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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
328

Aubrey Grinset confesses she made league with the Devil, and has been a witch for over twenty years.(18-19)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 18-19

1665, November   Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
378

Aubrey Grinset confesses to bewitching John Collet of Cookly and Henry Winson of Walpoole to death. She lured John Collet and his household out of their home, by calling out that there was the biggest snake anyone had ever seen, and used the opportunity to get close to him; he died two days later. She provides no details on Henry Winson's demise.(19)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 19

1665, November   Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
379

Aubrey Grinset confesses that the Devil appeared to her repeatedly, first in the form of a handsome young man and later in the form of a greyish-black cat or kitten, and that she allowed him to suck blood from a teat on her body.(19)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 19

1665, November   Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
380

Aubrey Grinset is searched by an anonymous jury of women (Anonymous 166) after her confession. They find a teat exactly where she said it would be, but her body is otherwise whole.(20)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 20

1665, November   Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
1071

Aubrey Grinset confesses to murdering John Collet of Cookly and Henry Winson of Walpoole through bewitchment.(19)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 19

1665, November   Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
1894

Audrey Grinset confesses to Thomas Spatchet that she employed an imp, and that she had sent it to him to cause his fits. She expresses remorse for having done so, for he had been kind to her, and says that Devil would not let her be until she had. Grinset adds, however, that she had no part in his roaring fits.(18-19)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 18-19

1665, November   Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
1895

Aubrey Grinset is searched a second time by an anonymous jury of women (Anonymous 166), a few days after the first time. On this search, she is found to be covered in scratches, like those left by briars and thorns. It is thought that the Devil has been tormenting her for her confession, for a rumbling noise has been heard from her prison, and she has been seen wandering in distant places at night.(20)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 20

1665, November   Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
1896

Aubrey Grinset is called before some unnamed Gentlemen (Anonymous 314), and some Credible Persons (Anonymous 317) give testimony corroborating her confessions of having a familiar and causing deaths. Depositions are taken, but the testimonies are not sufficient. It is decided that nothing can be done under the law, and she is sent home. Nonetheless, it is clear that she is of sound mind and knew what she was doing when she confessed, and that her confessions cannot be discounted.(20)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 20

1665, November   Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
1897

Aubrey Grinset is questioned once again, by two unknown Gentlemen (Anonymous 314), and she again confesses how she became a witch and how she hurt Thomas Spatchet. However, this time she does not confess to causing the deaths of John Collet and Henry Winson, and outright denies some things she had confessed to before.(19-20)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 19-20

1665, November   Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
1898

Thomas Spatchet is urged to scratch Aubrey Grinset, but he is too tender-hearted though his fits continue. Instead, it is said that he took comfort in Scripture and was content to leave any acts of vengeance to God.(20)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 20

1665, November   Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England