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Ursley Kempe appears without having been called for and offers to cure Grace Thurlowe's lameness for the cost of twelve pence. Thurlowe accepts the offer and agrees to the price and "she was wel & in good case as shee was before." However, when Kempe appears to collect the money, "saide Grace made answere, that shee was a poore and a needie woman, and had no money: & then the said Ursley requested of her cheese for it: but she said she had none." Kempe left, vexed and annoyed and claimed that she would be even with Thurlowe, and indeed she was. It wasn't simply that Thurlowe's illness returned, it was that she could, from that point in time, never return to health without it appearing that it was costing her son his health to do so: "she saith, that when she is any thing well or beginneth to amend, then her childe is tormented, and so continueth for a time in a very strange case, and when he beginneth to amend: Then shee the saide Grace becommeth so lame, as without helpe shee is not able to arise, or to turne her in her bed."(A2-A2v)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, A2-A2v

1580   St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England