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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
448

An Alderman of Nottingham, offended that William Sommers has accused his kinswoman Doll Freeman of being a witch, makes a counter-accusation against Sommers and has Sommers imprisoned for witchcraft himself.(Image 6)

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Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 6

1597, November Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
449

Williams Sommers is allegedly visited by the Devil while imprisoned. The Devil threatens to let him hang if he does not permit the Devil to re-possess him and say that he faked everything during his previous possession. Sommers agrees to this new compact, and the Devil possesses him once more.(Image 6)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 6

1597, November Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
450

William Sommers is called before the Commissioners to be examined as part of the proceedings to determine whether his second possession has been faked. The High Sheriff demands in the name of God that Sommers tell the truth, triggering a violent fit. The Commission takes this opportunity to test how real the fit is, and have pins stuck deep into Sommers' hand and leg, but he remains senseless and the wounds do not bleed. When Sommers comes back to his senses, the Commission questions him on what they had done to him during the fit. He claims he recalls being stuck by pins, but little else, and shows the wrong hand when asked where he was pricked, and claims the hole in his other hand had been there before. When asked why he fell during his fit, Sommers replies that he had felt sick to his stomach.(Image 7)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 7

1597, November Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
873

A high Commission is gathered in order to determine whether William Sommers' second possession is counterfeit or not. John Darrell takes the names of threescore persons willing to give depositions on the matter. 17 of the threescore are sworn, examined and their depositions given for the Commission.(Image 7)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 7

1597, November Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
922

William Sommers, as alleged by Joan Pie in her deposition, named witches after his deposition, including Millicent Horselie of Bridgeford. While Horselie was being examined, Sommers was heard to describe what was happening to her, though he was not present and those with him had no knowledge of the examination.(Image 15)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 15

1597, November Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
1970

William Power, John Pepper and John Cooper all allege that when John Darrell cast the Devil out of William Sommers, he neglected to appoint the Devil anywhere to go. William Power and John Pepper both add that Darrell claimed afterward to have sent the Devil into a herd of swine, while John Cooper says that Darrell claimed to have sent the Devil into Collwick Hill. Thus, since the Devil was not told where to go, he was free to repossess William Sommers as Sommers had claimed.(Image 19)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 19

1597, November Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
1971

William Sommers, now dispossessed, alleges to discover witches in the town of Nottingham. He accuses Doll Freeman, kinswoman of an Alderman of Nottingham, of being a witch.(Image 6)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 6

1597, November Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
1972

William Sommers alleges that his initial possession was faked, as per his agreement with the Devil at the time of his repossession.(Image 6-7)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 6-7

1597, November Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England