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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
80

John Lambe stands trial at the Worcester Assizes on two charges, firstly for "vnchristian and damnable practises against the person of an Honourble Peere of this Realme" and secondly for "damnable inuocation and worship of euill Spirits." He is found guilty of both, but judgement is suspended in both cases.(3-6)

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Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 3-6

1627 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
81

Mr. Wayneman gives deposition against Dr. John Lambe, alleging they had met by chance and that at this meeting Dr. Lambe claimed he could tell what "secret markes" Wayneman had on his body and tell him acts he had done, then described both to him. Lambe added that "he vpon sight of any man or woman could doe the like to them."(6-7)

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Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 6-7

1627 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
82

Mr. Wayneman gave deposition alleging that Dr. John Lambe "did practise to drawe the said Mr. Wayneman into the Deuillish Art of Coniuration, and told him that he had the command of spirits." Lambe promised to show him an angel, and Wayneman agreed out of curiosity. Lambe took a crystal ball out of his pocket, rested his hat upon the table, and put the crystal on the hat's crown. He then knelt down before it and pronounced his adoration. When Wayneman asked why he did so, Lambe said he had to or the angel wouldn't appear. Lambe then added, "although I said to you, it was an Angell, I would shew you, I did deceiue you for it is a Spirit I vse to call vpon."(6-7)

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Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 6-7

1627 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
981

Mr. Wayneman gives deposition alleging that Dr. John Lambe claimed to be able to "doe strange things, as intoxicate, poyson, and bewitch any man so as they should be disabled from begetting of children." Lambe also claimed to have four spirits bound to his crystal ball, of which Benias was chief.(6-7)

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Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 6-7

1627 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
983

Dr. John Lambe allegedly tells Lady Fairfax "Madam, your Ladyship is very merry and pleasant, but within this few dayes your heart will ake, by occasion and accident of water." Three days later, her brothers Anonymous 118, the sons of the Earl of Moultgrave, drown. During his examination, Lambe "confessed that he knew of this accident before it befell by their complexions and the Planets which gouerned them."(5)

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Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 5

1627 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
988

Anthony Birch, attending a party at a gentleman's house where Dr. John Lambe performs juggling tricks, allegedly picks up Lambe's crystal ball when it is left on a table. He sees the shape of a hand in its depths, and then "a shepheard with a sheepehooke and tarbox on his backe." He is so amazed that he asks aloud what it is that he is seeing, and Dr. Lambe discontentedly snatches the ball back. (5-6)

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Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 5-6

1627 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
989

Anthony Birch claims "it manifestly appeareth that the said Doctor Lambe was an absolute Witch, a Sorcerer and Iugling person absolutely giuen ouer to lewd wicked and diabolicall courses, an invocator and adorer of impious and wicked Spirits."(5-6)

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Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 5-6

1627 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
990

Dr. John Lambe can allegedly, through the spirits trapped in his crystal ball, "vndertake any difficult thing, and did very often discouer and bring to light goods and chattels although they had for a long time beene lost." Through the same means, he can also tell whether a person accused of witchcraft is truly a witch and diagnose disease without seeing the patient.(6-7)

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Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 6-7

1627 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
991

While Dr. John Lambe is imprisoned, a gentlewoman (Anonymous 117) approaches him repeatedly to ask who her husband would be. When he finally agrees to the request, he allegedly bids her look into his crystal ball, which he sets on the ground. She reports seeing numerous people she know in its depths, and the image finally resolves to a gentleman she does not recognize, dressed all in green. Dr. Lambe tells her to take note of him, and said that though they would meet without him intending to make himself a suitor, he would feel compelled to be by the time they parted company. She describes this encounter and Dr. Lambe's prediction to numerous of her acquaintances, and a few days later the man in green come to her father's house as a client of her father's legal practice. However, the man's horse spooks and kicks him. He is taken into the gentlewoman's home to recover, and the two fall in love while he is under her care. They marry not long thereafter.(7-9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 7-9

1627 Worcester Castle    Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
992

Dr. John Lambe is visited while imprisoned at Worcester Castle by three gentlemen, who allegedly decide to send for wine. The keeper tells them it is too late in the evening and the Castle gates have been locked for the night. The gentlemen give up the idea, but Lambe asks them what it was they had wanted to drink. He calls for a wine glass, and a pot appeared on the table with the sign of the Globe Tavern on the pot. When the gentlemen left, they stopped at the Globe Tavern and asked if anyone had fetched a bottle of wine from him lately. The inkeeper replied that "a little boy in greene had since eight of the clocke fetched so much for Doctor Lambe."(9-10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 9-10

1627 Worcester Castle    Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
2839

Dr. John Lambe, "beeing merry at the Castle with diuers of his acquaintance" while imprisoned at Worcester Castle, allegedly sees a woman walking toward them, and tells his companions he would make her lift her skirts. As they watch, she "began to take vp her cloathes, and by degrees lifted them vp aboue her middle." When chided by onlookers for her shameless behavior, she replies that she had been wading through a pool in her path and had lifted her clothes to save them from the water.(10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 10

1627 Worcester Castle    Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
2840

A gentlewoman; having heard of the fame of Dr. John Lambe, comes to Worcester Castle with her friends, and as they approach his room, whispers to one of her companions "which was the Witch?" When they reachs the room, Lambe tells her he knows she called him a witch and says aloud, before the assembled company, that she has two bastards and gives both their names and where they were brought up. The gentlewoman retreated in embarrassment.(10-11)

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Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 10-11

1627 Worcester Castle    Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
2841

A man named Wheeler is named to the Jury for Dr. John Lambe's trial at the Worcester Assizes. Before the trial, he joins the crowd around Lambe's chamber at Worcester Castle. Lambe comes to him, falls on his knees and asks for his blessing, declaring that Wheeler "should shortly be one of his twelue Godfathers." Wheeler tells him this is so, and says he has come to see whether Lambe could do the strange things ascribed to him. Lambe asks him to take off his garter and tie it securely around his middle. Wheeler does, tying twenty knots. Lambe then takes hold of the garter and removes it with such ease "it seemed to all the company, and to Wheeler himselfe, that the Garter came out of his very body." Wheeler is frightened by this and departs unsure whether he has been injured by the removal.(11-12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 11-12

1627 Worcester Castle    Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
2842

In the two weeks following Dr. John Lambe's trial at the Worcester Assizes, "the High Sheriffe, the Foreman of the Iury, and diuers others of the Iustices, Gentlemen there present, and of the same Iury, to the number of forty dyed." The County of Worcester petitions the crown to have Lambe removed from their custody, and he is transferred to the King's Bench at London, where he lives "in great plenty of money, and much resorted vnto by people of seuerall conditions."(12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 12

1627 Worcester Castle    Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
2843

Dr. John Lambe stands trial at the King's Bench in London for the rape of Joan Seager, an 11 year old girl. He is found guilty and sentenced to death, but "by his Maiesties especiall Grace he was pardoned."(15-16)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 15-16

1627 King's Bench    London, Greater  London  England