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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
349

Alison Device is examined at Reade on March 30, 1612 before Justice of the Peace for Lancashire Roger Nowell.(E4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E4

1612 Reade  Whalley  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
552

Janet Preston of Gisburne is alleged to be the first of several noted cases of witchcraft in the North in 1612.(28-29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 28-29

1612 Gisburne  Gisburne  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
755

Mary Sutton allegedly seeks revenge upon Master Enger's servant (Anonymous 89) for having struck her bastard son, Henry Sutton, on the ears. Henry had been throwing rocks and filth at other children and would not stop after repeated warnings; he went crying home to his mother after the chastisement. The next day, Mary causes a black sow to follow and spook the horses pulling a cart of corn Anonymous 89 is taking to market; the horses go wild and run away with their load. On the way back, Anonymous 89 observes the same sow heading into Mother Sutton's home. (B-B2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, B-B2

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
756

Anonymous 89 talks of Mother Sutton and Mary Sutton's misdeeds with another servant while ploughing, including what happened with the sow on the way to market. While he is talking, a beetle (Anonymous 155) strokes him on the chest, causing him to fall into a trance from which he cannot be roused. He stands "like a liuelesse trunke deuided from his vitall spirits" for some time. He eventually recovers on his own and returns home to report the incident to Master Enger.(B2v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, B2v

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
757

Master Enger attempts to cure his servant, Anonymous 89, who has remained afflicted after the incident with the beetle (Anonymous 155). He tries everything he can think of, sparing no cost, but without result. Mother Sutton and Mary Sutton are suspected of causing the man's affliction through bewitchment.(B2v-B3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, B2v-B3

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
758

Anonymous 89 alleges that he was visited by Mary Sutton in his chamber at night, where she alternately sat knitting by moonlight and staring at him. He claims that after a while, she came to his bedside and told him "if hee would consent she should come to bedde to him, hee should be restored to his former health and prosperitie." He is repulsed by her advances and instead chastises her for the way she lives, her behaviour and her three bastards. Realizing her efforts are futile, she leaves the same way she came. Anonymous 89 reports this visitation to Master Enger.(B3v-B4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, B3v-B4v

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
759

Master Enger goes to the field where Mary Sutton is tending hogs. He accuses her of having come to his home the night before, to visit Anonymous 89 by moonlight, but she denies it. Master Enger attempts to persuade her to come back to his home, where he claims Anonymous 89 is waiting to accept her proposition. She refuses, stating that "neyther had they authoritie to compell her to goe without a Constable." At this, Master Enger has her snatched and set unwilling on horseback. Though she fights back, she is eventually held down and made to stay on the horse.(B4v-C)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, B4v-C

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
760

Master Enger drags Mary Sutton by force to the bedside of Anonymous 89, Enger's afflicted servant. Anonymous 89 draws blood from her and immediately began to be well again. However, Mary takes the opportunity to touch Anonymous 89 on the neck with her finger. He falls into "as great or farre worse vexation then he had before."(B4-B4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, B4-B4v

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
761

Master Enger's son hears the rumours about Mary Sutton and Mother Sutton, and the child throws stones at Mother Sutton while calling her a witch when she comes to grind her corn at the mill. Mother Sutton "conceited a rancour, and deadly hatred to this young childe, and purposed not to suffer opportunitie passe to be reuenged." (C-Cv)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, C-Cv

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
762

Mother Sutton and Mary Sutton allegedly call upon their spirits Dicke and Jude. They allow the spirits to suck on the teats on their thighs, and order them to strike Master Enger's son with torments. Not long after, the child "was put to such bitter and insupportable misery, as by his life his torments were augmented, and by his death they were abridged."(Cv)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, Cv

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
1236

Grace Sowerbutts alleged in her deposition that her grandmother, Jennet Bierley, brought her to meetings of witches on the north bank of the river Ribble six months before. Ellen Bierley and Jane Southworth were also there; these meetings took place every Thursday and Sunday for two weeks. Four black things, going upright but not like men in the face, carried them across the water to feast. Grace claimed that she had never seen such meat, and refused to eat of it. They all danced afterward with the black things. After the dancing, "the said black things did pull downe the said three Women, and did abuse their bodies, as this Examinate thinketh, for shee saith, that the black thing that was with her, did abuse her bodie."(K4v, L2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, K4v, L2v

1612   Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1743

James Mason, author of "The Anatomy of Sorcery," claims that "By the turning of a sieue [sieve; a tool used in divination]," one may determine who the culprit behind a bewitchment is. (91)

Appears in:
Mason, James. The Anatomy of Sorcery. London: 1612, 91

1612 London   London  London, City of  London  England 
2444

Ellen Greene alleges during her examination that Joan Willimott had come to her six year before and persuaded her to forsake God and take the Devil instead. When Greene agreed, Willimott gave her two spirits, one in the shape of a kitten which she called Pusse, and one in the shape of a mole which she called Hisse Hisse. The two familiars leaped on her shoulders and began sucking from her neck under her ears, the kitten on the right and the mole on the left.(Fv)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, Fv

1612   Waltham on the Wolds  Leicestershire  Leicestershire  England 
2445

Ellen Greene alleges during her examination that, immediately after receiving her familiars Hisse Hisse and Pusse from Joan Willimott, she sent them out to bewitch the baker for Goadby (Anonymous 65) and Anne Dawse to death. Pusse went to the baker, who had called Greene a witch and stricken her, and Hisse Hisse went to Dawse, who had called Greene a witch, a whore and a jade. Both died within a fortnight.(Fv-F2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, Fv-F2

1612 Goadby  Goadby  Leicestershire  Leicestershire  England 
2446

Ellen Greene alleges during her examination that, soon after receiving her familiars Pusse and Hisse Hisse six years before, she sent them to Stonesby to bewitch a husbandman named Willson and a husbandman's son named Robert Williman to death. Pusse went to Willson, and Hisse Hisse to Robert Williman; both died within ten days.(Fv-F2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, Fv-F2

1612   Stonesby / Sproxton  Leicestershire  Leicestershire  England  
2559

Mother Sutton, a long-time resident of Milton, is thought to have raised her daughter Mary to be "a scholler to the Diuell himselfe" and to have caused the livestock of the town to suffer "staggerings, frensies, and other diseases." (A4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, A4

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
2561

Mary Sutton and Mother Sutton allegedly confer, remembering how Master Enger dragged Mary by force to Anonymous 89, and how Enger's son had cast stones at Mother Sutton. They vow revenge against Master Enger for these insults. Henry Sutton, Mary's bastard son, overhears their conference.(C2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, C2

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England