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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
14

Mother Staunton allegedly came to Richard Saunder's home, and was turned away when she tried to borrow yeast from Mrs. Saunder. Mother Staunton is said to have left the home murmuring, and shortly after her departure the Saunders' baby became violently sick. When Mrs. Saunder picked up the infant to comfort it, the cradle continued rocking of its own accord, and would not stop until a visiting gentleman stabbed it repeatedly with his dagger.(11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 11

1579 Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England 
15

Mother Staunton allegedly came to William Corner's home and demanded various things, including a piece of leather, from Mrs. Corner, which Mrs. Corner denied her. Staunton then demanded to know how many children she had, to which Mrs. Corner replied that she had one. The child soon suffered from sweating and chills, and started shrieking and staring and wringing and writhing until it was thought the child must surely die of it.(12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12

1579 Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England 
16

Mother Staunton allegedly came to Robert Cornell's home twice to ask milk from Mrs. Cornell, but Mrs. Cornell turned her away and barred the door both times due to the suspicion that Staunton was a witch. The second time she came to the house, Staunton drew a circle in the dirt with a knife outside the front door, marking it with the compass points. When asked, she claimed to be digging a "shyting house" for herself. The next day, Mrs. Cornell left the house through that door, and is said to have taken sick with an illness that caused her to swell up as with child until she feared she would burst.(12-13)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12-13

1579 Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England 
573

Mother Staunton allegedly made demands of John Cornell the younger and took offense when she was denied; immediately after, his cattle are said to have given gory stinking blood instead of milk, and one of his cows became so stricken that it never recovered.(14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 14

1579 Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England 
713

Mother Staunton allegedly came to Robert Lathburie's home to make demands and was sent away; shortly after her departure, twenty of his hogs are said to have fallen sick and died, and one of his cows was afflicted such that it became three times more likely to become lost. Lathburie burned one of the dead hogs in an attempt to save the rest.(14-15)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 14-15

1579 Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England 
714

Thomas Prat writes a document accusing Mother Staunton of witchcraft, detailing numerous events in support, and witnessed by Thou Farrour and Thomas Swallowe; he delivers the document to Master George Nichols.(10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 10

1579 Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England 
2137

Mother Staunton allegedly argued with Thomas Prat at his home, during which Thomas Prat scratched her face with a needle; in response, she told him he had a flea on him, causing Prat to be grievously tormented in his limbs the next night. Prat wrote up this incident and submitted it as evidence against Staunton.(10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 10

1579 Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England 
2138

Mother Staunton, feuding with Thomas Prat, allegedly came by his home carrying grain, and Prat demanded it of her; she asked what he would do with it, to which he answered he would give them to his chickens, snatching the grain from her hands. Three or four dozen chickens are said to have died after being fed the grain, with only one survivor.(11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 11

1579 Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England 
2139

Mother Staunton allegedly came to Robert Petie's house and demanded numerous things from his wife, even accusing Mrs. Petie of stealing a knife from her; when Mrs. Petie sent Staunton away, the Petie's little child became so ill for a week that it nearly died.(11-12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 11-12

1579 Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England 
2140

Mother Staunton allegedly came to the Vicar of Wimbish's wife (Anonymous 362) one day when the Vicar (Anonymous 364) was away and was denied her demands; Mother Staunton is said to have touched the Vicar's son (Anonymous 363) causing him to become sick. When the Vicar returned home, the child recovered perfectly within an hour and resumed playing.(14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 14

1579 Wimbish  Wimbish  Essex  Essex  England