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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
391

Alice Huson of Burton Agnes, Yorkshire is accused of bewitching Faith Corbet, causing her to scream, bite, and scratch.(53)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 53

1660 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
392

Alice Huson of Burton Agnes, Yorkshire confesses to having the devil appear to her in the form of a black man; He promised her financial security if she would bind herself to him and forsake the Lord. He kept this promise in as much as that he gave her small sums of money six or seven times. (58)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 58

1664, April 28 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
952

Alice Huson asks to be paid for the services she provides Mrs. Corbet, with a piece of cloth which Corbet's children had worn next to their skin. Corbet gives her a neck cloth made of an old sheet, Huson refuses the gift; still she often frequents the Corbet's home and is given 'meat and drink'(52-53)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 52-53

1660 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
953

Faith Corbet begins to have fits not long after her gloves went missing. Faith had been scolded by her mother ealier for suggesting Huson was a witch, and does not immediately accuse her of the theft. However, Faith but comes to blame Alice Huson, who had been sitting alone in her mother's kitchen, for the loss of her gloves and her subsequent fits. (53)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 53

1660 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
954

Faith Corbet's fits are diagnosed by 'numerous people' as natural. They are categorized as hysteria, melancholy, and convulsions.(53-54)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 53-54

1660 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
955

Faith Corbet is seen by a battery of physicians from all over York over a four year period. Corbet responds to their treatments only sometimes; her fits come in intervals.(53-54, 56)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 53-54, 56

1660 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
958

Faith Corbet suffers from the worst of her fits: it last twenty two hours. Sometimes her tongue hangs out, sometimes her teeth grit. Her legs and arms twist, her stomach carves in. She lays still with her eyes open, as though dead, but can hear, understand, and at times accuse Alice Huson and Doll Bilby.(55)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 55

1664, April 22 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
959

Faith Corbet, after a short recovery, facilitated by the presence and attention of three doctors, again falls into fits after seeing Doll Bilby. Henry Corbet decide to take action against Alice Huson and Doll Bilby(56-57)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 56-57

1644, April 24 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
960

Alice Huson and Doll Bilby are apprehended as witches, at the behest of Henry Corbet. His daughter, Faith Corbet, had accused both women of bewitching her for over four years.(56-57)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 56-57

1644, April 25 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
961

Alice Huson and Doll Bilby are examined as witches, at the behest of Henry Corbet. His daughter, Faith Corbet, had accused both women of bewitching her for over four years.(55-56)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 55-56

1644, April 26 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
964

Alice Huson, during her re-examination as a witch (done at the behest of Henry Corbet) confesses to bewitching Faith Corbet.(55-56)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 55-56

1664, April 28 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
965

Alice Huson and Doll Bilby are jailed as witches, at the behest of Henry Corbet. After 3 days of interrogation and searching (beginning on the 26th and ending on the 29th of April 1644), both women confessed to bewitching his daughter Faith.(55-56)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 55-56

1644, April 29 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
966

The devil in the shape of a black man with cloven feet and upon a horse appears to Alice Huson. He promises her that if she would give herself to him, she should never want. She agrees and her gives her money (5 or 7 shillings, altogether about 7 times). She falls to her knees and worships him, because she 'said [she] would.'(58)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 58

1661 ? Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
969

Alice Huson confesses 'in her own words' to killing Dick Warren. She committed this crime through use of the evil eye and ill intent.(59)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 59

1664, April 28 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
971

Alice Huson is allegedly tormented by the devil.(58-59)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 58-59

1661 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
972

Alice Huson allegedly has a witch's mark from which the devil sucks.(58-59)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 58-59

1664, April 28 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
1006

Helen Fairfax falls into a 'trance' where she lays 'as though dead' for several hours. During this time, she imagined she had been in Leeds, hearing sermon given by Mr. Cooke.(37)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 37

