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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
101

John Walsh confesses to keeping a familiar that belonged to his Master, Robert Draitons. The familiar would appear to Walsh in the forms of a culver (pigeon), a dog, and a man with cloven feet. Evidently the familiar does not appear to Walsh anymore.(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 4

1566, August 20 Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
440

John Walsh confesses that he uses the fairies, (found in fairy mounds and invoked at noon or midnight) to aid him in his work. He warns that there are "iii. kindes of Feries, white, greene, & black," but that "the blacke Feries be the woorst."(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 3

1566, August 20 Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
441

John Walsh describes how to make wax pictures, pictures of clay, and a toad in order to cause harm to people. The wax pictures would make a person sick for two years, while the clay pictures would kill a person within nine days. The clay pictures were made with the earth of a new grave, the rib bone of a burned man or woman, a black spider, and the pith of an elder tree, with everything being tempered in water.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 7

1566, August 20 Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
1040

John Walsh is examined by Thomas Williams on 20 August, 1566 on charges of witchcraft; John Butler, Robert Buller, William Blachford, and John Bordfield are present during the questioning.(1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 1

1566, August 20 Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
1041

John Walsh confesses to practicing physic and surgery for the five years since his master Robert Dreiton died. (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 2

1566, August 20 Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
1042

John Walsh confesses to using one of his Masters books and two wax candles to call familiar spirits to him; Walsh would ask the spirits questions, and gather information on bewitched people.(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 3

1566, August 20 Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
1048

John Walsh confesses that his first form of payment to his familiar was a drop of blood. After this time he would give his familiar two living creatures once a year as payment; the creatures included a chicken, a cat, and a dog. (4-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 4-5

1566, August 20 Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
1049

John Walsh confesses to using frankincense, Saint John's wort, and burning candles to call upon his familiar, which he instructs to send messages and return at an appointed hour.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 5

1566, August 20 Netherbery  Netherbery  Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
2345

A man (Anonymous 395) in Dorset-shire, neighbour to a minister, who was "a poor Labouring Man," found "a Shilling under his Door," every morning for "a long time." He told no one of these coins, or how he found them, so that "he buying some Sheep or Swine, and seeming Rich," and his "Neighbours marvelled how he came by it." (Anonymous 396)(46)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 46

1645 Evershot    Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
2346

A man (Anonymous 385) from Evershot, who was "a poor Labouring Man" admits to his neighbours (Anonymous 386), including two ministers, how he found "a Shilling under his Door," which allowed him to buy "some Sheep or Swine, and seeming Rich." As soon as he confesses to this magic, he "was suddenly struck Lame and Bed-rid," as witnessed by his neighbours.(47)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 47

1645 Evershot    Dorset  Dorsetshire  England 
2435

A Falconer (Anonymous 422) who was "very fond of a Book by night," and a Huntsman (Anonymous 423) who was "much devoted to a glass of Liquour," converse, and the Huntsman tells the Falconer that "Falconers used to look upwards and blaspheme." At night, the falconer "betook himself to a certain Book he had got out of the Chaplains Chamber." Having read only some of it, the falconer then say "something come to the side of the Bed, which he could have wisht farther off: the frightful Goblin." The Goblin (Anonymous 172) reminds the falconer of the conversation he had had with the huntsman, where in he was said to be "looking upwards, and Blaspheming," and he goes in a fright to explain what happened to the Huntsman, "but all he could get of his drousy Companion, was only this; Good Devil do not mistake, for that is the Falconer," before the Huntsman fell back to sleep. This left the falconer in a "deep consternation," causing me to seek "some of the Neighbour Lodgers," including the Chaplain (Anonymous 424) whose house he was staying at. The Huntsman began to be "very Troublesome," and the Chaplain discharged him, and advised the Falconer "hereafter to peruse no Books."(196 - 198)

Appears in:
Bovet, Richard. Pandaemonium. London: 1684, 196 - 198

1680 Sherborne    Dorset  Dorsetshire  England