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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
101

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 
440

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 
441

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 
1040

John Walsh is examined by Thomas Williams on 20 August, 1566 on charges of witchcraft; John Butler, Robert Buller, William Blachford, and John Bordfield are present during the questioning.(1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 1

1566, August 20 Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
1041

John Walsh confesses to practicing physic and surgery for the five years since his master Robert Dreiton died. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 2

1566, August 20 Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
1042

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 
1048

John Walsh confesses that his first form of payment to his familiar was a drop of blood. After this time he would give his familiar two living creatures once a year as payment; the creatures included a chicken, a cat, and a dog. (4-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 4-5

1566, August 20 Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
1049

John Walsh confesses to using frankincense, Saint John's wort, and burning candles to call upon his familiar, which he instructs to send messages and return at an appointed hour.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 5

1566, August 20 Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England