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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
124

Mary Johnson allegedly bewitches Elizabeth Otley's child to death. She apparently shoved her familiar, a rat-like imp she carried with her in her pocket, through a hole in Otley's door, suggesting it should "rock the Cradle," and "do the businesse she sent it about, and return to her again." The business it was sent to do was murder. (17)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 17

1645 Wivenhoe    North Eastern Essex  Essex  England 
1931

Mary Johnson allegedly bewitches Annaball Durrant's child; she appears to have used both word magic, calling the child pretty, and spread maleficium through touch, by stroking its cheek, and instrumental magic, poisoning it though a kind of bad magic spread through bread and butter. (24)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 24

1645, February? Wivenhoe    North Eastern Essex  Essex  England 
1932

Having eaten a piece of bread a butter given to it by Mary Johnson, the Durrant child, "shricked and cried," falls lame, and continues, for "the space of eight dayes shricking and tearing it self." Although her mother consults a local surgeon is, he can find no natural cause, nor administer a natural cure. The Durrant child dies. Mary Johnson is blamed.(24)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 24

1644, February? Wivenhoe    North Eastern Essex  Essex  England 
1933

Annaball Durrant, after the death of her child, is seized with labor-like pains which last for seven or eight months. ()

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645,

1644 Wivenhoe    North Eastern Essex  Essex  England 
1934

Annaball Durrant sees a vision of Mary Johnson while she is "setting up of broome in an out-house presently after her child was dead." She is suddenly "struck with a lamenesse in her Arms, and such a stiffnesse that three or foure that came to help her, were not able to bow her Arms." She loses the ability to speak, has to be carried how by friends, and continues in this condition for two weeks, before she returns to health.(24)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 24

1644, February? Wivenhoe    North Eastern Essex  Essex  England 
1935

George Durrant, having encouraged his wife Annaball to testify against Mary Johnson, suddenly gave a great shrick, and said the said Mary Johnson would be his death, and had a great swelling risen up in his breast, and now lies sweating, and in great extremity." He continues to cry out "It comes, it comes, Now goodwife Johnsons Impe is come, Now she hath my life." Durrant does not seen to be hallucinating this torment; he buzz of a hornet fills the room; a wall falls down.(24-25)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 24-25

1645, April Wivenhoe    North Eastern Essex  Essex  England 
1961

Elizabeth Occlam is allegedly bewitched by Mary Johnson; she dies within three days. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341162)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341162

1645 Wivenhoe    North Eastern Essex  Essex  England 
1962

George Durrell is allegedly bewitched by Mary Johnson; he dies within five days.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341158)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341158

1644, June 20 Wivenhoe    North Eastern Essex  Essex  England