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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
358

Jennet Bierley, Ellen Bierley, and Jane Southworth are tried on August 19, 1612 before Justice of the Assize for Lancaster Edward Bromley. They stand accused of bewitching Grace Sowerbuts so that she wasted and consumed.(K3-K4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, K3-K4

1612, August 19   Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
359

Grace Sowerbutts is examined under oath. She claims that, for the last several years, she has been haunted and vexed by some women. She names them as her grandmother Jennet Bierley, her aunt Ellen Bierley, Jane Southworth and Old Doewife. (K4v)

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

1612, August 19   Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
360

Grace Sowerbutts accuses Jennet Bierley, Ellen Bierley, Jane Southworth and Old Doewife of dragging her violently by her hair and laying her on top of Henry Bierley's hay-mow.(K4v)

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

1612, August 19   Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
361

Grace Sowerbutts accuses Jennet Bierley of turning into a dog to torment her. Sowerbutts alleges the Bierley knocked her over while in the shape of a dog, but did not hurt her. She claims that after this incident, she told her father about how Bierley had been tormenting her. When asked why she hadn't said anything sooner, Sowerbutts claimed that she had wanted to, but could not.(K4v-L)

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

1612, August 19   Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
362

Anne Redferne is arraigned and tried at Lancaster Assizes for witchcraft on August 19, 1612 before Justice of the Assize Sir Edward Bromley.(N3v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, N3v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
363

Anne Redferne is acquitted of bewitching Robert Nutter to death, but tried a second time on charges of bewitching Christopher Nutter to death. She pleads not guilty.(N3v-N4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, N3v-N4

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
364

Katherine Hewit is arraigned and tried on August 19, 1612 before Justice of the Assize Sir Edward Bromley. She stands charged of bewitching Anne Foulds to death.(P3-P3v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, P3-P3v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
365

John Bulcock and his mother, Jane Bulcock, are arraigned and tried on August 19, 1612 before Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley. They stand accused of bewitching Jennet Deane until she wasted and consumed, and became mad.(Q2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Q2v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
909

Elizabeth Device alleges during her examination that "she doth verily thinke, that the said Bulcockes wife doth know of some Witches to bee about Padyham and Burnley."(Q4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Q4v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
911

Jennet Device points out Jane Bulcock and John Bulcock in court and alleges that they attended the Good Friday feast at Malking Tower. She details where Jane sat and who sat next to her. Device claims that John turned the spit for the feast. She also reports on their conversations.(R)

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

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1125

Jennet Preston is reported executed at Yorke for the murder of Master Thomas Lister. This report appears in the list of witches alleged to have attended the feast at Malking Tower.(Rv-R2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Rv-R2

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1234

Grace Sowerbutts alleges during her examination that at Two Brigges between Preston and Salmesbury, Jennet Bierley and Ellen Bierley appeared to her in their own shapes, caused her to fall down, and robbed her of speech for the next several days. They appeared to her again while she lay in her father's house, but did nothing at that time.(K4v-Lv)

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

1612, August 19   Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1235

Grace Sowerbutts accuses Jennet Bierley and Ellen Bierley of going into Thomas Walshman's house at night and stealing Walshman's child from their bed. Grace alleges that Jennet and Ellen set the child down by the fire and pierced its navel with a nail, then set a pen in the wound and sucked from it. They returned the child to the bed after. Grace claims the child did not cry when it was hurt, but it languished thereafter and died. The night after the child's burial, Jennet and Ellen dug it up from the churchyard. They boiled some of it in a pot and broiled the rest on the coals, and ate it. Grace said that they tried to get her and Ellen's daughter to eat as well, but both refused. After, they rendered fat from the child's bones to anoint themselves with so they could change shapes. They said they would return the bones to the grave the next night, but Grace did not know whether they did.(K4v-L2v)

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

1612, August 19   Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1237

Grace Sowerbutts alleges in her deposition that Jane Southworth repeatedly came to her, set her in haylofts and ditches, and robbed her of speech and senses. (K4v, L2v-L4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, K4v, L2v-L4

1612, August 19   Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1239

Grace Sowerbutts alleges in her deposition that after the black things carried her back across the Ribble, many other women came to the riverbank to meet, but she did not recognize any of them. She did not see them eat or dance, just watched; Grace thought they must live on the north side of the river, for she did not see them coming out of the water either.(K4v, L4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, K4v, L4v

