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List of all Event assertions around a specific date

ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
195

A woman (Anonymous 4) is captured in Newbury by the army and determined to be a witch.(6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Most Certain, Strange, and True Discovery of a Witch. Unknown: 1643, 6

1634 Newbury  Newbury  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
196

A woman (Anonymous 4) is allegedly shot at by army soldiers in Newbury, but she catches the bullets they fire and eats them.(6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Most Certain, Strange, and True Discovery of a Witch. Unknown: 1643, 6

1634 Newbury  Newbury  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
197

A woman (Anonymous 4) is captured by the Army in Newbury and shot in the head, in 1634.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Most Certain, Strange, and True Discovery of a Witch. Unknown: 1643, 7

1634 Newbury  Newbury  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
464

Edmund Hartley is condemned and hanged at the assizes of Lancaster for allegedly causing the possession of Anne Starchie, John Starchie, Margaret Hardman, Elizabeth Hardman, Eleanor Holland, Margaret Byrom and Jane Ashton.(7)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, 7

1634 Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
1261

Edmund Robinson Jr. is questioned about the witchcraft he had reported seeing, but is stopped from answering by two men who felt the questions were unnecessary.(277)

Appears in:
Webster, John. The Displaying of Supposed Witchcraft. London: 1677, 277

1634 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
1282

Edmund Robinson Jr's testimony leads to the imprisonment of seven witches. While in prison, three died and one became deathly ill. One of these witches was named Margaret Johnson and another is named Mary Spencer.()

Appears in:
, William Farrer & J. Brownbill (editors). Townships: Goldshaw Booth. Unknown: 1911,

1634 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
1283

Margaret Johnson of Lancaster repeatedly confesses to being a witch for the last six years.()

Appears in:
, William Farrer & J. Brownbill (editors). Townships: Goldshaw Booth. Unknown: 1911,

1634 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
1284

Mary Spencer denies ever practicing witchcraft. ()

Appears in:
, William Farrer & J. Brownbill (editors). Townships: Goldshaw Booth. Unknown: 1911,

1634 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
1285

Frances Dickenson denies any involvement with witchcraft. She claims to have been wrongly accused by Edmund Robinson Jr.()

Appears in:
, William Farrer & J. Brownbill (editors). Townships: Goldshaw Booth. Unknown: 1911,

1634 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
1286

Edmund Robinson Jr. admits having made up his testimony possibly in an attempt to avoid repercussions from his father for his own delinquencies or to help his father make money or for fear of repercussions from his mother. ()

Appears in:
, William Farrer & J. Brownbill (editors). Townships: Goldshaw Booth. Unknown: 1911,

1634 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
1299

Margaret Johnson confesses that the Devil approached her in the shape of a man wearing a black suit and offered her whatever she wanted if she gave him her soul. Johnson accepted at which point the Devil asked her to call him Memillion. (78)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 78

1634 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
1303

Edmund Robinson Jr. is re-examined. He allegedly constructed his last testimony from things he heard his neighbours say about certain women they knew, including Mary Spencer, Frances Dickenson, Margaret Johnson and Jenet Hergreaves, primarily that they were witches.(153)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 153

1634 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
1305

Edmund Robinson Jr. is imprisonned for reasons of which he is allegedly initially unaware. He learns that the reason is a petition from Mr. Duxbury acting on behalf of Mr. Dickenson who wanted Robinson imprisoned for having falsely accused his wife.(153)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 153

1634 London (Newgate Prison)    London, City of  London  England 
1306

Edmund Robinson Jr. and his father allegedly went from church to church where Edmund Robinson Jr. would identify witches in order to make a living.(lix)

Appears in:
Potts, Edward Bromley (Sir.), James Crossley, Thomas. Potts's Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. Unknown: 1845, lix

1634 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2437

A man (Anonymous 425) riding to the parish of St. Nicholas, near Tanton, "saw just before him, on the side of the hill, a great company of People, that seemed to him like Country Folks," who seemed to be gathered at a fair. This fair had "Pewterers, Shoe-makers, Pedlars, with all kind of Trinkets, Fruit, and drinking Booths," and many of the goods there were unusual. The man (Anonymous 425) was "under very great surprize" for he could think of no fairs meant to be held there at that time of year, when it occurred to him that he was seeing "the Fairies on the side of that hill," (Anonymous 174) and he "resolved to ride in amongst them, and see what they were." As he approached the fair, he could see them all, "yet when he was upon the place where all this had appeared to him, he could discern nothing at all," but was instead thrust along "as when one passes through a throng of people." When he found himself at a distance again, however, it was no longer invisible, but "appeared to him again as first."(208-209)

Appears in:
Bovet, Richard. Pandaemonium. London: 1684, 208-209

1634     Devon Somerset  Devon Somerset  England 
2438

After seen an apparition of a fair of fairies (Anonymous 174) in Blackdown Hills, a man (Anonymous 425) "found himself in pain," and returns to his home in Combe St. Nicholas. When he arrived, "a Lameness seized him, all on one side," which continued until he died, some twenty years later. He would give "an Account to any that inquired of this Accicident" until his death.(209)

Appears in:
Bovet, Richard. Pandaemonium. London: 1684, 209

1634 Comb St. Nicholas  Chard  Somerset  Somerset  England 
2439

A man and his wife, as well as "divers of the Neighbours" (Anonymous 426) saw a "Fair-keeping" of fairies (Anonymous 174) at Black-down Hills every summer, although none dare "adventure in amongst them, for that every one that had done so, had received great damage by it."(209)

Appears in:
Bovet, Richard. Pandaemonium. London: 1684, 209

1634 Baldock    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England