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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
1064

Hellen Jenkenson is apprehended from her home in Thrapston by Sir Thomas Brook for allegedly bewitching a child to death and committed to Northampton Gaol. She is suspected of the child's murder due to a reputation for living an evil life, and suspicion that she had bewitched cattle and caused other mischiefs in the past.(D2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, D2

1611, May 11 Thrapston  Thrapston  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
1065

Hellen Jenkenson is searched for witch's marks shortly before her apprehension. The search is carried out by a jury of women led by Mistress Moulsho; they allegedly find a mark, much to their amazement.(D2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, D2

1611, May Thrapston  Thrapston  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
1483

The morning after MIstress Moulsho searched Hellen Jenkenson, Moulsho's maid (Anonymous 402) discovers that the laundry, and especially Moulsho's smock, has been "all bespotted with the pictures of Toades, Snakes, and other ougly Creatures." Anonymous 402 reported this immediately to Moulsho, who "smild, saying nothing else but this; Heere are fine Hobgoblins inded." Moulsho went directly to Jenkenson's house and threatened "that if her Linnen were not shortly clered from those foule spots, she would scratch out both her eyes." This threat proved effective - on returning home, the linen was found to be white and clean once more.(D2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, D2

1611, May Thrapston  Thrapston  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England