1612, August 19   Salmesbury  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1244

Alison Device is found guilty of witchcraft, and convicted on the strength of her own confession. Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley sentences her to execution by hanging. (S3)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, S3

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1245

John Bulcock and Jane Bulcock are found not guilty of felony by witchcraft.(S3)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, S3

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1246

Alison Device is arraigned and tried for bewitching John Law so that his body wasted and consumed. When brought into the court, she is said to have "humbly asked forgiuenesse for her offence."(R2v-R3)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, R2v-R3

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1255

Alison Device is questioned in court as to whether she can help John Law to his former health. She replies that cannot; her grandmother Elizabeth Southerns would have been able to had she lived. John Law is seen in court to have "his head is drawne awrie, his Eyes and face deformed, His speech not well to bee vnderstood; his Thighes and Legges starcke lame: his Armes lame especially the left side, his handes lame and turned out of their course, his Bodie able to indure no trauell."(Sv-S2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Sv-S2

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2505

Grace Sowerbutts is examined a second time, this time on August 19, 1612 following the evidence against Joan Southworth, Jennet Bierley and Ellen Bierley. Justices of the Peace William Leich and Edward Chisnel preside over the examination at the direction of Justice of the Assize Sir Edward Bromley.(M4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, M4v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2506

Grace Sowerbutts retracts her accusation that Jennet Bierley and Ellen Bierley killed, cooked, ate and rendered for fat Thomas Walshman's child, or that either of them ever changed shape. She also states that Jane Southworth had nothing to do with the child's death.(Mv)

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

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2507

Grace Sowerbutts, retracting her accusations against Jennet Bierley, Ellen Bierley and Joan Southworth, accuses the priest Master Thompson, alias Master Christopher Southworth, of encouraging her to make the accusations. According to Sowerbutts, she was sent to Thompson to learn her prayers, and while under his tutelage, he "did perswade, counsell, and aduise her, to deale as formerly hath beene said against her said Grand-mother, Aunt, and Southworths wife."(Mv)

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

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2508

Grace Sowerbutts retracts her claims of having seen devils or any other visions, and that she climbed up on the hay-mow herself rather than being cast there. When demanded to answer whether she attended church, she responded that she did not, but promised to start willingly.(Mv-M2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Mv-M2

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2509

Joan Southworth, Jennet Bierley and Ellen Bierley are examined a second time, this time on August 19, 1612 following Grace Sowerbutt's retraction. Justices of the Peace William Leich and Edward Chisnel preside over the examination at the direction of Justice of the Assize Sir Edward Bromley.(Nv)

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

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2510

Jennet Bierley gives deposition a second time, following Grace Sowerbutts' retraction. Bierly alleges that Sowerbutts was brought to priest Master Thompson, alias Christopher Southworth, by her mother. She accused Thomson of counseling Sowerbutts to make the accusations because Bierley attended a different church.(Nv)

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

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2511

Jane Southworth gives deposition following Grace Sowerbutt's retraction, alleging that a month or six weeks before she was gaoled, she spoke with Master Thompson, alias Christopher Southworth. At that time, she "challenged him for slandering her to bee a Witch: wherunto he answered, that what he had heard thereof, he heard from her mother and her Aunt[.]" Nevertheless, she thought him the origin of the slander, and thought it was because she would not be persuaded to change churches.(Nv-N2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Nv-N2

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2512

Ellen Bierley gives deposition following Grace Sowerbutt's retraction. She alleges that she saw Master Thompson, alias Christopher Southworth, six or eight weeks before she was imprisoned. She accused Thompson of prompting Sowerbutts to accuse her of witchcraft, and could think of no reason why he would except that she attends a different church.(Nv-N2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Nv-N2

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2513

Jennet Bierley, Ellen Bierley and Jane Southworth are found innocent of witchcraft and murder at the conclusion of their trial. Instead, priest Master Thompson, alias Christopher Southworth, is declared to have conspired maliciously against them. (Nv-N2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Nv-N2v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2517