1621, October 28 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1008

Helen Fairfax speaks to dead siblings during a series of trances. Her condition is attributed to hysteria. (37)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 37

1621, October Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1030

Helen Fairfax claims that a cat had stole her breath and replaced it with a "filthy smell" which poisoned her. After this occurrence she began to gurgle and vomit blood during her fits.(38)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 38

1621, November 3 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1031

The devil in the shape of a gentleman appears to Helen Fairfax, promising to marry her and make her the queen of England. The man forbids her from naming God, and refuses to approach her, so that she can tell by touch if he is an apparition or not.(38-39)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 38-39

1621, November 14 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1033

The devil in the shape of a gentleman appears to Helen Fairfax and attempts to persuade her to kill herself with a knife, a rope, and a "great pin" which is in her petticoat. Fairfax refuses, and shows the pin to her family when she awakes from her fit.(39)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 39

1621, November 14 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1035

Minister Cook and William Fairfax exorcise the gentleman devil (who had been tormenting Helen Fairfax and tempting her to suicide) from the room by reciting prayers and reading psalms.(39-40)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 39-40

1621, November 14 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1036

The devil transforms from a "beast with many horns," to a calf, to a little dog. As a dog, he demands Helen Fairfax open her mouth so he could enter and possess her. (41)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 41

1621, November 15 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1037

The devil claims to have ten thousand angels working for him. He attempts to frighten and tempt Helen Fairfax with a series of strange visions; he presents her with the vision of a horse, chopping its head off when she refuses to mount it and fills the kitchen with fire. (40-41)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 40-41

1621, November 15 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1043

The devil in the shape of a gentleman appears to Helen Fairfax with the image of a naked child which he proceeds to beat. He admits the image is an image of her, which is used to bewitch her. He also offers to lay the image in bed with her (as one would lay in bed with their infant). The same image appears later in the afternoon when one of two 'boys' who had appeared to Helen stand it up, dance about it, throw their hats at, and kick it.(58)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 58

1621, January 2 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1044

Elizabeth Fairfax is "touched" by Elizabeth Fletcher, who picks up Fairfax, who is standing by the fire, and moves her, taking her spot and signifying the moment of possession contamination. Lady Fairfax suggested that if Fletcher was a witch, the child would soon ail; the bewitchment manifest 4 days later. (60)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 60

1622, January 2 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1045

Elizabeth Fairfax sees a poor boy lurking in the halls of her parent's home. Two day's later, while sitting on Elizabeth Smith's knee, the boy approached her again and threatened to drown her (as her sister had been threatened). At this time she identifies the boy as Elizabeth Fletcher's spirit.(60-61)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 60-61

1622, January 6 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1046

Helen and Elizabeth Fairfax, over a series of 4 days, allegedly experience simultaneous trances, during which they share visions of two cats fighting, a woman, an old man, and a "deformed thing, having the face of a woman, and all the body besides rough and mis-shapen."(66-68)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 66-68

1622, January 27 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1047

Helen and Elizabeth Fairfax simultaneously experience "great agony" and great sickness from Jan 31-February 2; a week later they fall into fits which look like hysteria.(67-68)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 67-68

1622, January 31 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1052

An old wet woman, later revealed to be Jennet Dibble, appears to Helen Fairfax. She allegedly showed her images of herself, her sister, and Maud Jeffray.(71)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 71

1622, February 12 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1055

An old wet woman who is later identified as Jennet Dibble, claims to have been a witch for 40 years. She also identifies Elizabeth Fletcher as the witch who bewitched Elizabeth, Margaret Waite as a witch, and her daughter Maragaret Thorpe as the witch who had visited Helen.(71-72)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 71-72

1621, February 12 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1080

Helen Fairfax loses the ability to move based on touch of a phantom hand on her bare legs and the touch of phantom fingertips on her eyelids.(54-55)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 54-55

