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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
390

Doctor Pordage of Bradfield, Berkshire is allegedly haunted by three spirits that appear one night in the forms of a Everard, giant, and dragon. The Everard was "wearing Apparel, Band, Cuffs, Hat" and "seemed to walk once through the Chamber very easily, and so Disappeared." The giant, with sword in hand, "seemed to flourish against [Pordage]" and had a figure of a green tree beside him. The dragon took up "most part of a large Room" with "great Teeth and open Jaws" and "ejected fire." Dr. Pordage found protection from these spirits with the help of the Ministration of the Holy Angels. (11)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 11

1649 Bradfield  Bradfield  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
948

Anonymous 107 of Lancashire is tried for witchcraft.(51)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 51

1649   Droitwich   Worcestershire  Worcester  England 
1020

John Palmer allegedly confesses that Marsh of Dunstable is the leader of the "College of Witches" coven. Marsh is considered a good witch by man, for he "hath so long gratified the Country people with his Conjurations." It is believed that he performs good deeds only as the blackest of Devils, meaning that they are all false in nature. Palmer further confesses that he himself had been a witch for some sixty years, "long enough to know and give in the totall summe of all the Conjuring conclave, and the society of Witches in England." (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 2

1649 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1021

John Palmer confesses as to how the devil took advantage of him, when he "of a fretfull and revengfull nature," was not able to avenge himself of his adversaries, causing him to join the Devil. Upon this act, he was granted two familiars, one a dog called George, and the other a woman called Jezabell.(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 3

1649 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1022

John Palmer confesses that the Devil showed him his 'mark' by drawing it on the ground. The devil the drew Palmer's blood, and had him use it to make the same mark on the ground.(3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 3-4

1649 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1023

John Palmer confesses that he seduced his kinswoman, Elizabeth Knott, into aiding him in his villainy. He and Elizabeth Knott made a clay image of Goodwife Pearls and laid it on the fire. While the image was "consuming and mouldring away the woman lay in miserable torments." Pearls died immediately after the image was finally and completely consumed by the fire.(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 4

1649 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1024

John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott allegedly murder Goodwife Pearls, through the burning of a clay figure of Pearls, which they burned. This was an act of revenge, as Goodwife Pearls hung a lock upon his door and he did not pay rent to her.(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 4

1649 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1025

John Palmer confesses to sending one of his familiars to kill Mr. Cleavers' horse.(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 4

1649 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1026

Elizabeth Knott allegedly sends a familiar (Anonymous 241) in the form of a cat to bewitch John Lamans' cow as an act of revenge. However, Knott "had no hand in the death of any thing, save the death of Goodwife Pearls," suggesting the cow lived. The familiar came to Elizabeth Knott three weeks before the cow was bewitched, and promised that she should have "her desire in any thing she would desire, except money." The reason Elizabeth Knott chose to bewitch the cow of Laman was because she was denied money that was due to her by Laman's wife. This familiar would suck from her breast as well.(4-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 4-5

1649 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1034

John Palmer confesses to Sampson Clark, the Keeper of the Prison, that he once transformed a young man (Anonymous 124) into a toad as an act of revenge; the boy had kicked Palmer in the shin, causing him great pain. The young man was bewitched for many years, "to his great woe and torment."(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 5

1649 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1126

Thomas Shovel and Cuthbert Nicholson bring a Scottish man to Newcastle as an expert witch searcher. He claims to be able to identify witches simply by their physical appearance. He strips women and uses the pin to test for witch's mark (as manifest as an insensible spot).(114)

Appears in:
Gardiner, Ralph . England's Grievance Discovered. Unknown: 1796, 114

1649 Newcastle    Borough of Tyne and Wear  Northumberland  England