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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
410

Anonymous 20 of Kirkham gives birth to a stillborn monster baby(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Declaration of a Strange and Wonderful Monster: Born in Kirkham parish in Lancashire. London: 1646, 4

1646   Kirkeham  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
779

Edward Wingfield claims in his deposition that Jane Wallis confessed to him that Grissell and Greedigut came in several shapes, but mostly that of hounds with bristles on their backs. He said that they would suck on her body, and she told him that while she never sent them to do mischief, Blackeman would.(13)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 13

1646   Keiston  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
793

John Gaule describes the witch testing techniques he learned from local witch-finders. Women are made to sit in the middle of a room. If they will not cooperate, they are bound to a chair, kept awake, and denied food for twenty four hours, while witnesses watch for imps to appear.(78-80)

Appears in:
Gaule, John. Select Cases of Conscience Touching Witches and Witchcrafts. London: 1646, 78-80

1646   Great Staughton  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
794

John Gaule suggests that imps might approach witches (who are bound and watched) and that witch-finders are trained to spot them, and to sweep the room looking for flies or spiders to kill, lest they be the witch's imps.(78-80)

Appears in:
Gaule, John. Select Cases of Conscience Touching Witches and Witchcrafts. London: 1646, 78-80

1646   Great Staughton  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
795

John Gaule claims normal animals can become possessed and become familiars. He may have based this claim on the testimony of Frances Moore. Moore was examined as a witch in Huntington in 1646 and claimed to have killed her familiars Tissy and Pretty.(79-80)

Appears in:
Gaule, John. Select Cases of Conscience Touching Witches and Witchcrafts. London: 1646, 79-80

1646   Great Staughton  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
1847

Mrs. Jones, still a married woman, is allegedly observed by her husband Mr. Pigeon to be seducing Mr. Goodwin, by taking his hand "and putting it under her apron, holding it against the bottom of her belly, with many repeated mutual kisses."(6-7)

Appears in:
Vernon, Samuel . A Brief Relation of the Strange and Unnatural Practices of Wessel Goodwin. London: 1654, 6-7

1646 London Borough of Southwark  Southwark  London, Greater  London   England