, and a man with cloven feet. Evidently the familiar does not appear to Walsh anymore. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 4

1566, August 20  Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
Theft

Countess Manners hears numerous accusations against the Flower women. Margaret Flower, one of the daughters, is said to have "often resorted from the Castle to her Mother, bringing such prouision as they thought was vnbefitting for a seruant to purloyne, and comming at such vnseasonable houres, that they could not but coniecture some mischiefe between them." She is also accused of robbing the Lady and maintaining debauched and base company. (C2-C4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, C2-C4

1618  (Bever Castle)  Belvoir  Leicestershire  Leicestershire  England 
Accusation

Sir Francis Manners, the Earl of Rutland, develops a dislike of Joan, Margaret and Phillip Flower and ceases to hear their complaints. The Countess, the Earl's wife, eventually discharges Margaret for "[i]ndecencies both in her life and neglect of her businesse." Margaret is turned out of Belvoir (Beaver) Castle with a severance of 40 shillings, a bolster and a mattress of wool. In the aftermath, Joan Flower is "exprobrated by her neighbours for her Daughters casting out of dores, and other conceiued displeasures" and "many times cursed them all that were the cause of this discontentment, and made her so loathsome to her former familiar friends, and beneficiall acquaintance." (C4-C4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, C4-C4v

1618  (Bever Castle)  Belvoir  Leicestershire  Leicestershire  England 
Theft

Sir Francis Manners, the Earl of Rutland, develops a dislike of Joan, Margaret and Phillip Flower and ceases to hear their complaints. The Countess, the Earl's wife, eventually discharges Margaret for "[i]ndecencies both in her life and neglect of her businesse." Margaret is turned out of Belvoir (Beaver) Castle with a severance of 40 shillings, a bolster and a mattress of wool. In the aftermath, Joan Flower is "exprobrated by her neighbours for her Daughters casting out of dores, and other conceiued displeasures" and "many times cursed them all that were the cause of this discontentment, and made her so loathsome to her former familiar friends, and beneficiall acquaintance." (C4-C4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, C4-C4v

1618  (Bever Castle)  Belvoir  Leicestershire  Leicestershire  England 
Bewitchment

Henry Lord Rosse allegedly sickens strangely and dies. Joan, Margaret, and Phillip Flowers are suspected of bewitching him to death. (Dv-D2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, Dv-D2

1615  (Bever Castle)  Belvoir  Leicestershire  Leicestershire  England 
Murder

Henry Lord Rosse allegedly sickens strangely and dies. Joan, Margaret, and Phillip Flowers are suspected of bewitching him to death. (Dv-D2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, Dv-D2

1615  (Bever Castle)  Belvoir  Leicestershire  Leicestershire  England 
Illness

Henry Lord Rosse allegedly sickens strangely and dies. Joan, Margaret, and Phillip Flowers are suspected of bewitching him to death. (Dv-D2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, Dv-D2

1615  (Bever Castle)  Belvoir  Leicestershire  Leicestershire  England 
Confession

Joan Williford makes a confession before Mayor Robert Greenstreet of Feversham and the assembled jury, on September 24, 1645. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1-2

1645, September 24  Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
Instrumental Magic

Anne Ashby confesses to accepting a piece of sinewy and scorched flesh from the Devil which, when touched, affects people's desires. This piece of flesh is observed by E. G. Gent and put on display. ()

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652,

1652  Cranbrook  Cranbrooke  Kent  Kent  England 
Malefic Compact

Anne Ashby confesses to accepting a piece of sinewy and scorched flesh from the Devil which, when touched, affects people's desires. This piece of flesh is observed by E. G. Gent and put on display. ()

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652,

1652  Cranbrook  Cranbrooke  Kent  Kent  England 
Confession

Anne Ashby confesses to accepting a piece of sinewy and scorched flesh from the Devil which, when touched, affects people's desires. This piece of flesh is observed by E. G. Gent and put on display. ()

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652,

1652  Cranbrook  Cranbrooke  Kent  Kent  England 
Confession

Anne Martyn, just after judgment had been passed on her, confesses that she is pregnant by the devil. (5)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 5

1652  Cranbrook  Cranbrooke  Kent  Kent  England 
Executed

Mary Brown is hanged for being a witch, in Maidstone on July 30, 1652. (6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652, July 30  Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
Executed

Mildred Wright is hanged for being a witch, in Maidstone on July 30, 1652. (6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652, July 30  Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
Executed

Anne Wilson is hanged for being a witch, in Maidstone on July 30, 1652. (6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652, July 30  Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
Executed

Mary Read is hanged for being a witch, in Maidstone on July 30, 1652. (6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652, July 30  Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
Physical Torment

Jane Stretton of Ware, Hartford suffers from "strange and extraordinary fits." When medicine is applied to her "as it is usual for the Tooth-Ach," it does not help, but rather causes her to be "more violently tortured still then before." It is believed that Jane Stretton suffers from "Witchcraft and such Diabolical means." This is further confirmed by the sightings of devils and imps (Anonymous 24), "sometimes in the shape of a Toad, at other times it resembled a Frog," while at yet other times it is in the form of a mouse. These imps and devils torment Jane Stretton for nine months. She is also incapable of taking any sustenance, safe "surrups and such like liquid ingredients." She is never dispossessed. (1)

Appears in:
Y., M.. The Hartford-shire Wonder. London: 1669, 1

1669  Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
Possession

Jane Stretton of Ware, Hartford suffers from "strange and extraordinary fits." When medicine is applied to her "as it is usual for the Tooth-Ach," it does not help, but rather causes her to be "more violently tortured still then before." It is believed that Jane Stretton suffers from "Witchcraft and such Diabolical means." This is further confirmed by the sightings of devils and imps (Anonymous 24), "sometimes in the shape of a Toad, at other times it resembled a Frog," while at yet other times it is in the form of a mouse. These imps and devils torment Jane Stretton for nine months. She is also incapable of taking any sustenance, safe "surrups and such like liquid ingredients." She is never dispossessed. (1)

Appears in:
Y., M.. The Hartford-shire Wonder. London: 1669, 1

1669  Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
Instrumental Magic

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that Elizabeth Lord bewitched John Fraunces, servant to Goodman Some, by giving him a drink that caused him to sicken and die. (5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 5-6

1572  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Murder

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that Elizabeth Lord bewitched John Fraunces, servant to Goodman Some, by giving him a drink that caused him to sicken and die. (5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 5-6

1572  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that Elizabeth Lord bewitched John Fraunces, servant to Goodman Some, by giving him a drink that caused him to sicken and die. (5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 5-6

1572  Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
Murder

Cysley Sellis allegedly bewitches Thomas Death's child (Anonymous 207) to death. (100)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 100

1582    Little Clacton  Essex  Essex  England 
Bewitchment

Cysley Sellis allegedly bewitches Thomas Death's child (Anonymous 207) to death. (100)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 100

1582    Little Clacton  Essex  Essex  England 
Bewitchment

Thomas Darling claims that he came across a little old woman wearing a gray gown, black fringe cape, broad hat, and who had three warts on her face. Darling angered the woman, causing her to curse him to go to hell. Darling believes this was the Witch of Stapen Hill, while others think it was Alice Gooderidge. (4)

Appears in:
D., I.. The Most Wonderfull and True Story, of a Certain Witch named Alice Gooderige of Stapen hill. London: 1597, 4

1597  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Claim

Thomas Darling claims that he came across a little old woman wearing a gray gown, black fringe cape, broad hat, and who had three warts on her face. Darling angered the woman, causing her to curse him to go to hell. Darling believes this was the Witch of Stapen Hill, while others think it was Alice Gooderidge. (4)

Appears in:
D., I.. The Most Wonderfull and True Story, of a Certain Witch named Alice Gooderige of Stapen hill. London: 1597, 4

1597  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Confession

Lewis Gaufredy confesses to having read a book on magic that he inherited from his uncle. (12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Life and Death of Lewis Gaufredy. London: 1612, 12

1612, April  Marcielle    Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur (Region)  France 
Confession

Lewis Gaufredy confesses that the devil did appear to him in the shape of a gallant fellow. (12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Life and Death of Lewis Gaufredy. London: 1612, 12

1612, April  Marcielle    Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur (Region)  France 
Word Magic

Cicely Balye criticized Mary Smith for doing an inadequate job sweeping. In retribution, Smith called Bayle "a great fattail'd sow," but promised that her "fatnesse should shortly be pulled." (57)

Appears in:
Holland, Henry. A Treatise Against Witchcraft. Cambridge: 1590, 57

1616      Norfolk  Norfolk  England 
Animal Damage

Elizabeth Gooding is accused of causing the death of a horse. (7)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 7

1645, April  Manningtree  Manningtree  Essex  Essex  England 
Animal Damage

Anne Leech confesses sending an imp to kill Mr. Edward's cows. (8)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 8

1645  Mistley  Mistley  Northeast Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Hellen Clark confesses to having the devil appear to her in the form of a white dog, which she names Elimanzer and feeds with milk-pottage. (10)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 10

1645  Manningtree  Manningtree  Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Mary Johnson allegedly bewitches Elizabeth Otley's child to death. She apparently shoved her familiar, a rat-like imp she carried with her in her pocket, through a hole in Otley's door, suggesting it should "rock the Cradle," and "do the businesse she sent it about, and return to her again." The business it was sent to do was murder. (17)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 17

1645  Wivenhoe    North Eastern Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Anne Cooper allegedly sends one of her Imps to kill a young girl named Mary. (19)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 19

1645  Clacton-on-Sea  Great Clacton  Essex  Essex  England 
Claim

Elizabeth Harvey claims that if she was a witch, that she was made so by Marian Hocket. (30)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 30

1645  Ramsey    Essex  Essex  England 
Accusation

Elizabeth Harvey claims that if she was a witch, that she was made so by Marian Hocket. (30)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 30

1645  Ramsey    Essex  Essex  England 
Trial

Marian Hockett denies any involvement with witchcraft. (28)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 28

1645  Ramsey    Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Rose Hallybread explains that she fed her familar with oatmeal, and allowed it to suckle upon her body as payment for services rendered. (29-30)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 29-30

1645    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Rose Hallybread explains that she fed her familar with oatmeal, and allowed it to suckle upon her body as payment for services rendered. (29-30)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 29-30

1645    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Familiar Magic

Joyce Boanes allegedly went to John Spall's home, and used imps to kill ten or twelve of his sheep. (31)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 31

1645    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Animal Damage

Joyce Boanes allegedly went to John Spall's home, and used imps to kill ten or twelve of his sheep. (31)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 31

1645    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Rebbecca Jones confesses that a very handsome young man appeared to her, who may have been the devil. (36-37)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 36-37

1645    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Malefic Compact

Anne Cate (Maidenhead) claims to have received three familiar spirits in the shape of moles, named James, Prickeare, and Robyn. She also received a familiar in the shape of a Sparrow, named Sparrow, from her mother (Anonymous 345) circa 1623. These familiars allegedly spoke to Cate, and instructed her to "deny God and Christ, which this Examinant did then assent unto." (38)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 38

1623  Great Holland    Essex  Essex  England 
Exchange of Familiar

Elizabeth Hare is accused of giving Imps to Mary Smith. (23)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 23

1645      Essex  Essex  England 
Apparitions

Joan Peterson and her neighbuor (Anonymous 341) were allegedly sitting by her fireside when Peterson shrieked and cried out, asking the neighbour if he saw anything. The neighbour does not at first, then sees what appears to be a black dog go directly to Peterson and put its head under her armpit. He is so astonished and frightened that he runs from the house. (7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 7

1652  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Executed

Anne Bodenham of Salisbury is executed in Fisherton Anger on March 19, 1653 for being a witch. During her execution, she claimed that "God nothing had to doe with her," and she "did nought but curse and sware." (36)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 36

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Apprehension/Capture

Widow Perry and her sons (Anonymous 92 and Anonymous 93) are apprehended on the suspicion of robbing and murdering William Harrison. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Power of Witchcraft being a Most Strange but True Relation of the Most Miraculous and Wonderful Deliverance of One Mr. William Harrison. London: 1662, 6

1662  London  Cambden  London, Greater  London  England 
Accusation

Widow Perry and her sons (Anonymous 92 and Anonymous 93) are apprehended on the suspicion of robbing and murdering William Harrison. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Power of Witchcraft being a Most Strange but True Relation of the Most Miraculous and Wonderful Deliverance of One Mr. William Harrison. London: 1662, 6

1662  London  Cambden  London, Greater  London  England 
Trial

Rose Cullender and Amy Denny are jointly indicted at the assizes held at Bury St. Edmonds in Suffolk. The trial is presided over by Sir Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Baron of His Majesties Court of Exchequer, and lasts four days. They are charged with bewitching Elizabeth Durent, Ann Durent, Jane Bocking, Susan Chandler, William Durent, Elizabeth Pacy, and Deborah Pacy. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Tryal of Witches. London: 1682, 1

1662, March 10  Bury St. Edmunds  Bury St. Edmunds  Suffolk  West Suffolk  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Rose Cullender and Amy Denny are jointly indicted at the assizes held at Bury St. Edmonds in Suffolk. The trial is presided over by Sir Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Baron of His Majesties Court of Exchequer, and lasts four days. They are charged with bewitching Elizabeth Durent, Ann Durent, Jane Bocking, Susan Chandler, William Durent, Elizabeth Pacy, and Deborah Pacy. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Tryal of Witches. London: 1682, 1

1662, March 10  Bury St. Edmunds  Bury St. Edmunds  Suffolk  West Suffolk  England 
Property Damage

Mary/Ann Foster is examined before a Justice of the Peace and confesses to setting Joseph Weedon's barns on fire. She claims that "she lighted Touchwood, and the Devil carryed her up by the Arms to the top of the Roof, and there with her Touchwood she set fire in the Thatch." Foster also confesses to destroying Weedon's sheep. (6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 6-7

1674, August 22  Northamptonshire  Northampton  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Confession

Mary/Ann Foster is examined before a Justice of the Peace and confesses to setting Joseph Weedon's barns on fire. She claims that "she lighted Touchwood, and the Devil carryed her up by the Arms to the top of the Roof, and there with her Touchwood she set fire in the Thatch." Foster also confesses to destroying Weedon's sheep. (6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 6-7

1674, August 22  Northamptonshire  Northampton  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Animal Damage

Mary/Ann Foster is examined before a Justice of the Peace and confesses to setting Joseph Weedon's barns on fire. She claims that "she lighted Touchwood, and the Devil carryed her up by the Arms to the top of the Roof, and there with her Touchwood she set fire in the Thatch." Foster also confesses to destroying Weedon's sheep. (6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 6-7

1674, August 22  Northamptonshire  Northampton  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Bewitchment

Mr. Farmer and Mrs. Farmer both give deposition alleging that, on the advice of their neighbours, they went to a Dr. Bourn to cure their bewitched daughter, Mary Farmer. Dr. Bourn told them that their daughter was "under an ill tongue." Dr. Bourn gave them instructions on how to determine who had bewitched Mary. First, they must save some of her urine, then stop it up in a bottle, bury it, and burn the her clothes. This would evidently draw the witch who was hurting Mary to the house. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 1

1682, March 27  Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
Instrumental Magic

Mr. Farmer and Mrs. Farmer both give deposition alleging that, on the advice of their neighbours, they went to a Dr. Bourn to cure their bewitched daughter, Mary Farmer. Dr. Bourn told them that their daughter was "under an ill tongue." Dr. Bourn gave them instructions on how to determine who had bewitched Mary. First, they must save some of her urine, then stop it up in a bottle, bury it, and burn the her clothes. This would evidently draw the witch who was hurting Mary to the house. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 1

1682, March 27  Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Mr. Farmer and Mrs. Farmer both give deposition alleging that, on the advice of their neighbours, they went to a Dr. Bourn to cure their bewitched daughter, Mary Farmer. Dr. Bourn told them that their daughter was "under an ill tongue." Dr. Bourn gave them instructions on how to determine who had bewitched Mary. First, they must save some of her urine, then stop it up in a bottle, bury it, and burn the her clothes. This would evidently draw the witch who was hurting Mary to the house. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 1

1682, March 27  Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
Apprehension/Capture

Temperance Lloyd is apprehended and put in prison. (9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 9

1682, August 14  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Physical Torment

Mary Trembles allegedly confesses to pricking and tormenting Grace Barnes of Bideford. (30-31)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 30-31

1682, July  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Confession

Susanna Edwards confesses that devil had carnal knowledge of her body and sucked on her breasts and secret parts. (29)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 29

1682, July 17  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Released

Joan Buts pleads innocent, and is acquitted of the charges of bewitching Mary Farmer to death and using witchcraft to torment Elizabeth Burgiss. Despite hearing 19 or 20 witnesses, the Jury finds the evidence against her to be insufficient. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 2

1682, March 27  London Borough of Southwark  Southwark  London, Greater  London   England 
Verdict

Joan Buts pleads innocent, and is acquitted of the charges of bewitching Mary Farmer to death and using witchcraft to torment Elizabeth Burgiss. Despite hearing 19 or 20 witnesses, the Jury finds the evidence against her to be insufficient. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 2

1682, March 27  London Borough of Southwark  Southwark  London, Greater  London   England 
Trial

Joan Buts pleads innocent, and is acquitted of the charges of bewitching Mary Farmer to death and using witchcraft to torment Elizabeth Burgiss. Despite hearing 19 or 20 witnesses, the Jury finds the evidence against her to be insufficient. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 2

1682, March 27  London Borough of Southwark  Southwark  London, Greater  London   England 
Bewitchment

Jane Kent is indicted at the Old Bailey for witchcraft and other diabolical arts, in which she is accused by Mr. Chamblet of allegedly bewitching his swine, wife Mrs. Chamblet, and daughter Elizabeth Chamblet. Mr. Chamblet blames Kent for Elizabeth Chamblet's death. (3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Account of the Proceedings at the Sessions of Oyer and Terminer. London: 1682, 3-4

1682, June 1  London   London  London, City of  London  England 
Murder

Jane Kent is indicted at the Old Bailey for witchcraft and other diabolical arts, in which she is accused by Mr. Chamblet of allegedly bewitching his swine, wife Mrs. Chamblet, and daughter Elizabeth Chamblet. Mr. Chamblet blames Kent for Elizabeth Chamblet's death. (3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Account of the Proceedings at the Sessions of Oyer and Terminer. London: 1682, 3-4

1682, June 1  London   London  London, City of  London  England 
Trial

Jane Kent is indicted at the Old Bailey for witchcraft and other diabolical arts, in which she is accused by Mr. Chamblet of allegedly bewitching his swine, wife Mrs. Chamblet, and daughter Elizabeth Chamblet. Mr. Chamblet blames Kent for Elizabeth Chamblet's death. (3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Account of the Proceedings at the Sessions of Oyer and Terminer. London: 1682, 3-4

1682, June 1  London   London  London, City of  London  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Jane Kent is indicted at the Old Bailey for witchcraft and other diabolical arts, in which she is accused by Mr. Chamblet of allegedly bewitching his swine, wife Mrs. Chamblet, and daughter Elizabeth Chamblet. Mr. Chamblet blames Kent for Elizabeth Chamblet's death. (3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Account of the Proceedings at the Sessions of Oyer and Terminer. London: 1682, 3-4

1682, June 1  London   London  London, City of  London  England 
Accusation

Jane Kent is indicted at the Old Bailey for witchcraft and other diabolical arts, in which she is accused by Mr. Chamblet of allegedly bewitching his swine, wife Mrs. Chamblet, and daughter Elizabeth Chamblet. Mr. Chamblet blames Kent for Elizabeth Chamblet's death. (3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Account of the Proceedings at the Sessions of Oyer and Terminer. London: 1682, 3-4

1682, June 1  London   London  London, City of  London  England 
Executed

Mary Floyd is executed for witchcraft on August 18, 1682. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial, Condemnation, and Execution of Three Witches. London: 1682, 6

1682, August 18  Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Alice Fowler is reputed to be a witch for muttering and grumbling to herself regularly. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Strange News from Shadwell being a True and Just Relation of the Death of Alice Fowler. London: 1684, 1

1684  Shadwell (London Borough of Tower Hamlets)    London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
Physical Torment

Thomas Spatchet allegedly has three weeks without fits, except when he tries to eat his meat. He is left unable to eat more than four morsels at a time before being rendered unable to move or speak, and often with the last morsel trapped in his mouth. When afflicted, he cannot take any other food or refreshment except a little beer or thin broth, and is soon brought low and famished. After a few weeks, he is able to eat nine or ten morsels at a time, and as of the next day is able to eat his fill if he is fast about it, but suffers violent fits after eating for two more weeks. (14, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 14, 18

1664    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Bewitchment

Thomas Spatchet allegedly has three weeks without fits, except when he tries to eat his meat. He is left unable to eat more than four morsels at a time before being rendered unable to move or speak, and often with the last morsel trapped in his mouth. When afflicted, he cannot take any other food or refreshment except a little beer or thin broth, and is soon brought low and famished. After a few weeks, he is able to eat nine or ten morsels at a time, and as of the next day is able to eat his fill if he is fast about it, but suffers violent fits after eating for two more weeks. (14, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 14, 18

1664    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Physical Torment

Thomas Spatchet is allegedly afflicted with Roaring Howling Fits, accompanied by all manner of bodily contortions if he lay back upon his bed, and fears he will bring harm to others. These roaring fits come after ten hours of shaking, and last for two hours, in which he roared, howled or barked like a dog and would be left hoarse. On the days he is so afflicted, he is unable to eat until they are done, and fears that he will become raging mad and attack others. (14-16, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 14-16, 18

1665    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Bewitchment

Thomas Spatchet is allegedly afflicted with Roaring Howling Fits, accompanied by all manner of bodily contortions if he lay back upon his bed, and fears he will bring harm to others. These roaring fits come after ten hours of shaking, and last for two hours, in which he roared, howled or barked like a dog and would be left hoarse. On the days he is so afflicted, he is unable to eat until they are done, and fears that he will become raging mad and attack others. (14-16, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 14-16, 18

1665    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Countermagic

Thomas Spatchet allegedly suffers from kneading fits, attributed to Aubrey Grinset. During these fits, he would be cast into heaviness and benumbment, as if asleep, but be aware of others in the room and hear them if they spoke. While benumbed, he would feel a blow on his breast, side or shoulder, and then a kneading like his flesh were bread until he became sore. There would be an intermission, and the kneading would repeat, until he seemed to be near death, but would revive. At times, he seemed to catch a hand, and was sometimes able to bring it to his mouth and bite it. Once he thought he had bitten a thumb, and at the same time Aubrey Grinset was observed to wear an unusually large shoe on one foot. When she was searched, Aubrey's toe was found to have an impression on it as if sawn at. After biting the hand, the kneading fits ceased for a year. ()

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693,

1665    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Physical Torment

Thomas Spatchet allegedly suffers from kneading fits, attributed to Aubrey Grinset. During these fits, he would be cast into heaviness and benumbment, as if asleep, but be aware of others in the room and hear them if they spoke. While benumbed, he would feel a blow on his breast, side or shoulder, and then a kneading like his flesh were bread until he became sore. There would be an intermission, and the kneading would repeat, until he seemed to be near death, but would revive. At times, he seemed to catch a hand, and was sometimes able to bring it to his mouth and bite it. Once he thought he had bitten a thumb, and at the same time Aubrey Grinset was observed to wear an unusually large shoe on one foot. When she was searched, Aubrey's toe was found to have an impression on it as if sawn at. After biting the hand, the kneading fits ceased for a year. ()

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693,

1665    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Bewitchment

Thomas Spatchet allegedly suffers from kneading fits, attributed to Aubrey Grinset. During these fits, he would be cast into heaviness and benumbment, as if asleep, but be aware of others in the room and hear them if they spoke. While benumbed, he would feel a blow on his breast, side or shoulder, and then a kneading like his flesh were bread until he became sore. There would be an intermission, and the kneading would repeat, until he seemed to be near death, but would revive. At times, he seemed to catch a hand, and was sometimes able to bring it to his mouth and bite it. Once he thought he had bitten a thumb, and at the same time Aubrey Grinset was observed to wear an unusually large shoe on one foot. When she was searched, Aubrey's toe was found to have an impression on it as if sawn at. After biting the hand, the kneading fits ceased for a year. ()

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693,

1665    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Physical Torment

Thomas Spatchet allegedly suffers from fits in which he feels like he is being is grasped in arms while someone gropes his crotch, attributed to Aubrey Grinset. These fits are infrequent, but he finds them particularly troubling and frightening. (17, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 17, 18

1665    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Bewitchment

Thomas Spatchet allegedly suffers from fits in which he feels like he is being is grasped in arms while someone gropes his crotch, attributed to Aubrey Grinset. These fits are infrequent, but he finds them particularly troubling and frightening. (17, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 17, 18

