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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
106

Anne Ashby confesses to accepting a piece of sinewy and scorched flesh from the Devil which, when touched, affects people's desires. This piece of flesh is observed by E. G. Gent and put on display.()

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652,

1652 Cranbrook  Cranbrooke  Kent  Kent  England 
107

Anne Martyn, just after judgment had been passed on her, confesses that she is pregnant by the devil.(5)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 5

1652 Cranbrook  Cranbrooke  Kent  Kent  England 
136

Joan Peterson and her neighbuor (Anonymous 341) were allegedly sitting by her fireside when Peterson shrieked and cried out, asking the neighbour if he saw anything. The neighbour does not at first, then sees what appears to be a black dog go directly to Peterson and put its head under her armpit. He is so astonished and frightened that he runs from the house.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 7

1652 Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
181

A black cat is seen to repeatedly come to the cradle of a sick child and rock it; when the child is being watched by two women, one drives off the cat with a poker and, when it later returns, the other woman kicks at it. The leg that kicked at the cat becomes sore and swollen, frightening the women, who leave the house and encounter a Baker, who saw Peterson go that way and was frightened by the cat himself. He alleges that Peterson has bewitched the child. The cat is thought to be Peterson herself.(1, 5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 1, 5-6

1652 Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
324

Joan Peterson allegedly heals a man of a chronic headache that several doctors could not; the man had been suffering for five weeks and was cured after she gave him a drink and instructed him to take it three times. This account is given as proof of her healing skill.(4-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 4-5

1652 Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
499

Justice Waterton orders Joan Peterson illegally searched for witch's marks, but nothing supporting the suspicion that she is a witch can be found. Peterson is released on bail, on the condition that she return for the next sessions.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Declaration in Answer to Several Lying Pamphlets Concerning the Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 5

1652 Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
887

A groom who witnessed Ann Ashby's preternatural possession allegedly cried out 'come Rug into my mouth.' This groom died close to London under suspicious circumstances. (4)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 4

1652 London   London  London, City of  London  England 
892

Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are tied to the bewitchment of nine children and two adults, (allegedly done through witchcraft).(6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
985

Numerous Justices of the Peace at Hicks Hall and the Old Bailey declare that they are unsatisfied with the proceedings and proof against Jane Peterson; they indicate that there was a design to the whole affair related to a prejudice against Anne Levingston.(11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Declaration in Answer to Several Lying Pamphlets Concerning the Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 11

1652 Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
1459

Grace Matthew consults Dr. Browne's former servant (Anonymous 210) about her husband's (Anonymous 209) illness. Anonymous 210 gives her some remedies and warns her that if a woman "tall of stature, of a pale face, and blinking eye, "and useing to goe by a staff when she did come to her house" (Anonymous 211), that she should give this woman nothing, but instead say that her husband is bewitched and that a plot is laid for the suspected one. (150)

Appears in:
Woollcombe, William Cotton, Henry . Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records Relative to the History of the City of Exeter. Unknown: 1877, 150

1652 Broadclist  Broadclist  Devon  Devon  England 
1463

Joan Baker is committed to the goal for being found by her relative Peter Baker to be sitting next to a fire in her house with a toad on her lap and two others at her feet. (150)

Appears in:
Woollcombe, William Cotton, Henry . Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records Relative to the History of the City of Exeter. Unknown: 1877, 150

1652 Exeter    Devon  Devonshire  England 
2069

Joan Peterson allegedly helped a cow-keeper's wife (Anonymous 342) with a bewitched cow; Peterson first boiled the woman's urine and divined the identity of the bewitcher in the liquid's surface, then advised her on what to do to reverse the bewitchment.(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 4

1652 Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
2071

Joan Peterson is alleged to have a familiar in the shape of a squirrel, which a maidservant saw and heard talking with Peterson through the night; the maidservant is so frightened by this she lay as if in a trance, and the next day recalls hearing every word but was bewitched by hearing it and rendered unable to remember a thing of what was said. Peterson's son also allegedly tells his schoolfellows that his mother can do such strange things because of the squirrel's teachings.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 5-6

1652 Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
2343

Catherine Huxley, a woman who is allegedly believed to be a witch responsible for the young girl Mary Ellin's sickness and voiding of "stones through urinary passages," is sent to Worcester, after having been examined and searched. At the "Summer Assizes in the said year 1652," she was condemned and executed, "upon the Prosecution of the Friends of the said Mary."(45)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 45

1652 Worcester  Worcester  Worcestershire  Worcestershire  England 
2344

Upon the "Apprehension and Commitment" of the alleged witch, Catherine Huxley, who is believed to have caused the illness and the voiding of "stones through urinary passages," in the young girl Mary Ellins, "Mary ceased to void any more stones." For a while, she voided "much blackish and muddy Sand," but then was "perfectly recovered," and grew up to marry have seven children in good health, having "never voided any stones since, nor been troubled with the pain forementioned."(45)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 45

1652   Evesham  Worcestershire  Worcester  England