1621, December 14 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1081

Fairfax's bewitchment is traced to the penny which Mrs. Fairfax had accepted from Margaret Waite Senior as a tariff on her corn sales. This penny, a penny which was never where it was supposed to be, and would not melt in the fire, would come to haunt Helen Fairfax. Edward Fairfax finally "dissolved with brimestone and fire and beat it to powder upon a stone."(42-45)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 42-45

1621, November 23 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1082

A woman who appears like Helen Fairfax's aunt appears to her, giving her a handful of spice. Helen accuses the woman of being a witch and throws the spice into the fire, later revealing it was a handful of raisins. (64-65)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 64-65

1622, January 25 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1084

Margaret Thorpe appears to Helen and Elizabeth Fairfax and threatens to give them a witch's mark -- so that she might recognize them.(69-70)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 69-70

1622, February 11 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1086

Helen and Elizabeth Fairfax first meet Maud Jeffrey; they all instantaneously fall into fits. (71)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 71

1622, February 21 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1087

Margaret Thorpe, Peg Wait, and Jennit Dibble are searched as witches; Helen Fairfax is called in to identify Thorpe as the woman with a spot on her face who had tormented her. Helen identified Wait and Dibble (by name) as witches.(78)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 78

1622, February 23 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1098

Margaret Thorpe allegedly shows Helen Fairfax a paper signed with blood, describes as a 'lease,' the paper is Thorpe's malefic compact, and supposedly representative of all malefic compacts. (87)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 87

1622, March 9 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1103

A Justice of the Peace asks that Helen Fairfax and Margaret Thorpe appear before him, so that they can 'test' Thorpe. This JP later confides in Fairfax that he will test Thorpe a witch by making her recite the Lord's prayer.(87- 88)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 87- 88

1622, March 9 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1104

Edward Fairfax claims that 'witch testing' as demonstrated with witch-scratching, is, like witchcraft, the devil's work.(88-89)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 88-89

1621, March 9 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1105

Helen Fairfax allegedly finds a hazel staff which belongs to The Strange Woman (Anonymous 116), who confesses to leaving it out in the open as a bewitchment contaminate, and tries to wrestle it from Fairfax's hands. Fairfax escapes with it, runs inside and holds it in the fire -- an act of counter-magic to burn the spell off of it and render it benign again.(90)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 90

1621, March 19 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1111

The Strange Woman allegedly shows Helen Fairfax eight 'images' of people she bewitched; Jennit Dibble allegedly shows her eight eggs she had stolen. (95-96, 104-105)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 95-96, 104-105

1622, April 5 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1112

Jennit Dibble allegedly confesses to transforming herself into the shape of an old man and looming over the children in the nursery with a knife. She claims she helped cause Anne Fairfax's death in this way -- i.e. she scared her to death. (106)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 106

1621, October 9 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1118

Helen Fairfax claims to see the Vicar Smithson and Margaret Waite (Jr.) "making hay."(129)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 129

1622, August 13 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1121

Helen Fairfax is unable to eat for close to two weeks; she appears close to death.(130-133)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 130-133

1622, August 15 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1124

Margaret Waite (Jr.) and Margaret Thorpe are brought before Helen Fairfax, Elizabeth Fairfax, and Maud Jeffrays by a local constable. The young women remain otherwise senseless, but are able to speak with Margaret Waite and Margaret Thorpe. Upon waking, they also claim the have conversed with Peg Waite.(77)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 77

1622, February 22 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1307

Edmund Robinson Jr. claims Frances Dickenson took him to a house where many people were feasting. He claims he was offered meat and bread by a woman he knew not (Anonymous 156), but he refused to eat it after one bite. (lxii)

Appears in:
Potts, Edward Bromley (Sir.), James Crossley, Thomas. Potts's Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. Unknown: 1845, lxii

