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Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that, after Andrew Byles was dead, she discovered she was pregnant with his child. She appealed to Sathan, her familiar, for advice on how to abort it, and he instructed her to "take a certayne herbe and drinke it." She did, and it "destroyed the childe forthwyth." (9, 11)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 11

1545 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
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Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that after Sathan brought her sheep, she desired to have Andrew Byles, a wealthy man, as a husband. Sathan advises her to have sex with him first, which she does, but Byles refuses to marry her. Furious, Francis has Sathan "waste his goodes" and then kill him with a touch.(10-11)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 10-11

1545 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England