1665    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Bewitchment

Thomas Spatchet allegedly becomes entirely unable to participate in acts of worship or attend any religious service, ask for a blessing for his meat or give thanks for it without falling into a benumbing or violent fit. (7-8, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 7-8, 18

1661    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Physical Torment

Thomas Spatchet allegedly becomes entirely unable to participate in acts of worship or attend any religious service, ask for a blessing for his meat or give thanks for it without falling into a benumbing or violent fit. (7-8, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 7-8, 18

1661    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Physical Torment

Thomas Spatchet allegedly suffers from daily shaking fits that start first thing in the morning and continue until 6 or 7 o'clock in the evening. These fits are said to prevent him from eating until the evening, when he must eat a morsel at a time while walking lest he lose his ability to speak, be unable to rise again, or be unable to keep his seat. This continued for 16 or 17 weeks. (9)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 9

1663, winter    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Bewitchment

Thomas Spatchet allegedly suffers from daily shaking fits that start first thing in the morning and continue until 6 or 7 o'clock in the evening. These fits are said to prevent him from eating until the evening, when he must eat a morsel at a time while walking lest he lose his ability to speak, be unable to rise again, or be unable to keep his seat. This continued for 16 or 17 weeks. (9)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 9

1663, winter    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Bewitchment

Thomas Spatchet allegedly receives a ten-day respite from his fits due to the prayers of people who sympathize with his condition. After those ten days, his fits are said to return, but now no more than eight a week, where before he suffered eight to twelve a day. (9-10, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 9-10, 18

1663, spring    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Physical Torment

Thomas Spatchet allegedly receives a ten-day respite from his fits due to the prayers of people who sympathize with his condition. After those ten days, his fits are said to return, but now no more than eight a week, where before he suffered eight to twelve a day. (9-10, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 9-10, 18

1663, spring    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Miracles

Thomas Spatchet allegedly receives a ten-day respite from his fits due to the prayers of people who sympathize with his condition. After those ten days, his fits are said to return, but now no more than eight a week, where before he suffered eight to twelve a day. (9-10, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 9-10, 18

1663, spring    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Countermagic

Thomas Spatchet allegedly receives a ten-day respite from his fits due to the prayers of people who sympathize with his condition. After those ten days, his fits are said to return, but now no more than eight a week, where before he suffered eight to twelve a day. (9-10, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 9-10, 18

1663, spring    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Physical Torment

Thomas Spatchet is allegedly granted freedom from shaking and wringing fits, attributed to prayers on his behalf, for a period of twenty-two weeks. He continued to suffer benumbings, but is able to participate to a degree in religious life again. Persons deeply affected by his condition prayed over him while he had a violent fit until he lay quiet again. During this period, he was able to read Scripture and other books for as long as an hour, and write mostly without weariness. (11-12, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 11-12, 18

1663, summer    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Bewitchment

Thomas Spatchet is allegedly granted freedom from shaking and wringing fits, attributed to prayers on his behalf, for a period of twenty-two weeks. He continued to suffer benumbings, but is able to participate to a degree in religious life again. Persons deeply affected by his condition prayed over him while he had a violent fit until he lay quiet again. During this period, he was able to read Scripture and other books for as long as an hour, and write mostly without weariness. (11-12, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 11-12, 18

1663, summer    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Countermagic

Thomas Spatchet is allegedly granted freedom from shaking and wringing fits, attributed to prayers on his behalf, for a period of twenty-two weeks. He continued to suffer benumbings, but is able to participate to a degree in religious life again. Persons deeply affected by his condition prayed over him while he had a violent fit until he lay quiet again. During this period, he was able to read Scripture and other books for as long as an hour, and write mostly without weariness. (11-12, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 11-12, 18

1663, summer    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Accusation

Joan Upney alleges that her eldest daughter "would neuer abide to meddle with her Toades," meaning that she refused to participate in witchcraft, but her youngest daughter "would handle them, and vse them as well as her selfe," suggesting that she was a practicing witch. (Sig. Aiiiv, B)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, Sig. Aiiiv, B

1589, May    Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Joan Upney alleges that her eldest daughter "would neuer abide to meddle with her Toades," meaning that she refused to participate in witchcraft, but her youngest daughter "would handle them, and vse them as well as her selfe," suggesting that she was a practicing witch. (Sig. Aiiiv, B)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, Sig. Aiiiv, B

1589, May    Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Alice Huson confesses to having seen the devil in the shape of a black man on a horse. (58)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 58

1664, April 22  York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Anderson recalls how she saw the apparition of a "Black grim Man" approach her grandmother in her house. (9)

Appears in:
P., T.. A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland. London: 1697, 9

1697, January    West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
Apparitions

Elizabeth Anderson recalls how she saw the apparition of a "Black grim Man" approach her grandmother in her house. (9)

Appears in:
P., T.. A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland. London: 1697, 9

1697, January    West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
Physical Torment

Margaret Lang torments a child. (19)

Appears in:
P., T.. A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland. London: 1697, 19

1690    West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
Put in the stocks

Katherine Campbell is sent to prison. (7)

Appears in:
P., T.. A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland. London: 1697, 7

1697, February 5    West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
Confession

Agnes Nasmith discusses a man who she believes to be the devil. (8)

Appears in:
P., T.. A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland. London: 1697, 8

1697, January    West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
Instrumental Magic

John Lindsay is accused of playing a pipe as a group of witches danced. The group also allegedly created an image of Mr. John and stabbed it with pins. (18)

Appears in:
P., T.. A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland. London: 1697, 18

1690    West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
Bewitchment

James Lindsay allegedly causes a girl to have fits by his touch. (6)

Appears in:
P., T.. A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland. London: 1697, 6

1697, February 5    West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
Possession

James Lindsay allegedly causes a girl to have fits by his touch. (6)

Appears in:
P., T.. A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland. London: 1697, 6

1697, February 5    West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
Imprisonment

Agnes Foster is sent to prison. ()

Appears in:
P., T.. A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland. London: 1697,

1697, February 5    West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
Instrumental Magic

Margaret Fulton lights a black candle while entering a house to practice witchcraft. (21)

Appears in:
P., T.. A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland. London: 1697, 21

1690    West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
Bewitchment

Christian Shaw allegedly starts having fits shortly after Agnes Nasmith talks to her. Shaw cries, flies over her bed, and has pains in her side. The fits return in September. She appears to battle an invisible force and is unable to speak. When she can speak, she calls out that Agnes Nasmith and Catherine Campbell were cutting her side. (2)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. Sadducimus Debellatus. London: 1698, 2

1696, August  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Possession

Christian Shaw allegedly starts having fits shortly after Agnes Nasmith talks to her. Shaw cries, flies over her bed, and has pains in her side. The fits return in September. She appears to battle an invisible force and is unable to speak. When she can speak, she calls out that Agnes Nasmith and Catherine Campbell were cutting her side. (2)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. Sadducimus Debellatus. London: 1698, 2

1696, August  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Apprehension/Capture

Thomas Lindsay is apprehended on suspicion of being a witch. (25-26)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. Sadducimus Debellatus. London: 1698, 25-26

1697, February  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Bewitchment

Martha Semple and Margaret Lang are accused of harming and bewitching Christian Shaw, causing her to have terrible fits. (27)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. Sadducimus Debellatus. London: 1698, 27

1696, February 12  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Physical Torment

Martha Semple and Margaret Lang are accused of harming and bewitching Christian Shaw, causing her to have terrible fits. (27)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. Sadducimus Debellatus. London: 1698, 27

1696, February 12  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Accusation

Temperance Floyd of Bideford is accused of being a witch, and of also teaching Mary Floyd and Susannah Edwards the art of witchcraft. (3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial, Condemnation, and Execution of Three Witches. London: 1682, 3

1682, August 18  Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
Haunting

A Tenant's (Anonymous 2) batch of bread moves overnight, seemingly of its own accord, from a table to another room, where they were "hid in Tubs and covered with linnen Cloathes." The tenant had the keys to all the doors at all times, and found the doors to all her rooms locked as she had left them overnight. A similar incident occurs with her cheeses and meat. (2)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 2

1671  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Animal Damage

A Tenant's (Anonymous 2) cattle are killed in a strange manner. Among these, are a sow that "leap'd and danc'd in several unusual postures and at last fell down dead." (3)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 3

1671  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Property Damage

A Tenant's (Anonymous 2) stack of hay, and the building it was kept in, were set on fire. This fire is believed to be linked to other mysterious fires that start within the house. (4)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 4

1671  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Haunting

A Tenant's (Anonymous 2) cheese and meat allegedly move to another room of their own accord. (2)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 2

1671  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Haunting

A Tenant's (Anonymous 2) cabbage plants are moved by an unknown force. At night the plants are pulled up and laid down in "several formes, as Crosses, Flower-de-luces, and the like." Even upon raking the ground, no footsteps were found the following morning, but the plants had been pulled up again. Upon being replanted a third time, they were left alone. (2)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 2

1671  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Haunting

A Tenant's (Anonymous 2) roasted pig is allegedly defleshed by an unknown force. Its bones are left in perfect order. (3)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 3

1671  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Stile confesses to practicing witchcraft and "hainous, and vilanous practises," with Father Rosimond, his daughter, Mother Dutten, Mother Deuell, Mother Margaret, and Elizabeth Rockingham around the back of Master Dodges' house. (12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 12

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Stile, in her confession, alleges that the child of a man of Windsor threw a stone at home when sent to fetch water at a nearby well; his hand was rotated backwards on his wrist in punishment. (Image 9, 10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 9, 10

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Physical Torment

Elizabeth Stile, in her confession, alleges that the child of a man of Windsor threw a stone at home when sent to fetch water at a nearby well; his hand was rotated backwards on his wrist in punishment. (Image 9, 10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 9, 10

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Bewitchment

Elizabeth Stile, in her confession, alleges that the child of a man of Windsor threw a stone at home when sent to fetch water at a nearby well; his hand was rotated backwards on his wrist in punishment. (Image 9, 10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 9, 10

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Murder

Mother Dutton allegedly created four wax figures, representing Lanckforde, his 'Maide," Maister Galis, and Switcher. Dutton impaled these images with a 'Hauthorne pricke', in the area where the heart would be. The four people the images represented died. (14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 14

1579  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Instrumental Magic

Mother Dutton allegedly created four wax figures, representing Lanckforde, his 'Maide," Maister Galis, and Switcher. Dutton impaled these images with a 'Hauthorne pricke', in the area where the heart would be. The four people the images represented died. (14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 14

1579  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Bewitchment

Elizabeth Stile, in her confession, alleges to have given Saddock a clap on the shoulder as punishment for reneging on his promise to give her an old cloak. Saddock went home and died. (14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 14

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Charity Refused

Elizabeth Stile, in her confession, alleges to have given Saddock a clap on the shoulder as punishment for reneging on his promise to give her an old cloak. Saddock went home and died. (14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 14

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Murder

Elizabeth Stile, in her confession, alleges to have given Saddock a clap on the shoulder as punishment for reneging on his promise to give her an old cloak. Saddock went home and died. (14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 14

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Stile, in her confession, alleges to have given Saddock a clap on the shoulder as punishment for reneging on his promise to give her an old cloak. Saddock went home and died. (14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 14

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Confession

Mother Dutton and Mother Devell, as alleged by Elizabeth Stile in her confession, kill William Foster's cow by witchcraft. (15)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 15

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Animal Damage

Mother Dutton and Mother Devell, as alleged by Elizabeth Stile in her confession, kill William Foster's cow by witchcraft. (15)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 15

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Familiar Magic

Elizabeth Stile, in her confession, claims to have a familiar named Phillip who appears in the form of a rat. Stile fed Phillip breadcrumbs, and blood from her right wrist. She alleges that Philip provided her with milk and cream when she was unable to get any through begging. (Image 6, 9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 6, 9

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Stile, in her confession, claims to have a familiar named Phillip who appears in the form of a rat. Stile fed Phillip breadcrumbs, and blood from her right wrist. She alleges that Philip provided her with milk and cream when she was unable to get any through begging. (Image 6, 9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 6, 9

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Charity Refused

Elizabeth Stile allegedly bewitches Ostler of Windsor, causing him to suffer pain in his limbs such that he is unable to do his work or rest. Stile had come to Ostler of WIndsor's Master's (Anonymous 190) house to beg alms, but came too late and became angry with Ostler when there was little left to offer her. (18)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 18

1579  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Bewitchment

Elizabeth Stile allegedly bewitches Ostler of Windsor, causing him to suffer pain in his limbs such that he is unable to do his work or rest. Stile had come to Ostler of WIndsor's Master's (Anonymous 190) house to beg alms, but came too late and became angry with Ostler when there was little left to offer her. (18)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 18

1579  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Physical Torment

Elizabeth Stile allegedly bewitches Ostler of Windsor, causing him to suffer pain in his limbs such that he is unable to do his work or rest. Stile had come to Ostler of WIndsor's Master's (Anonymous 190) house to beg alms, but came too late and became angry with Ostler when there was little left to offer her. (18)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 18

1579  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Illness

A black cat is seen to repeatedly come to the cradle of a sick child and rock it; when the child is being watched by two women, one drives off the cat with a poker and, when it later returns, the other woman kicks at it. The leg that kicked at the cat becomes sore and swollen, frightening the women, who leave the house and encounter a Baker, who saw Peterson go that way and was frightened by the cat himself. He alleges that Peterson has bewitched the child. The cat is thought to be Peterson herself. (1, 5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 1, 5-6

1652  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Transmogrification

A black cat is seen to repeatedly come to the cradle of a sick child and rock it; when the child is being watched by two women, one drives off the cat with a poker and, when it later returns, the other woman kicks at it. The leg that kicked at the cat becomes sore and swollen, frightening the women, who leave the house and encounter a Baker, who saw Peterson go that way and was frightened by the cat himself. He alleges that Peterson has bewitched the child. The cat is thought to be Peterson herself. (1, 5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 1, 5-6

1652  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Bewitchment

A black cat is seen to repeatedly come to the cradle of a sick child and rock it; when the child is being watched by two women, one drives off the cat with a poker and, when it later returns, the other woman kicks at it. The leg that kicked at the cat becomes sore and swollen, frightening the women, who leave the house and encounter a Baker, who saw Peterson go that way and was frightened by the cat himself. He alleges that Peterson has bewitched the child. The cat is thought to be Peterson herself. (1, 5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 1, 5-6

1652  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Instrumental Magic

Joan Peterson allegedly helped a cow-keeper's wife (Anonymous 342) with a bewitched cow; Peterson first boiled the woman's urine and divined the identity of the bewitcher in the liquid's surface, then advised her on what to do to reverse the bewitchment. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 4

1652  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Countermagic

Joan Peterson allegedly helped a cow-keeper's wife (Anonymous 342) with a bewitched cow; Peterson first boiled the woman's urine and divined the identity of the bewitcher in the liquid's surface, then advised her on what to do to reverse the bewitchment. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 4

1652  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Bewitchment

Joan Peterson allegedly helped a cow-keeper's wife (Anonymous 342) with a bewitched cow; Peterson first boiled the woman's urine and divined the identity of the bewitcher in the liquid's surface, then advised her on what to do to reverse the bewitchment. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 4

1652  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

John Gaule describes the witch testing techniques he learned from local witch-finders. Women are made to sit in the middle of a room. If they will not cooperate, they are bound to a chair, kept awake, and denied food for twenty four hours, while witnesses watch for imps to appear. (78-80)

Appears in:
Gaule, John. Select Cases of Conscience Touching Witches and Witchcrafts. London: 1646, 78-80

1646    Great Staughton  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Walking/Watching

John Gaule describes the witch testing techniques he learned from local witch-finders. Women are made to sit in the middle of a room. If they will not cooperate, they are bound to a chair, kept awake, and denied food for twenty four hours, while witnesses watch for imps to appear. (78-80)

Appears in:
Gaule, John. Select Cases of Conscience Touching Witches and Witchcrafts. London: 1646, 78-80

1646    Great Staughton  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Imprisonment

Mary/Ann Foster is imprisoned in Northampton Gaol for arson and witchcraft by a Justice of the Peace. She is to remain there until the next Assizes. (6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 6-7

1674, August 18  Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
Word Magic

Mary/Ann Foster allegedly mutters "You had been better let me have it, for you shall have more Mutton shortly lye upon your hands then you know what to do with" after Joseph Weedon refuses to sell her mutton for the price she offered. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 4

1674    Eastcote  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Animal Damage

For the next several days after Joseph Weedon refused to sell Mary/Ann Foster mutton, he allegedly finds over 30 of his sheep "in a miserable condition, with all their Leggs broken to pieces in several places" and "their Bones all shattered in their Skins." Foster is suspected in their demise. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 4

1674, April    Eastcote  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Countermagic

Joseph Weedon attempts to scratch Mary/Ann Foster with his fingernails, and when they prove too dull, slices her hand open with a knife. He is encouraged in this endeavour by the "general opinion, that fetching blood of the witch takes a way her power of doing any harm." (4-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 4-5

1674, April    Eastcote  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Pricking/Scratching

Joseph Weedon attempts to scratch Mary/Ann Foster with his fingernails, and when they prove too dull, slices her hand open with a knife. He is encouraged in this endeavour by the "general opinion, that fetching blood of the witch takes a way her power of doing any harm." (4-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 4-5

1674, April    Eastcote  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Claim

Mary/Ann Foster's hand becomes infected after Joseph Weedon cuts her with a knife, and she threatens to sue him for damages. Weedon gives her 20 shillings in reparation, but she is soon heard boasting that "it was the devil in her shape that received it of VVeedon, and that now she had thereby power to do him further mischief." (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 5

1674, April    Eastcote  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Bewitchment

Mary/Ann Foster's hand becomes infected after Joseph Weedon cuts her with a knife, and she threatens to sue him for damages. Weedon gives her 20 shillings in reparation, but she is soon heard boasting that "it was the devil in her shape that received it of VVeedon, and that now she had thereby power to do him further mischief." (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 5

1674, April    Eastcote  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Property Damage

Joseph Weedon's hay barn catches on fire and burns to the ground on the 22nd of May following a threat from Mary/Ann Foster. The fire is almost impossible to put out. Weedon moves his family out of their home, fearing for their safety, and indeed they, and the barn, remain safe for the whole two weeks of his absence. Days later, his corn barn also catches on fire, as do his wheat crops. The fire jumps to his house, which also burns to the ground. The damages total over 300 pound, and he blames Mary/Ann Foster for his loss. (5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 5-6

1674, May 22    Eastcote  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Apprehension/Capture

Mary/Ann Foster is apprehended in connection to the damages to Joseph Weedon's livestock and property, and a Justice of the Peace orders her examined by a Jury of Women. They find her to have "five several strange and unusual excrescencies which appeared exactly like a Sows Teats, and seemed to be usually suckt by something." (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 5

1674, August 18  Northamptonshire  Northampton  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Mary/Ann Foster is apprehended in connection to the damages to Joseph Weedon's livestock and property, and a Justice of the Peace orders her examined by a Jury of Women. They find her to have "five several strange and unusual excrescencies which appeared exactly like a Sows Teats, and seemed to be usually suckt by something." (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 5

1674, August 18  Northamptonshire  Northampton  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Confession

Mary/Ann Foster confesses to setting Joseph Weedon's barn on fire with the help of the Devil, as well as causing his sheep to die "in that strange and miserable manner." She further boasts that she would make many more die as well as herself. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Relation of the Tryal, Condemnation, and Execution of Ann Foster. London: 1674, 6

1674, August 18    Eastcote  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Retraction

At her trial, Mary/Ann Foster denies being a witch while confessing to causing the destruction of Joseph Weedon's sheep and property. She is condemned to be hanged on the strength of her previous confession. (7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 7

1674, August 18  Northamptonshire  Northampton  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Verdict

At her trial, Mary/Ann Foster denies being a witch while confessing to causing the destruction of Joseph Weedon's sheep and property. She is condemned to be hanged on the strength of her previous confession. (7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 7

1674, August 18  Northamptonshire  Northampton  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Trial

At her trial, Mary/Ann Foster denies being a witch while confessing to causing the destruction of Joseph Weedon's sheep and property. She is condemned to be hanged on the strength of her previous confession. (7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 7

1674, August 18  Northamptonshire  Northampton  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Executed

Mary Foster is hanged for witchcraft at the Northampton Assises on August 22, 1674. She refuses to speak a word beyond requesting her hands be untied. (Title Page, 7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, Title Page, 7

1674, August   Northamptonshire  Northampton  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
Apprehension/Capture

A woman (Anonymous 4) is captured in Newbury by the army and determined to be a witch. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Most Certain, Strange, and True Discovery of a Witch. Unknown: 1643, 6

1634  Newbury  Newbury  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

A woman (Anonymous 4) is captured in Newbury by the army and determined to be a witch. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Most Certain, Strange, and True Discovery of a Witch. Unknown: 1643, 6

1634  Newbury  Newbury  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Magic

A woman (Anonymous 4) is allegedly shot at by army soldiers in Newbury, but she catches the bullets they fire and eats them. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Most Certain, Strange, and True Discovery of a Witch. Unknown: 1643, 6

1634  Newbury  Newbury  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Executed

A woman (Anonymous 4) is captured by the Army in Newbury and shot in the head, in 1634. (7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Most Certain, Strange, and True Discovery of a Witch. Unknown: 1643, 7

1634  Newbury  Newbury  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Malefic Compact

Elizabeth Clarke of Manningtree, according to the second hand report given by Matthew Hopkins, allegedly enjoyed six or seven years of tri-weekly "carnall copulation with the Devil six or seven yeares, who, "in shape of a proper Gentleman, with a laced band, having the whole proportion of a man, and would say to her, Besse I must lye with you, and shee did never deny him." (2)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 2

1645  Manningtree  Manningtree  Essex  Essex  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Clarke of Manningtree, according to the second hand report given by Matthew Hopkins, allegedly enjoyed six or seven years of tri-weekly "carnall copulation with the Devil six or seven yeares, who, "in shape of a proper Gentleman, with a laced band, having the whole proportion of a man, and would say to her, Besse I must lye with you, and shee did never deny him." (2)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 2

1645  Manningtree  Manningtree  Essex  Essex  England 
Animal Damage

Elizabeth Clarke of Manningtree confesses to having killed Mr. Edwards' hogs. (3)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 3

1645  Manningtree  Manningtree  Essex  Essex  England 
Instrumental Magic

Anne Bodenham of Salisbury uses green glass to inform Anne Styles about who has stolen Master Goddard's silver spoon. (3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Doctor Lambs Darling. London: 1653, 3

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Transmogrification

Anne Bodenham of Salisbury appears in the shape of a great black cat. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Doctor Lambs Darling. London: 1653, 5

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Instrumental Magic

Anne Bodenham of Salisbury draws a circle and calls upon the devil, to which two spirits appear. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Doctor Lambs Darling. London: 1653, 5

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Word Magic

Anne Bodenham of Salisbury draws a circle and calls upon the devil, to which two spirits appear. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Doctor Lambs Darling. London: 1653, 5

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Familiar Magic

Anne Bodenham of Salisbury allegedly calls upon a devil to torment a maid from Salisbury (Anonymous 5). (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Doctor Lambs Darling. London: 1653, 6

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Executed

Anne Bodenham of Salisbury is hanged for allegedly being a witch in Salisbury, 1653. (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Doctor Lambs Darling. London: 1653, 8

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Mr. Farmer, Mrs. Farmer and various other witnesses (Anonymous 375) give deposition alleging that the Farmers followed Dr. Bourn's advice to bury a bottle of Mary Farmer's urine and burn her clothes, and that this act brought Joan Buts to the Farmers' home. Buts came in looking ghastly, sat down on a stool, and when questioned by a woman present (Anonymous 374) regarding why she looked so terrible and what brought her to the house, answered that she was ill, had not been out of her house in seven weeks, and that she "could not forbear coming." Buts then threw down her hat, fell to the floor and began wallowing while making a fearful noise; when she got up, she started cursing horribly. The witnesses presented this as proof that Buts was the person who bewitched Mary Farmer. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 1-2

1682, March 27  Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
Instrumental Magic

Mr. Farmer, Mrs. Farmer and various other witnesses (Anonymous 375) give deposition alleging that the Farmers followed Dr. Bourn's advice to bury a bottle of Mary Farmer's urine and burn her clothes, and that this act brought Joan Buts to the Farmers' home. Buts came in looking ghastly, sat down on a stool, and when questioned by a woman present (Anonymous 374) regarding why she looked so terrible and what brought her to the house, answered that she was ill, had not been out of her house in seven weeks, and that she "could not forbear coming." Buts then threw down her hat, fell to the floor and began wallowing while making a fearful noise; when she got up, she started cursing horribly. The witnesses presented this as proof that Buts was the person who bewitched Mary Farmer. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 1-2

1682, March 27  Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
Bewitchment

Dorcas Colesman accuses Susanna Edwards of causing her tormenting pains that have lasted for many weeks. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 2