1632 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
1308

Mary Sykes is tried for witchcraft before Henry Tempest. Three people testify against her. Dorothy Rhodes claims that she and her daughter (Sara Rhodes) laid in bed one Sunday evening and just as they were falling asleep, Sara began "quaking" and holding her hands together. When Dorothy asked her daughter what was happening, her daughter related how Sykes came at the foot of the bed and grab her throat and put her fingers into her mouth while trying to cloak her. When asked why she did not speak, Sara Rhodes replied that she could not since Mary Sykes' fingers were in her throat. Dorothy Rhodes adds after that incident, Sara started suffering from a variety of fits and sometimes claimed Sykes were following her and also that Kellet's wife appeared to her, even though she had been dead for over two years. Richard Booth testifies that he saw Sara Rhodes on several occasion as being "strangely taken." He relates that he body would "quake" and her heart rate would rise so much that she could not speak. Henry Cordially testifies that Mary Sykes often threatened him with either killing or stealing his horses. He then testifies how one night he witnessed Mary Sykes riding one of his cows. (28-29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 28-29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1309

Dorothy Rodes testifies against Mary Tempest before Henry Tempest. She explains that she was lying with her daughter, Sara, one Sunday evening when her daughter cried that Mary Sykes had come in through a hole in the bed, grabbed her by the throat and put her fingers down her mouth taking away her ability to speak.(28-29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 28-29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1310

Dorothy Rodes claims that Sara Rodes is suddenly unable to move her limbs, has great pains in her extremities, is unable to speak, and has an irregular heartbeat for days shortly after Mary Sykes allegedly grabbed her throat and stuck her fingers down her mouth.(29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1311

Dorothy Rodes relates that her daughter told her that Kellet's wife appeared to her on several occasions even though she had been dead for two years.(28-30)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 28-30

1650 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1312

Sara Rodes allegedly often exhibits strange behaviour, according to Richard Booth, her body "quakeing" and her heart beating so hard that she could not speak.(29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1313

Richard Booth testifies that Mary Syke's "blessings" were followed by the wasting of his goods by death (aka the death of his livestock).(29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1314

Henry Cordially claims that Mary Sykes had threatened to diminish his livestock; although he might have nine or ten beasts, she "wold make them fewer."(29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1315

Henry Cordially claims that while feeding his cattle during the night, he once saw Mary Sykes riding one of his cows. When she realized he had seen her, she flew away.(29-30)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29-30

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1316

Mary Sykes allegedly bewitched Henry Cordially's horse. Cordially explains that a few days after he saw Mary Sykes sitting on one of his cows in the middle of the night, one of his horses died.(30)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 30

1650, March Bierley    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1317

Mary Sykes is searched for witch's marks by Isabella Pollard and five other women, a search ordered by Henry Tempest. The searchers find a red lump on her right buttock (which issued liquid) and a mark on her left arm that could be stretched out half an inch.(30)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 30

1650, March Bierley    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1318

Margaret Morton is accused by Joan Booth of bewitching her son (Anonymous 157). Morton allegedly came to Booth's house "and gave her sonn (about fower yeares old) and then in good health [...] a peece of bread." After Morton gave the child this bread, he became sick "and his body swelled very much," with his skin wasting away daily till he could not stand anymore. To counteract the bewitchment, Booth sent to have Morton brought to her house again, at which time Morton "asked the child for forgiveness three times." At this time Booth also drew Morton's blood "with a pin," and immediately after "the child was amended."(38)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 38

1650, January 1 Kirkethropp    Yorkshire  Yokshire  England 
1320

Margaret Morton is searched for witch's marks by Frances Ward. Ward "found upon her two black spotts between her thigh and her body." One of the marks is described as being "like a wart, but it was none. And the other was black on both sides, an inch break, and blew in the middest."(38)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 38

1650, January 1 Kirkethropp    Yorkshire  Yokshire  England 
1321

Margaret Morton is suspected by many of practicing witchcraft, in part because her mother (Anonymous 158) and sister (Anonymous 159) were previously suspected of practicing witchcraft. (38)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 38

