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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
141

Mr. Farmer and Mrs. Farmer both give deposition alleging that, on the advice of their neighbours, they went to a Dr. Bourn to cure their bewitched daughter, Mary Farmer. Dr. Bourn told them that their daughter was "under an ill tongue." Dr. Bourn gave them instructions on how to determine who had bewitched Mary. First, they must save some of her urine, then stop it up in a bottle, bury it, and burn the her clothes. This would evidently draw the witch who was hurting Mary to the house.(1)

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Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 1

1682, March 27 Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
145

Joan Buts pleads innocent, and is acquitted of the charges of bewitching Mary Farmer to death and using witchcraft to torment Elizabeth Burgiss. Despite hearing 19 or 20 witnesses, the Jury finds the evidence against her to be insufficient.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 2

1682, March 27 London Borough of Southwark  Southwark  London, Greater  London   England 
205

Mr. Farmer, Mrs. Farmer and various other witnesses (Anonymous 375) give deposition alleging that the Farmers followed Dr. Bourn's advice to bury a bottle of Mary Farmer's urine and burn her clothes, and that this act brought Joan Buts to the Farmers' home. Buts came in looking ghastly, sat down on a stool, and when questioned by a woman present (Anonymous 374) regarding why she looked so terrible and what brought her to the house, answered that she was ill, had not been out of her house in seven weeks, and that she "could not forbear coming." Buts then threw down her hat, fell to the floor and began wallowing while making a fearful noise; when she got up, she started cursing horribly. The witnesses presented this as proof that Buts was the person who bewitched Mary Farmer.(1-2)

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Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 1-2

1682, March 27 Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
555

Mr. Farmer, Mrs. Farmer and numerous others (Anonymous 375) give deposition in court alleging that Joan Buts caused the child Mary Farmer to become violently ill, caused her to be repeatedly stuck full of pins, and ultimately killed her through witchcraft.(1, 2)

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Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 1, 2

1682, March 27 Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
693

Elizabeth Burgiss gives deposition in court that Joan Buts caused stones, some as large as a man's fist, to fly about her master's yard such that everyone was forced inside the house. The stones are said to have hit only her, and once everyone was inside, to have flung themselves at the windows without breaking the glass.(2)

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Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 2

1682, March 27 Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
694

Elizabeth Burgiss sees Joan Buts in her Master's house when others cannot, and also witnesses an object flying of its own accord. Afterward she is in great anguish and has clay pulled from her back that has thorns sticking out of it.(2)

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Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 2

1682, March 27     Surrey  Surrey  England 
1074

Jane Buts alleges in court that Hakeing, one of the witnesses, "had given himself to the Devil Soul and Body" but is unable to answer Lord Chief Justice Sir Francis Pemberton when he demands how she knows this. Pemberton rebukes her for abusing the witnesses.(2)

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Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 2

1682, March 27 Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
1368

A witness (Anonymous 375) gives deposition alleging that Joan Buts said, regarding Mary Farmer, "That if she had not bewitched her, if all the Devils in Hell could help her, she would bewitch her." Buts admitted to the statement, pleading that she said it in passion, but intended no such thing.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 2

1682, March 27 Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
2180

Mr Tuers, Elizabeth Burgiss' master, gives deposition alleging that Burgiss suddenly screamed out that there was something stuck in her back, and that he had pulled out of her back a large lump of clay with as many pins in it as it would hold, which he threw into the fire.(2)

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Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 2

1682, March 27 Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
2181

Elizabeth Burrige gave deposition that, the day after the first incident with the clay and pins, she went milking and saw Joan Buts lurking in the bushes, which frightened her and made her suspicious; she said that she reported the encounter to Mr. Tuers.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 2

1682, March 27 Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England 
2182

Mr. Tuers gives deposition alleging that he sent Elizabeth Burgiss upstairs to get him something from a trunk, and she called back that Joan Buts was in the house; when he came to investigate with several others, none of them could see Buts in the house. Instead, they saw several things in the room move without anyone near them, and coming back downstairs an iron flew over their heads from the chimney while Burgiss cried out that something was stuck on her back. He removed from her yet another piece of clay with pins stuck in it.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. An Account of the Tryal and Examination of Joan Buts, for being a Common Witch and Inchantress. London: 1682, 2

1682, March 27 Yowel  Yowel  Surrey  Surrey  England