1680, August  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Physical Torment

Dorcas Colesman accuses Susanna Edwards of causing her tormenting pains that have lasted for many weeks. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 2

1680, August  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Accusation

Dorcas Colesman accuses Susanna Edwards of causing her tormenting pains that have lasted for many weeks. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 2

1680, August  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Bewitchment

Temperance Lloyd is accused of bewitching Grace Thomas, by causing her to feel as though she had been pricked with 'pins and awls.' (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 8

1680, September 30  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Physical Torment

Temperance Lloyd is accused of bewitching Grace Thomas, by causing her to feel as though she had been pricked with 'pins and awls.' (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 8

1680, September 30  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Accusation

Temperance Lloyd is accused of bewitching Grace Thomas, by causing her to feel as though she had been pricked with 'pins and awls.' (8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 8

1680, September 30  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Temperance Lloyd of Bideford is searched for and is allegedly found to have witch's marks. (11)

Appears in:
P., T.. A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland. London: 1697, 11

1682, July 2  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Temperance Lloyd is searched by a group of women (Anonymous 163) for witchs marks; two are found in her privy parts. The marks are described as inch long teats, which Lloyd confesses have been sucked on by a black man (the devil). (11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 11

1682, July 3  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Malefic Compact

Temperance Lloyd is searched by a group of women (Anonymous 163) for witchs marks; two are found in her privy parts. The marks are described as inch long teats, which Lloyd confesses have been sucked on by a black man (the devil). (11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 11

1682, July 3  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Confession

Temperance Lloyd is searched by a group of women (Anonymous 163) for witchs marks; two are found in her privy parts. The marks are described as inch long teats, which Lloyd confesses have been sucked on by a black man (the devil). (11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 11

1682, July 3  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Bewitchment

Temperance Lloyd allegedly met with the devil, who appeared in the likeness of a black man and convinced her to torment Grace Thomas. (13-14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 13-14

1682, September 30  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Confession

Temperance Lloyd allegedly met with the devil, who appeared in the likeness of a black man and convinced her to torment Grace Thomas. (13-14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 13-14

1682, September 30  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Physical Torment

Temperance Lloyd allegedly met with the devil, who appeared in the likeness of a black man and convinced her to torment Grace Thomas. (13-14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 13-14

1682, September 30  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Physical Torment

Temperance Lloyd pinches Grace Thomas' shoulders, arms, thighs and legs to torment her. (14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 14

1682, September 30  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Murder

Temperance Lloyd confesses to being involved with the devil for twelve years, and participating in William Herbert's death. (18)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 18

1682, July 4  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Murder

Temperance Lloyd confesses to causing the death of Anne Fellow. (19)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 19

1682, July 4  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Instrumental Magic

Temperance Lloyd allegedly 'secretly' pricked Jane Dallyn, the wife of Symon Dallyn of Biddiford, Marriner, in one of her eyes, causing her death. Lloyd recounts she did this act in secret, and that "she was never discovered or punished for the same." (19)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 19

1682, July 4  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Murder

Temperance Lloyd allegedly 'secretly' pricked Jane Dallyn, the wife of Symon Dallyn of Biddiford, Marriner, in one of her eyes, causing her death. Lloyd recounts she did this act in secret, and that "she was never discovered or punished for the same." (19)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 19

1682, July 4  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Murder

Temperance Lloyd confesses to bewitching Lydia Burman to death by appearing to her in the form of a red pig. (19)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 19

1682, July 4  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Bewitchment

Temperance Lloyd confesses to bewitching Lydia Burman to death by appearing to her in the form of a red pig. (19)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 19

1682, July 4  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Transmogrification

Temperance Lloyd confesses to bewitching Lydia Burman to death by appearing to her in the form of a red pig. (19)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 19

1682, July 4  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Bewitchment

Mary Trembles allegedly arrives at Agnes Whitefield's door. It is at that moment that Whitefield comes to understand that "Mary Trembles, together with the said Susanna Edwards, were the very persons that had tormented her, by using some Magical Art or Witchcraft upon her said Body as aforesaid." (28)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 28

1682, July 16  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Physical Torment

Mary Trembles allegedly arrives at Agnes Whitefield's door. It is at that moment that Whitefield comes to understand that "Mary Trembles, together with the said Susanna Edwards, were the very persons that had tormented her, by using some Magical Art or Witchcraft upon her said Body as aforesaid." (28)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 28

1682, July 16  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Physical Torment

Mary Trembles and Susanna Edwards are accused of pricking a Bideford woman named Grace Barns. (31)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 31

1682, July 18  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Confession

Susanna Edwards confesses that the devil did carry her spirit around. (31)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 31

1682, July 18  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Malefic Compact

Susanna Edwards confesses that the devil did carry her spirit around. (31)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 31

1682, July 18  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Bewitchment

Susanna Edwards confesses to pricking and tormenting Dorcas Coleman. (31)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 31

1682, July 18  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Physical Torment

Susanna Edwards confesses to pricking and tormenting Dorcas Coleman. (31)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 31

1682, July 18  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Confession

Susanna Edwards confesses to pricking and tormenting Dorcas Coleman. (31)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 31

1682, July 18  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Confession

Mary Trembles confesses that Susanna Edwards taught her the practice of witchcraft. (34)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 34

1682, July 18  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Confession

Mary Trembles confesses that the devil appeared to her in the shape of a lion. (37)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 37

1682  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Confession

Temperance Floyd of Bideford confesses to being in league with the Devil for twenty years, a period in which she claimed to be "guilty of many Cruelties, and [to have had] Hellish power afflicted both Man and Beast." (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial, Condemnation, and Execution of Three Witches. London: 1682, 2

1682, August 18  Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
Animal Damage

Temperance Floyd, Mary Floyd, and Susanna Edwards of Bideford cause a cow to give blood instead of milk. (3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial, Condemnation, and Execution of Three Witches. London: 1682, 3

1682  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Murder

Temperance Floyd of Bideford confesses to causing ships to be cast away at sea and men dying as a result. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial, Condemnation, and Execution of Three Witches. London: 1682, 4

1682  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Confession

Temperance Floyd of Bideford confesses to causing ships to be cast away at sea and men dying as a result. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial, Condemnation, and Execution of Three Witches. London: 1682, 4

1682  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Property Damage

Temperance Floyd of Bideford confesses to causing ships to be cast away at sea and men dying as a result. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial, Condemnation, and Execution of Three Witches. London: 1682, 4

1682  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Confession

Temperance Floyd of Bideford confesses to having sexual relations with the devil for nine nights. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial, Condemnation, and Execution of Three Witches. London: 1682, 4

1682  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Confession

Temperance Floyd of Bideford confesses to killing Hannah Thomas, by squeezing the girl's arm till blood came out of her mouth. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial, Condemnation, and Execution of Three Witches. London: 1682, 4

1682, August 18  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Murder

Temperance Floyd of Bideford confesses to killing Hannah Thomas, by squeezing the girl's arm till blood came out of her mouth. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial, Condemnation, and Execution of Three Witches. London: 1682, 4

1682, August 18  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Trial

Anne Kirk is arraigned in London on November 30, 1599 on charges of witchcraft before Lord Anderson and Justices. She is found guilty, and condemned to death. (99)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 99

1599, November 30  London (Old Bailey)    London, City of  London  England 
Verdict

Anne Kirk is arraigned in London on November 30, 1599 on charges of witchcraft before Lord Anderson and Justices. She is found guilty, and condemned to death. (99)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 99

1599, November 30  London (Old Bailey)    London, City of  London  England 
Familiar Magic

Doll Bartham allegedly sends toads to torment Joan Jorden in her bed and prevent her from from sleeping. Jorden throws the first toad into the middle of the room, but it comes back and sits croaking by her bed. She then throws it out the window. (92)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 92

1599  Stradbrook  Stradebroke  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
Bewitchment

Doll Bartham is arraigned before the Lord Chief Justice of England at S. Edmondsbury in Suffolk and condemned for the bewitchment of Joan Jorden. She is executed on July 12, 1599. (92)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 92

1599, July 12  Bury St. Edmunds  Bury St. Edmunds  Suffolk  West Suffolk  England 
Verdict

Doll Bartham is arraigned before the Lord Chief Justice of England at S. Edmondsbury in Suffolk and condemned for the bewitchment of Joan Jorden. She is executed on July 12, 1599. (92)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 92

1599, July 12  Bury St. Edmunds  Bury St. Edmunds  Suffolk  West Suffolk  England 
Executed

Doll Bartham is arraigned before the Lord Chief Justice of England at S. Edmondsbury in Suffolk and condemned for the bewitchment of Joan Jorden. She is executed on July 12, 1599. (92)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 92

1599, July 12  Bury St. Edmunds  Bury St. Edmunds  Suffolk  West Suffolk  England 
Trial

Doll Bartham is arraigned before the Lord Chief Justice of England at S. Edmondsbury in Suffolk and condemned for the bewitchment of Joan Jorden. She is executed on July 12, 1599. (92)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 92

1599, July 12  Bury St. Edmunds  Bury St. Edmunds  Suffolk  West Suffolk  England 
Claim

William Spicer allegedly makes a habit of taunting an old woman, Anonymous 8, whenever he passes the Alms-House where she lives. He would "call her Witch, and tell her of her Buns; which did so enrage the Old Woman, that she threatened him with a Warrant." Anonymous 8 appealed to a Justice of the Peace, which frightened Spicer into humbling himself before her and promising to cease. Spicer nevertheless begins to experience fits a few days later. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Great News from the West of England being a True Account of Two Young Persons Lately Bewitched in the Town of Beckenton in Somerset-shire. London: 1689, 1

1689  Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England 
Physical Torment

William Spicer allegedly makes a habit of taunting an old woman, Anonymous 8, whenever he passes the Alms-House where she lives. He would "call her Witch, and tell her of her Buns; which did so enrage the Old Woman, that she threatened him with a Warrant." Anonymous 8 appealed to a Justice of the Peace, which frightened Spicer into humbling himself before her and promising to cease. Spicer nevertheless begins to experience fits a few days later. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Great News from the West of England being a True Account of Two Young Persons Lately Bewitched in the Town of Beckenton in Somerset-shire. London: 1689, 1

1689  Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England 
Physical Torment

William Spicer allegedly suffers from strange and violent fits over the course of a fortnight. During these fits, he claimed to see Anonymous 8 "against the Wall in the same Room of the House where he was, and that sometimes she did knock her Fist at him; sometimes grin her Teeth, and sometimes laugh at him." He displays such strength while afflicted that three or four men are needed to hold him. After he drinks small beer, he frequently vomits pins; over thirty pins are counted by the time his fits cease. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Great News from the West of England being a True Account of Two Young Persons Lately Bewitched in the Town of Beckenton in Somerset-shire. London: 1689, 1

1689  Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England 
Apparitions

William Spicer allegedly suffers from strange and violent fits over the course of a fortnight. During these fits, he claimed to see Anonymous 8 "against the Wall in the same Room of the House where he was, and that sometimes she did knock her Fist at him; sometimes grin her Teeth, and sometimes laugh at him." He displays such strength while afflicted that three or four men are needed to hold him. After he drinks small beer, he frequently vomits pins; over thirty pins are counted by the time his fits cease. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Great News from the West of England being a True Account of Two Young Persons Lately Bewitched in the Town of Beckenton in Somerset-shire. London: 1689, 1

1689  Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England 
Verdict

James Watts is found not guilty of bewitching Anne Huggins so that her body became "wasted and consumed." ()

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997,

1678, March 11  Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
Familiar Magic

Elizabeth Clarke, while being watched as a witch, allegedly attempt to strike a bargain with Matthew Hopkins, suggesting if John Sterne and himself would promise to not hurt her, that she would call one of her familiar spirits to come and play on her lap. Hopkins and Sterne refused the offer and Clarke did not produce her white spirit, one of the five familiars she allegedly kept. (6)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 6

1645  Manningtree  Manningtree  Essex  Essex  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Margaret Landis is identified as a witch by a passing child (Anonymous 120) who calls her "Pegg the witch." (3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Full Trials, Examination, and Condemnation of Four Notorious Witches. London: 1690, 3-4

1645  Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
Malefic Compact

Margaret Landis of Worcester is accused of allowing her imps to do harm, and allowing them to suck the two teats located near her privy parts. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Full Trials, Examination, and Condemnation of Four Notorious Witches. London: 1690, 4

1690, March 5  Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
Familiar Magic

Margaret Landis of Worcester is accused of allowing her imps to do harm, and allowing them to suck the two teats located near her privy parts. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Full Trials, Examination, and Condemnation of Four Notorious Witches. London: 1690, 4

1690, March 5  Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
Physical Torment

Margaret Gurr is visited by a gray devil on July 20, 1681, while she lying in Bed. The Devil "took me by the Wrists and Hands and held them so very tall, that I could not wag or stir them," and griped her so hard that her hands swelled and ached for a whole day afterward. When Margaret Gurr tried to rise, the Devil would not let her, but as soon as he left, she "was in good ease." (2)

Appears in:
Skinner, John. A Strange and Wonderful Relation of Margaret Gurr of Tunbridge, in Kent. Unknown: 1681-1684, 2

1681, July 20      Kent  Cantia  England 
Apparitions

Margaret Gurr is visited by a gray devil on July 20, 1681, while she lying in Bed. The Devil "took me by the Wrists and Hands and held them so very tall, that I could not wag or stir them," and griped her so hard that her hands swelled and ached for a whole day afterward. When Margaret Gurr tried to rise, the Devil would not let her, but as soon as he left, she "was in good ease." (2)

Appears in:
Skinner, John. A Strange and Wonderful Relation of Margaret Gurr of Tunbridge, in Kent. Unknown: 1681-1684, 2

1681, July 20      Kent  Cantia  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Joan Buts is indicted at the Assizes of Southwark, Lord Chief Justice Sir Francis Pemberton presiding, on two counts: she is alleged to have bewitched Mary Farmer to death, and to have used witchcraft to torment Elizabeth Burgiss. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 1

1690, March 27  Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
Trial

Joan Buts is indicted at the Assizes of Southwark, Lord Chief Justice Sir Francis Pemberton presiding, on two counts: she is alleged to have bewitched Mary Farmer to death, and to have used witchcraft to torment Elizabeth Burgiss. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 1

1690, March 27  Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
Illness

Jane Throckmorton falls "uppon the sodaine into a strange kinde of sickenes and distemperature of body," which causes her to sneeze continually for half an hour, fall into a trance in which her belly swells and heaves, or shakes her leg or arm as if palsied. (3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 3-4

1589, November 10  Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Bewitchment

Jane Throckmorton falls "uppon the sodaine into a strange kinde of sickenes and distemperature of body," which causes her to sneeze continually for half an hour, fall into a trance in which her belly swells and heaves, or shakes her leg or arm as if palsied. (3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 3-4

1589, November 10  Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Physical Torment

Jane Throckmorton falls "uppon the sodaine into a strange kinde of sickenes and distemperature of body," which causes her to sneeze continually for half an hour, fall into a trance in which her belly swells and heaves, or shakes her leg or arm as if palsied. (3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 3-4

1589, November 10  Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Confession

Mother Lakeland confesses to murdering her husband, Anonymous 45. After making a pact with the Devil, Lakeland bewitches her husband, causing him to suffer in misery for a while and then die. (7-8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 7-8

1645, September 9  Ipswich  Ipswich; Gippeswick  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
Murder

Mother Lakeland confesses to murdering her husband, Anonymous 45. After making a pact with the Devil, Lakeland bewitches her husband, causing him to suffer in misery for a while and then die. (7-8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 7-8

1645, September 9  Ipswich  Ipswich; Gippeswick  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
Bewitchment

Anne Fowler is accused by Walter Fowler, her son, of bewitching him and others for many years. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Strange News from Shadwell being a True and Just Relation of the Death of Alice Fowler. London: 1684, 2

1684  Shadwell (London Borough of Tower Hamlets)    London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
Murder

Anne Fowler is accused by Walter Fowler, her son, of bewitching him and others for many years. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Strange News from Shadwell being a True and Just Relation of the Death of Alice Fowler. London: 1684, 2

1684  Shadwell (London Borough of Tower Hamlets)    London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
Accusation

Anne Fowler is accused by Walter Fowler, her son, of bewitching him and others for many years. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Strange News from Shadwell being a True and Just Relation of the Death of Alice Fowler. London: 1684, 2

1684  Shadwell (London Borough of Tower Hamlets)    London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
Physical Torment

Temperance Lloyd is accused of pricking and tormenting her accuser, Grace Thomas, causing intense bodily harm. (10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 10

1682, July 1  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Accusation

Temperance Lloyd is accused of pricking and tormenting her accuser, Grace Thomas, causing intense bodily harm. (10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 10

1682, July 1  Biddiford    Devon  Devon  England 
Bewitchment

Mr. Radcliffe alleges in his deposition that the evening after Agnes Radcliffe and Elizabeth Sawyer fought, Agnes fell sick and "was extraordinarily vexed, and in a most strange manner in her sicknesse was tormented." She died about four days later, foaming at the mouth and distempered. Radcliffe claims that Agnes, on her deathbed, said to him, "if shee did die at that time shee would verily take it on her death, that Elizabeth Sawyer her neighbour, whose Sowe with a washing-Beetle she had stricken, and so for that cause her malice being great, was the occasion of her death." (B2-B3)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, B2-B3

1621  London  Edmonton  London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
Murder

Mr. Radcliffe alleges in his deposition that the evening after Agnes Radcliffe and Elizabeth Sawyer fought, Agnes fell sick and "was extraordinarily vexed, and in a most strange manner in her sicknesse was tormented." She died about four days later, foaming at the mouth and distempered. Radcliffe claims that Agnes, on her deathbed, said to him, "if shee did die at that time shee would verily take it on her death, that Elizabeth Sawyer her neighbour, whose Sowe with a washing-Beetle she had stricken, and so for that cause her malice being great, was the occasion of her death." (B2-B3)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, B2-B3

1621  London  Edmonton  London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Mr. Radcliffe alleges in his deposition that the evening after Agnes Radcliffe and Elizabeth Sawyer fought, Agnes fell sick and "was extraordinarily vexed, and in a most strange manner in her sicknesse was tormented." She died about four days later, foaming at the mouth and distempered. Radcliffe claims that Agnes, on her deathbed, said to him, "if shee did die at that time shee would verily take it on her death, that Elizabeth Sawyer her neighbour, whose Sowe with a washing-Beetle she had stricken, and so for that cause her malice being great, was the occasion of her death." (B2-B3)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, B2-B3

1621  London  Edmonton  London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
Illness

Mr. Radcliffe alleges in his deposition that the evening after Agnes Radcliffe and Elizabeth Sawyer fought, Agnes fell sick and "was extraordinarily vexed, and in a most strange manner in her sicknesse was tormented." She died about four days later, foaming at the mouth and distempered. Radcliffe claims that Agnes, on her deathbed, said to him, "if shee did die at that time shee would verily take it on her death, that Elizabeth Sawyer her neighbour, whose Sowe with a washing-Beetle she had stricken, and so for that cause her malice being great, was the occasion of her death." (B2-B3)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, B2-B3

1621  London  Edmonton  London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
Accusation

Mr. Radcliffe alleges in his deposition that the evening after Agnes Radcliffe and Elizabeth Sawyer fought, Agnes fell sick and "was extraordinarily vexed, and in a most strange manner in her sicknesse was tormented." She died about four days later, foaming at the mouth and distempered. Radcliffe claims that Agnes, on her deathbed, said to him, "if shee did die at that time shee would verily take it on her death, that Elizabeth Sawyer her neighbour, whose Sowe with a washing-Beetle she had stricken, and so for that cause her malice being great, was the occasion of her death." (B2-B3)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, B2-B3

1621  London  Edmonton  London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
Trial

Two alleged witches, Anonymous 43 and Anonymous 44, are tried for witchcraft at the York Assizes on charges of bewitching two women, Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10, so that they suffered tormenting fits and vomited strange objects. (Title Page, 3-4)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, Title Page, 3-4

1657  York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
Bewitchment

Two alleged witches, Anonymous 43 and Anonymous 44, are tried for witchcraft at the York Assizes on charges of bewitching two women, Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10, so that they suffered tormenting fits and vomited strange objects. (Title Page, 3-4)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, Title Page, 3-4

1657  York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
Trial

Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10 are brought before the Judges to give evidence against Anonymous 43 and Anonymous 44. During their deposition, both allegedly fell into convulsive fits before the court, crying out and swooning as they "vomit wooll, an[d] crooked pins. and haf[t]s of knives, one whereof being of Marble made a great noyse by reason of yt weight of it, as it fell upon the floore." (Title Page, 3-4)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, Title Page, 3-4

1657  York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
Bewitchment

Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10 are brought before the Judges to give evidence against Anonymous 43 and Anonymous 44. During their deposition, both allegedly fell into convulsive fits before the court, crying out and swooning as they "vomit wooll, an[d] crooked pins. and haf[t]s of knives, one whereof being of Marble made a great noyse by reason of yt weight of it, as it fell upon the floore." (Title Page, 3-4)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, Title Page, 3-4

1657  York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
Physical Torment

Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10 are brought before the Judges to give evidence against Anonymous 43 and Anonymous 44. During their deposition, both allegedly fell into convulsive fits before the court, crying out and swooning as they "vomit wooll, an[d] crooked pins. and haf[t]s of knives, one whereof being of Marble made a great noyse by reason of yt weight of it, as it fell upon the floore." (Title Page, 3-4)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, Title Page, 3-4

1657  York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
Bewitchment

The jury declares Anonymous 43 and Anonymous 44 guilty of bewitching Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10, but the Judges are unsatisfied by the evidence. They put the trial on hold for further deliberation, "uncertain whether this wonderfull Vomite proc[ee]ded from the Divel, or whether i[t] were some artificiall combinat[i]on of the two women to impose upon the Iu[d]ges, and [t]he Court." (3-4)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 3-4

1657  York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
Trial

The jury declares Anonymous 43 and Anonymous 44 guilty of bewitching Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10, but the Judges are unsatisfied by the evidence. They put the trial on hold for further deliberation, "uncertain whether this wonderfull Vomite proc[ee]ded from the Divel, or whether i[t] were some artificiall combinat[i]on of the two women to impose upon the Iu[d]ges, and [t]he Court." (3-4)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 3-4

1657  York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
Apprehension/Capture

Johane Harrison is apprehended on suspicion of witchcraft. Her house is searched for incriminating evidence; such evidence is found in the form of chest full of magical instruments and human remains. (22)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 22

1606, August 4  Royston  Royston  Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
Instrumental Magic

Johane Harrison is apprehended on suspicion of witchcraft. Her house is searched for incriminating evidence; such evidence is found in the form of chest full of magical instruments and human remains. (22)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 22

1606, August 4  Royston  Royston  Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
Familiar Magic

Anne Bodenham of Fisherton Anger casts a circle and calls upon the Devil, who appears in the form of a little boy, then a snake, and finally a shaggy dog. (6)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 6

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Instrumental Magic

Anne Bodenham of Fisherton Anger allegedly gives Anne Styles (for her Mistress to use) powder made of leaves, some dried leaves, and fingernail parings; this is a three prong magical approach designed to poison Sarah and Anne Goodard. The powder was to be administer in a "drink or broth, to rot their Guts in their Bellies; the leaves to rub about the brims of the Pot, to make their Teeth fall out of their Heads; and the paring of the Nayls to make them drunk and mad." (11)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 11

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Familiar Magic

Anne Bodenham of Fisherton Anger casts a circle and calls upon the Devil, who appears as two spirits in the the forms of long-haired boys; the boys sign a contract in blood with Anne Styles. (11)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 11

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Malefic Compact

Anne Bodenham of Fisherton Anger casts a circle and calls upon the Devil, who appears as two spirits in the the forms of long-haired boys; the boys sign a contract in blood with Anne Styles. (11)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 11

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Bewitchment

Anne Bodenham of Fisherton Anger allegedly bewitches Anne Styles into having fits. (14)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 14

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Trial

Anne Styles is questioned by a jury as to the state of her spirituality, and whether she would like to be saved by God. (16-17)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 16-17

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Confession

Anne Styles confesses that Anne Bodenham persuaded her to become involved in witchcraft, but that she freely consented to participating in it. (18)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 18

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Executed

Ullrich Sehelltibaum is executed in Munich on 29 July, 1600 for witchcraft. (12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 12

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Executed

Simon Gamperle is executed in Munich on 29 July, 1600 for witchcraft. (12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 12

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Executed

Jacob Gamperle is executed for witchcraft in Munich on 29 July, 1600. (12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 12

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Executed

George Smaltes is executed for witchcraft in Munich on 29 July, 1600. (12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches. London: 1601, 12

1600, July 29  Munich    Upper bavaria (State)  Bavaria (State)  Germany 
Accusation

