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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
256

Two alleged witches, Anonymous 43 and Anonymous 44, are tried for witchcraft at the York Assizes on charges of bewitching two women, Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10, so that they suffered tormenting fits and vomited strange objects.(Title Page, 3-4)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, Title Page, 3-4

1657 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
257

Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10 are brought before the Judges to give evidence against Anonymous 43 and Anonymous 44. During their deposition, both allegedly fell into convulsive fits before the court, crying out and swooning as they "vomit wooll, an[d] crooked pins. and haf[t]s of knives, one whereof being of Marble made a great noyse by reason of yt weight of it, as it fell upon the floore."(Title Page, 3-4)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, Title Page, 3-4

1657 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
258

The jury declares Anonymous 43 and Anonymous 44 guilty of bewitching Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10, but the Judges are unsatisfied by the evidence. They put the trial on hold for further deliberation, "uncertain whether this wonderfull Vomite proc[ee]ded from the Divel, or whether i[t] were some artificiall combinat[i]on of the two women to impose upon the Iu[d]ges, and [t]he Court."(3-4)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 3-4

1657 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1128

Richard Jones hallucinates and sees Jane Brooks on the wall. When he yells this, Gibson who is present (along with Richard Jones's father) stabs the wall. When they later go see Jane Brooks, she is holding her bloody hand and claims to have been scratched by a great pin.(120-121)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 120-121

1657     Somerset  Somerset  England