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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
39

Joan Cunny confesses sending her familiars to hurt John Sparrow's wife, and to knock over a stack of logs in John Glascock's yard.(8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 8

1589, March   Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
40

Joan Cunny confesses to sending her familiars to hurt William Unglee of Stisted, a Miller, but they are unsuccessful. Instead, the familiars hurt Barnaby Griffen, one of Unglee's workers.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 2

1589, March   Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
41

Joan Cunny confesses to sending her familiars to hurt Master Kitchin, the town Minister, but they were not able to because of his strong religious faith.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 2

1589, March   Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
42

Joan Cunny confesses sending her familiars to hurt George Coe, the town shoe maker, but they are not able to because of his strong religious faith.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 2

1589, March   Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
584

Joan Cunny of Stisted allegedly cast a circle in John Wiseman's field called Cowfenn, in which two black frogs appear. Cunny makes a deal with the fogs, named Jack and Jill, where she will give them her soul in return for their powerful services.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 5

1589, March   Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
620

Joan Cunny confesses to sending her familiars Jack and Jill to hurt many people over the span of sixteen to twenty years, but she cannot remember an exact number of people.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 2

1589, March   Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
636

Margaret Cunny, daughter of Joan Cunny, has a falling out with Father Hurrill and curses him. Because of this, Joan Cunny believes that she may have sent her familiars to her daughter.(2-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 2-3

1589, March   Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
637

Joan Cunny denies sending her familiars to hurt Finche's wife, Deuenishe's wife, or Renold Ferror.(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 3

1589, March   Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
638

Joan Cunny denies that her familiars have the power to hurt people, yet she admits they have the ability to hurt cattle.(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 3

1589, March   Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
647

Joan Cunny confesses that she sent her familiars to seek revenge upon Harry Finch's wife (Anonymous 62) who denied Cunny drink because she was too busy to get any for her. Finch's wife had great pain for a week in her head and in the side of her body, after which she died. These claims against Cunny are also supported with evidence given by her children and grandchildren.(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 3

1589, March   Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
648

Joan Cunny's grandson (Anonymous 63) confesses that, when the wood he gathered was stolen, his grandmother sent one of her familiars to prick the foot of the boy (Anonymous 64) who stole the wood. (3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 3-4

1589, March   Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
649

Joan Cunny's grandson (Anonymous 63) confesses that his grandmother sent him, with her familiar Jack, to Sir Edward Huddlestone's house. When they arrived at the house Jack went round about a tree, after which it fell, seemingly to others of its own accord.(A4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, A4v

1589, March   Stistead  Essex  Essex  England 
652

Joan Prentice confesses that Elizabeth Whale, the wife of Michael Whale, and Elizabeth Mott, the wife of John Mott, are "well acquainted" with her familiar Bidd, Although she states she "knoweth not what hurt they or any of the~ haue doone to any of their neighbour," her statement clearly implicates Whale and Mott as witches.(B, B2v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, B, B2v

1589, March   Henningham Sibble  North Essex  Essex  England