Arthur Bill and his mother allegedly conspire to bewitch a round ball into Bill (Father)'s throat to prevent him from relenting and making a confession. The ball remains lodged in Bill (Father)'s throat for some time, during which he was unable to speak a word. However, it eventually worked its way out, and Bill (Father) became the principal witness against Arthur. (C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C3

1611  Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
Bewitchment

Arthur Bill and his mother allegedly conspire to bewitch a round ball into Bill (Father)'s throat to prevent him from relenting and making a confession. The ball remains lodged in Bill (Father)'s throat for some time, during which he was unable to speak a word. However, it eventually worked its way out, and Bill (Father) became the principal witness against Arthur. (C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C3

1611  Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
Apparitions

Elizabeth Weed alleges in her examination before Justices Robert Bernard and Nicholas Pedley that the Devil had appeared to her in the form of a young man 21 years before, along with two spirits in the form of puppies. The Devil asked her to renounce God and Christ, which she did, and told her she must sign a covenant giving him her soul at the end of 21 years. In exchange, he would give her his services to do mischief as she required him. (1-2)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 1-2

1625  Catworth  Catworth  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Weed alleges in her examination before Justices Robert Bernard and Nicholas Pedley that the Devil had appeared to her in the form of a young man 21 years before, along with two spirits in the form of puppies. The Devil asked her to renounce God and Christ, which she did, and told her she must sign a covenant giving him her soul at the end of 21 years. In exchange, he would give her his services to do mischief as she required him. (1-2)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 1-2

1625  Catworth  Catworth  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Malefic Compact

Elizabeth Weed alleges in her examination before Justices Robert Bernard and Nicholas Pedley that the Devil had appeared to her in the form of a young man 21 years before, along with two spirits in the form of puppies. The Devil asked her to renounce God and Christ, which she did, and told her she must sign a covenant giving him her soul at the end of 21 years. In exchange, he would give her his services to do mischief as she required him. (1-2)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 1-2

1625  Catworth  Catworth  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Trial

Elizabeth Weed alleges in her examination before Justices Robert Bernard and Nicholas Pedley that the Devil had appeared to her in the form of a young man 21 years before, along with two spirits in the form of puppies. The Devil asked her to renounce God and Christ, which she did, and told her she must sign a covenant giving him her soul at the end of 21 years. In exchange, he would give her his services to do mischief as she required him. (1-2)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 1-2

1625  Catworth  Catworth  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Weed alleged in her confession that the spirit in the form of a young man returned to her a week later at about 10 o'clock at night with a paper and asked if she was willing to seal their covenant. When she said she was, he pricked her under her left arm to draw blood, and had her sign with the blood. The spot pricked became a large lump. After she signed, the spirit bedded her for the first time, and the two puppy spirits joined them in bed to suckle from her. (1-2)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 1-2

1625  Catworth  Catworth  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Familiar Magic

Elizabeth Weed alleged in her confession that the spirit in the form of a young man returned to her a week later at about 10 o'clock at night with a paper and asked if she was willing to seal their covenant. When she said she was, he pricked her under her left arm to draw blood, and had her sign with the blood. The spot pricked became a large lump. After she signed, the spirit bedded her for the first time, and the two puppy spirits joined them in bed to suckle from her. (1-2)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 1-2

1625  Catworth  Catworth  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Malefic Compact

Elizabeth Weed alleged in her confession that the spirit in the form of a young man returned to her a week later at about 10 o'clock at night with a paper and asked if she was willing to seal their covenant. When she said she was, he pricked her under her left arm to draw blood, and had her sign with the blood. The spot pricked became a large lump. After she signed, the spirit bedded her for the first time, and the two puppy spirits joined them in bed to suckle from her. (1-2)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 1-2

1625  Catworth  Catworth  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Malefic Compact

Joan Williford alleges during her confession that she had promised her soul to the Devil twenty years before. She gave some of her blood to him, and he used it to write the covenant between them. In exchange, he agreed to be her servant for 20 years; this contract was nearly expired at the time of Willford's trial. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1-2

1625  Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
Confession

Joan Williford alleges during her confession that she had promised her soul to the Devil twenty years before. She gave some of her blood to him, and he used it to write the covenant between them. In exchange, he agreed to be her servant for 20 years; this contract was nearly expired at the time of Willford's trial. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1-2

1625  Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
Confession

Joan Williford alleges during her confession that, seven years before her trial, the Devil came to her in the shape of a small dog and demanded that she forsake God and rely on him instead. She replied that "she was loath to forsake him." Nevertheless, he promised that she would not lack and sometimes brought her money. Williford named this familiar Bunne. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1-2

1638  Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
Familiar Magic

Joan Williford alleges during her confession that, seven years before her trial, the Devil came to her in the shape of a small dog and demanded that she forsake God and rely on him instead. She replied that "she was loath to forsake him." Nevertheless, he promised that she would not lack and sometimes brought her money. Williford named this familiar Bunne. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1-2

1638  Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
Familiar Magic

Joan Willimot confesses that she desired to be "revenged upon Thomas Letherland and Mary Woodr[a]fe now his wife." She also alleges that her familiar Bunne "carried Thomas Gardler out of a window, who fell into a backside." (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1-2

1645, September 24  Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
Confession

Joan Willimot confesses that she desired to be "revenged upon Thomas Letherland and Mary Woodr[a]fe now his wife." She also alleges that her familiar Bunne "carried Thomas Gardler out of a window, who fell into a backside." (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1-2

1645, September 24  Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
Accusation

Joan Williford accuses Jane Hott, Elizabeth Harris and Joan Cariden, alias Argoll, of being her fellow witches during her confession. She alleges that Harris cursed John Woodcott's boat six or seven years before, and that Cariden had cursed both Robert Greenstreet, Mayor of Faversham, and John Mannington. Mannington's curse was that he should not thrive, which Willimot claims came to pass. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1-2

1645, September 24  Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
Confession

Joan Williford accuses Jane Hott, Elizabeth Harris and Joan Cariden, alias Argoll, of being her fellow witches during her confession. She alleges that Harris cursed John Woodcott's boat six or seven years before, and that Cariden had cursed both Robert Greenstreet, Mayor of Faversham, and John Mannington. Mannington's curse was that he should not thrive, which Willimot claims came to pass. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1-2

1645, September 24  Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
Bewitchment

Joan Williford accuses Jane Hott, Elizabeth Harris and Joan Cariden, alias Argoll, of being her fellow witches during her confession. She alleges that Harris cursed John Woodcott's boat six or seven years before, and that Cariden had cursed both Robert Greenstreet, Mayor of Faversham, and John Mannington. Mannington's curse was that he should not thrive, which Willimot claims came to pass. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1-2

1645, September 24  Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
Accusation

Joan Cariden, alias Argoll, is examined a third time before Mayor Robert Greenwood on September 27, 1645. During this examination, Cariden made a confession alleging that Jane Hott told her there had been "a great meeting at Goodwife Panterys house, and that Goodwife Dadson was there, and that Goodwife Gardner should have been there, but did not come, and the Divell sat at the upper end of the Table." (3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 3

1645, September 27  Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
Confession

Joan Cariden, alias Argoll, is examined a third time before Mayor Robert Greenwood on September 27, 1645. During this examination, Cariden made a confession alleging that Jane Hott told her there had been "a great meeting at Goodwife Panterys house, and that Goodwife Dadson was there, and that Goodwife Gardner should have been there, but did not come, and the Divell sat at the upper end of the Table." (3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 3

1645, September 27  Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Mr. Freeland's fourteen year old maidservant (Anonymous 1) is searched for witch's marks under her armpits; fleshy red protuberances are found. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Shee-devil of Petticoat-Lane, or, A True and Perfect Relation of a Sad Accident which Befel Mr. Freeland. London: 1666, 6

1666, July 20  London (Petticoat Lane)    London, City of  London  England 
Executed

Anne Martyn is hanged for being a witch in Maidstone on 30 July, 1652. (6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652, July 30  Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
Executed

Anne Ashby is hanged in for being a witch in Maidstone on 30 July,1652. (6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652, July 30  Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
Haunting

A tenant (Anonymous 2) leaves a bottle of vinegar in the dairy house along with the milk of six cows; in the morning she returns to find the bottle empty and the milk turned into a "perfect possett." (3)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 3

1671  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Transmogrification

Father Rosimond, as alleged by Elizabeth Stile in her confession, has been known to transform into an ape or a horse; Stile claims that she has conversed with him at length while he is in the shape of an ape. (17)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 17

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Confession

Father Rosimond, as alleged by Elizabeth Stile in her confession, has been known to transform into an ape or a horse; Stile claims that she has conversed with him at length while he is in the shape of an ape. (17)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 17

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Healing of a Person

Father Rosimond, as alleged by Elizabeth Stile in her confession, can bewitch people, or cure people who have been bewitched. (17 )

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 17

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Bewitchment

Father Rosimond, as alleged by Elizabeth Stile in her confession, can bewitch people, or cure people who have been bewitched. (17 )

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 17

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Confession

Father Rosimond, as alleged by Elizabeth Stile in her confession, can bewitch people, or cure people who have been bewitched. (17 )

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 17

1579, January  London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Healing of a Person

Joan Peterson allegedly heals a man of a chronic headache that several doctors could not; the man had been suffering for five weeks and was cured after she gave him a drink and instructed him to take it three times. This account is given as proof of her healing skill. (4-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 4-5

1652  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Trial

John Winnick is examined before Justice Robert Bernard, and alleges in his confession that he was visited by a bear-like spirit about the size of a rabbit (Anonymous 130) around Midsummer 29 years before. He had lost a purse containing 7 shillings, and was cursing the loss while working in the barn when Anonymous 130 appeared to him. Anonymous 130 offered to see that the purse was returned to him if he would renounce God and Christ, and worship it instead; Winnick agreed, and was instructed to return to the same place the next day. (3)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 3

1615, June 21    Molesworth  Cambridgeshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
Familiar Magic

John Winnick is examined before Justice Robert Bernard, and alleges in his confession that he was visited by a bear-like spirit about the size of a rabbit (Anonymous 130) around Midsummer 29 years before. He had lost a purse containing 7 shillings, and was cursing the loss while working in the barn when Anonymous 130 appeared to him. Anonymous 130 offered to see that the purse was returned to him if he would renounce God and Christ, and worship it instead; Winnick agreed, and was instructed to return to the same place the next day. (3)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 3

1615, June 21    Molesworth  Cambridgeshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
Confession

John Winnick is examined before Justice Robert Bernard, and alleges in his confession that he was visited by a bear-like spirit about the size of a rabbit (Anonymous 130) around Midsummer 29 years before. He had lost a purse containing 7 shillings, and was cursing the loss while working in the barn when Anonymous 130 appeared to him. Anonymous 130 offered to see that the purse was returned to him if he would renounce God and Christ, and worship it instead; Winnick agreed, and was instructed to return to the same place the next day. (3)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 3

1615, June 21    Molesworth  Cambridgeshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
Malefic Compact

John Winnick is examined before Justice Robert Bernard, and alleges in his confession that he was visited by a bear-like spirit about the size of a rabbit (Anonymous 130) around Midsummer 29 years before. He had lost a purse containing 7 shillings, and was cursing the loss while working in the barn when Anonymous 130 appeared to him. Anonymous 130 offered to see that the purse was returned to him if he would renounce God and Christ, and worship it instead; Winnick agreed, and was instructed to return to the same place the next day. (3)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 3

1615, June 21    Molesworth  Cambridgeshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
Malefic Compact

John Winnick alleged in his confession that the day after the bear-like spirit (Anonymous 130) first appeared to him, he returned to the barn and found his purse on the floor. When he picked it up, Anonymous 130 appeared again, and Winnick "fell downe upon his knees and said, my Lord and God I thanke you." Anonymous 130 said that it had brought two other spirits with it, one like a white cat (Anonymous 131) and one like a grey coney (Anonymous 132), and that Winnick was to worship them as well. Anonymous 130 promised that Winnick would never lack for food, that Anonymous 131 would hurt anyone he desired, and that Anonymous 132 would hurt any animal he desired. Anonymous 130 also said it must have Winnick's soul when he died, and some blood to seal the covenant. When Winnick agreed, Anonymous 130 pricked him on the head; thereafter all three would come to him daily to suck from his body. (3-4)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 3-4

1615, June 22    Molesworth  Cambridgeshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
Familiar Magic

John Winnick alleged in his confession that the day after the bear-like spirit (Anonymous 130) first appeared to him, he returned to the barn and found his purse on the floor. When he picked it up, Anonymous 130 appeared again, and Winnick "fell downe upon his knees and said, my Lord and God I thanke you." Anonymous 130 said that it had brought two other spirits with it, one like a white cat (Anonymous 131) and one like a grey coney (Anonymous 132), and that Winnick was to worship them as well. Anonymous 130 promised that Winnick would never lack for food, that Anonymous 131 would hurt anyone he desired, and that Anonymous 132 would hurt any animal he desired. Anonymous 130 also said it must have Winnick's soul when he died, and some blood to seal the covenant. When Winnick agreed, Anonymous 130 pricked him on the head; thereafter all three would come to him daily to suck from his body. (3-4)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 3-4

1615, June 22    Molesworth  Cambridgeshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
Confession

John Winnick alleged in his confession that the day after the bear-like spirit (Anonymous 130) first appeared to him, he returned to the barn and found his purse on the floor. When he picked it up, Anonymous 130 appeared again, and Winnick "fell downe upon his knees and said, my Lord and God I thanke you." Anonymous 130 said that it had brought two other spirits with it, one like a white cat (Anonymous 131) and one like a grey coney (Anonymous 132), and that Winnick was to worship them as well. Anonymous 130 promised that Winnick would never lack for food, that Anonymous 131 would hurt anyone he desired, and that Anonymous 132 would hurt any animal he desired. Anonymous 130 also said it must have Winnick's soul when he died, and some blood to seal the covenant. When Winnick agreed, Anonymous 130 pricked him on the head; thereafter all three would come to him daily to suck from his body. (3-4)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 3-4

1615, June 22    Molesworth  Cambridgeshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
Physical Torment

Thomas Spatchet allegedly suffers from dancing fits, during which his legs and feet move with agility and harmony. His feet strike the ground as if they are bells ringing or are striking out a drumbeat, but Spatchet is said to have no previous musical talent. (6, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 6, 18

1660, March    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Bewitchment

Thomas Spatchet allegedly suffers from dancing fits, during which his legs and feet move with agility and harmony. His feet strike the ground as if they are bells ringing or are striking out a drumbeat, but Spatchet is said to have no previous musical talent. (6, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 6, 18

1660, March    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

An old wet woman who is later identified as Jennet Dibble, claims to have been a witch for 40 years. She also identifies Elizabeth Fletcher as the witch who bewitched Elizabeth, Margaret Waite as a witch, and her daughter Maragaret Thorpe as the witch who had visited Helen. (71-72)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 71-72

1621, February 12  Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
Accusation

An old wet woman who is later identified as Jennet Dibble, claims to have been a witch for 40 years. She also identifies Elizabeth Fletcher as the witch who bewitched Elizabeth, Margaret Waite as a witch, and her daughter Maragaret Thorpe as the witch who had visited Helen. (71-72)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 71-72

1621, February 12  Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
Claim

An old wet woman who is later identified as Jennet Dibble, claims to have been a witch for 40 years. She also identifies Elizabeth Fletcher as the witch who bewitched Elizabeth, Margaret Waite as a witch, and her daughter Maragaret Thorpe as the witch who had visited Helen. (71-72)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 71-72

1621, February 12  Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
Confession

Aubrey Grinset confesses she made league with the Devil, and has been a witch for over twenty years. (18-19)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 18-19

1665, November    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Malefic Compact

Aubrey Grinset confesses she made league with the Devil, and has been a witch for over twenty years. (18-19)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 18-19

1665, November    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Apparitions

John Tonken alleges that the Old Witch (Anonymous 6) appears to him repeatedly before his vomiting fits, sometimes in the form of a cat and once in the form of a mouse; she often predicts what he will vomit. He is often heard to beg her to make him well, or demand her name and where she lives, but she will not tell him. For lack of another name, he calls her Old Witch. (3, 4, 5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Account of a Strange and Wonderful Relation of John Tonken, of Pensans in Cornwall. London: 1686, 3, 4, 5

1686, May 4  Pensans  Pensans  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Bewitchment

John Tonken alleges that the Old Witch (Anonymous 6) appears to him repeatedly before his vomiting fits, sometimes in the form of a cat and once in the form of a mouse; she often predicts what he will vomit. He is often heard to beg her to make him well, or demand her name and where she lives, but she will not tell him. For lack of another name, he calls her Old Witch. (3, 4, 5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Account of a Strange and Wonderful Relation of John Tonken, of Pensans in Cornwall. London: 1686, 3, 4, 5

1686, May 4  Pensans  Pensans  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Possession

John Tonken alleges that the Old Witch (Anonymous 6) appears to him repeatedly before his vomiting fits, sometimes in the form of a cat and once in the form of a mouse; she often predicts what he will vomit. He is often heard to beg her to make him well, or demand her name and where she lives, but she will not tell him. For lack of another name, he calls her Old Witch. (3, 4, 5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Account of a Strange and Wonderful Relation of John Tonken, of Pensans in Cornwall. London: 1686, 3, 4, 5

1686, May 4  Pensans  Pensans  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Physical Torment

John Tonken alleges that the Old Witch (Anonymous 6) appears to him repeatedly before his vomiting fits, sometimes in the form of a cat and once in the form of a mouse; she often predicts what he will vomit. He is often heard to beg her to make him well, or demand her name and where she lives, but she will not tell him. For lack of another name, he calls her Old Witch. (3, 4, 5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Account of a Strange and Wonderful Relation of John Tonken, of Pensans in Cornwall. London: 1686, 3, 4, 5

1686, May 4  Pensans  Pensans  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Transmogrification

John Tonken alleges that the Old Witch (Anonymous 6) appears to him repeatedly before his vomiting fits, sometimes in the form of a cat and once in the form of a mouse; she often predicts what he will vomit. He is often heard to beg her to make him well, or demand her name and where she lives, but she will not tell him. For lack of another name, he calls her Old Witch. (3, 4, 5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Account of a Strange and Wonderful Relation of John Tonken, of Pensans in Cornwall. London: 1686, 3, 4, 5

1686, May 4  Pensans  Pensans  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Elizabeth Chandler, during her examination before Justices Robert Bernard and Nicholas Pedley, alleges that she is a victim, not a witch. She claims that she has been visited numerous times by a spirit in the night, which makes a roaring and a puffing, and leaves her sore at the bottom of her belly. Chandler adds that "she did never willingly invoke or imploy the same, but hath prayed to God to deliver her therfrom." (7-8)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 7-8

1646, April 7    Keiston  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Apparitions

Elizabeth Chandler, during her examination before Justices Robert Bernard and Nicholas Pedley, alleges that she is a victim, not a witch. She claims that she has been visited numerous times by a spirit in the night, which makes a roaring and a puffing, and leaves her sore at the bottom of her belly. Chandler adds that "she did never willingly invoke or imploy the same, but hath prayed to God to deliver her therfrom." (7-8)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 7-8

1646, April 7    Keiston  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Trial

Elizabeth Chandler, during her examination before Justices Robert Bernard and Nicholas Pedley, alleges that she is a victim, not a witch. She claims that she has been visited numerous times by a spirit in the night, which makes a roaring and a puffing, and leaves her sore at the bottom of her belly. Chandler adds that "she did never willingly invoke or imploy the same, but hath prayed to God to deliver her therfrom." (7-8)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 7-8

1646, April 7    Keiston  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Familiar Magic

Joan Wallis alleges in her confession that Blackeman never lay with her, but Edward Wingfield claimed in his deposition that she had confessed differently to him. According to Wingfield, Blackeman had the use of her body as often as three times a week. (12)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 12

1646, April 14    Keiston  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Joan Wallis alleges in her confession that Blackeman never lay with her, but Edward Wingfield claimed in his deposition that she had confessed differently to him. According to Wingfield, Blackeman had the use of her body as often as three times a week. (12)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 12

1646, April 14    Keiston  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Confession

Joan Wallis alleges in her confession that Blackeman never lay with her, but Edward Wingfield claimed in his deposition that she had confessed differently to him. According to Wingfield, Blackeman had the use of her body as often as three times a week. (12)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 12

1646, April 14    Keiston  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Theft

William Harrison is allegedly knocked down and robbed by Widow Perry and her sons (Anonymous 92 and Anonymous 93). Widow Perry and her sons throw Harrison into a pit they had dug stones out of, but he does not remain there long. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Power of Witchcraft being a Most Strange but True Relation of the Most Miraculous and Wonderful Deliverance of One Mr. William Harrison. London: 1662, 6

1662  London  Cambden  London, Greater  London  England 
Physical Torment

William Harrison is allegedly knocked down and robbed by Widow Perry and her sons (Anonymous 92 and Anonymous 93). Widow Perry and her sons throw Harrison into a pit they had dug stones out of, but he does not remain there long. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Power of Witchcraft being a Most Strange but True Relation of the Most Miraculous and Wonderful Deliverance of One Mr. William Harrison. London: 1662, 6

1662  London  Cambden  London, Greater  London  England 
Apparitions

Jane Wallis is examined before Justice Robert Osborne, and confesses to having been visited six weeks before by a spirit in the shape of a man wearing black clothes. He greeted her, introduced himself as Blackeman and asked if she was poor. When she replied to the affirmative, he said he would send Grissell and Greedigut to her, to do anything she asked of them. Wallis noticed then that he had ugly feet. To her terror, he seemed to grow, then shrink, and vanished away. In his deposition, Edward Wingfield added that Blackeman appeared ancient; Wingfield claimed Wallis had confessed to him. (12)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 12

1646, February    Keiston  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Jane Wallis is examined before Justice Robert Osborne, and confesses to having been visited six weeks before by a spirit in the shape of a man wearing black clothes. He greeted her, introduced himself as Blackeman and asked if she was poor. When she replied to the affirmative, he said he would send Grissell and Greedigut to her, to do anything she asked of them. Wallis noticed then that he had ugly feet. To her terror, he seemed to grow, then shrink, and vanished away. In his deposition, Edward Wingfield added that Blackeman appeared ancient; Wingfield claimed Wallis had confessed to him. (12)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 12

1646, February    Keiston  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Confession

Jane Wallis is examined before Justice Robert Osborne, and confesses to having been visited six weeks before by a spirit in the shape of a man wearing black clothes. He greeted her, introduced himself as Blackeman and asked if she was poor. When she replied to the affirmative, he said he would send Grissell and Greedigut to her, to do anything she asked of them. Wallis noticed then that he had ugly feet. To her terror, he seemed to grow, then shrink, and vanished away. In his deposition, Edward Wingfield added that Blackeman appeared ancient; Wingfield claimed Wallis had confessed to him. (12)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 12

1646, February    Keiston  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
Possession

Martha Brossier of Romorantin-Lanthenay is allegedly possessed by a wicked spirit. (3)

Appears in:
Marescot, Michel. A True Discourse, Upon the Matter of Martha Brossier of Romorantin Pretended to be Possessed by a Devil. London: 1599, 3

1599, March 30  Romorantin-Lanthenay    Centre (Region)  France 
Released

Martha Brossier of Romorantin-Lanthenay is tried, found to not be possessed by wicked spirits, and released to her father. (36)

Appears in:
Marescot, Michel. A True Discourse, Upon the Matter of Martha Brossier of Romorantin Pretended to be Possessed by a Devil. London: 1599, 36

1599, March 30  Romorantin-Lanthenay    Centre (Region)  France 
Examine/Search/Identify

Elizabeth Wright is searched for witch's marks by Anonymous 165 and allegedly has two teats like warts behind her arm, and a large collection of marks towards the top of her shoulder which is described as "udder of an ewe." Sir Humphrey and Master Graysley examine the marks. (9-10)

Appears in:
D., I.. The Most Wonderfull and True Story, of a Certain Witch named Alice Gooderige of Stapen hill. London: 1597, 9-10

1597  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Possession

Lewis Gaufredy of Marseille allegedly gives his soul to the devil in return for women and honour above all other priests. (1)

Appears in:
Machaelis, Sebastien. The Admirable History of the Posession and Conversion of a Penitent Woman. London: 1613, 1

1611, April  Marcielle    Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur (Region)  France 
Examine/Search/Identify

Magdelene of Demandoule allegedly accidentally learns witchcraft from Lewis Gaufredy. (4)

Appears in:
Machaelis, Sebastien. The Admirable History of the Posession and Conversion of a Penitent Woman. London: 1613, 4

1611, April  Marcielle    Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur (Region)  France 
Possession

Magdalene of Demandoule is possessed by the devil into having bodily fits (90-91)

Appears in:
Machaelis, Sebastien. The Admirable History of the Posession and Conversion of a Penitent Woman. London: 1613, 90-91

1610, December 16  Marcielle    Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur (Region)  France 
Word Magic

