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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
353

A young girl, Anonymous 11, allegedly eats a sorrel leaf given to her by a beggar woman, Anonymous 12, who came to her home asking for bread and beer. Not long after, Anonymous 11 begins to suffer convulsive fits in which she swoons and falls down as if dead. (4-5)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 4-5

1652, May Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
422

A woman from Old Gravel Lane (Anonymous 19) allegedly has a fit after a meeting of Anabaptists. Upon returning home from the meeting, and with the intention of repeating the notes she had taken at the sermon to her husband (Anonymous 482), she suddenly speaks "Noises of another nature, seeming to be the pulling Mewes or Shreamings of three young Kitlings." Immediately after, Anonymous 19 is also struck with blindness. It becomes obvious that the woman is possessed, as she is taken with "strange and unusual Gestures, and involuntary Motions both of her Tongue and other Members."(2-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. News from Old-Gravel Lane. London: 1675, 2-3

1675, March 21       Unknown  England 
423

A woman from Old-Gravel lane (Anonymous 19) allegedly has a fit during which she cannot eat because her throat closes up. She thus refuses to eat with her husband (Anonymous 482) and friends, and the spirit (Anonymous 240) possessing her admits that he would choke her should she try to eat. After, whenever she attempted to eat, she could not swallow, because "the Vessels of her throat were stopped."(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. News from Old-Gravel Lane. London: 1675, 4

1675, March 22       Unknown  England 
424

A woman from Old-Gravel lane (Anonymous 19) is allegedly possessed, drawing ministers (Anonymous 483) and others to visit her out of both curiosity and charity. The spirit (Anonymous 240) possessing Anonymous 19 speaks with these witnesses. When asked who sent the spirit to possess the woman, it replied that it was sent by "a Woman below." (Anonymous 239). When asked why he was sent, the spirit answered it was to prevent the woman from "perswading her Husband (Anonymous 482) to be Baptized." The spirit expressed his desire to possess the woman for as long as he could. It is believed that the spirit is the Devil himself.(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. News from Old-Gravel Lane. London: 1675, 3

1675, March 22       Unknown  England 
558

Numerous physicians, both male (Anonymous 47) and female (Anonymous 48) are called in to help Anonymous 11 in her tormenting fits. Though they try numerous remedies, their efforts have no effect on the girl.(4-6)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 4-6

1652, May Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
559

A religious man, Anonymous 318, attempts to help Anonymous 11, but his prayers only make her torments worse. As soon as he begins to "exercise his Function," Anonymous 11 thrashes and vomits horse dung, pins, hair, feathers, knots of thread, nails, pieces of broken glass, eggshells and more.(5-6)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 5-6

1652, May Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
560

Anonymous 11's parents, Anonymous 316 and Anonymous 321, observe along with friends and neighbors that whenever Anonymous 12 comes near the house or looks in its direction, Anonymous 11's torments worsen.(5-6)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 5-6

1652, May Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
695

Doctor Burcot allegedly purchased a familiar from Thomas Hilles, aka Feats "whereby he thought to have wrought miracles, or rather to have gained good store of money."(107)

Appears in:
Scot, Reginald. Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft Proving the Common Opinions of Witches Contracting with Devils, Spirits, or Familiars. London: 1651, 107

1651       Unknown  England 
1196

Bartholomew Hobson, the reputed witch-finder, is imprisoned and executed. He is allegedly responsible for the execution of approximately 220 men and women across Scotland and England.(116)

Appears in:
Gardiner, Ralph . England's Grievance Discovered. Unknown: 1796, 116

1610       Unknown  England 
1257

John Webster accuses Dr. Casaubon of being a sworn witchmonger.(8)

Appears in:
Webster, John. The Displaying of Supposed Witchcraft. London: 1677, 8

1677       Unknown  England 
1258

John Webster claims denying a witch can transform into an animal, that she does not make a visible covenant with the Devil and allow him to suck on her body, or that she does not have carnal relations with the Devil, does not in itself deny the existence of witches.(10-11)

Appears in:
Webster, John. The Displaying of Supposed Witchcraft. London: 1677, 10-11

1677       Unknown  England 
1259

John Webster claims that some witchcraft accusers counterfeit symptoms of witchcraft, including strange fits, diseases, and vomiting, in order to seek revenge on others, by accusing said people of causing these misfortunes. (iii-iv)

Appears in:
Webster, John. The Displaying of Supposed Witchcraft. London: 1677, iii-iv

1677       Unknown  England 
1497

Mary Prowting allegedly bewitches Anne Waldron. Anne Waldron becomes ill.(477)

Appears in:
Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, . Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, Reign of Charles: 1633-1634. Vol 6. Unknown: 1635, 477

