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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
147

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 
165

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 
223

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 
1375

Anthony Smith, a surgeon from Kingston Devon, does surgery on Elizabeth Brooker, finding under her skin, despite its invisibility, a pin which was magically inserted into her muscle.(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 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1378

Anthony Smith, a surgeon from Kingston, designed a Suppurative Cataplasm (a plaster designed to draw out infection) to Elizabeth Brooker's mysteriously aching leg. Brooker was dissatisfied with the treatment.(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 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1460

Joan Baker, allegedly feeling that her "spells were being interfered with," shows up immediately at Grace Matthew's door just as she was applying remedy to her husband.(150)

Appears in:
Woollcombe, William Cotton, Henry . Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records Relative to the History of the City of Exeter. Unknown: 1877, 150

1652, November Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1461

Joan Baker allegedly sneaks into Anonymous 209's house to find out that the remedy offered by the Broadclyst woman (Anonymous 210) worked, and he was healed. (151)

Appears in:
Woollcombe, William Cotton, Henry . Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records Relative to the History of the City of Exeter. Unknown: 1877, 151

1652, November Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1462

Joan Baker, seeing that her first victim (Anonymous 209) is healed, bewitches a servant-maid who is present. The maid becomes ill for three quarters of a year, often yelling that she is bewitched, and then dies. (151)

Appears in:
Woollcombe, William Cotton, Henry . Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records Relative to the History of the City of Exeter. Unknown: 1877, 151

1652, November Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1463

Joan Baker is committed to the goal for being found by her relative Peter Baker to be sitting next to a fire in her house with a toad on her lap and two others at her feet. (150)

Appears in:
Woollcombe, William Cotton, Henry . Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records Relative to the History of the City of Exeter. Unknown: 1877, 150

1652 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1464

Diana Crosse, a suspected witch, stands trial at the City Assizes. She is accused by Mr. Ezekiel Trible of burning down his house, rendering him unable to smoke his pipe properly, and making one of his employees (Anonymous 213) sick by "cast[ing] her evil eye."(150-151)

Appears in:
Woollcombe, William Cotton, Henry . Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records Relative to the History of the City of Exeter. Unknown: 1877, 150-151

1654, August 12 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1465

Mrs. Dicker testifies that shortly after she refused to help Diana Crosse, her child (Anonymous 214) becomes quite ill. She suddenly discovers the presence of a toad and a number of small worms in her house.(151)

Appears in:
Woollcombe, William Cotton, Henry . Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records Relative to the History of the City of Exeter. Unknown: 1877, 151

1654, August 12 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1466

A woman (Anonymous 215) claims that because she refused to give Diana Crosse some milk, two of her children (Anonymous 216 and Anonymous 217) fell sick.(151)

Appears in:
Woollcombe, William Cotton, Henry . Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records Relative to the History of the City of Exeter. Unknown: 1877, 151

1654, August 14 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1467

The witness (Anonymous 215), in her testimony about Diana Crosse, claims that her husband (Anonymous 218) fell ill about two years ago and that she consulted Dr. Browne who recommended that she give him some hot broth.(151)

Appears in:
Woollcombe, William Cotton, Henry . Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records Relative to the History of the City of Exeter. Unknown: 1877, 151

1654, August 14 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1468

The witness (Anonymous 215) claims that she came home on certain occasions and the chimney was ablaze with either little or no fire in the hearth. She was not surprised, however, because she had heard that Diana Crosse had surreptitiously entered her room.(151)

Appears in:
Woollcombe, William Cotton, Henry . Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records Relative to the History of the City of Exeter. Unknown: 1877, 151

1652, August 14 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1471

The next witness (Anonymous 220) testifies that he refused Diana Crosse when she came to him asking him to bring a petition to the mayor on her behalf. Shortly thereafter, his wife (Anonymous 221) became ill and his son (Anonymous 222) broke his arm and the brew Anonymous 220 had made would "not run at the 'penn'."(151)

Appears in:
Woollcombe, William Cotton, Henry . Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records Relative to the History of the City of Exeter. Unknown: 1877, 151

1652, August Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1472

Diana Crosse is allegedly pricked twelve times by a needle by Mary Cleake because Crosse had come near her sister, Joan Poole, who was allegedly ill. Crosse does not bleed.(151)

Appears in:
Woollcombe, William Cotton, Henry . Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records Relative to the History of the City of Exeter. Unknown: 1877, 151

1654, August Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1473

Mrs. Southcott testifies against Diana Crosse. She claims that her daughter went to Crosse's school but since she (Southcott) was displeased, she removed her daughter and put her in Goodwife Woodman's school. Shortly after, her daughter became ill. She was ill for five years and then died. Mrs. Southcott's husband died five weeks later and Goodwife Woodman died seven weeks after.(152)

Appears in:
Woollcombe, William Cotton, Henry . Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records Relative to the History of the City of Exeter. Unknown: 1877, 152