Blanche of Marseille uses charms to cause Magdalene of Demandoule to only see Lewis Gaufredy when she looks on other people. (320)

Appears in:
Machaelis, Sebastien. The Admirable History of the Posession and Conversion of a Penitent Woman. London: 1613, 320

1611, January 16  Marcielle    Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur (Region)  France 
Malefic Compact

Elizabeth Southerns, alias Demdike, confesses before Justice of the Peace Roger Nowell. In her confession, she alleges that twenty years before, she was coming home from begging and, near the Stonepit in Gouldshey in the Forest of Pendle, a devil or spirit appeared to her in the shape of a boy wearing a coat half-brown, half-black. This spirit told her that if she gave him her soul, she could have anything she requested. Southerns demanded his name; he said he was called Tibb. Tempted by his promises, she agreed to give him her soul. (B2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, B2

1592    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Southerns, alias Demdike, confesses before Justice of the Peace Roger Nowell. In her confession, she alleges that twenty years before, she was coming home from begging and, near the Stonepit in Gouldshey in the Forest of Pendle, a devil or spirit appeared to her in the shape of a boy wearing a coat half-brown, half-black. This spirit told her that if she gave him her soul, she could have anything she requested. Southerns demanded his name; he said he was called Tibb. Tempted by his promises, she agreed to give him her soul. (B2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, B2

1592    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Instrumental Magic

Anne Bodenham places glass on an image and rubs it to see for a client what others are doing in her absence. (3-4)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 3-4

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Transmogrification

Anne Bodenham of Salisbury allegedly transforms and appears in the form of a black cat to Anne Styles. (11)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 11

1653  Fisherton Anger    Wiltshire  Wiltshire  England 
Confession

Elizabeth Southerns alleges in her confession that the best way to kill someone through witchcraft is to make a clay image of the person and dry it thoroughly. She says that if you want them to be afflicted in one place more than another, to take a thorn or pin and prick that part of the image. If you want a part of their body to be consumed away, take that part of the image and burn it. To consume their whole body, take the remainder of the image and burn it; this will cause them to die. (B2v-B3v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, B2v-B3v

1612, April 2    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Instrumental Magic

Elizabeth Southerns alleges in her confession that the best way to kill someone through witchcraft is to make a clay image of the person and dry it thoroughly. She says that if you want them to be afflicted in one place more than another, to take a thorn or pin and prick that part of the image. If you want a part of their body to be consumed away, take that part of the image and burn it. To consume their whole body, take the remainder of the image and burn it; this will cause them to die. (B2v-B3v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, B2v-B3v

1612, April 2    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Confession

Anne Whittle alleges in her confession that she, Elizabeth Southerns and Widow Lomshawe bewitched Robert Nutter to death. She claims that Southerns also showed her that she had bewitched Richard Ashton to death. (B4-B4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, B4-B4v

1612, May 19    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Bewitchment

Anne Whittle alleges in her confession that she, Elizabeth Southerns and Widow Lomshawe bewitched Robert Nutter to death. She claims that Southerns also showed her that she had bewitched Richard Ashton to death. (B4-B4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, B4-B4v

1612, May 19    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Murder

Anne Whittle alleges in her confession that she, Elizabeth Southerns and Widow Lomshawe bewitched Robert Nutter to death. She claims that Southerns also showed her that she had bewitched Richard Ashton to death. (B4-B4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, B4-B4v

1612, May 19    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Accusation

James Device alleges during his examination that, around the last Saint Peter's Day, Henry Bullocke came to Elizabeth Southerns and accused her granddaughter, James' sister, Alison Device, of bewitching his child, and demanded that Alison come with him to his house. Alison did, and when they got there, James claims he saw her fall on her knees, beg forgiveness, and confess to bewitching the child. (C2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, C2

1611, June 29    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Indictment/Deposition

James Device alleges during his examination that, around the last Saint Peter's Day, Henry Bullocke came to Elizabeth Southerns and accused her granddaughter, James' sister, Alison Device, of bewitching his child, and demanded that Alison come with him to his house. Alison did, and when they got there, James claims he saw her fall on her knees, beg forgiveness, and confess to bewitching the child. (C2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, C2

1611, June 29    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Confession

James Device alleges during his examination that, around the last Saint Peter's Day, Henry Bullocke came to Elizabeth Southerns and accused her granddaughter, James' sister, Alison Device, of bewitching his child, and demanded that Alison come with him to his house. Alison did, and when they got there, James claims he saw her fall on her knees, beg forgiveness, and confess to bewitching the child. (C2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, C2

1611, June 29    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Bewitchment

James Device alleges during his examination that, around the last Saint Peter's Day, Henry Bullocke came to Elizabeth Southerns and accused her granddaughter, James' sister, Alison Device, of bewitching his child, and demanded that Alison come with him to his house. Alison did, and when they got there, James claims he saw her fall on her knees, beg forgiveness, and confess to bewitching the child. (C2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, C2

1611, June 29    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Confession

Anne Whittle's confession and examination is heard by Justice of the Peace for Lancashire Roger Nowell on April 2, 1612 at the fence in the Forest of Pendle. (E2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E2v

1612, April 2    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Anne Whittle's confession and examination is heard by Justice of the Peace for Lancashire Roger Nowell on April 2, 1612 at the fence in the Forest of Pendle. (E2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E2v

1612, April 2    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Instrumental Magic

James Device alleges during his examination that the teeth Henry Hargreaves and he found buried at the west end of Elizabeth Southerns' house are the same teeth Anne Whittle gave Southerns twelve years before. He says they also found a clay image near the teeth, almost withered away, of Anne Nutter, Anthony Nutter's daughter. (E3v-E4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E3v-E4

1612, April 27    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Indictment/Deposition

James Device alleges during his examination that the teeth Henry Hargreaves and he found buried at the west end of Elizabeth Southerns' house are the same teeth Anne Whittle gave Southerns twelve years before. He says they also found a clay image near the teeth, almost withered away, of Anne Nutter, Anthony Nutter's daughter. (E3v-E4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E3v-E4

1612, April 27    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Alison Device is examined at Reade on March 30, 1612 before Justice of the Peace for Lancashire Roger Nowell. (E4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E4

1612  Reade  Whalley  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Anne Whittle alleges in her confession that, after Mrs. Moore chided her for using a charm to amend some drink, Whittle called for her familiar, Fancie, and instructed him to bite the Moores' cow on the head and make it go mad. Fancie turned into a brown dog and bit the cow, which died within six weeks. (E2v-E3)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E2v-E3

1612, April 2    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Animal Damage

Anne Whittle alleges in her confession that, after Mrs. Moore chided her for using a charm to amend some drink, Whittle called for her familiar, Fancie, and instructed him to bite the Moores' cow on the head and make it go mad. Fancie turned into a brown dog and bit the cow, which died within six weeks. (E2v-E3)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E2v-E3

1612, April 2    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Familiar Magic

Anne Whittle alleges in her confession that, after Mrs. Moore chided her for using a charm to amend some drink, Whittle called for her familiar, Fancie, and instructed him to bite the Moores' cow on the head and make it go mad. Fancie turned into a brown dog and bit the cow, which died within six weeks. (E2v-E3)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E2v-E3

1612, April 2    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Accusation

James Device alleges during his examination that, twelve years before, Anne Whittle took three scalps and and eight teeth from people buried in the graveyard of the new church in Pendle. Whittle is said to have kept four teeth for herself, and to have given the other four to Elizabeth Southerns, who showed them to Device. (E3v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E3v

1600    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Indictment/Deposition

James Device alleges during his examination that, twelve years before, Anne Whittle took three scalps and and eight teeth from people buried in the graveyard of the new church in Pendle. Whittle is said to have kept four teeth for herself, and to have given the other four to Elizabeth Southerns, who showed them to Device. (E3v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E3v

1600    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Pricking/Scratching

Martha Brossier of Romorantin-Lathenay is pricked by a needle but does not bleed and is not conclusively determined to be a witch. (20)

Appears in:
Marescot, Michel. A True Discourse, Upon the Matter of Martha Brossier of Romorantin Pretended to be Possessed by a Devil. London: 1599, 20

1599, March  Romorantin-Lanthenay    Centre (Region)  France 
Physical Torment

A young girl, Anonymous 11, allegedly eats a sorrel leaf given to her by a beggar woman, Anonymous 12, who came to her home asking for bread and beer. Not long after, Anonymous 11 begins to suffer convulsive fits in which she swoons and falls down as if dead. (4-5)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 4-5

1652, May  Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
Bewitchment

A young girl, Anonymous 11, allegedly eats a sorrel leaf given to her by a beggar woman, Anonymous 12, who came to her home asking for bread and beer. Not long after, Anonymous 11 begins to suffer convulsive fits in which she swoons and falls down as if dead. (4-5)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 4-5

1652, May  Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
Indictment/Deposition

Alison Device alleges during her examination that, about eleven years before, the family's firehouse was broken into and all or most of their linen, half a peck of cut oatmeal and a quantity of meal was stolen, all worth about twenty shillings. The following Sunday, Alison says she went to Anne Redferne and took a parcel of the same from her, claiming they were the goods stolen from her family. (E4-E4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E4-E4v

1601    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Theft

Alison Device alleges during her examination that, about eleven years before, the family's firehouse was broken into and all or most of their linen, half a peck of cut oatmeal and a quantity of meal was stolen, all worth about twenty shillings. The following Sunday, Alison says she went to Anne Redferne and took a parcel of the same from her, claiming they were the goods stolen from her family. (E4-E4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E4-E4v

1601    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Accusation

Alison Device alleges during her examination that, about eleven years before, the family's firehouse was broken into and all or most of their linen, half a peck of cut oatmeal and a quantity of meal was stolen, all worth about twenty shillings. The following Sunday, Alison says she went to Anne Redferne and took a parcel of the same from her, claiming they were the goods stolen from her family. (E4-E4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E4-E4v

1601    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Murder

Alison Device alleges during her examination that her father, John Device, was afraid of Anne Whittle, and made a deal to pay her a measure of meal every year if she would not harm his family. This lasted until he died, eleven years before; Alison claims that he said on his deathbed that "Anne Whittle, alias Chattox, did bewitch him to death, because the said meale was not paid the last yeare. " (E4-E4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E4-E4v

1601    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Bewitchment

Alison Device alleges during her examination that her father, John Device, was afraid of Anne Whittle, and made a deal to pay her a measure of meal every year if she would not harm his family. This lasted until he died, eleven years before; Alison claims that he said on his deathbed that "Anne Whittle, alias Chattox, did bewitch him to death, because the said meale was not paid the last yeare. " (E4-E4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E4-E4v

1601    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Alison Device alleges during her examination that her father, John Device, was afraid of Anne Whittle, and made a deal to pay her a measure of meal every year if she would not harm his family. This lasted until he died, eleven years before; Alison claims that he said on his deathbed that "Anne Whittle, alias Chattox, did bewitch him to death, because the said meale was not paid the last yeare. " (E4-E4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E4-E4v

1601    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Accusation

Alison Device alleges during her examination that her father, John Device, was afraid of Anne Whittle, and made a deal to pay her a measure of meal every year if she would not harm his family. This lasted until he died, eleven years before; Alison claims that he said on his deathbed that "Anne Whittle, alias Chattox, did bewitch him to death, because the said meale was not paid the last yeare. " (E4-E4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E4-E4v

1601    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Trial

James Device is arraigned and tried before Justice of the Assize Sir Edward Bromley at Lancaster Assizes on August 18, 1612. He stands accused of bewitching Anne Townley and John Duckworth to death. (Hv-H2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Hv-H2

1612, August 18  Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Charity Refused

James Device alleges during his examination that, the previous Lent, John Duckworth promised him an old shirt, but when he went to collect it two weeks later, Duckworth denied it to him. As he left Duckworth's house, his familiar Dandy appeared to him and said "Thou didst touch the said Duckworth." Device denied it, but Dandy insisted that "thou didst touch him, and therfore I haue power of him[.]" Device finally agreed, and bid Dandy to kill Duckworth. A week later, the man was dead. (H3-H4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, H3-H4

1611, April    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Confession

James Device alleges during his examination that, the previous Lent, John Duckworth promised him an old shirt, but when he went to collect it two weeks later, Duckworth denied it to him. As he left Duckworth's house, his familiar Dandy appeared to him and said "Thou didst touch the said Duckworth." Device denied it, but Dandy insisted that "thou didst touch him, and therfore I haue power of him[.]" Device finally agreed, and bid Dandy to kill Duckworth. A week later, the man was dead. (H3-H4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, H3-H4

1611, April    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Familiar Magic

James Device alleges during his examination that, the previous Lent, John Duckworth promised him an old shirt, but when he went to collect it two weeks later, Duckworth denied it to him. As he left Duckworth's house, his familiar Dandy appeared to him and said "Thou didst touch the said Duckworth." Device denied it, but Dandy insisted that "thou didst touch him, and therfore I haue power of him[.]" Device finally agreed, and bid Dandy to kill Duckworth. A week later, the man was dead. (H3-H4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, H3-H4

1611, April    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Murder

James Device alleges during his examination that, the previous Lent, John Duckworth promised him an old shirt, but when he went to collect it two weeks later, Duckworth denied it to him. As he left Duckworth's house, his familiar Dandy appeared to him and said "Thou didst touch the said Duckworth." Device denied it, but Dandy insisted that "thou didst touch him, and therfore I haue power of him[.]" Device finally agreed, and bid Dandy to kill Duckworth. A week later, the man was dead. (H3-H4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, H3-H4

1611, April    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Trial

Jennet Bierley, Ellen Bierley, and Jane Southworth are tried on August 19, 1612 before Justice of the Assize for Lancaster Edward Bromley. They stand accused of bewitching Grace Sowerbuts so that she wasted and consumed. (K3-K4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, K3-K4

1612, August 19    Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Bewitchment

Jennet Bierley, Ellen Bierley, and Jane Southworth are tried on August 19, 1612 before Justice of the Assize for Lancaster Edward Bromley. They stand accused of bewitching Grace Sowerbuts so that she wasted and consumed. (K3-K4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, K3-K4

1612, August 19    Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Accusation

Grace Sowerbutts is examined under oath. She claims that, for the last several years, she has been haunted and vexed by some women. She names them as her grandmother Jennet Bierley, her aunt Ellen Bierley, Jane Southworth and Old Doewife. (K4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, K4v

1612, August 19    Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Bewitchment

Grace Sowerbutts is examined under oath. She claims that, for the last several years, she has been haunted and vexed by some women. She names them as her grandmother Jennet Bierley, her aunt Ellen Bierley, Jane Southworth and Old Doewife. (K4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, K4v

1612, August 19    Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Haunting

Grace Sowerbutts is examined under oath. She claims that, for the last several years, she has been haunted and vexed by some women. She names them as her grandmother Jennet Bierley, her aunt Ellen Bierley, Jane Southworth and Old Doewife. (K4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, K4v

1612, August 19    Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Accusation

Grace Sowerbutts accuses Jennet Bierley, Ellen Bierley, Jane Southworth and Old Doewife of dragging her violently by her hair and laying her on top of Henry Bierley's hay-mow. (K4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, K4v

1612, August 19    Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Physical Torment

Grace Sowerbutts accuses Jennet Bierley, Ellen Bierley, Jane Southworth and Old Doewife of dragging her violently by her hair and laying her on top of Henry Bierley's hay-mow. (K4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, K4v

1612, August 19    Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Transmogrification

Grace Sowerbutts accuses Jennet Bierley of turning into a dog to torment her. Sowerbutts alleges the Bierley knocked her over while in the shape of a dog, but did not hurt her. She claims that after this incident, she told her father about how Bierley had been tormenting her. When asked why she hadn't said anything sooner, Sowerbutts claimed that she had wanted to, but could not. (K4v-L)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, K4v-L

1612, August 19    Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Accusation

Grace Sowerbutts accuses Jennet Bierley of turning into a dog to torment her. Sowerbutts alleges the Bierley knocked her over while in the shape of a dog, but did not hurt her. She claims that after this incident, she told her father about how Bierley had been tormenting her. When asked why she hadn't said anything sooner, Sowerbutts claimed that she had wanted to, but could not. (K4v-L)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, K4v-L

1612, August 19    Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Grace Sowerbutts accuses Jennet Bierley of turning into a dog to torment her. Sowerbutts alleges the Bierley knocked her over while in the shape of a dog, but did not hurt her. She claims that after this incident, she told her father about how Bierley had been tormenting her. When asked why she hadn't said anything sooner, Sowerbutts claimed that she had wanted to, but could not. (K4v-L)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, K4v-L

1612, August 19    Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Trial

Anne Redferne is arraigned and tried at Lancaster Assizes for witchcraft on August 19, 1612 before Justice of the Assize Sir Edward Bromley. (N3v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, N3v

1612, August 19  Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Trial

Anne Redferne is acquitted of bewitching Robert Nutter to death, but tried a second time on charges of bewitching Christopher Nutter to death. She pleads not guilty. (N3v-N4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, N3v-N4

1612, August 19  Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Verdict

Anne Redferne is acquitted of bewitching Robert Nutter to death, but tried a second time on charges of bewitching Christopher Nutter to death. She pleads not guilty. (N3v-N4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, N3v-N4

1612, August 19  Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Trial

Katherine Hewit is arraigned and tried on August 19, 1612 before Justice of the Assize Sir Edward Bromley. She stands charged of bewitching Anne Foulds to death. (P3-P3v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, P3-P3v

1612, August 19  Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Trial

John Bulcock and his mother, Jane Bulcock, are arraigned and tried on August 19, 1612 before Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley. They stand accused of bewitching Jennet Deane until she wasted and consumed, and became mad. (Q2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Q2v

1612, August 19  Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Accusation

James Device gives deposition alleging that both Jane Bulcock and John Bulcock attended the feast at Malking Tower on Good Friday. (Q3v-Q4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Q3v-Q4

1612, April 6    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Indictment/Deposition

James Device gives deposition alleging that both Jane Bulcock and John Bulcock attended the feast at Malking Tower on Good Friday. (Q3v-Q4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Q3v-Q4

1612, April 6    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Murder

James Device gives deposition that, at the Good Friday feast at Malking Tower, he heard John Bulcock and Jane Bulcock confess to bewitching Jennet Deane, and give their consent to bewitching Master Thomas Lister and Leonard Lister to death. (Q3v-Q4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Q3v-Q4v

1612, April 6    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Bewitchment

James Device gives deposition that, at the Good Friday feast at Malking Tower, he heard John Bulcock and Jane Bulcock confess to bewitching Jennet Deane, and give their consent to bewitching Master Thomas Lister and Leonard Lister to death. (Q3v-Q4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Q3v-Q4v

1612, April 6    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Confession

James Device gives deposition that, at the Good Friday feast at Malking Tower, he heard John Bulcock and Jane Bulcock confess to bewitching Jennet Deane, and give their consent to bewitching Master Thomas Lister and Leonard Lister to death. (Q3v-Q4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Q3v-Q4v

1612, April 6    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Indictment/Deposition

James Device gives deposition that, at the Good Friday feast at Malking Tower, he heard John Bulcock and Jane Bulcock confess to bewitching Jennet Deane, and give their consent to bewitching Master Thomas Lister and Leonard Lister to death. (Q3v-Q4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Q3v-Q4v

1612, April 6    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Accusation

James Device gives deposition that, at the Good Friday feast at Malking Tower, he heard John Bulcock and Jane Bulcock confess to bewitching Jennet Deane, and give their consent to bewitching Master Thomas Lister and Leonard Lister to death. (Q3v-Q4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Q3v-Q4v

1612, April 6    The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Haunting

The Countess of Essex is awakened by an apparition that comes to her in the form of her husband. (24)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 24

1656, August      Glamorgan  Glamorgan  Wales 
Healing of a Person

Elizabeth Brooker of Hointon, Devon is treated by a midwife for a severe pain in her leg after she turns a woman, who had been begging for pins, away. The midwife applies plasters, and many other cures, but none relieve the pain. (66, 67, 68, 69)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 66, 67, 68, 69

1681    Honyton  East Devon  Devon  England 
Physical Torment

Mary Hill, a young eighteen year old of Beckington, Somerset allegedly throws up 200 crooked pins, after taking very ill "some time before Michaelmas last past was Twelve-Month." She is also seized by violent fits when she vomits. She spent much of her life "very much in the Neglect of her Duty to God." Her vomiting of crooked pins results in "a numerous Concourse of People to see her," whom she admits to being aware of in her fits. (74)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 74

1691, April 4  Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England 
Possession

Mary Hill, a young eighteen year old of Beckington, Somerset allegedly throws up 200 crooked pins, after taking very ill "some time before Michaelmas last past was Twelve-Month." She is also seized by violent fits when she vomits. She spent much of her life "very much in the Neglect of her Duty to God." Her vomiting of crooked pins results in "a numerous Concourse of People to see her," whom she admits to being aware of in her fits. (74)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 74

1691, April 4  Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England 
Bewitchment

Catherine Campbell of Erskine, Renfrewshire allegedly bewitches Christian Shaw causing her to fly in the air, bash her head, and have fits. (1-2)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. Sadducimus Debellatus. London: 1698, 1-2

1696, August  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Bewitchment

Alexander Anderson and James Anderson of Glasgow allegedly torment Christian Shaw. Christian Shaw accuses them and two other men. (7)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. Sadducimus Debellatus. London: 1698, 7

1696, December  Glasgow    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
Accusation

Alexander Anderson and James Anderson of Glasgow allegedly torment Christian Shaw. Christian Shaw accuses them and two other men. (7)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. Sadducimus Debellatus. London: 1698, 7

1696, December  Glasgow    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
Apprehension/Capture

Alexander Anderson, Elizabeth Anderson, and Jean Fulton are apprehended and imprisoned for allegedly tormenting Christian Shaw. (23)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. Sadducimus Debellatus. London: 1698, 23

1697, February 4  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Imprisonment

Alexander Anderson, Elizabeth Anderson, and Jean Fulton are apprehended and imprisoned for allegedly tormenting Christian Shaw. (23)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. Sadducimus Debellatus. London: 1698, 23

1697, February 4  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Bewitchment

Margaret Lang and Martha Semple of Erskine, Renfrewshire allegedly torment Christian Shaw into having fits where she cannot breathe and her stomach swells up. (30)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. Sadducimus Debellatus. London: 1698, 30

1597, February 14  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Physical Torment

Aubrey Grinset confesses to afflicting Thomas Spatchet and several others. (17-18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 17-18

1665, October or November    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Bewitchment

Aubrey Grinset confesses to afflicting Thomas Spatchet and several others. (17-18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 17-18

1665, October or November    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Murder

Aubrey Grinset confesses to bewitching John Collet of Cookly and Henry Winson of Walpoole to death. She lured John Collet and his household out of their home, by calling out that there was the biggest snake anyone had ever seen, and used the opportunity to get close to him; he died two days later. She provides no details on Henry Winson's demise. (19)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 19

1665, November    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Bewitchment

Aubrey Grinset confesses to bewitching John Collet of Cookly and Henry Winson of Walpoole to death. She lured John Collet and his household out of their home, by calling out that there was the biggest snake anyone had ever seen, and used the opportunity to get close to him; he died two days later. She provides no details on Henry Winson's demise. (19)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 19

1665, November    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Confession

Aubrey Grinset confesses that the Devil appeared to her repeatedly, first in the form of a handsome young man and later in the form of a greyish-black cat or kitten, and that she allowed him to suck blood from a teat on her body. (19)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 19

1665, November    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Malefic Compact

Aubrey Grinset confesses that the Devil appeared to her repeatedly, first in the form of a handsome young man and later in the form of a greyish-black cat or kitten, and that she allowed him to suck blood from a teat on her body. (19)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 19

1665, November    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Aubrey Grinset is searched by an anonymous jury of women (Anonymous 166) after her confession. They find a teat exactly where she said it would be, but her body is otherwise whole. (20)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 20

1665, November    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Imprisonment

Aubrey Grinset is searched a second time by an anonymous jury of women (Anonymous 166), a few days after the first time. On this search, she is found to be covered in scratches, like those left by briars and thorns. It is thought that the Devil has been tormenting her for her confession, for a rumbling noise has been heard from her prison, and she has been seen wandering in distant places at night. (20)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 20

1665, November    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Physical Torment

Aubrey Grinset is searched a second time by an anonymous jury of women (Anonymous 166), a few days after the first time. On this search, she is found to be covered in scratches, like those left by briars and thorns. It is thought that the Devil has been tormenting her for her confession, for a rumbling noise has been heard from her prison, and she has been seen wandering in distant places at night. (20)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 20

1665, November    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Aubrey Grinset is searched a second time by an anonymous jury of women (Anonymous 166), a few days after the first time. On this search, she is found to be covered in scratches, like those left by briars and thorns. It is thought that the Devil has been tormenting her for her confession, for a rumbling noise has been heard from her prison, and she has been seen wandering in distant places at night. (20)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 20

