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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
80

John Lambe stands trial at the Worcester Assizes on two charges, firstly for "vnchristian and damnable practises against the person of an Honourble Peere of this Realme" and secondly for "damnable inuocation and worship of euill Spirits." He is found guilty of both, but judgement is suspended in both cases.(3-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 3-6

1627 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
81

Mr. Wayneman gives deposition against Dr. John Lambe, alleging they had met by chance and that at this meeting Dr. Lambe claimed he could tell what "secret markes" Wayneman had on his body and tell him acts he had done, then described both to him. Lambe added that "he vpon sight of any man or woman could doe the like to them."(6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 6-7

1627 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
82

Mr. Wayneman gave deposition alleging that Dr. John Lambe "did practise to drawe the said Mr. Wayneman into the Deuillish Art of Coniuration, and told him that he had the command of spirits." Lambe promised to show him an angel, and Wayneman agreed out of curiosity. Lambe took a crystal ball out of his pocket, rested his hat upon the table, and put the crystal on the hat's crown. He then knelt down before it and pronounced his adoration. When Wayneman asked why he did so, Lambe said he had to or the angel wouldn't appear. Lambe then added, "although I said to you, it was an Angell, I would shew you, I did deceiue you for it is a Spirit I vse to call vpon."(6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 6-7

1627 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
234

Margaret Landis of Worcester is accused of allowing her imps to do harm, and allowing them to suck the two teats located near her privy parts.(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Full Trials, Examination, and Condemnation of Four Notorious Witches. London: 1690, 4

1690, March 5 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
242

Rebbecca West of Worcester confesses to having sexual intercourse with the devil who appeared to her in the likeness of a young man.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Full Trials, Examination, and Condemnation of Four Notorious Witches. London: 1690, 2

1690, March 5 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
244

Rebbecca West, Margaret Landis, Susan Cock, and Rose Hallybread are all allegedly burned to death at the stake on March 5th, 1645.(7-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Full Trials, Examination, and Condemnation of Four Notorious Witches. London: 1690, 7-8

1690, March 5 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
981

Mr. Wayneman gives deposition alleging that Dr. John Lambe claimed to be able to "doe strange things, as intoxicate, poyson, and bewitch any man so as they should be disabled from begetting of children." Lambe also claimed to have four spirits bound to his crystal ball, of which Benias was chief.(6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 6-7

1627 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
988

Anthony Birch, attending a party at a gentleman's house where Dr. John Lambe performs juggling tricks, allegedly picks up Lambe's crystal ball when it is left on a table. He sees the shape of a hand in its depths, and then "a shepheard with a sheepehooke and tarbox on his backe." He is so amazed that he asks aloud what it is that he is seeing, and Dr. Lambe discontentedly snatches the ball back. (5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 5-6

1627 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
989

Anthony Birch claims "it manifestly appeareth that the said Doctor Lambe was an absolute Witch, a Sorcerer and Iugling person absolutely giuen ouer to lewd wicked and diabolicall courses, an invocator and adorer of impious and wicked Spirits."(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 5-6

1627 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
990

Dr. John Lambe can allegedly, through the spirits trapped in his crystal ball, "vndertake any difficult thing, and did very often discouer and bring to light goods and chattels although they had for a long time beene lost." Through the same means, he can also tell whether a person accused of witchcraft is truly a witch and diagnose disease without seeing the patient.(6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 6-7

1627 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
995

John Hart allegedly dies from witchcraft administered by Rebecca West. Charges for this are presented Thomas Hart, his father, John Edes, a clerk, and an unnamed doctor (Anonymous 119). Rebbecca West allegedly pleads guilty to this murder, saying this had all been occasioned by her extreme poverty.(15-16)

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, 15-16

1645, March Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
996

Margaret Landis is identified as a witch by a passing child (Anonymous 120) who calls her "Pegg the witch." (3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Full Trials, Examination, and Condemnation of Four Notorious Witches. London: 1690, 3-4

1645 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
997

A child (Anonymous 120) falls sick and dies less three weeks after calling Margaret Landis "Pegg the witch." Margaret Landis had allegedly pointed at him threateningly. While the child was sick, he would have violent fits and call out saying Pegg the witch was by his bed.(3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Full Trials, Examination, and Condemnation of Four Notorious Witches. London: 1690, 3-4

1645 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
998

Abraham Chad and Elin Shearcraft testify that Susan Cock and Rose Hallybread made a large fire and used wax dolls resembling the Peak children to torment them. They stuck pins in the dolls and turned them on a spit over the fire. The children, allegedly unaware of what was happening, simultaneously felt pain.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Full Trials, Examination, and Condemnation of Four Notorious Witches. London: 1690, 5

1645, March Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
1373

A midwife and a Matron claim to have searched Rebecca West, Margaret Landis, Susan Cock, and Rose Hallybread for witch's marks and found "several large Teates in the secret Parts of their Bodies." They claim they questioned the women as to "how the marks' came there, they both made Answer, that the Devils Imps had done it."(6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Full Trials, Examination, and Condemnation of Four Notorious Witches. London: 1690, 6-7

1645 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
2343

Catherine Huxley, a woman who is allegedly believed to be a witch responsible for the young girl Mary Ellin's sickness and voiding of "stones through urinary passages," is sent to Worcester, after having been examined and searched. At the "Summer Assizes in the said year 1652," she was condemned and executed, "upon the Prosecution of the Friends of the said Mary."(45)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 45

1652 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England