Go back
11 records returned.

List of all Event assertions around a specific date

ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
716

Joan Waterhouse alleges in her confession that once, when her mother Agnes Waterhouse was gone to Breakstede, she went to the neighbours to ask for bread and cheese from their child, Agnes Browne. Browne refused to give her any, or "at the least not so muche as wolde satisfye her." (18-20)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 18-20

1566 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
717

Joan Waterhouse, after Agnes Browne refuses to give her bread and cheese, decides to do as she had seen her mother, Agnes Waterhouse, do and call on the familiar Sathan for help. Sathan emerges from under Mother Waterhouse's bed in the form of a large dog with horns and asks what she would have of him.(18-20)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 18-20

1566 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
718

Joan Waterhouse alleges in her confession that she offered Sathan a red rooster in exchange for him frightening Agnes Browne, but Sathan demands her body and soul instead. Joan is so frightened of him herself that she agrees to get him to leave. He departs to haunt Browne.(18-20)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 18-20

1566 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
720

Agnes Brown alleges in her deposition that she was churning butter when she was visited by a "thynge lyke a blacke dogge with [a] face like an ape a short ta[l]e a [cheine] and a syluer whystle (to her thinking) about his neck, and a peyre of hornes on his heade, & [held] in his mouth she keye of the milkehouse doore." She claims she was afraid and that this thing skipped and leaped and sat on a nettle.(28-36)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 28-36

1566 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
721

Agnes Browne claims in her deposition that she asked the thing like a black dog what it wanted, and it answered that it had come for some butter. When she told it she had none to give, it put the key in the lock of the milkhouse door and insisted that it would have some butter. It opened the door, set the key on a cheese on the shelf, and stayed in there a while. When it finally emerged, it locked the door behind itself, told Brown that it had made some butter for her, and left.(28-36)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 28-36

1566 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
722

Agnes Browne alleges in her confession that, immediately after the thing like a black dog left, she went to her aunt and told her what had happened. Her aunt sent for a priest, who had Browne pray to God and call on the name of Jesus.(28-36)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 28-36

1566 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
723

Agnes Browne alleges during her deposition that the thing like a black dog returned the next day with the milkhouse key in its mouth, and she said to it "in the name of Iesus what haste thou there." The thing laid down the key, told her she spoke evil words by using that name and departed. When Browne reported this, her aunt (Anonymous 87) confiscated the key for two days and made Agnes show her the buttery print left on the cheese the previous day.(28-36)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 28-36

1566 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
724

Agnes Browne alleges during her deposition that the thing like a black dog returned a third time a few days after the second, this time with a bean pod in its mouth. When the Queen's Attorney Master Gerard asked her how she knew that, she replied that she bid it show her in the name of Jesus. It again told her she spoke evil words and departed, only to return a short time later with bread in its mouth. This time, she asked it what it wanted, and it replied butter. She told it once more she had none to give, it insisted it would have some anyway, and left again.(28-36)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 28-36

1566 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
1534

Elizabeth Francis is indicted for allegedly bewitching John, the son of William Auger, so that he became decrepit.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1

1566   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1535

Elizabeth Francis confesses to bewitching John, son of William Auger, making him decrepit. She is imprisoned for one year.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1

1566   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1570

A woman (Anonymous 242) allegedly confesses to being a witch, a confession she makes before one Archdeacon Cole (perhaps during an unofficial examination, done under duress) and flees shortly thereafter. These events are presented during the Midsummer session at Chemlsford. ()

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011,

1566 Borham  Boreham  Essex  Essex  England