1665, November    Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
Haunting

Mr. Mompesson of Tidworth is allegedly haunted by an unknown source that moves boards in his house. (93)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 93

1662, November 5  Tedworth    Wiltshire  Wilts  England 
Haunting

Mr. Mompesson of Tidworth is allegedly visited by apparition that is blue and glimmering and causes the eyes to hurt when looking upon it. (97)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 97

1662, January  Tedworth    Wiltshire  Wilts  England 
Bewitchment

Jane Brooks of Shepton Mallet allegedly bewitches a young boy named Richard. (118-119)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 118-119

1657, November 15  Shepton Mallet  Shepton Mallet  Somerset  Somerset  England 
Bewitchment

Elizabeth Stile is accused of bewitching a young girl into having fits where she is unable to speak. (132)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 132

1664, January 30  Bayforde  Stoke Trister  Somerset  Somerset  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Elizabeth Stile of Bayford is searched for witch's marks by Elizabeth Torwood, Catharine White, Mary Day, Mary Bolster, and Bridget Prankard. They find a mark that looks like a "kernel of beef" and decide, as a result, to prick it with a pin. They leave the pin in her mark to show others. (145)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 145

1664, February 7  Bayforde  Stoke Trister  Somerset  Somerset  England 
Pricking/Scratching

Elizabeth Stile of Bayford is searched for witch's marks by Elizabeth Torwood, Catharine White, Mary Day, Mary Bolster, and Bridget Prankard. They find a mark that looks like a "kernel of beef" and decide, as a result, to prick it with a pin. They leave the pin in her mark to show others. (145)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 145

1664, February 7  Bayforde  Stoke Trister  Somerset  Somerset  England 
Bewitchment

Catherine Green of Brewham allegedly convinces Christian Green to give up her soul to the devil. (156-157)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 156-157

1664    Brewham  Somerset  Somerset  England 
Imprisonment

Florence Newton of Cork, Ireland is committed to prison after being found guilty of bewitching Mary Longdon. (168)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 168

1661, September 11  Cork  Cork  Cork  Cork  Ireland 
Bewitchment

Florence Newton of Cork, Ireland allegedly bewitches Mary Longdon and causes her to have fits and vomit pins by kissing her. (169-170)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 169-170

1661, September 11  Cork  Cork  Cork  Cork  Ireland 
Trial

Julian Cox of Taunton, Somerset is tried on the accusation of practicing witchcraft on a young maid that causes her health to deteriorate. (191)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 191

1663  Taunton    Somerset  Somersetshire  England 
Bewitchment

Julian Cox of Taunton, Somerset is tried on the accusation of practicing witchcraft on a young maid that causes her health to deteriorate. (191)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 191

1663  Taunton    Somerset  Somersetshire  England 
Haunting

Doctor Pordage of Bradfield, Berkshire is allegedly haunted by three spirits that appear one night in the forms of a Everard, giant, and dragon. The Everard was "wearing Apparel, Band, Cuffs, Hat" and "seemed to walk once through the Chamber very easily, and so Disappeared." The giant, with sword in hand, "seemed to flourish against [Pordage]" and had a figure of a green tree beside him. The dragon took up "most part of a large Room" with "great Teeth and open Jaws" and "ejected fire." Dr. Pordage found protection from these spirits with the help of the Ministration of the Holy Angels. (11)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 11

1649  Bradfield  Bradfield  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
Bewitchment

Alice Huson of Burton Agnes, Yorkshire is accused of bewitching Faith Corbet, causing her to scream, bite, and scratch. (53)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 53

1660  Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
Confession

Alice Huson of Burton Agnes, Yorkshire confesses to having the devil appear to her in the form of a black man; He promised her financial security if she would bind herself to him and forsake the Lord. He kept this promise in as much as that he gave her small sums of money six or seven times. (58)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 58

1664, April 28  Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Alice Gooderigde is searched for witch's marks by Anonymous 165 and is found to have a bloody hole as big as two pence on her stomach; the searchers believe the bloody hole is a result of a wart or teat being cut off; Gooderidge claims the hole is a result of holding a knife while falling off a ladder, which caused the knife to be thrust into her stomach; the hole is not festering, and therefore the searchers do not believe her story. The marks are examined by Sir Humphrey and Master Graysley. (9)

Appears in:
D., I.. The Most Wonderfull and True Story, of a Certain Witch named Alice Gooderige of Stapen hill. London: 1597, 9

1597  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Imprisonment

Alice Gooderidge is sent to the Derby prison for allegedly bewitching Thomas Darling. (11)

Appears in:
D., I.. The Most Wonderfull and True Story, of a Certain Witch named Alice Gooderige of Stapen hill. London: 1597, 11

1597  Darbie    Derbyshire  Derbyshire  England 
Physical Torment

Jennet Mathie is apprehended on suspicion of pricking a boy with a pin and making wax pictures used for purposes of witchcraft. (3-4)

Appears in:
Sinclair, George. Satan's Invisible World Discovered. Edinburgh: 1685, 3-4

1676, October 14  Pollok-town    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
Instrumental Magic

Jennet Mathie is apprehended on suspicion of pricking a boy with a pin and making wax pictures used for purposes of witchcraft. (3-4)

Appears in:
Sinclair, George. Satan's Invisible World Discovered. Edinburgh: 1685, 3-4

1676, October 14  Pollok-town    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
Claim

Margaret Fulton allegedly has a witch's mark. (51)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. Sadducimus Debellatus. London: 1698, 51

1697  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Word Magic

Margaret Fulton allegedly confesses to her husband that she used a charm that appears full of stones and blood. (51)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. Sadducimus Debellatus. London: 1698, 51

1697  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Instrumental Magic

Bessie Weir, Marjorie Craig, Margaret Jackson, and John Stewart allegedly meet with the devil and make wax pictures in which to stick pins. (11-12)

Appears in:
Sinclair, George. Satan's Invisible World Discovered. Edinburgh: 1685, 11-12

1677, January 3  Pollok-town    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
Bewitchment

Mary Hall, begins to grow ill in the autumn of 1663. Her illness begins 'first in one foot with a trembling shaking and Convulsive motion, afterwards it possessed both; she would sit stamping very much; she had sometimes like Epileptick, sometimes like Convulsive fits, and strange ejaculations." (32)

Appears in:
Drage, William. Daimonomageia a Small Treatise of Sickness and Diseases from Witchcraft. London: 1665, 32

1663, (Fall)  Gadsden  Gadsden  Hertfordshire  Hertforshire  England 
Possession

Mary Hall, begins to grow ill in the autumn of 1663. Her illness begins 'first in one foot with a trembling shaking and Convulsive motion, afterwards it possessed both; she would sit stamping very much; she had sometimes like Epileptick, sometimes like Convulsive fits, and strange ejaculations." (32)

Appears in:
Drage, William. Daimonomageia a Small Treatise of Sickness and Diseases from Witchcraft. London: 1665, 32

1663, (Fall)  Gadsden  Gadsden  Hertfordshire  Hertforshire  England 
Confession

John Stewart of Pollok confesses to seeing the devil as a black man with cloven feet, black apparel, legs without shoes, and having a hollow and ghostly voice (14)

Appears in:
Sinclair, George. Satan's Invisible World Discovered. Edinburgh: 1685, 14

1684, January 4  Pollok-town    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
Confession

Margaret Jackson confesses to conspiring with the devil and other practitioners of witchcraft to kill Sir George Maxwell of Pollok (15)

Appears in:
Sinclair, George. Satan's Invisible World Discovered. Edinburgh: 1685, 15

1674, January 4  Pollok-town    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
Monstrosities

James Graham of Chester is allegedly visited by an apparition of Anne Walker who tells him of how she was murdered by Mark Sharp. (19-20)

Appears in:
Sinclair, George. Satan's Invisible World Discovered. Edinburgh: 1685, 19-20

1632      Cheshire  Chester  England 
Monstrosities

Goodwife Watts of Sandwich gives a young pregnant woman (Anonymous 94) lodging in her home. The young woman suffers from strange and tormenting labour pains and Goodwife Hatch is thus called for. The baby (Monster 1) born resembles a lump of flesh with deformed facial features, arms growing out of its shoulder with no joints, and fourteen toes on its feet; it dies and is buried in a church yard. (4-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Strange News out of Kent of a Monstrous and Misshapen Child. London: 1609, 4-6

1609, July 30  Old Sandwich  Old Sandwich  Kent  Kent  England 
Monstrosities

Margaret Mere of Maidstone, Kent on 23 October, 1568 gives birth to a monstrous and deformed child that lives for twenty-three hours and then dies. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Forme and Shape of a Monstrous Child, Borne at Maydstone in Kent. London: 1568, 1

1568, October 23  Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
Monstrosities

Anthony Smith's wife of Horkesley, Essex gives birth on 21 April, 1532 to a monstrous male child that has no limbs or tongue (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The True Reporte of the Forme and Shape of a Monstrous Childe, borne at Muche Horkesleye. London: 1562, 1

1532, April 21    Muche Horkesleye  Essex  Essex  England 
Murder

Captain Brown of Shropshire is brutally murdered by his servant, after which he appears as an apparition to two Gentlewomen. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account of a Most Horrid and Barbarous Murder and Robbery Committed on the Body of Captain Brown. Edinburgh: 1694, 1-2

1684, March      Shropshire  Shropshire  England 
Apparitions

Captain Brown of Shropshire is brutally murdered by his servant, after which he appears as an apparition to two Gentlewomen. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account of a Most Horrid and Barbarous Murder and Robbery Committed on the Body of Captain Brown. Edinburgh: 1694, 1-2

1684, March      Shropshire  Shropshire  England 
Portents

Two stars appear over a Protestant army fighting in Ireland. They are seen as a sign from God. (5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Lamentable Newes from Ireland being a True, Perfect, and Exact Relation of the Landing of 10000 men in that Kingdom. London: 1642, 5-6

1642, May 6      Ireland 
Monstrosities

Anonymous 20 of Kirkham gives birth to a stillborn monster baby (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Declaration of a Strange and Wonderful Monster: Born in Kirkham parish in Lancashire. London: 1646, 4

1646    Kirkeham  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
Portents

A pond in Garraton turns from water to blood and is a supposed sign from God as to how the people are all of one blood. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Wounderfull Apperation of Blood in a Pool at Garraton in Leicester-shire. London: 1645, 4

1645    Garraton  Leicestershire  Leicestershire  England 
Monstrosities

Anonymous 21 of London gives birth on 16 September, 1645 to a monstrous baby that has nails coming out of its thighs, no head, and stumps for legs. (7-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Wounderfull Apperation of Blood in a Pool at Garraton in Leicester-shire. London: 1645, 7-8

1645, September 16  London   London  London, City of  London  England 
Prophecies

Anonymous 21 of London gives birth on 16 September, 1645 to a monstrous baby that has nails coming out of its thighs, no head, and stumps for legs. (7-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Wounderfull Apperation of Blood in a Pool at Garraton in Leicester-shire. London: 1645, 7-8

1645, September 16  London   London  London, City of  London  England 
Monstrosities

Thomas West captures a monster on 15 July, 1642 that is the likeness of both a toad and man, has a broad mouth and sharp teeth, and is very large in size (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Relation of a Terrible Monster Taken by a Fisherman near Wollage, 15 July, 1642 . London: 1642, 1-2

1642, July 15  Woolage Village  Womenswold   Kent  Kent  England 
Property Damage

A woman who appears like a gentlewoman (Anonymous 22) destroys stores of beer and kills three hogs through witchcraft after being denied bacon and beer by a maidservant. (2-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Signs and Wonders from Heaven. With a True Relation of a Monster Born in Radcliffe Highway. London: 1645, 2-3

1644, July 30  Soffam; Swaffham  Soffam; Swaffham  Norfolk  Norfolke; Norfolk  England 
Animal Damage

A woman who appears like a gentlewoman (Anonymous 22) destroys stores of beer and kills three hogs through witchcraft after being denied bacon and beer by a maidservant. (2-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Signs and Wonders from Heaven. With a True Relation of a Monster Born in Radcliffe Highway. London: 1645, 2-3

1644, July 30  Soffam; Swaffham  Soffam; Swaffham  Norfolk  Norfolke; Norfolk  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

A woman who appears like a gentlewoman (Anonymous 22) destroys stores of beer and kills three hogs through witchcraft after being denied bacon and beer by a maidservant. (2-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Signs and Wonders from Heaven. With a True Relation of a Monster Born in Radcliffe Highway. London: 1645, 2-3

1644, July 30  Soffam; Swaffham  Soffam; Swaffham  Norfolk  Norfolke; Norfolk  England 
Monstrosities

A woman from Suffolk (Anonymous 23) allegedly bewitches a pregnant woman after being offered only half a piece of bread. Soon after that, woman gives birth to two pieces of deformed flesh. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Signs and Wonders from Heaven. With a True Relation of a Monster Born in Radcliffe Highway. London: 1645, 4

1644, July 30      Suffolk  Suffolke  England 
Bewitchment

A woman from Suffolk (Anonymous 23) allegedly bewitches a pregnant woman after being offered only half a piece of bread. Soon after that, woman gives birth to two pieces of deformed flesh. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Signs and Wonders from Heaven. With a True Relation of a Monster Born in Radcliffe Highway. London: 1645, 4

1644, July 30      Suffolk  Suffolke  England 
Physical Torment

A woman from Suffolk (Anonymous 23) allegedly bewitches a pregnant woman after being offered only half a piece of bread. Soon after that, woman gives birth to two pieces of deformed flesh. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Signs and Wonders from Heaven. With a True Relation of a Monster Born in Radcliffe Highway. London: 1645, 4

1644, July 30      Suffolk  Suffolke  England 
Monstrosities

Anonymous 24 gives birth on 28 July, 1644 to a monstrous baby that is a hermaphrodite, has no nose, hands, or legs, and dies shortly after birth. (4-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Signs and Wonders from Heaven. With a True Relation of a Monster Born in Radcliffe Highway. London: 1645, 4-5

1644, July 28  Manchester  Ratcliffe  Greater Manchester  Manchester  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Febey Hunt says that her mother-in-law, Ales Hunt, has two familiars she describes as "little thinges like horses, the one white, the other blacke, the which shee kept in a litle lowe earthen pot with woll, colour white and blacke: and that they stoode in her chamber by her bed side, and saith, that shee hath seene her mother to feede them with milke out of a blacke trening dishe, things that are like horses which she keeps in an earthen pot." (14)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 14

1582, February 25    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Countermagic

Ursley Kempe claims to have learned how to unwitch herself from 'one Cockes wife of Weley.' (17)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 17

1570    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Healing of a Person

Ursley Kempe claims to have learned how to unwitch herself from 'one Cockes wife of Weley.' (17)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 17

1570    St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
Apparitions

A young woman from Amersfoort (Anonymous 25) is visited by an apparition that cures her lameness. (5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Two Remarkable and True Histories, which Happened this Present Year, 1619. London: 1620, 5-6

1619, August 28  Amersfoort    Utrecht (Province)  Utrecht (Province)  Netherlands 
Healing of a Person

A young woman from Amersfoort (Anonymous 25) is visited by an apparition that cures her lameness. (5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Two Remarkable and True Histories, which Happened this Present Year, 1619. London: 1620, 5-6

1619, August 28  Amersfoort    Utrecht (Province)  Utrecht (Province)  Netherlands 
Monstrosities

John Vandael of Amersfoort discovers a monster inside a dead cow's entrails that has a head like an otter, the nose and mouth of a man, and the ears of a dog. (9-10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Two Remarkable and True Histories, which Happened this Present Year, 1619. London: 1620, 9-10

1619  Amersfoort    Utrecht (Province)  Utrecht (Province)  Netherlands 
Portents

The appearance of thunder and lightening in the sky causes the residents of Hertford to become fearful and confused as to the meaning of it. (12-15)

Appears in:
Dekker, Thomas. Look Up and see Wonders a Miraculous Apparition in the Air. London: 1628, 12-15

1628, April 9    Hatford  Hertfordshire  Oxford  England 
Prophecies

The appearance of thunder and lightening in the sky causes the residents of Hertford to become fearful and confused as to the meaning of it. (12-15)

Appears in:
Dekker, Thomas. Look Up and see Wonders a Miraculous Apparition in the Air. London: 1628, 12-15

1628, April 9    Hatford  Hertfordshire  Oxford  England 
Apparitions

James Cook, Thomas Blossom, and Edward See witness the apparition of a battle horse in the sky over where the Battle of Dunbar had taken place. (1-2)

Appears in:
Godly-learned minister of the Gospel., . More Warning Yet. Being a True Relation of a Strange and Most Dreadful Apparition which was Seen in the Air. London: 1654, 1-2

1645, September 3    Dunbar  East Lothian  East Lothian  Scotland 
Possession

A woman from Old-Gravel lane (Anonymous 19) allegedly has a fit during which she cannot eat because her throat closes up. She thus refuses to eat with her husband (Anonymous 482) and friends, and the spirit (Anonymous 240) possessing her admits that he would choke her should she try to eat. After, whenever she attempted to eat, she could not swallow, because "the Vessels of her throat were stopped." (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. News from Old-Gravel Lane. London: 1675, 4

1675, March 22        Unknown  England 
Possession

A woman from Old-Gravel lane (Anonymous 19) is allegedly possessed, drawing ministers (Anonymous 483) and others to visit her out of both curiosity and charity. The spirit (Anonymous 240) possessing Anonymous 19 speaks with these witnesses. When asked who sent the spirit to possess the woman, it replied that it was sent by "a Woman below." (Anonymous 239). When asked why he was sent, the spirit answered it was to prevent the woman from "perswading her Husband (Anonymous 482) to be Baptized." The spirit expressed his desire to possess the woman for as long as he could. It is believed that the spirit is the Devil himself. (3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. News from Old-Gravel Lane. London: 1675, 3

1675, March 22        Unknown  England 
Bewitchment

Margaret Hooper is thought to be bewitched by a spirit (Anonymous 248) because of her incessant rambling. Her husband, Stephen Hooper, tries to convince her to "cal upon, God & that being the Creature of God, she should not forget to call upon her Creator ini the day of trouble," encouraging her also to pray with him. The Devil, however, causes her mind unrest, and her husband continues to pray for her. (2-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 2-3

1641, November 15  Edenbyres    Durham  Durham  England 
Possession

Margaret Hooper is thought to be bewitched by a spirit (Anonymous 248) because of her incessant rambling. Her husband, Stephen Hooper, tries to convince her to "cal upon, God & that being the Creature of God, she should not forget to call upon her Creator ini the day of trouble," encouraging her also to pray with him. The Devil, however, causes her mind unrest, and her husband continues to pray for her. (2-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 2-3

1641, November 15  Edenbyres    Durham  Durham  England 
Bewitchment

Margaret Hooper has a fit in the middle of the night in which she allegedly sees the Devil. She calls out to her husband, Stephen Hooper, saying that "shee did see a strange thing (Anonymous 247) like unto a snale, carrying fire in a most wonderfull sort." Her husband and others try to comfort her, and a candle is lighted. Margaret Hooper, however, continues to be fearful, crying out, "doe not you see the Devill?" When her husband urges her to focus on God, she cautions that "if you see nothing now, you shall see something by and by." (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 4

1641, November  Edenbyres    Durham  Durham  England 
Possession

Margaret Hooper has a fit in the middle of the night in which she allegedly sees the Devil. She calls out to her husband, Stephen Hooper, saying that "shee did see a strange thing (Anonymous 247) like unto a snale, carrying fire in a most wonderfull sort." Her husband and others try to comfort her, and a candle is lighted. Margaret Hooper, however, continues to be fearful, crying out, "doe not you see the Devill?" When her husband urges her to focus on God, she cautions that "if you see nothing now, you shall see something by and by." (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 4

1641, November  Edenbyres    Durham  Durham  England 
Prophecies

Margaret Hooper has a fit in the middle of the night in which she allegedly sees the Devil. She calls out to her husband, Stephen Hooper, saying that "shee did see a strange thing (Anonymous 247) like unto a snale, carrying fire in a most wonderfull sort." Her husband and others try to comfort her, and a candle is lighted. Margaret Hooper, however, continues to be fearful, crying out, "doe not you see the Devill?" When her husband urges her to focus on God, she cautions that "if you see nothing now, you shall see something by and by." (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 4

1641, November  Edenbyres    Durham  Durham  England 
Charity Refused

Mary Hill allegedly has three encounters with an old woman (Anonymous 8) in the days leading up to her first fits. First, Hill demands a ring from Anonymous 8, and threatens her when she refuses. Second, Hill refuses to escort Anonymous 8 to the neighbouring town of Froom to find spinning work. Third, Hill refuses to give Anonymous 8 an apple. Hill's first fit occurs within three days of refusing Anonymous 8 the apple. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Great News from the West of England being a True Account of Two Young Persons Lately Bewitched in the Town of Beckenton in Somerset-shire. London: 1689, 1

1689, July  Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England 
Physical Torment

Mary Hill allegedly has three encounters with an old woman (Anonymous 8) in the days leading up to her first fits. First, Hill demands a ring from Anonymous 8, and threatens her when she refuses. Second, Hill refuses to escort Anonymous 8 to the neighbouring town of Froom to find spinning work. Third, Hill refuses to give Anonymous 8 an apple. Hill's first fit occurs within three days of refusing Anonymous 8 the apple. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Great News from the West of England being a True Account of Two Young Persons Lately Bewitched in the Town of Beckenton in Somerset-shire. London: 1689, 1

1689, July  Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England 
Bewitchment

Mary Hill allegedly suffers a pricking in her stomach the Sunday after refusing Anonymous 8 an apple. Monday at dinner, "something arose in her Throat, which was like to have Choaked her; and at the same time fell into Violent Fits, which held her till Nine or Ten a Clock at Night." The fits are so severe that four or five people are needed to restrain her. Hill claims to see Anonymous 8 standing against the wall grinning, and is seen to step around as if avoiding blows. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Great News from the West of England being a True Account of Two Young Persons Lately Bewitched in the Town of Beckenton in Somerset-shire. London: 1689, 1-2

1689, July  Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England 
Apparitions

Mary Hill allegedly suffers a pricking in her stomach the Sunday after refusing Anonymous 8 an apple. Monday at dinner, "something arose in her Throat, which was like to have Choaked her; and at the same time fell into Violent Fits, which held her till Nine or Ten a Clock at Night." The fits are so severe that four or five people are needed to restrain her. Hill claims to see Anonymous 8 standing against the wall grinning, and is seen to step around as if avoiding blows. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Great News from the West of England being a True Account of Two Young Persons Lately Bewitched in the Town of Beckenton in Somerset-shire. London: 1689, 1-2

1689, July  Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England 
Physical Torment

Mary Hill allegedly suffers a pricking in her stomach the Sunday after refusing Anonymous 8 an apple. Monday at dinner, "something arose in her Throat, which was like to have Choaked her; and at the same time fell into Violent Fits, which held her till Nine or Ten a Clock at Night." The fits are so severe that four or five people are needed to restrain her. Hill claims to see Anonymous 8 standing against the wall grinning, and is seen to step around as if avoiding blows. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Great News from the West of England being a True Account of Two Young Persons Lately Bewitched in the Town of Beckenton in Somerset-shire. London: 1689, 1-2

1689, July  Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England 
Executed

Anne Kirk is executed for witchcraft at Tyburne on December 4, 1599. (99)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 99

1599  Tyburne    London, Greater  MIddlesex  England 
Murder

Anne Kirk allegedly has a falling out with a woman in the street; that night, the woman's child gives a shriek as they sit by the fire. It then pines away until it dies. (99-100)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 99-100

1599  London (Castle Alley)    London, City of  MIddlesex  England 
Physical Torment

Anne Kirk allegedly has a falling out with a woman in the street; that night, the woman's child gives a shriek as they sit by the fire. It then pines away until it dies. (99-100)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 99-100

1599  London (Castle Alley)    London, City of  MIddlesex  England 
Bewitchment

Anne Kirk allegedly has a falling out with a woman in the street; that night, the woman's child gives a shriek as they sit by the fire. It then pines away until it dies. (99-100)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 99-100

1599  London (Castle Alley)    London, City of  MIddlesex  England 
Bewitchment

Anne Kirk allegedly meets with Anonymous 458, the other daughter of Anonymous 457, in the street and causes her to be "stricken downe in a very strange maner; her mouth beeing drawne aside like a purse, her teeth gnashing togeather, her mouth foming, and her eyes staring the rest of her body being strangely disfigured." The girl recovers when Kirk leaves, but has similar fits often thereafter. Anonymous 458 gave deposition against Kirk, but claimed that she could not show how she was tormented until she had a fit. (99-100)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 99-100