1643 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1478

Johan Furnace is accused of bewitching "one Greene, who gets taken with fits in his head and distempers in his body." Greene is able to talk in Johan Furnace's presence, but gets distracted as soon as she leaves.(153)

Appears in:
Woollcombe, William Cotton, Henry . Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records Relative to the History of the City of Exeter. Unknown: 1877, 153

1658, January 4 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1479

Johan Furnace allegedly bewitches Greene's child who had been "creemed," and Greene believes it would happen again with furnace was not fed "scutes," or small pieces of silver.(152)

Appears in:
Woollcombe, William Cotton, Henry . Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records Relative to the History of the City of Exeter. Unknown: 1877, 152

1658, Jaunary 4 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1633

Nathan Crab, the son of Mr. Zacheus Crab, suffered from convulsions and falling fits for about nine years. After these nine years, a charm was administered in the hopes of curing Nathan of his afflictions. The charm consisted of a bag to hang around Nathan's neck, and "powder to take in White wine for one weeks time," and after wearing the bag for a week Nathan was to take it off and burn it. The bag, however, was taken off Nathan's neck after only "two Days and a Night," at which time a piece of paper was found inside with the words "Callen Dan Dant/Dan Dant Callen/ Dan Callen Dant" on it. The charm was ultimately thought to be "a Cure from the Devil" and was discarded. (47-48)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 47-48

1691 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1764

Nathan Crab, after leaving a religious meeting hosted by the Minister Robert Atkins, is allegedly pushed and tript up his Heels by an unknown force, after which he "rose again presently."(47)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 47

1682 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1765

Nathan Crab, some weeks after being pushed by an unknown force, experiences falling-fits and foaming at the mouth. These ailments continue on for a year and a half before any means were used suspected for Witchcraft.(47)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 47

1682 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1778

Zacheus Crab and his daughter (Daughter Crab) seek out the help of Mr. Gibs, a man whom they believe may cure Nathan Crab of his unexplained falling-fits and foaming at the mouth. They visit Mr. Gibs once every Week for a Month with the Youth's [Nathan Crab] Water. (47-48)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 47-48

1682 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1781

Mr. Gibs, after a month of being brought Nathan Crabs urine, states that weeks Papers of Powder would make a perfect Cure, but there would be an alteration, [and] that he [Nathan Crab] would have two or three panging fits different from the former because of it. This prediction comes to pass, which causes Zacheus Crab and his daughter (Daughter Crab) to question Mr. Gibs healing methods.(47-48)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 47-48

1682 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1782

Mr. Gibs, in a further attempt to cure Nathan Crab of his unexplained falling-fits and foaming at the mouth, gives Zacheus Crab and his daughter (Daughter Crab) a bag to hang around Nathan Crabs neck. They are also given Powder to take in White wine, which, along with the bag, are supposed to be administered for one week; it is instructed that Nathan Crab should take the bag off himself and burn it after the appropriate amount of time has passed.(47-48)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 47-48

1682 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1783

Mr. Elson removes the bag hanging around Nathan Crabs neck after it had been on [only] two Days and a Night. Mr. Elson shewed it to some, to inquire, whether it were not a charm," and a piece of paper is found inside the bag "with this writing, Callen Dan Dant, Dan Dant Callen, Dan Callen Dant.(47-49)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 47-49

1682 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1784

Mr. Elson keeps the piece of paper from the bag, which had been hanging around Nathan Crabs neck, for eighteen weeks. For these eighteen weeks Nathan Crab does not suffer from any falling-fits, and is able to return to sorting Wooll at his Trade, which he had not been able to do in a Year and quarter before. At the sixth week of the eighteen weeks, Mr. Gibs states that if Nathan Crabs fits return they will be more terrible than before.(47-49)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 47-49

1682 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1785

Nathan Crabs unexplained fits return about eighteen or nineteen weeks, upon a Shrove-Tuesday, after they had ceased. Mr. Elson believes the fits returned because he burned the piece of paper, which he had been unwilling to keep any longer, from the bag that had been hanging around Nathan Crabs neck.(48-50)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 48-50

1682 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1786

Nathan Crab is set upon a stool at the sign of an approaching fit. During the fit he falls off the stool, breaking his Leg, the main Bone, in two pieces, another Bone in many pieces. (50)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 50

1682 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1788

During his five week recovery from a broken leg, Nathan Crab does not suffer from any fits. When he is able to walk with crutches, however, his Fits returned in the same manner as before his Bone was broken. (50)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 50

1682 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
1790

Nathan Crabs mother (Mrs. Crab) claims that Mr. Staddon drop'd some such words that her Son was bewitch'd or possess'd. Mr. Straddon evidently went through a Course of Physick with the Youth [Nathan Crab], but found no obvious reasons to explain his fits.(51)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 51

1682 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England