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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
356

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 
362

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 
363

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 
364

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 
365

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 
909

Elizabeth Device alleges during her examination that "she doth verily thinke, that the said Bulcockes wife doth know of some Witches to bee about Padyham and Burnley."(Q4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Q4v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
911

Jennet Device points out Jane Bulcock and John Bulcock in court and alleges that they attended the Good Friday feast at Malking Tower. She details where Jane sat and who sat next to her. Device claims that John turned the spit for the feast. She also reports on their conversations.(R)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, R

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1125

Jennet Preston is reported executed at Yorke for the murder of Master Thomas Lister. This report appears in the list of witches alleged to have attended the feast at Malking Tower.(Rv-R2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Rv-R2

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1201

The witchcraft trials begin at Lancaster Assizes on Tuesday, August 17, 1612. Lord Bromley, Justice of Assize for Lancaster, begins the trials with a "generall Proclamation, that all Iustices of Peace that had taken any Recognisaunces, or Examinations of Prisoners, should make Returne of them: And all such as were bound to prosecute Indictmentes, and giue Euidence against Witches, should proceede, and giue attendance: For hee now intended to proceed to the Arraignement and Tryall of VVitches."(C4v-D)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, C4v-D

1612, August 17 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1202

Anne Whittle stands trial indicted of witchcraft and of bewitching Robert Nutter to death. She pleads not guilty, and Lord Bromley commands the jury to enter the court. Robert Nowell is then called upon to read the evidence against her.(D2v-D3)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, D2v-D3

1612, August 17 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1214

The Judges who will be presiding over the trials of the twenty people suspected of being witches arrive at Lancaster from Kendall. Thomas Cowell presents them with the full list of prisoners imprisoned in the castle of Lancaster as of August 16th, 1612. The trials are scheduled to begin the following day. Cowell's report shows that Elizabeth Southerns, alias Demdike, has died in prison.(C3v-C4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, C3v-C4

1612, August 16 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1244

Alison Device is found guilty of witchcraft, and convicted on the strength of her own confession. Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley sentences her to execution by hanging. (S3)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, S3

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1245

John Bulcock and Jane Bulcock are found not guilty of felony by witchcraft.(S3)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, S3

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1246

Alison Device is arraigned and tried for bewitching John Law so that his body wasted and consumed. When brought into the court, she is said to have "humbly asked forgiuenesse for her offence."(R2v-R3)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, R2v-R3

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1254

Abraham Law gives deposition on March 30 before Justice of the Peace Roger Nowell, alleging that two Saturdays before, he had received a letter from his father John Law saying that John was speechless and had been lamed on his left side. Abraham went to his father, finding him recovered somewhat in his speech and complaining of a sensation of being pricked since Alison Device had tried to buy pins from him but could not pay; John claimed that he had given her the pins nevertheless. Abraham reported hearing his father say that Device was responsible for his hurt and lameness through witchcraft, and lay upon him to trouble him along with an old woman John did not know.(S-Sv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, S-Sv

1612, March 30 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1255

Alison Device is questioned in court as to whether she can help John Law to his former health. She replies that cannot; her grandmother Elizabeth Southerns would have been able to had she lived. John Law is seen in court to have "his head is drawne awrie, his Eyes and face deformed, His speech not well to bee vnderstood; his Thighes and Legges starcke lame: his Armes lame especially the left side, his handes lame and turned out of their course, his Bodie able to indure no trauell."(Sv-S2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Sv-S2

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2469

Anne Whittle, alias Chattox, makes a confession during her examinaton before William Sandes, Mayor of Lancaster, Justice of the Peace for Lancaster James Anderton, and Coroner for the County of Lancaster Thomas Cowell. (B4-B4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, B4-B4v

1612, May 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2478

James Device is examined on April 27, 1612 before Justices of the Peace for Lancashire Roger Nowell and Nicholas Bannister.(C2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, C2

1612, April 27 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2481

Elizabeth Device is indicted on three counts. The first is for bewitching John Robinson to death, the second is for bewitching James Robinson to death, and the third is for conspiring with Alice Nutter and Elizabeth Southerns to bewitch Henry Mytton to death.(F3v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, F3v

1612, August 17 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2484

Jennet Device, a child of nine, gives evidence before the court against her mother, Elizabeth Device. Elizabeth curses and cries out against her daughter, until Jennet, shaken to the point of tears, tells the judge she will not speak in Elizabeth's presence. (F4v-G)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, F4v-G

1612, August 17 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2485

Jennet Device alleges during her examination that her mother, Elizabeth Device, used her familiar Ball to kill John Robinson, and that her mother had been a witch for the last three or four years. Elizabeth also had Ball kill James Robinson, John's brother; James died three weeks later. (F4v-Gv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, F4v-Gv