1599  London (Bredstreet Hill)    London, City of  London  England 
Physical Torment

Anne Kirk allegedly meets with Anonymous 458, the other daughter of Anonymous 457, in the street and causes her to be "stricken downe in a very strange maner; her mouth beeing drawne aside like a purse, her teeth gnashing togeather, her mouth foming, and her eyes staring the rest of her body being strangely disfigured." The girl recovers when Kirk leaves, but has similar fits often thereafter. Anonymous 458 gave deposition against Kirk, but claimed that she could not show how she was tormented until she had a fit. (99-100)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 99-100

1599  London (Bredstreet Hill)    London, City of  London  England 
Bewitchment

Anne Kirk allegedly becomes offended when not invited to a child's christening, and causes the child to become strangely tormented. (100)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 100

1599  London (Castle Alley)    London, City of  MIddlesex  England 
Physical Torment

Anne Kirk allegedly becomes offended when not invited to a child's christening, and causes the child to become strangely tormented. (100)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 100

1599  London (Castle Alley)    London, City of  MIddlesex  England 
Countermagic

The parents of a child, believed to be bewitched by Anne Kirk, consult with Mother Gillam, who tells them their child is forespoken. She advises them to "cut of a piece of the witches coate with a payre of sheeres, & burne it togeather with the childs vnder cloth." They do, and the child heals. (100)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 100

1599  London (Castle Alley)    London, City of  MIddlesex  England 
Bewitchment

The parents of a child, believed to be bewitched by Anne Kirk, consult with Mother Gillam, who tells them their child is forespoken. She advises them to "cut of a piece of the witches coate with a payre of sheeres, & burne it togeather with the childs vnder cloth." They do, and the child heals. (100)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 100

1599  London (Castle Alley)    London, City of  MIddlesex  England 
Healing of a Person

The parents of a child, believed to be bewitched by Anne Kirk, consult with Mother Gillam, who tells them their child is forespoken. She advises them to "cut of a piece of the witches coate with a payre of sheeres, & burne it togeather with the childs vnder cloth." They do, and the child heals. (100)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 100

1599  London (Castle Alley)    London, City of  MIddlesex  England 
Instrumental Magic

Anne Kirk allegedly has a falling out with an innkeeper, Anonymous 459, and causes his child to become strangely tormented in revenge. Anonymous 459 cannot cure his child with physick, so he goes to a cunning-man, Anonymous 461 for help. Anonymous 461 makes him swear not to reveal who told him, then identifies Kirk as the person responsible for his child's illness and shows him Kirk's image in a glass. However, he is unable to help the child, who dies of his fits. (100-101)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 100-101

1599  London (Castle Alley)    London, City of  MIddlesex  England 
Bewitchment

Anne Kirk allegedly has a falling out with an innkeeper, Anonymous 459, and causes his child to become strangely tormented in revenge. Anonymous 459 cannot cure his child with physick, so he goes to a cunning-man, Anonymous 461 for help. Anonymous 461 makes him swear not to reveal who told him, then identifies Kirk as the person responsible for his child's illness and shows him Kirk's image in a glass. However, he is unable to help the child, who dies of his fits. (100-101)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 100-101

1599  London (Castle Alley)    London, City of  MIddlesex  England 
Physical Torment

Anne Kirk allegedly has a falling out with an innkeeper, Anonymous 459, and causes his child to become strangely tormented in revenge. Anonymous 459 cannot cure his child with physick, so he goes to a cunning-man, Anonymous 461 for help. Anonymous 461 makes him swear not to reveal who told him, then identifies Kirk as the person responsible for his child's illness and shows him Kirk's image in a glass. However, he is unable to help the child, who dies of his fits. (100-101)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 100-101

1599  London (Castle Alley)    London, City of  MIddlesex  England 
Murder

Anne Kirk allegedly has a falling out with an innkeeper, Anonymous 459, and causes his child to become strangely tormented in revenge. Anonymous 459 cannot cure his child with physick, so he goes to a cunning-man, Anonymous 461 for help. Anonymous 461 makes him swear not to reveal who told him, then identifies Kirk as the person responsible for his child's illness and shows him Kirk's image in a glass. However, he is unable to help the child, who dies of his fits. (100-101)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 100-101

1599  London (Castle Alley)    London, City of  MIddlesex  England 
Fasting

Joseph Wright is arrested and fasts for the thirty-five days of his confinement. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Miraculous Fasting of the Naked Man. Unknown: 1700, 1

1700  London   London  London, City of  London  England 
Imprisonment

Joseph Wright is arrested and fasts for the thirty-five days of his confinement. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Miraculous Fasting of the Naked Man. Unknown: 1700, 1

1700  London   London  London, City of  London  England 
Prophecies

A prophecy is found written in a vault in Namur foretelling the overthrow of the French Monarchy. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account from Flanders of the Strange and Wonderful Finding out at Namur . London: 1693, 4

1692  Namur    Wallonia (Region)  Namur (Region)  Belgium 
Folklore

John Walsh confesses that he uses the fairies, (found in fairy mounds and invoked at noon or midnight) to aid him in his work. He warns that there are "iii. kindes of Feries, white, greene, & black," but that "the blacke Feries be the woorst." (3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 3

1566, August 20  Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
Familiar Magic

John Walsh confesses that he uses the fairies, (found in fairy mounds and invoked at noon or midnight) to aid him in his work. He warns that there are "iii. kindes of Feries, white, greene, & black," but that "the blacke Feries be the woorst." (3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 3

1566, August 20  Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
Instrumental Magic

John Walsh confesses to using one of his Masters books and two wax candles to call familiar spirits to him; Walsh would ask the spirits questions, and gather information on bewitched people. (3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 3

1566, August 20  Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
Familiar Magic

John Walsh confesses to using one of his Masters books and two wax candles to call familiar spirits to him; Walsh would ask the spirits questions, and gather information on bewitched people. (3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 3

1566, August 20  Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
Confession

John Walsh confesses to using one of his Masters books and two wax candles to call familiar spirits to him; Walsh would ask the spirits questions, and gather information on bewitched people. (3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 3

1566, August 20  Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
Instrumental Magic

John Walsh describes how to make wax pictures, pictures of clay, and a toad in order to cause harm to people. The wax pictures would make a person sick for two years, while the clay pictures would kill a person within nine days. The clay pictures were made with the earth of a new grave, the rib bone of a burned man or woman, a black spider, and the pith of an elder tree, with everything being tempered in water. (7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 7

1566, August 20  Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
Confession

John Walsh describes how to make wax pictures, pictures of clay, and a toad in order to cause harm to people. The wax pictures would make a person sick for two years, while the clay pictures would kill a person within nine days. The clay pictures were made with the earth of a new grave, the rib bone of a burned man or woman, a black spider, and the pith of an elder tree, with everything being tempered in water. (7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 7

1566, August 20  Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
Haunting

A monster with three pairs of hands is allegedly bred in Russia. It is understood as a portent of the war between Russia, Poland, and Sweden. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Stranges News of a Prodigious Monster Born in the Township of Allington. Unknown: 1613, 5

1608      Russia 
Prophecies

A monster with three pairs of hands is allegedly bred in Russia. It is understood as a portent of the war between Russia, Poland, and Sweden. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Stranges News of a Prodigious Monster Born in the Township of Allington. Unknown: 1613, 5

1608      Russia 
Haunting

A baby is born in Allington, Lancashire with two four legs and arms, two bellies, one back, two faces and one head. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Stranges News of a Prodigious Monster Born in the Township of Allington. Unknown: 1613, 6

1613  Adlington  Standish  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
Prophecies

William Laud's life and death are allegedly foretold in chapters thirteen and fifteen of the Revelation of John. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Prophecie of the Life, Reigne, and Death of William Laud. London: 1644, 1

1644  Canterbury    Kent  Kent  England 
Miracles

Anonymous 26 appears to his sweetheart a month after he was thought dead, and carries her over forty miles to her father's house in two hours. (441)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Suffolk Miracle. London: 1693, 441

1693      Suffolk  Suffolke  England 
Imprisonment

An Alderman of Nottingham, offended that William Sommers has accused his kinswoman Doll Freeman of being a witch, makes a counter-accusation against Sommers and has Sommers imprisoned for witchcraft himself. (Image 6)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 6

1597, November  Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
Accusation

An Alderman of Nottingham, offended that William Sommers has accused his kinswoman Doll Freeman of being a witch, makes a counter-accusation against Sommers and has Sommers imprisoned for witchcraft himself. (Image 6)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 6

1597, November  Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
Possession

Margaret Hooper allegedly has a fit in which she violently thrashes in her bed, causing her husband, Stephen Hooper, to send for her sister. They try to hold down Margaret Hooper, but no one can hold her down, and she foams at the mouth. Her body shakes "with such force, that the bed and the chamber did shake and move" as well. Her husband continues to pray for her, and within half an hour, her fit is ended, although she claims afterward that a beast follows her around with no head or tail, though all tell her it is her imagination. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 5

1641, November  Edenbyres    Durham  Durham  England 
Possession

Williams Sommers is allegedly visited by the Devil while imprisoned. The Devil threatens to let him hang if he does not permit the Devil to re-possess him and say that he faked everything during his previous possession. Sommers agrees to this new compact, and the Devil possesses him once more. (Image 6)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 6

1597, November  Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
Malefic Compact

Williams Sommers is allegedly visited by the Devil while imprisoned. The Devil threatens to let him hang if he does not permit the Devil to re-possess him and say that he faked everything during his previous possession. Sommers agrees to this new compact, and the Devil possesses him once more. (Image 6)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 6

1597, November  Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
Trial

William Sommers is called before the Commissioners to be examined as part of the proceedings to determine whether his second possession has been faked. The High Sheriff demands in the name of God that Sommers tell the truth, triggering a violent fit. The Commission takes this opportunity to test how real the fit is, and have pins stuck deep into Sommers' hand and leg, but he remains senseless and the wounds do not bleed. When Sommers comes back to his senses, the Commission questions him on what they had done to him during the fit. He claims he recalls being stuck by pins, but little else, and shows the wrong hand when asked where he was pricked, and claims the hole in his other hand had been there before. When asked why he fell during his fit, Sommers replies that he had felt sick to his stomach. (Image 7)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 7

1597, November  Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
Possession

William Sommers is called before the Commissioners to be examined as part of the proceedings to determine whether his second possession has been faked. The High Sheriff demands in the name of God that Sommers tell the truth, triggering a violent fit. The Commission takes this opportunity to test how real the fit is, and have pins stuck deep into Sommers' hand and leg, but he remains senseless and the wounds do not bleed. When Sommers comes back to his senses, the Commission questions him on what they had done to him during the fit. He claims he recalls being stuck by pins, but little else, and shows the wrong hand when asked where he was pricked, and claims the hole in his other hand had been there before. When asked why he fell during his fit, Sommers replies that he had felt sick to his stomach. (Image 7)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 7

1597, November  Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
Pricking/Scratching

William Sommers is called before the Commissioners to be examined as part of the proceedings to determine whether his second possession has been faked. The High Sheriff demands in the name of God that Sommers tell the truth, triggering a violent fit. The Commission takes this opportunity to test how real the fit is, and have pins stuck deep into Sommers' hand and leg, but he remains senseless and the wounds do not bleed. When Sommers comes back to his senses, the Commission questions him on what they had done to him during the fit. He claims he recalls being stuck by pins, but little else, and shows the wrong hand when asked where he was pricked, and claims the hole in his other hand had been there before. When asked why he fell during his fit, Sommers replies that he had felt sick to his stomach. (Image 7)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 7

1597, November  Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
Bewitchment

Francis Stock's child falls sick, appearing to catch the same disease which appears to have claimed its sister and mother, this child also dies. The illness and death happened shortly after Francis Stock fights with William Hatting and insults his wife Sara Hatting and after Mrs. Francis attempts to kill a snakes which unexpectedly appeared in her home, but found upon administering a death blow, that the serpent has disappeared. This Stock child is the third person to perish in its family; its mother and sister's death precedes this person's demise. (31-32)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 31-32

1640  Ramsey    Essex  Essex  England 
Murder

Francis Stock's child falls sick, appearing to catch the same disease which appears to have claimed its sister and mother, this child also dies. The illness and death happened shortly after Francis Stock fights with William Hatting and insults his wife Sara Hatting and after Mrs. Francis attempts to kill a snakes which unexpectedly appeared in her home, but found upon administering a death blow, that the serpent has disappeared. This Stock child is the third person to perish in its family; its mother and sister's death precedes this person's demise. (31-32)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 31-32

1640  Ramsey    Essex  Essex  England 
Possession

Richard Dugdale is allegedly seized by fits possibly caused by the Devil. These fits are characterized by extreme weight change, being at "one while as heavy as a Lump of Lead of that bigness, and other while as light as a Bag of Feathers of 14 or 16 pound weight." These fits are also characterized by his lifeless appearance for a considerable amount of time. Witnesses to Richard Dugdales fits of this nature include: the minister Mr. Jolly, his father Thomas Dugdale, John Walmsly, John Livesay, William Livesay, John Smalley, John Hindle, Joseph Hargreaves, Thomas Booth, John Grimshaw, and William Sellars. (46)

Appears in:
Jollie, Thomas. A Vindication of the Surey Demoniack as no Imposter. London: 1698, 46

1690  Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
Trances

Richard Dugdale is allegedly seized by fits possibly caused by the Devil. These fits are characterized by extreme weight change, being at "one while as heavy as a Lump of Lead of that bigness, and other while as light as a Bag of Feathers of 14 or 16 pound weight." These fits are also characterized by his lifeless appearance for a considerable amount of time. Witnesses to Richard Dugdales fits of this nature include: the minister Mr. Jolly, his father Thomas Dugdale, John Walmsly, John Livesay, William Livesay, John Smalley, John Hindle, Joseph Hargreaves, Thomas Booth, John Grimshaw, and William Sellars. (46)

Appears in:
Jollie, Thomas. A Vindication of the Surey Demoniack as no Imposter. London: 1698, 46

1690  Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
Indictment/Deposition

William Hynde gives deposition alleging that he saw William Sommers with swelling on his neck the size of a walnut that moved to his cheekbone and then to his eye, causing the eye and skin to turn black. The swelling trembled when touched. (Image 13)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 13

1598, March 20  Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
Possession

William Hynde gives deposition alleging that he saw William Sommers with swelling on his neck the size of a walnut that moved to his cheekbone and then to his eye, causing the eye and skin to turn black. The swelling trembled when touched. (Image 13)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 13

1598, March 20  Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
Bewitchment

John Darrell alleges that when Alice Gooderidge sent her familiar Minny against Thomas Darling, she "streyned all hir body, & vomited," and that Darling was inflicted with the exact same torments. He adds that she "named the tyme, place, occasion, and the vvordes shee vsed, when shee sent the Deuil to vexe and torment him in his body." (29-31)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A Brief Apologie Prouing the Possession of William Sommers. Middleburg: 1599, 29-31

1599  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Confession

John Darrell alleges that when Alice Gooderidge sent her familiar Minny against Thomas Darling, she "streyned all hir body, & vomited," and that Darling was inflicted with the exact same torments. He adds that she "named the tyme, place, occasion, and the vvordes shee vsed, when shee sent the Deuil to vexe and torment him in his body." (29-31)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A Brief Apologie Prouing the Possession of William Sommers. Middleburg: 1599, 29-31

1599  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Physical Torment

John Darrell alleges that when Alice Gooderidge sent her familiar Minny against Thomas Darling, she "streyned all hir body, & vomited," and that Darling was inflicted with the exact same torments. He adds that she "named the tyme, place, occasion, and the vvordes shee vsed, when shee sent the Deuil to vexe and torment him in his body." (29-31)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A Brief Apologie Prouing the Possession of William Sommers. Middleburg: 1599, 29-31

1599  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Possession

According to John Darrell, Alice Goodridge confessed to sending her familiar, Minnie, to torment and cause the possession of Thomas Darling of Burton upon Trent, whom Darrell allegedly dispossessed. Darrell uses this to counter the charges that he is himself a fraud, for "if Darling did counterfeit, then hee was not bewitched: and if he was not bewitched, then was the iudgement and execution against Alice Goodridge erroniously and wrongfullie awarded." (6-8)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A Brief Apologie Prouing the Possession of William Sommers. Middleburg: 1599, 6-8

1599  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Claim

According to John Darrell, Alice Goodridge confessed to sending her familiar, Minnie, to torment and cause the possession of Thomas Darling of Burton upon Trent, whom Darrell allegedly dispossessed. Darrell uses this to counter the charges that he is himself a fraud, for "if Darling did counterfeit, then hee was not bewitched: and if he was not bewitched, then was the iudgement and execution against Alice Goodridge erroniously and wrongfullie awarded." (6-8)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A Brief Apologie Prouing the Possession of William Sommers. Middleburg: 1599, 6-8

1599  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Bewitchment

According to John Darrell, Alice Goodridge confessed to sending her familiar, Minnie, to torment and cause the possession of Thomas Darling of Burton upon Trent, whom Darrell allegedly dispossessed. Darrell uses this to counter the charges that he is himself a fraud, for "if Darling did counterfeit, then hee was not bewitched: and if he was not bewitched, then was the iudgement and execution against Alice Goodridge erroniously and wrongfullie awarded." (6-8)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A Brief Apologie Prouing the Possession of William Sommers. Middleburg: 1599, 6-8

1599  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Confession

According to John Darrell, Alice Goodridge confessed to sending her familiar, Minnie, to torment and cause the possession of Thomas Darling of Burton upon Trent, whom Darrell allegedly dispossessed. Darrell uses this to counter the charges that he is himself a fraud, for "if Darling did counterfeit, then hee was not bewitched: and if he was not bewitched, then was the iudgement and execution against Alice Goodridge erroniously and wrongfullie awarded." (6-8)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A Brief Apologie Prouing the Possession of William Sommers. Middleburg: 1599, 6-8

1599  Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
Possession

Anne Starchie allegedly suffers her first fit at the age of nine, in which she is taken with a heavy and dumpish countenance, and suffers a fearful starting and pulling of her body. These fits become extreme, lasting 9-10 weeks. (Image 5)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, Image 5

1594, February  Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
Physical Torment

Anne Starchie, John Starchie, Eleanor Holland, and Elizabeth Hardman allegedly have a fit during which they crawl on their knees until the afternoon, fleeing from family and neighbors into other rooms while calling them "devils with horns" that creep under the bed. Once they regain the use of their feet, they can no longer speak. (Image 6)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, Image 6

1598, March 19  Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
Possession

Anne Starchie, John Starchie, Eleanor Holland, and Elizabeth Hardman allegedly have a fit during which they crawl on their knees until the afternoon, fleeing from family and neighbors into other rooms while calling them "devils with horns" that creep under the bed. Once they regain the use of their feet, they can no longer speak. (Image 6)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, Image 6

1598, March 19  Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
Physical Torment

Eleanor Holland and Elizabeth Hardman have a fit lasting three days and three nights during which they cannot eat nor can they talk to anyone but each other, "to ther lads. saue that their lads gaue them leaue (as the said) the one to eate a toast & drink, the other a sower milk posset." Despite the permission, they say that Hartley is angry they ate, and made them vomit it up again. On the last night, Eleanor Holland is made to take up a distaff and spin faster and a finer thread than she ever has before, which she did for an hour and a half straight. (Image 6)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, Image 6

1598, March 21  Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
Possession

Eleanor Holland and Elizabeth Hardman have a fit lasting three days and three nights during which they cannot eat nor can they talk to anyone but each other, "to ther lads. saue that their lads gaue them leaue (as the said) the one to eate a toast & drink, the other a sower milk posset." Despite the permission, they say that Hartley is angry they ate, and made them vomit it up again. On the last night, Eleanor Holland is made to take up a distaff and spin faster and a finer thread than she ever has before, which she did for an hour and a half straight. (Image 6)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, Image 6

1598, March 21  Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
Possession

Margaret Byrom is allegedly thrown into the kitchen fire, under a table, and numerous other places, but suffers no injuries. (Image 6-7)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, Image 6-7

1598, January 10  Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
Physical Torment

Margaret Byrom is allegedly thrown into the kitchen fire, under a table, and numerous other places, but suffers no injuries. (Image 6-7)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, Image 6-7

1598, January 10  Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
Trial

Edmund Hartley is condemned and hanged at the assizes of Lancaster for allegedly causing the possession of Anne Starchie, John Starchie, Margaret Hardman, Elizabeth Hardman, Eleanor Holland, Margaret Byrom and Jane Ashton. (7)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, 7

1634  Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
Executed

Edmund Hartley is condemned and hanged at the assizes of Lancaster for allegedly causing the possession of Anne Starchie, John Starchie, Margaret Hardman, Elizabeth Hardman, Eleanor Holland, Margaret Byrom and Jane Ashton. (7)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, 7

1634  Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
Verdict

Edmund Hartley is condemned and hanged at the assizes of Lancaster for allegedly causing the possession of Anne Starchie, John Starchie, Margaret Hardman, Elizabeth Hardman, Eleanor Holland, Margaret Byrom and Jane Ashton. (7)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, 7

1634  Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
Possession

John Darrell has Anne Starchie, John Starchie, Margaret Hardman, Elizabeth Hardman, Eleanor Holland, Margaret Byrom and Jane Ashton brought together for observation, noting that of all of them Jane Ashton and the Starchie children are most grievously tormented. Satan is said to have exceeded for cruelty with John Starchie in particular. During the observation, three or four of them scoffed and blasphemed. At one point, they allegedly all join hands to cause a strange and supernatural loud whupping noise in the house and grounds, driving Darrell and his companion George More from the room. (9)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, 9

1598, March  Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
Possession

Sarah Bowers, a fourteen year old girl, described as "of a Temper pretty Brisk and Lively, somewhat given to Pride," starts having fits the day when she feels an invisible hand might hit her on the back while in a yard near her aunt's house. She is struck to the ground, where she lies some time as if dead. These fits continue for weeks. (3)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 3

1693  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Bewitchment

Sarah Bowers, a fourteen year old girl, described as "of a Temper pretty Brisk and Lively, somewhat given to Pride," starts having fits the day when she feels an invisible hand might hit her on the back while in a yard near her aunt's house. She is struck to the ground, where she lies some time as if dead. These fits continue for weeks. (3)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 3

1693  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Claim

Sarah Bower has a fit during which she cannot speak for days and has visions during which she sees heaven and hell and speaks to something that "appear'd to her in the shape of an Angel with Wings, in a flaming Light, which she calls the Man of God." This Angel (Anonymous 27) councils her not to fall prey to Satan and predicts she will die soon. The Angel also passed on words for Sarah Bower to repeat to the people of England," That if the People of London, and England, did not speedily repent from their Sins, especially that of Pride in Apparrel and turn from the Evil of their Ways, God Almighty would give them up as a Prey to their Enemies." Sarah Bower then concludes that her speech would be taken away again, only to be restored on St. Thomas' Day at Christmas, when she "should declare many more Things." These events are witnessed by her neighbours (Anonymous 100). (4-5)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 4-5

1693  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Possession

Sarah Bower has a fit during which she cannot speak for days and has visions during which she sees heaven and hell and speaks to something that "appear'd to her in the shape of an Angel with Wings, in a flaming Light, which she calls the Man of God." This Angel (Anonymous 27) councils her not to fall prey to Satan and predicts she will die soon. The Angel also passed on words for Sarah Bower to repeat to the people of England," That if the People of London, and England, did not speedily repent from their Sins, especially that of Pride in Apparrel and turn from the Evil of their Ways, God Almighty would give them up as a Prey to their Enemies." Sarah Bower then concludes that her speech would be taken away again, only to be restored on St. Thomas' Day at Christmas, when she "should declare many more Things." These events are witnessed by her neighbours (Anonymous 100). (4-5)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 4-5

1693  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Possession

Sarah Bowers, a fourteen year old girl suffering from fits, declares that "at Two a Clock in the Afternoon, she must go and meet the Black Man that had appeared to her in the Neighbours House afore-mentioned," a man (Anonymous 237) who allegedly offered the girl riches in return for blood from her arm. Sarah Bower's speech then leaves her, and "she began to throttle in her Mouth as formerly," and she takes to reading Chapter 17 of the Gospel of Matthew in the Bible, while making a buzzing noise and pointing to every Verse and Line with her finger, as her neighbours (Anonymous 100) witness. (5 - 6)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 5 - 6

1693  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Prophecies

Sarah Bowers, a fourteen year old girl suffering from fits, declares that "at Two a Clock in the Afternoon, she must go and meet the Black Man that had appeared to her in the Neighbours House afore-mentioned," a man (Anonymous 237) who allegedly offered the girl riches in return for blood from her arm. Sarah Bower's speech then leaves her, and "she began to throttle in her Mouth as formerly," and she takes to reading Chapter 17 of the Gospel of Matthew in the Bible, while making a buzzing noise and pointing to every Verse and Line with her finger, as her neighbours (Anonymous 100) witness. (5 - 6)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 5 - 6