1650, January 1 Kirkethropp    Yorkshire  Yokshire  England 
1326

Elizabeth Lambe is tried for witchcraft before Wm. Adams. Lambe is accused of appearing with an old man to John Johnson in the night, causing Johnson to be unable to speak; with wronging Thomas Rennerdi's wife and child; and with causing Nicholas Baldwin's and Richard Brown's illnesses.(58)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 58

1652, March 17 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1327

Hester France is tried for witchcraft before Henry Tempest. France is accused of bewitching Hester Spivy's servant, Elizabeth Johnson, with being unable to speak or stand between eight and nine o'clock one evening.(51)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 51

1651, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1328

Margaret Morton is tried for witchcraft before Sir John Saville, Kt. Alex. Johnson, Henry Tempest, John Stanhope, and John Hewley. Morton is accused of bewitching Joan Booth's four year old son (Anonymous 157), by having given the boy a piece of bread, and with having witch's marks, as attested by witch searcher Frances Ward.(38)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 38

1650, March Wakefield    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1330

Elizabeth Lambe allegedly appears next to John Johnson's bed at night, along with an old man in brown clothes (Anonymous 160). Johnson claims he is unable to speak to her because he is so frightened, and that after the visit "his goods fell sick, and the farrier could not tell what disease they were ill of."(58)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 58

1652, March 17 Reednes    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1332

Elizabeth Lambe is beaten by John Johnson and some "of his neighbours" for allegedly causing John Johnson to become mysteriously ill, after allegedly visiting him with "an old man in browne clothes" (Anonymous 160) in the night. After this act of counter magic, Johnson claims he "was never afterwards dis-quited by her" again.(58)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 58

1652, March 17 Reednes    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1334

Thomas Rennerd asserts that his wife, suspecting Elizabeth Lambe of being responsible for their child's illness, asks Elizabeth Lambe forgiveness by going to her door and falling down on her knees. Soon after asking Elizabeth Lambe for forgivness, the Rennerd child recovers.(58)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 58

1652, March 17 Reednes    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1335

Nicholas Baldwin is allegedly bewitched with illness. His illness comes after he cudgels Elizabeth Lambe, whom he suspects of using magic to kill three of his four fowls. Baldwain notes that he beats Lambe all the more savagely when she begs for mercy.(58)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 58

1648 Reednes    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1336

Elizabeth Lambe allegedly draws blood from John Wright's heart, making him ill. Wright believes drawing Lambe's blood will save him, but asserts if he should die shortly after scratching her, she would be to blame. John Wright scratches Elizabeth Lambe, and dies shortly after, as witnessed by Richard Brown. (58)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 58

1652, March 17 Reednes    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1337

Anne Greene is tried for witchcraft before John Ashton and Edgar Coats. Greene is charged with bewitching John Tatterson, appearing to Margaret Wade in the form of a dog, using charms to heal hearts, and of healing headaches by boiling the afflicted person's hair.(64)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 64

1653, February 16 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1338

John Tatterson asks Anne Greene for help while feeling ill. She advises that black wool will help, but he is skeptical. Greene then pulls out her garter, runs it around his ear three times, and then takes hair from his neck. Shortly after this, Tatterson feels worse; however, after returning and threatening Greene, she crosses his ear again (three times). Tatterson begins to heal as "corruptible matter [runs] outt of his eare."(65)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 65

1653, February 16 Gargreave  Gargrave  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1339

Anne Greene allegedly tells Jeanette Hudson that John Tatterson "was overgone with ill tongues, and that hee should have one side taken from him."(64)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 64

1653, February 16 Gargreave  Gargrave  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1340

Anne Greene and Mary Nunweeke allegedly appear in the form of dogs to Margaret Wade while she is in bed.(64)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 64

1653, February 16 Gargreave  Gargrave  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1341

