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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)

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Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 92

1599 Stradbrook  Stradebroke  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
2889

Proof that real bewitchment happens, in support of John Darrell's claims that he has dispossessed genuinely possessed people, is presented in the form of a report detailing Doll Bartham's alleged bewitchment of Joan Jordan.(90-92)

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Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 90-92

1599 Stradbrook  Stradebroke  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
2890

Doll Barthram allegedly has a falling out with Joan Jorden. Jorden refused to give her some goods belonging to her master, Symon Fox, and Barthram bewitched her in revenge.(92)

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Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 92

1599 Stradbrook  Stradebroke  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
2892

Joan Jorden is allegedly visited by a second toad a few days after Doll Barthram sent the first. Jorden has this one removed from her chamber and burnt.(92-93)

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Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 92-93

1599 Stradbrook  Stradebroke  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
2893

Doll Barthram allegedly sends a third and final toad to torment Joan Jorden. Jorden, having been advised to burn this one herself, picks it up and carries it out of her chamber, but falls down the stairs along the way and is knocked unconscious. Her employer, Symon Fox, takes the toad and puts it in the fire on her behalf. When it begins to burn, a flame appears at the foot of the stairs, and burns so fiercely it seems to threaten the house, but causes no damage.(92-93)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 92-93

1599 Stradbrook  Stradebroke  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
2904

A spirit in the shape of a cat, answering to the name of Gyles, allegedly begins to torment Joan Jorden. He comes into her room around 11 o'clock at night "first scraping on the wals, then knocking, after that shufling in the rushes: and then (as his vsuall maner was) he clapped the maide on the cheekes about halfe a skore times as to awake her; and, (as oft times els he did) he kissed her 3. or 4. times and slauered on her." He then lies on her breast and presses her until she cannot speak. Later, he holds "her handes that she could not stirre, and restrayned her voice that she could not answer."(93)

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Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 93

1599, June 9 Stradbrook  Stradebroke  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
2906

The spirit Gyles also allegedly appears to Joan Jorden in the shape of "a thick darke substance about a foote high; like to a sugar lofe, white on the top." He speaks in an audible voice, witnessed by numerous people who hear both Gyles and Joan speaking at the same time and become convinced it is not counterfeited. These witnesses include John Sheereman and Symon Fox.(94)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 94

1599, June 9 Stradbrook  Stradebroke  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
2907

The spirit Gyles also allegedly appears to Joan Jorden in the shape of "a thick darke substance about a foote high; like to a sugar lofe, white on the top." He speaks in an audible voice, witnessed by numerous people who hear both Gyles and Joan speaking at the same time and become convinced it is not counterfeited. These witnesses include John Sheereman and Symon Fox.(94)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 94

1599, June 9 Stradbrook  Stradebroke  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
2913

The spirit Gyles allegedly answers onlookers' questions. He claims that he comes for Joan Jorden's life, that he will kill her the next day, and that fellow familiar J. will tear her to pieces. He adds that he will take Jorden's soul, in addition to her life. When John Sheereman tells him he shall not have Jorden's life, Gyles says he will have Sheereman's instead.(94-95)

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Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 94-95

1599, June Stradbrook  Stradebroke  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
2917

The familiar Gyles claims that Doll Bartham ordered him and fellow familiars Tom and J. to kill Caver's wife. Gyles initially tried to drown her by leading her into a flooded ditch, but the water only went up to her chin. They hung her instead. Tom put the rope "vnder her chaps, not about her neck: and the noose was so bigge, that three mens heds might haue slipt through it at once." (95-96)

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Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 95-96

1599, June Stradbrook  Stradebroke  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
2918

The spirit Gyles claims that he "killed a child, in the womb of the mother, by nipping out the braines; and that hee entred into another partie and killed him, by tearing his heart in peeces" at Doll Bartham's orders. His claim is supported by the woman's delivery of a stillborn child and the man's strange death not long after.(96)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 96

1599, June Stradbrook  Stradebroke  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
2919

The spirit Gyles claims that he "ould kill Ione, and teare Iohn Sheereman in pieces; that he was their God; and that he would not be content with the life of Ioane only, but would haue also the liues of Fox, his wife, children, and cattell, and that by the commaundement of Doll Bartharm."(96)

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Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 96

1599, June Stradbrook  Stradebroke  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
2920

Doll Bartham allegedly bewitches Joan Jorden, causing her to have fits and be possessed. Jorden is seen to have a lump the size of a man fist moving around her body and settle at her throat. When bound to a chair for being unruly in her fits, she struggles so hard it breaks, and requires six men to wrestle her into and keep her in another chair. (96-97)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 96-97

1599, June Stradbrook  Stradebroke  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
2921

Joan Jorden is visited once again by the spirit Gyles, who heralds his arrival with "a great stroke on the bordes, like the fall of a greate stone." This awakens Jorden, who cries for help; a thick shadow is then seen to go up her bed. Moments later, she is violently thrown out of the bed and against the wall. She is found under the bed, and it takes four men to pull her out again due to her unnatural weight. Her eyes are seen to sink into her head, her head bends backwards almost to her hips, she lays as dead, and her mouth his stuck shut. She does not respond even when a dry rush is put into her nostrils, nor when aqua vitae is poured down her throat.(97-98)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 97-98

1599, June Stradbrook  Stradebroke  Suffolk  Suffolk  England 
2922

Joan Jordan is heard to cry out " Barthram, thou hast killed mee" while in the throes of a fit. This is witnessed by numerous onlookers.(98)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Trial of Maist. Dorrell. Unknown: 1599, 98

1599, June Stradbrook  Stradebroke  Suffolk  Suffolk  England