1693  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Possession

Anonymous 28, a young girl, allegedly becomes possessed by evil spirits after her father, Anonymous 429, has a falling out with "a certain woman who had an evil name" (Anonymous 430). The possession caused her to be "taken with strange Fits, and something would rise up in her throat like two great bunches about the bigness of an Egg; and a strange voice was frequently heard within her, speaking Blasphemous words, not fit here to be repeated." The voice is said to be rough and gutteral, coming from her abdomen. (2-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 2-4

1664    Dacorum Hundred  Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
Possession

The spirits allegedly possessing Anonymous 28, enticed to converse with the observers, explain how she came to be possessed by them. They explain that there are two of them (Anonymous 189 and Anonymous 190), and that they were sent by two women (Anonymous 130 and Anonymous 131). They were originally intended to possess the girl's father, Anonymous 429, but they found him at prayer and were thus forbidden from entering. The two women sent them instead to Anonymous 28. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 4

1664    Dacorum Hundred  Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
Possession

The author (Anonymous 432) allegedly hears reports of Anonymous 28's possession and comes to see it for himself. There are forty or fifty others present when he arrives. He observes her for two or three hours, during which time he becomes satisfied that the girl is indeed possessed. (4-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 4-5

1664    Dacorum Hundred  Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
Prophecies

Anonymous 429, the father of Anonymous 28, sends for five ministers to fast and pray for his daughter, in the hope that she can be dispossessed. The spirits possessing her (Anonymous 189 and Anonymous 190) allegedly tell him "He expected five men to come, but there should only four come." This comes to pass; one of the five ministers suffers an unexpected accident and is prevented from coming. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5

1664    Dacorum Hundred  Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
Possession

Anonymous 429, the father of Anonymous 28, sends for five ministers to fast and pray for his daughter, in the hope that she can be dispossessed. The spirits possessing her (Anonymous 189 and Anonymous 190) allegedly tell him "He expected five men to come, but there should only four come." This comes to pass; one of the five ministers suffers an unexpected accident and is prevented from coming. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5

1664    Dacorum Hundred  Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
Possession

Anne Mylner starts having fits after she returns home one day from the fields claiming that "she saw a whyte thing compassing her round about, and so amased." She becomes very ill, will not eat (a little quantity of bread and cheese), and falls into trances. (5)

Appears in:
Fisher, John. The Copy of a Letter Describing the Wonderful Woorke of God in Deliuering a Mayden within the City of Chester. London: 1565, 5

1563, October  Tarporley  Tarporley  Chester  Chester  England 
Bewitchment

Anne Mylner has a fit during which she lies on her bed stiff and as though in a trance, but looking aghast. Then, her stomach starts swelling repeatedly very quickly. Finally, she contorts her body. (9-11)

Appears in:
Fisher, John. The Copy of a Letter Describing the Wonderful Woorke of God in Deliuering a Mayden within the City of Chester. London: 1565, 9-11

1564, February  Tarporley  Tarporley  Chester  Chester  England 
Healing of a Person

Master (John) Lane spits vinegar up Anne Mylner's nose while praying that she would call upon the blood of Christ in an attempt to cure her possession. He applies this cure relentlessly until she finally cries out "No, no, no more for Gods sake." He then makes her repeat the Lord's prayer after him. This treatment is allegedly successful. (15)

Appears in:
Fisher, John. The Copy of a Letter Describing the Wonderful Woorke of God in Deliuering a Mayden within the City of Chester. London: 1565, 15

1564  Tarporley  Tarporley  Chester  Chester  England 
Physical Torment

Master (John) Lane spits vinegar up Anne Mylner's nose while praying that she would call upon the blood of Christ in an attempt to cure her possession. He applies this cure relentlessly until she finally cries out "No, no, no more for Gods sake." He then makes her repeat the Lord's prayer after him. This treatment is allegedly successful. (15)

Appears in:
Fisher, John. The Copy of a Letter Describing the Wonderful Woorke of God in Deliuering a Mayden within the City of Chester. London: 1565, 15

1564  Tarporley  Tarporley  Chester  Chester  England 
Possession

Master (John) Lane spits vinegar up Anne Mylner's nose while praying that she would call upon the blood of Christ in an attempt to cure her possession. He applies this cure relentlessly until she finally cries out "No, no, no more for Gods sake." He then makes her repeat the Lord's prayer after him. This treatment is allegedly successful. (15)

Appears in:
Fisher, John. The Copy of a Letter Describing the Wonderful Woorke of God in Deliuering a Mayden within the City of Chester. London: 1565, 15

1564  Tarporley  Tarporley  Chester  Chester  England 
Possession

William Perry starts having extreme fits after an encounter with an old woman when he was on his way home from school. His fits are so violent that two or three people cannot hold him down. (46)

Appears in:
B., R.. The Boy of Bilson. London: 1622, 46

1622  Bilson  Bilston  West Midlands  Staffordshire  England 
Indictment/Deposition

Sarah Morduck is taken into custody on the charge of bewitching Richard Hathaway with Sir Thomas Lane as the Examiner; evidence is given against her, including several witnesses' allegations (Anonymous 238) that she has a long standing reputation as an "ill liver," while another person (Anonymous 239) deposed that Morduck said Hatheway scratching her would only make him worse. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Account of the Apprehending and Taking of Mrs. Sarah Moordike. Unknown: 1701, 2

1701, April  London Borough of Southwark  Southwark  London, Greater  London   England 
Bewitchment

Sarah Morduck hires Richard Hathaway to make her a key to her home after quarreling with her husband, and while Hathaway is working on the lock, Morduck allegedly convinces him to accept a drink over his protests; soon after Hathaway becomes unable to eat or drink, or do any work. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Account of the Apprehending and Taking of Mrs. Sarah Moordike. Unknown: 1701, 1

1701  London Borough of Southwark  Southwark  London, Greater  London   England 
Instrumental Magic

Sarah Morduck hires Richard Hathaway to make her a key to her home after quarreling with her husband, and while Hathaway is working on the lock, Morduck allegedly convinces him to accept a drink over his protests; soon after Hathaway becomes unable to eat or drink, or do any work. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Account of the Apprehending and Taking of Mrs. Sarah Moordike. Unknown: 1701, 1

1701  London Borough of Southwark  Southwark  London, Greater  London   England 
Fasting

Richard Hathaway, now allegedly unable to see in addition to unable to eat and drink, scratches Sarah Morduck at the urging of his friends (Anonymous 368), who brought her to him; he succeeds in drawing Morduck's blood, which restores his sight and ability to eat and drink. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Account of the Apprehending and Taking of Mrs. Sarah Moordike. Unknown: 1701, 1

1701  London Borough of Southwark  Southwark  London, Greater  London   England 
Bewitchment

Richard Hathaway, now allegedly unable to see in addition to unable to eat and drink, scratches Sarah Morduck at the urging of his friends (Anonymous 368), who brought her to him; he succeeds in drawing Morduck's blood, which restores his sight and ability to eat and drink. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Account of the Apprehending and Taking of Mrs. Sarah Moordike. Unknown: 1701, 1

1701  London Borough of Southwark  Southwark  London, Greater  London   England 
Pricking/Scratching

Richard Hathaway, now allegedly unable to see in addition to unable to eat and drink, scratches Sarah Morduck at the urging of his friends (Anonymous 368), who brought her to him; he succeeds in drawing Morduck's blood, which restores his sight and ability to eat and drink. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Account of the Apprehending and Taking of Mrs. Sarah Moordike. Unknown: 1701, 1

1701  London Borough of Southwark  Southwark  London, Greater  London   England 
Countermagic

Richard Hathaway, now allegedly unable to see in addition to unable to eat and drink, scratches Sarah Morduck at the urging of his friends (Anonymous 368), who brought her to him; he succeeds in drawing Morduck's blood, which restores his sight and ability to eat and drink. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Account of the Apprehending and Taking of Mrs. Sarah Moordike. Unknown: 1701, 1

1701  London Borough of Southwark  Southwark  London, Greater  London   England 
Possession

William Perry has a fit lasting three days. After drinking holy water, he vomits pins, wool, knotted thread, rosemary, walnuts, feather, and then regains his speech. (48)

Appears in:
B., R.. The Boy of Bilson. London: 1622, 48

1622  Bilson  Bilston  West Midlands  Staffordshire  England 
Possession

William Perry has a fit during which he vomits eleven pins and a knitting needle. (48-49)

Appears in:
B., R.. The Boy of Bilson. London: 1622, 48-49

1701  Bilson  Bilston  West Midlands  Staffordshire  England 
Confession

William Perry is determined to have faked his possession for attention and gifts. (55)

Appears in:
B., R.. The Boy of Bilson. London: 1622, 55

1622  Bilson  Bilston  West Midlands  Staffordshire  England 
Retraction

William Perry is determined to have faked his possession for attention and gifts. (55)

Appears in:
B., R.. The Boy of Bilson. London: 1622, 55

1622  Bilson  Bilston  West Midlands  Staffordshire  England 
Apparitions

Margaret Gurr is allegedly visited by a grey devil, who urges her to hang herself "with Clock-Lines that was in the Room," and should she fail to do that, he urges her to "put or thrust Knitting-Needles in my Ears," in order to kill herself. (1)

Appears in:
Skinner, John. A Strange and Wonderful Relation of Margaret Gurr of Tunbridge, in Kent. Unknown: 1681-1684, 1

1681, July 19      Kent  Cantia  England 
Apparitions

Margaret Gurr is allegedly visited by two Devils who appear to her on July 19, 1681. One of the devils was "of stout thick squat Stature" dressed in grey; the other was "of little Stature and short," and dressed in black. (1)

Appears in:
Skinner, John. A Strange and Wonderful Relation of Margaret Gurr of Tunbridge, in Kent. Unknown: 1681-1684, 1

1681, July 19      Kent  Cantia  England 
Possession

Margaret Hooper allegedly acts as though bewitched. She comes home one day in a bad mood, speaking "much ildle talk," and grows increasingly irate when no one, especially her husband, will listen to her. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Most Dreadfull Discourse of a Woman Possessed with the Deuill who in the Likenesse of a Headlesse Beare Fetched her out of her Bedd. London: 1584, 2

1584  Durham    Durham  Dvrham  England 
Bewitchment

Margaret Hooper has a fit during which she calls out to those around her, emphatically asking if they too could see the devil. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Most Dreadfull Discourse of a Woman Possessed with the Deuill who in the Likenesse of a Headlesse Beare Fetched her out of her Bedd. London: 1584, 5

1584  Durham    Durham  Dvrham  England 
Possession

Margaret Hooper has a fit during which she calls out to those around her, emphatically asking if they too could see the devil. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Most Dreadfull Discourse of a Woman Possessed with the Deuill who in the Likenesse of a Headlesse Beare Fetched her out of her Bedd. London: 1584, 5

1584  Durham    Durham  Dvrham  England 
Apparitions

A devil in the shape headless and tail-less bear appears to Stephen and Margaret Hooper and 'strokes' them. (5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Most Dreadfull Discourse of a Woman Possessed with the Deuill who in the Likenesse of a Headlesse Beare Fetched her out of her Bedd. London: 1584, 5-6

1584  Durham    Durham  Dvrham  England 
Bewitchment

A devil in the shape headless and tail-less bear appears to Stephen and Margaret Hooper and 'strokes' them. (5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Most Dreadfull Discourse of a Woman Possessed with the Deuill who in the Likenesse of a Headlesse Beare Fetched her out of her Bedd. London: 1584, 5-6

1584  Durham    Durham  Dvrham  England 
Possession

A devil in the shape headless and tail-less bear appears to Stephen and Margaret Hooper and 'strokes' them. (5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Most Dreadfull Discourse of a Woman Possessed with the Deuill who in the Likenesse of a Headlesse Beare Fetched her out of her Bedd. London: 1584, 5-6

1584  Durham    Durham  Dvrham  England 
Imprisonment

Agnes Nasmith is sent to prison for allegedly threatening malefaction. (7)

Appears in:
P., T.. A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland. London: 1697, 7

1697    West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
Pricking/Scratching

Before a formal trial, commissioners find insensible witch's marks on all the women's bodies (save Margaret Fulton's) but decide to prick them, regardless. (3)

Appears in:
P., T.. A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland. London: 1697, 3

1697    West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
Examine/Search/Identify

Before a formal trial, commissioners find insensible witch's marks on all the women's bodies (save Margaret Fulton's) but decide to prick them, regardless. (3)

Appears in:
P., T.. A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland. London: 1697, 3

1697    West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
Physical Torment

Thomas Sawdie allegedly begins to have fits whenever the Roberts family reads scripture or prays, in which he yells, roars, whistles and otherwise causes a disturbance until he is too exhausted to continue. After these fits, he would fall into a dead sleep around midnight in which it was difficult to tell whether he was alive or dead, his arms would spread apart, and his body be stricken with a stiffness such that they would break before they would bend; he would not come out of this state until 7 or 8 the following morning. In the mornings, he would be lifted out of his bed by an unknown force and thrown violently under it without disturbing the bedsheets. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 4

1663, July  Lawrack  Landrake with St Erney  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Possession

Thomas Sawdie allegedly begins to have fits whenever the Roberts family reads scripture or prays, in which he yells, roars, whistles and otherwise causes a disturbance until he is too exhausted to continue. After these fits, he would fall into a dead sleep around midnight in which it was difficult to tell whether he was alive or dead, his arms would spread apart, and his body be stricken with a stiffness such that they would break before they would bend; he would not come out of this state until 7 or 8 the following morning. In the mornings, he would be lifted out of his bed by an unknown force and thrown violently under it without disturbing the bedsheets. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 4

1663, July  Lawrack  Landrake with St Erney  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Confession

Dorothy Sawdie confronts her son Thomas Sawdie the morning after his third fit triggered by prayer and the reading of scripture, and presses him to tell her whether he had seen any evil thing, made any promise to it, or any other thing. Thomas is unwilling, but is said to have eventually confessed to making a compact with the Devil and to his agreement to meet in the field. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 4

1663, July  Lawrack  Landrake with St Erney  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Possession

Dorothy Sawdie confronts her son Thomas Sawdie the morning after his third fit triggered by prayer and the reading of scripture, and presses him to tell her whether he had seen any evil thing, made any promise to it, or any other thing. Thomas is unwilling, but is said to have eventually confessed to making a compact with the Devil and to his agreement to meet in the field. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 4

1663, July  Lawrack  Landrake with St Erney  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Malefic Compact

Dorothy Sawdie confronts her son Thomas Sawdie the morning after his third fit triggered by prayer and the reading of scripture, and presses him to tell her whether he had seen any evil thing, made any promise to it, or any other thing. Thomas is unwilling, but is said to have eventually confessed to making a compact with the Devil and to his agreement to meet in the field. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 4

1663, July  Lawrack  Landrake with St Erney  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Possession

Thomas Sawdie allegedly begins to have furious frantic fits, in which he attempts to run away while removing his clothes. Eventually, they are forced to bind him with a narrow towel tied into three knots at his wrist, but he soon demonstrates that he can remove his hands when he pleases from this confinement, and once leaps a high gate with his hands still bound behind his back. These fits include fitting himself through small spaces in attempts to make his escape; Sawdie claims that he could "put his body out at a Mouse-hole" and indeed manages to get himself stuck to the waist in a hole in a wall that should not have fit him. (5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 5-6

1663, July  Lawrack  Landrake with St Erney  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Possession

The Devil allegedly appears to Thomas Sawdie in the form of a little man with long fingers and large eyes dressed in black velvet after Sawdie confesses to his mother; the Devil threatens Sawdie with his fist and tells him that thereafter he will fall down dead whenever God is named. As promised, Sawdie continues to howl, whistle and be disruptive when Scripture is read or other religious activities, then fall into a death-like state. (5, 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 5, 6

1663, July  Lawrack  Landrake with St Erney  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Possession

Thomas Sawdie allegedly has a fit of roaring and whistling when Mr. Teag reads scripture, occasionally falling down as if dead, then starting to roar and whistle once more; this continued until Mr. Teag took the boy's hand. When the minister was holding Sawdie's hand, the boy would lie silently as if dead, but break into outrage again if Mr. Teag withdrew. Mr. Teag holds Sawdie's hand as long as he is able, occasionally seeming to feel a sudden vibration and quivering from the spirits within the boy. (9-11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 9-11

1663, August  Lawrack  Landrake with St Erney  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Exorcism

Thomas Sawdie allegedly has a fit of roaring and whistling when Mr. Teag reads scripture, occasionally falling down as if dead, then starting to roar and whistle once more; this continued until Mr. Teag took the boy's hand. When the minister was holding Sawdie's hand, the boy would lie silently as if dead, but break into outrage again if Mr. Teag withdrew. Mr. Teag holds Sawdie's hand as long as he is able, occasionally seeming to feel a sudden vibration and quivering from the spirits within the boy. (9-11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 9-11

1663, August  Lawrack  Landrake with St Erney  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Possession

Toward the end of the day of prayer, The Devil allegedly tells Thomas Sawdie that if he turns his head away from Mr. Teag so that he can't see Mr. Teag's face, he would be able to open his eyes and roar again despite Mr. Teag's hand holding his. Sawdie does so and starts struggling with his head buried in the chest of the man holding him on the other side. Mr. Teag soon realizes that his looking Sawdie in the face ends the fit, and ensures that he is able to do so until the end of the day. (10-11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 10-11

1663, August  Lawrack  Landrake with St Erney  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Exorcism

Toward the end of the day of prayer, The Devil allegedly tells Thomas Sawdie that if he turns his head away from Mr. Teag so that he can't see Mr. Teag's face, he would be able to open his eyes and roar again despite Mr. Teag's hand holding his. Sawdie does so and starts struggling with his head buried in the chest of the man holding him on the other side. Mr. Teag soon realizes that his looking Sawdie in the face ends the fit, and ensures that he is able to do so until the end of the day. (10-11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 10-11

1663, August  Lawrack  Landrake with St Erney  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Dispossession

Thomas Sawdie is allegedly found to be able to speak of God again while bound hand and foot in the field. He is pressed to repeat the Lord's Prayer, and when he does so, makes a noise and falls backward, crying "He is gone, He is gone." John Roberts, his master, asked what Sawdie meant by that, and the boy replies that the Devil has left him. Sawdie also asks for Mr. Teag. It is observed that this happens at the same hour that the prayers started the day before. (12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 12

1663, August  Lawrack  Landrake with St Erney  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Miracles

Thomas Sawdie is allegedly found to be able to speak of God again while bound hand and foot in the field. He is pressed to repeat the Lord's Prayer, and when he does so, makes a noise and falls backward, crying "He is gone, He is gone." John Roberts, his master, asked what Sawdie meant by that, and the boy replies that the Devil has left him. Sawdie also asks for Mr. Teag. It is observed that this happens at the same hour that the prayers started the day before. (12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 12

1663, August  Lawrack  Landrake with St Erney  Cornwall  Cornwall  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Joan Peterson is apprehended by order of a warrant signed by Mr. Waterton at the urging of Abraham Vandenbemde, Thomas Collet and their confederates, and her house searched by the confederation for images of clay, hair, and nails; the searchers are unable to find any such items. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Declaration in Answer to Several Lying Pamphlets Concerning the Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 4

1652, March 7  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Apprehension/Capture

Joan Peterson is apprehended by order of a warrant signed by Mr. Waterton at the urging of Abraham Vandenbemde, Thomas Collet and their confederates, and her house searched by the confederation for images of clay, hair, and nails; the searchers are unable to find any such items. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Declaration in Answer to Several Lying Pamphlets Concerning the Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 4

1652, March 7  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Trial

Joan Peterson is carried before Mr. Waterton, a Justice of the Peace, by the confederation of Abraham Vandenbemde, Thomas Collet and Anonymous 139 to have her examination taken; when examined by Waterton, Peterson denies the charges of having used witchcraft to take the life of Lady Powell. Furthermore, she denies ever having heard of Lady Powell prior to being approached by Anne Hook to testify against Anne Levingston. (4-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Declaration in Answer to Several Lying Pamphlets Concerning the Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 4-5

1652, March 7  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Justice Waterton orders Joan Peterson illegally searched for witch's marks, but nothing supporting the suspicion that she is a witch can be found. Peterson is released on bail, on the condition that she return for the next sessions. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Declaration in Answer to Several Lying Pamphlets Concerning the Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 5

1652  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Released

Justice Waterton orders Joan Peterson illegally searched for witch's marks, but nothing supporting the suspicion that she is a witch can be found. Peterson is released on bail, on the condition that she return for the next sessions. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Declaration in Answer to Several Lying Pamphlets Concerning the Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 5

1652  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Trial

Joan Peterson is apprehended and tried a second time on the matter of Lady Powel's demise; she is told by the confederation of Abraham Vandenbemde, Thomas Collet and Anonymous 139 that she need not fear to confess, that they sought not her life but testimony against Anne Levingston, who had inherited Lady Powel's estate. Peterson maintained that she had not known or heard of Lady Powel, and that while she knew Levingstone, had conducted no business with her for over a year. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Declaration in Answer to Several Lying Pamphlets Concerning the Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 5

1652, March 14  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Apprehension/Capture

Joan Peterson is apprehended and tried a second time on the matter of Lady Powel's demise; she is told by the confederation of Abraham Vandenbemde, Thomas Collet and Anonymous 139 that she need not fear to confess, that they sought not her life but testimony against Anne Levingston, who had inherited Lady Powel's estate. Peterson maintained that she had not known or heard of Lady Powel, and that while she knew Levingstone, had conducted no business with her for over a year. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Declaration in Answer to Several Lying Pamphlets Concerning the Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 5

1652, March 14  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Examine/Search/Identify

Joan Peterson is illegally searched a second time for witch's marks, this time in a "most unnaturall & Barbarous manner" by a jury of four women brought in specifically for the task. One of these women reports to Justice Waterton that Peterson has one teat more than most women in her secret parts; Justice Waterton uses this finding to have her committed to Newgate Prison. (5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Declaration in Answer to Several Lying Pamphlets Concerning the Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 5-6

1652, March 14  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Imprisonment

Joan Peterson is illegally searched a second time for witch's marks, this time in a "most unnaturall & Barbarous manner" by a jury of four women brought in specifically for the task. One of these women reports to Justice Waterton that Peterson has one teat more than most women in her secret parts; Justice Waterton uses this finding to have her committed to Newgate Prison. (5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Declaration in Answer to Several Lying Pamphlets Concerning the Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 5-6

1652, March 14  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Trial

Joan Peterson is indicted, arraigned before Mr. Recorder and tried before a jury for witchcraft; the confederates (Abraham Vandenbemde, Thomas Collet and Anonymous 339) produce many poor women of ill repute to give testimony against her. Peterson again denies knowing Lady Powel, and insists she had no part in her death. (6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Declaration in Answer to Several Lying Pamphlets Concerning the Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 6

1652, April 5  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Executed

Joan Peterson is executed for bewitching Christopher Wilson on 12 April, 1652. To the end, she refused to confess anything against Anne Levingston. Peterson stated that she had already confessed all she could before the bench and that she had made her peace with God. (9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Declaration in Answer to Several Lying Pamphlets Concerning the Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 9

1652, April 12  Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
Possession

Christian Shaw has a fit lasting forty-eight hours during which she thrashes violently, does not sleep, and cries out repeatedly for help. (10)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments. Edinburgh: 1698, 10

1696  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Possession

Christian Shaw has a series of fits lasting eight days. She is often unable to speak and her body is rigid and contorted, and she has pain in her left side. (11)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments. Edinburgh: 1698, 11

1698  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Possession

Christian Shaw starts having fits where she seems to have struggles with an invisible adversary. She fights with such force that four men can barely hold her down. (11)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments. Edinburgh: 1698, 11

1696  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Possession

Christian Shaw has a fit during which she accuses Catherine Campbell and Agnes Nasmisth of cutting her side. (11)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments. Edinburgh: 1698, 11

1696  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Possession

Christian Shaw can predict her fits by a pain in her side. She has fits during which her throat moves towards her breast and her tongue hangs out below her chin. Her tongue is also tortured when she tries to pray. (11)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments. Edinburgh: 1698, 11

1696  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Possession

Christian Shaw has fits during which she vomits large quantities of hair. (11-12)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments. Edinburgh: 1698, 11-12

1696  Glasgow    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
Possession

Christian Shaw has fits during which strange objects are pulled out of her mouth, including folded straw, a pin, a candle-like "firr," and bones. (12)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments. Edinburgh: 1698, 12

1696, November  Glasgow    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
Possession

Christian Shaw is found to have dirty hay with dung in her mouth. She also regurgitated feathers and gravel the next day. (12)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments. Edinburgh: 1698, 12

1696, November   Glasgow    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
Possession

Christian Shaw has extremely violent fits lasting four or five days during which she tries to climb walls, hurt her self, and accuses four men of causing her fits. (14)

Appears in:
Cullen, Francis Grant. A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments. Edinburgh: 1698, 14

1696  Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
Possession

Christian Shaw has a fits during which the Devil appears to her. Her body is then stiff as though dead. (15)

Appears in:<