1635, November 13       Unknown  England 
1498

Mary Prowting is indicted for allegedly bewitching Anne Waldron. (477)

Appears in:
Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, . Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, Reign of Charles: 1633-1634. Vol 6. Unknown: 1635, 477

1635, November 13       Unknown  England 
1499

Anne Waldron allegedly fakes her convulsions and fasting. She confesses to the deception.(477)

Appears in:
Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, . Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, Reign of Charles: 1633-1634. Vol 6. Unknown: 1635, 477

1635, November 13       Unknown  England 
2825

Anonymous 12 is apprehended for and confesses to the bewitchment of Anonymous 11, in addition to "many other Witch [cr]a[f]ts;" she is executed by hanging.(5-6)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 5-6

1652, May Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
2827

Anonymous 12 is asked if she can bewitch Anonymous 11 on the day of her execution. She answers that she cannot because it has been four days since the girl swallowed the bewitched sorrel leaf, and even if she could, two other witches had also bewitched the girl.(5-7)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 5-7

1652, May Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
2829

Anonymous 11's parents, Anonymous 316 and Anonymous 321, bring the girl to the home of famous physician Henri de Heer. She has been suffering tormenting fits for four months. (6-7)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 6-7

1652, September Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
2830

Henri de Heer alleges that, the day after Anonymous 11 arrived at his house, he sent for Anonymous 318, and before he was 50 paces from the threshold of the house, Anonymous 11 fell down and appeared as if dead. He claims there "was not th[e] least sign of breath to testifie she was living" and the fingers of her hands were contracted tightly into knots.(7-10)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 7-10

1652, September Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
2831

According to Henri de Heer, Anonymous 318 pronounced the Gospel over Anonymous 11, and the girl, who had been lying "more senclesse then a carkase," began to thrash so hard that six people cannot hold her down. He belly swells to such height and bulk it "did sem more nerer her throat then her groyn, and her guts made so great a noyse that plainly they might be heard of all being ten paces from her." When de Heer asked Anonymous 318 to stop his pronouncements, Anonymous 11 quieted, awoke, and claimed to know nothing of what had just transpired.(7-10)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 7-10

1652, September Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
2832

Henri de Heer claims he witnessed Anonymous 11 vomit "all those things which she saw in the W[i]tches basket when she begged of her." He thinks it impossible that she could vomit a long, sharp knife without causing harm to her stomach and throat, concluding "that which this young M[a]id sem'd to vomit did only fall from her lips into my hands by the illusion of the Divel."(7-11)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 7-11

1652, September Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
2833

Anonymous 11 allegedly proves to Henri de Heer that she is vomiting strange objects, rather than just seeming to, by having him put his hand down her throat while she brings up "a nedle with thred, points and straw an[d] other things." de Heer claims he has retained these objects "to satisfie the curious."(7-11)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 7-11

1652, September Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
2834

Henri de Heer alleges that Anonymous 11 went 40 days "not only loathing wine and bere, but bread and all manner of meat." During this time, she is only able to eat "Grapes Almonds, Apples, and the cold fruits of Autumn," but retains her health throughout.(10-11)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 10-11

1652, September Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
2835

Henri de Heer alleges that Anonymous 11 spent fifteen days unable to eat or drink. Though he does not understand how, both he and his servants are prepared to take an oath that they witnessed it. On the sixteenth day, she "of her own accord did call for drink, and [n]o longer did refuse her [m]eat."(10-11)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 10-11

1652, October Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
2836

Henri de Heer prepares a decoction of "Mugwort[,] St Johns Southernwood, Vervin, Maiden-haire, Rorida, & other Ingredients" for Anonymous 11. He chooses the ingredients for their "vertue to dispell the power of witch-craft." Anonymous 11 drinks this preparation for several days while in de Heer's care.(11-13)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 11-13

1652, October Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
2837

Henri de Heer discovers a remedy for enchantment in a book and deciphers how to make the ointment. The ointment includes the fat of a young dog, a bear and a capon, blended with pieces of "gren and cor[r]ell Tre" and left to sit in the sun for nine weeks. de Heer credits this ointment, spread on Anonymous 11's joints, with her cure.(11-13)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 11-13

1652, October Luyck      Luyck  Brussels 
2963

A woman from Old Gravel Lane (Anonymous 19) is allegedly possessed by the Devil. The day after being prevented from eating by the spirit possessing her, the woman is visited by Divines (Anonymous 484). The spirit possessing her (Anonymous 240) threatens to throw the woman into water, "and so destroy her." He also threatens to make the divines present sick, and declared that "Prayers were not effectual, save only in [the] Pulpit." The woman remained possessed.(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. News from Old-Gravel Lane. London: 1675, 4

1675, March 23       Unknown  England