Anne Whittle confesses to making clay images and begs on behalf of her daughter, Anne Redferne, following John Nutter's examination. Redferne is nevertheless declared more dangerous than Whittle for having made more clay images.(Ov-O2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Ov-O2

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2519

Alice Nutter is arraigned and tried on August 19, 1612 before Justice of the Assize Sir Edward Bromley. She stands accused of bewitching Henry Mytton to death, and is suspected of attending the meeting of witches at Malking Tower. Nutter pleads not guilty.(O3-O4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, O3-O4

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2520

Elizabeth Device alleges during her examination that Alice Nutter and Elizabeth Southerns "ioyned altogether, and bewitched the said Henry Mitton to death." Device also claimed that Nutter knew the two women from Burnley Parish who attended the Good Friday feast at Malking Tower.(O4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, O4v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2522

Jennet Device, while giving deposition about who attended the feast on Good Friday at Malking Tower, picks Alice Nutter out of the crowd in the courtroom. Device claims that she recognized Nutter as having been at the feast.(Pv-P2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Pv-P2

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2526

Jennet Device alleges during her examination that Katherine Hewit attended the Good Friday feast at Malking Tower. When asked to find her and point her out at the trial, Device took Hewit by the hand. Device accused Hewit of witchcraft, described where she sat at the feast, who sat next to her, and reported on the conversation.(Q)

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

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2527

Jennet Bierley is found not guilty of witchcraft. She is cautioned to use the mercy and favour well, and ordered delivered.(Qv)

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

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2528

Margaret Pearson is arraigned and tried on August 19, 1612 before Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley. She stands accused of using witchcraft on the horse and goods of Dodgeson of Padiham.(S3v-S4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, S3v-S4v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2529

Anne Whittle gives deposition alleging that Margaret Pearson confessed to her that she is a witch and has a spirit (Anonymous 153) in the shape of a man with cloven feet. Pearson claimed to have "done very much harme to one Dodgesons goods" and sat with her spirit on the back of Dodgeson's mare until the horse died.(S2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, S2v

1612, August 19   Paddiham  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2530

Anne Whittle alleges during her examination that Margaret Pearson confessed to bewitching Mrs. Childer and her daughter to death.(S4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, S4v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2532

Isabel Robey is arraigned and tried on August 19, 1612 before Justice of the Assize Sir Edward Bromley. She stands accused of practicing witchcraft. (T2-T2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, T2-T2v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2540

Isabel Robey is found guilty of felony by witchcraft. Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley sentences her to execution by hanging. (V-Vv)

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

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2541

Ellen Bierley is found not guilty of witchcraft. She is cautioned to use the mercy and favour well, and ordered delivered. (Qv)

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

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2542

Jane Southworth is found not guilty of witchcraft. She is cautioned to use the mercy and favour well, and ordered delivered.(Qv)

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

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2543

Katherine Hewit is found guilty of felony and murder. Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley sentences her to execution by hanging. (Qv)

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

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2544

Alice Nutter is found guilty of felony and murder. Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley sentences her to execution by hanging. (Qv)

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

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2545

Anne Redferne is found guilty of felony and murder. Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley sentences her to execution by hanging. (Qv)

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

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2546

Elizabeth Astley, John Ramseden, Alice Grey, Isabel Sidegraves and Lawrence Hayes are found not guilty of witchcraft by Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley. They are cautioned to forsake the Devil and ordered to "enter Recognizances with good sufficient Suerties, to appeare at the next Assizes at Lancaster, and in the meane time to be of the good behauiour."(X-Xv)

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

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2547

Margaret Pearson is pronounced guilty of witchcraft. She is sentenced by Sir Edward Bromley to stand in the pillory for four market days, once each in Clitheroe, Paddiham, Whalley and Lancaster. While pilloried, she will have a paper on her head with large letters declaring her crimes, and must confess to them. Afterward, she will be imprisoned for one year without bail, and released on the surety of good behaviour thereafter.(V3, V4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, V3, V4v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2548

James Device is found guilty of felony and murder. Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley sentences him to execution by hanging. (V2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, V2v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2549

Elizabeth Device is found guilty of felony and murder. Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley sentences her to execution by hanging. (V2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, V2v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2550

Anne Whittle is found guilty of felony and murder. Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley sentences her to execution by hanging. (V2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, V2v

1612, August 19 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England