Anne Greene confesses that she sometimes used charms to heal hearts, including John Tatterson's. When she healed Tatterson's heart, she did so"by crosseinge a garter over his eare and sayeinge these words, 'Boate, a God's Name' 9 times over."(64)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 64

1653, February 16 Gargreave  Gargrave  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1342

Anne Greene claims she can heal headaches by taking their urine "and a locke of their heire, the which she boyles together, and afterwards throwes them in the fire and burnos them. Greene claims this is the only medical treatment she administers.(64)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 64

1653, February 16 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1343

Elizabeth Roberts is tried for witchcraft. She is accused of transforming herself into the form of a cat, and also a bee, and with causing bodily harm to John Greendife.(67)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 67

1654, October 14 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1344

Elizabeth Roberts vanished before John Greendifes eyes and reappeared transformed into a cat which clawed onto his leg and would not be released. After disentangling himself from the fiend (which then disappears), Greendliefe is plagued by a pain in his heart. (67)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 67

1654, October Beverley    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1345

John Greendife claims that a cat appeared to him, struck him in the head, and sent him into a trance. After receiving the blow, he allegedly saw Elizabeth Roberts escape from his room, wearing her regular attire.(67)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 67

1654, October Beverley    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1346

Elizabeth Roberts allegedly appears to John Greendife in the shape of a bee. Greendife's body writhes in such torment that he must be held down by about five or six people.(67)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 67

1654, October Beverley    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1347

Katherine Earle is tried for witchcraft before John Hewley.(69)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 69

1654, January 11 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1352

Jennet and George Benton are tried for witchcraft before Jo. Warde.(74)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 74

1656, June 7 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1353

Richard Jackson testifies that shortly after throwing stones at Jennet and George Benton for trespassing on his property, his wife, his son, and he himself, started suffering from various fits. His wife lost her hearing; his child started having fits in the night; Jackson started having pains throughout his body.(74)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 74

1656, June 7 Wakefield    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1354

Richard Jackson claims he heard strange noises like music, groans, and the ringing of small bells when his fits commenced, noises his wife also hears and which cause dogs to howl.(74-75)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 74-75

1656, June 7 Wakefield    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1355

Richard Jackson claims that strange things have been happening around his barn. The pigs have broken through the doors, apparitions that look like cats and/or dogs have been seen around the house, and boxes as well as trunks have started disappearing.(75)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 75

1656, June 7 Wakefield    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1356

George and Jennet Benton are accused by Richard Jackson of causing the death of eighteen of his horses by witchcraft. (75)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 75

1656, June 7 Wakefield    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1357

George and Jennet Benton deny all accusations made against them.(75)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 75

1656, June 7 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1358

William and Mary Wade are tried for witchcraft before Thomas Brathwaite.(75-76)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 75-76

1656, July 12 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1359

Ann Duffield and Mary Wilson accuse Mary Wade of bewitching fourteen-year old Elizabeth Mallory. During one of her fits, Mallory yells out in fear "she comes, she comes," referring to Wade.(75)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 75

1656, July 12 Studley Royal Park    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1360

Elizabeth Mallory allegedly vomits foreign bodies including pins, wool, and feathers. When she is told what she vomited, she claims to have seen these objects in her hands earlier.(76)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 76

1656, July 12 Studley Royal Park    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1361

Elizabeth Mallory claims that if Mary Wade will tell her she did her wrong, she (Mallory) would be better. When Wade asks forgiveness for doing her wrong, Mallory is suddenly able to stand. Mallory asserts that she would never be well until Wade admits to have "done her wrong" or until Wade is punished by a jury.(76)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 76

1656, July 12 Studley Royal Park    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1362

Elizabeth Mallory suffers from fits for twelve weeks. She allegedly loses the use of her limbs and is unable to rise from her bed. Sometimes the fits target parts of her body such as her arms and legs. (75 - 76)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 75 - 76

1656, July 12 Studley Royal Park    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England