1612, August 17 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2486

Jennet Device alleges during her examination that she once saw her mother, Elizabeth Device, call for her spirit Ball, and ask him to kill Henry Mytton. Ball said he would do it and vanished away; three weeks later, Mytton died.(F4v-Gv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, F4v-Gv

1612, August 17 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2498

James Device alleges during his examination that Jennet Preston has a familiar spirit in the shape of a white foal with a black spot on its forehead. (I2v-I3)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, I2v-I3

1612, April 27 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2499

James Device makes a confession while imprisoned in the Castle at Lancaster before William Sandes, Mayor of Lancaster, James Anderton, Justice of the Peace for the County of Lancaster, and Thomas Cowell, Coroner for the County of Lancaster.(I4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, I4v

1612, August Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2500

James Device alleges during his confession that his familiar Dandy was insistent that he give him his soul. He and Dandy argued about it: "he would giue him that part thereof that was his owne to giue: and thereupon the said Spirit said, hee was aboue CHRIST IESVS, and therefore hee must absolutely giue him his Soule[.]" The last time Dandy came to him was the Tuesday before his apprehension; the familiar had vanished with a fearful cry and yell when James yet again refused to give his soul absolutely.(I4v-K)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, I4v-K

1612, August Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2501

Jennet Device alleges during her deposition that her mother, Elizabeth Device, taught her two prayers, one to get drink and one to cure the bewitched. Jennet recited both, and claimed that her brother, James Device, had successfully used the one to get drink. He told her that an hour after saying it, drink arrived at the house in a strange manner.(K-K2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, K-K2

1612, August Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2502

Anne Whittle, alias Chattox, Elizabeth Device and James Device are declared guilty of murder by witchcraft.(K2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, K2v

1612, August 18 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2505

Grace Sowerbutts is examined a second time, this time on August 19, 1612 following the evidence against Joan Southworth, Jennet Bierley and Ellen Bierley. Justices of the Peace William Leich and Edward Chisnel preside over the examination at the direction of Justice of the Assize Sir Edward Bromley.(M4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, M4v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2506

Grace Sowerbutts retracts her accusation that Jennet Bierley and Ellen Bierley killed, cooked, ate and rendered for fat Thomas Walshman's child, or that either of them ever changed shape. She also states that Jane Southworth had nothing to do with the child's death.(Mv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Mv

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2507

Grace Sowerbutts, retracting her accusations against Jennet Bierley, Ellen Bierley and Joan Southworth, accuses the priest Master Thompson, alias Master Christopher Southworth, of encouraging her to make the accusations. According to Sowerbutts, she was sent to Thompson to learn her prayers, and while under his tutelage, he "did perswade, counsell, and aduise her, to deale as formerly hath beene said against her said Grand-mother, Aunt, and Southworths wife."(Mv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Mv

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2508

Grace Sowerbutts retracts her claims of having seen devils or any other visions, and that she climbed up on the hay-mow herself rather than being cast there. When demanded to answer whether she attended church, she responded that she did not, but promised to start willingly.(Mv-M2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Mv-M2

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2509

Joan Southworth, Jennet Bierley and Ellen Bierley are examined a second time, this time on August 19, 1612 following Grace Sowerbutt's retraction. Justices of the Peace William Leich and Edward Chisnel preside over the examination at the direction of Justice of the Assize Sir Edward Bromley.(Nv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Nv

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2510

Jennet Bierley gives deposition a second time, following Grace Sowerbutts' retraction. Bierly alleges that Sowerbutts was brought to priest Master Thompson, alias Christopher Southworth, by her mother. She accused Thomson of counseling Sowerbutts to make the accusations because Bierley attended a different church.(Nv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Nv

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2511

Jane Southworth gives deposition following Grace Sowerbutt's retraction, alleging that a month or six weeks before she was gaoled, she spoke with Master Thompson, alias Christopher Southworth. At that time, she "challenged him for slandering her to bee a Witch: wherunto he answered, that what he had heard thereof, he heard from her mother and her Aunt[.]" Nevertheless, she thought him the origin of the slander, and thought it was because she would not be persuaded to change churches.(Nv-N2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Nv-N2

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2512

Ellen Bierley gives deposition following Grace Sowerbutt's retraction. She alleges that she saw Master Thompson, alias Christopher Southworth, six or eight weeks before she was imprisoned. She accused Thompson of prompting Sowerbutts to accuse her of witchcraft, and could think of no reason why he would except that she attends a different church.(Nv-N2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Nv-N2

