Go back
4 records returned.

List of all Event assertions around a specific date

ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
186

Mary/Ann Foster is imprisoned in Northampton Gaol for arson and witchcraft by a Justice of the Peace. She is to remain there until the next Assizes.(6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 6-7

1674, August 18 Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
191

Mary/Ann Foster is apprehended in connection to the damages to Joseph Weedon's livestock and property, and a Justice of the Peace orders her examined by a Jury of Women. They find her to have "five several strange and unusual excrescencies which appeared exactly like a Sows Teats, and seemed to be usually suckt by something."(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 5

1674, August 18 Northamptonshire  Northampton  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
192

Mary/Ann Foster confesses to setting Joseph Weedon's barn on fire with the help of the Devil, as well as causing his sheep to die "in that strange and miserable manner." She further boasts that she would make many more die as well as herself.(6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Relation of the Tryal, Condemnation, and Execution of Ann Foster. London: 1674, 6

1674, August 18   Eastcote  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
193

At her trial, Mary/Ann Foster denies being a witch while confessing to causing the destruction of Joseph Weedon's sheep and property. She is condemned to be hanged on the strength of her previous confession.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 7

1674, August 18 Northamptonshire  Northampton  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England