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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
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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 
571

Ellen Smith's son is allegedly turned away by John Eastwood when begging for alms and went home to tell his mother; shortly thereafter Eastwood is taken with a great pain in his body. That night, Eastwood and a visiting neighbor see a rat run up the chimney and a toad fall back out. They seize the toad in tongs and thrust it into the fire, which causes the fire to burn bright blue and almost go out. This act is said to have caused Smith great pain, to the point where she came to the house to investigate, pretending to merely be inquiring after the well-being of the inhabitants. Eastwood sends her away with the insistence that all is well.(7-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 7-8

1579 Maldon  Maldon All Saints  Essex  Essex  England 
597

Widow Webbe allegedly sees a spirit in the shape of a black dog leave her house immediately after the death of her daughter; the child died after two days of illness following a blow to the face from Ellen Smith.(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 
598

Alice Chaundeler, the mother of Ellen Smith, is alleged to have been a witch, and to have been executed for witchcraft.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 7

1579. Maldon  Maldon All Saints  Essex  Essex  England 
599

Ellen Smith, as alleged in her son's confession, kept three familiar spirits: Greate Dicke, contained in a wicker bottle; Little Dicke, contained in a leather bottle; and Willet, contained in a wool pack. When Smith's house was searched, the containers were found, but the spirits were gone.(9)

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

1579 Maldon  Maldon All Saints  Essex  Essex  England 
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Ellen Smith allegedly had a falling out with her stepfather, John Chaundeler, that resulted in his death; John Chaundeler came to Smith after Alice Chaundeler's execution for witchcraft and demanded some money that Alice had given Smith, which Smith refused. John Chaundeler is said to have thereafter been unable to keep down his meat after eating, causing him to waste away until his death.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 7

1579 Maldon  Maldon All Saints  Essex  Essex  England