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2513

Jennet Bierley, Ellen Bierley and Jane Southworth are found innocent of witchcraft and murder at the conclusion of their trial. Instead, priest Master Thompson, alias Christopher Southworth, is declared to have conspired maliciously against them. (Nv-N2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Nv-N2v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2517

Anne Whittle confesses to making clay images and begs on behalf of her daughter, Anne Redferne, following John Nutter's examination. Redferne is nevertheless declared more dangerous than Whittle for having made more clay images.(Ov-O2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Ov-O2

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2519

Alice Nutter is arraigned and tried on August 19, 1612 before Justice of the Assize Sir Edward Bromley. She stands accused of bewitching Henry Mytton to death, and is suspected of attending the meeting of witches at Malking Tower. Nutter pleads not guilty.(O3-O4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, O3-O4

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2520

Elizabeth Device alleges during her examination that Alice Nutter and Elizabeth Southerns "ioyned altogether, and bewitched the said Henry Mitton to death." Device also claimed that Nutter knew the two women from Burnley Parish who attended the Good Friday feast at Malking Tower.(O4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, O4v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2522

Jennet Device, while giving deposition about who attended the feast on Good Friday at Malking Tower, picks Alice Nutter out of the crowd in the courtroom. Device claims that she recognized Nutter as having been at the feast.(Pv-P2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Pv-P2

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2526

Jennet Device alleges during her examination that Katherine Hewit attended the Good Friday feast at Malking Tower. When asked to find her and point her out at the trial, Device took Hewit by the hand. Device accused Hewit of witchcraft, described where she sat at the feast, who sat next to her, and reported on the conversation.(Q)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Q

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2527

Jennet Bierley is found not guilty of witchcraft. She is cautioned to use the mercy and favour well, and ordered delivered.(Qv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Qv

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2528

Margaret Pearson is arraigned and tried on August 19, 1612 before Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley. She stands accused of using witchcraft on the horse and goods of Dodgeson of Padiham.(S3v-S4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, S3v-S4v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2530

Anne Whittle alleges during her examination that Margaret Pearson confessed to bewitching Mrs. Childer and her daughter to death.(S4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, S4v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2532

Isabel Robey is arraigned and tried on August 19, 1612 before Justice of the Assize Sir Edward Bromley. She stands accused of practicing witchcraft. (T2-T2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, T2-T2v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2540

Isabel Robey is found guilty of felony by witchcraft. Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley sentences her to execution by hanging. (V-Vv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, V-Vv

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2541

Ellen Bierley is found not guilty of witchcraft. She is cautioned to use the mercy and favour well, and ordered delivered. (Qv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Qv

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2542

Jane Southworth is found not guilty of witchcraft. She is cautioned to use the mercy and favour well, and ordered delivered.(Qv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Qv

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2543

Katherine Hewit is found guilty of felony and murder. Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley sentences her to execution by hanging. (Qv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Qv

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2544

Alice Nutter is found guilty of felony and murder. Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley sentences her to execution by hanging. (Qv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Qv

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2545

Anne Redferne is found guilty of felony and murder. Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley sentences her to execution by hanging. (Qv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Qv

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2546

Elizabeth Astley, John Ramseden, Alice Grey, Isabel Sidegraves and Lawrence Hayes are found not guilty of witchcraft by Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley. They are cautioned to forsake the Devil and ordered to "enter Recognizances with good sufficient Suerties, to appeare at the next Assizes at Lancaster, and in the meane time to be of the good behauiour."(X-Xv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, X-Xv

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2547

Margaret Pearson is pronounced guilty of witchcraft. She is sentenced by Sir Edward Bromley to stand in the pillory for four market days, once each in Clitheroe, Paddiham, Whalley and Lancaster. While pilloried, she will have a paper on her head with large letters declaring her crimes, and must confess to them. Afterward, she will be imprisoned for one year without bail, and released on the surety of good behaviour thereafter.(V3, V4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, V3, V4v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2548

James Device is found guilty of felony and murder. Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley sentences him to execution by hanging. (V2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, V2v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2549

Elizabeth Device is found guilty of felony and murder. Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley sentences her to execution by hanging. (V2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, V2v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2550

Anne Whittle is found guilty of felony and murder. Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley sentences her to execution by hanging. (V2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, V2v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2558

Jennet Preston's husband becomes aware of the charges against his wife while attending the witch trails at Lancaster Assizes. Edward Bromley, Justice of the Assize, became suspicious of Device's accusations and commanded her to point out who among the prisoners were the witches named as present at the Malking Tower feast. Device did so, and then told Bromley that there was a woman from Craven who had attended but was not among the prisoners. Upon hearing this, Preston's husband "cried out and went away: being fully satisfied his wife had Iustice, and was worthie of death."(Z2v-Z3)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Z2v-Z3

1612, July Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England