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Mary/Ann Foster is examined before a Justice of the Peace and confesses to setting Joseph Weedon's barns on fire. She claims that "she lighted Touchwood, and the Devil carryed her up by the Arms to the top of the Roof, and there with her Touchwood she set fire in the Thatch." Foster also confesses to destroying Weedon's sheep.(6-7)

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

1674, August 22 Northamptonshire  Northampton  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
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After confessing to her crimes, Mary/Ann Foster is sentenced to death. She begs forgiveness and to be burned, but the court deems that she "should be hanged at the Common place of Execution, which accordingly was performed," on the 22nd of August, 1674.(7-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Relation of the Tryal, Condemnation, and Execution of Ann Foster. London: 1674, 7-8

1674, August 22 Northamptonshire  Northampton  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England