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680

Elizabeth Sawyer gives a full confession after her conviction to Minister Henry Goodcole while imprisoned at Newgate Gaol. Goodcole records their conversation and presents it in full in a question-and-answer dialogue format.(C1)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, C1

1621, April 17 London (Newgate Prison)    London, City of  London  England 
685

Elizabeth Sawyer alleges in her confession to Henry Goodcole that the Devil first came to her when she was cursing, swearing and blaspheming. The first words he said to her were "Oh! haue I now found you cursing, swearing, and blaspheming? now you are mine." He bid her not to fear him, and told her he would not harm her but rather do whatever mischief she asked of him. If she asked him to do harm to man or beast, he would vex them to death for her.(C1-C2)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, C1-C2

1621, April 17 London (Newgate Prison)    London, City of  London  England 
686

Elizabeth Sawyer alleges in her confession to Henry Goodcole that the Devil would bring her word of the harm he did on her behalf within a week. He would scratch and pinch people and cattle for her, or cause their death. She claims that she "was the cause of those two nurse-childrens death, for the which I was now indited and acquited, by the Iury." However, she denied any involvement in the death of Agnes Radcliffe.(C2-C3)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, C2-C3

1621, April 17 London (Newgate Prison)    London, City of  London  England 
687

Elizabeth Sawyer alleges in her confession to Henry Goodcole that she had been acquainted with the Devil for eight years, and that he would come to her three times a week. He would often take the form of a white or black dog. They would talk on his arrival; he would ask after her well-being, what he should do for her, and threaten to tear her to pieces if she did not give him her soul and body.(C3-C4)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, C3-C4

1621, April 17 London (Newgate Prison)    London, City of  London  England 
688

Elizabeth Sawyer alleges in her confession to Henry Goodcole that she granted the Devil her soul and body, and to seal the promise, gave him permission to suck blood from her. She told Goodcole that "The place where the Diuell suckt my bloud was a little aboue my fundiment, and that place chosen by himselfe; and in that place by continuall drawing, there is a thing in the forme of a Teate, at which the diuell would sucke mee. And I asked the Diuell why hee would sucke my bloud, and hee sayd it was to nourish him." He would put his head under her petticoat to do so, would suck for a quarter-hour at a time, and it caused her no pain. (C3-C4)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, C3-C4

1621, April 17 London (Newgate Prison)    London, City of  London  England 
689

Elizabeth Sawyer alleges in her confession to Henry Goodcole that she named the Devil Tom, and that he would bark at her when he had done the mischief she'd asked of him. When she named him, "he promised to doe for me whatsoeuer I should require of him."(C4)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, C4

1621, April 17 London (Newgate Prison)    London, City of  London  England 
690

Elizabeth Sawyer alleges in her confession to Henry Goodcole that, despite what numerous children had claimed, she did not have two white ferrets she fed on white bread and milk, and the white thing that had been seen running through the thatch of her house was an ordinary ferret. She knew of no spirits or devils that took the form of ferrets.(C4)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, C4

1621, April 17 London (Newgate Prison)    London, City of  London  England 
691

Elizabeth Sawyer alleges in her confession to Henry Goodcole that, when the Devil found her praying to Jesus Christ, he forbade her to continue. Instead, he told her to pray to him using a Latin prayer he taught her: "Santibicetur nomen tuum. Amen." She said she had never heard those words from anyone else, that she knew no other Latin, and that she did not know the meaning of it.(D1)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, D1

1621, April 17 London (Newgate Prison)    London, City of  London  England 
2382

Elizabeth Sawyer alleges in her confession to Henry Goodcole that it had been three weeks since she had last seen the Devil. He had not visited her in prison, and she had lost her fear of him.(D1)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, D1

1621, April 17 London (Newgate Prison)    London, City of  London  England 
2383

Elizabeth Sawyer alleges in her confession to Henry Goodcole that she would stroke the Devil's back when he visited her and he would contentedly wag hits tail. His size and colour varied: He would be small and white when she prayed, and the rest of the time bigger and black.(D1-D2)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, D1-D2

1621, April 17 London (Newgate Prison)    London, City of  London  England 
2384

Elizabeth Sawyer alleges in her confession to Henry Goodcole that she was confessing to avoid shame, that everything she had said was the truth before God. She added, at the end of the confession, "I doe it to cleere my conscience, and now hauing done it, I am the more quiet, and the better prepared, and willing thereby to suffer death; for I haue no hope at all of my life, although I must confesse, I would liue longer if I might."(D2)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, D2

1621, April 17 London (Newgate Prison)    London, City of  London  England