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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
88

Elizabeth Stile is apprehended in Windsor in the county of Berkshire.(10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 10

1579, January 28 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
90

Mother Devell is apprehended in Windsor in the county of Berkshire.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 2

1579, February 26 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
91

Mother Margaret is apprehended in Windsor in the County of Berkshire.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 2

1579, February 26 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
172

Elizabeth Stile confesses to practicing witchcraft and "hainous, and vilanous practises," with Father Rosimond, his daughter, Mother Dutten, Mother Deuell, Mother Margaret, and Elizabeth Rockingham around the back of Master Dodges' house.(12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 12

1579, January London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
175

Mother Dutton allegedly created four wax figures, representing Lanckforde, his 'Maide," Maister Galis, and Switcher. Dutton impaled these images with a 'Hauthorne pricke', in the area where the heart would be. The four people the images represented died.(14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 14

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
176

Elizabeth Stile, in her confession, alleges to have given Saddock a clap on the shoulder as punishment for reneging on his promise to give her an old cloak. Saddock went home and died. (14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 14

1579, January London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
177

Mother Dutton and Mother Devell, as alleged by Elizabeth Stile in her confession, kill William Foster's cow by witchcraft.(15)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 15

1579, January London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
178

Elizabeth Stile, in her confession, claims to have a familiar named Phillip who appears in the form of a rat. Stile fed Phillip breadcrumbs, and blood from her right wrist. She alleges that Philip provided her with milk and cream when she was unable to get any through begging. (Image 6, 9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 6, 9

1579, January London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
179

Elizabeth Stile allegedly bewitches Ostler of Windsor, causing him to suffer pain in his limbs such that he is unable to do his work or rest. Stile had come to Ostler of WIndsor's Master's (Anonymous 190) house to beg alms, but came too late and became angry with Ostler when there was little left to offer her. (18)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 18

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
195

A woman (Anonymous 4) is captured in Newbury by the army and determined to be a witch.(6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Most Certain, Strange, and True Discovery of a Witch. Unknown: 1643, 6

1634 Newbury  Newbury  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
196

A woman (Anonymous 4) is allegedly shot at by army soldiers in Newbury, but she catches the bullets they fire and eats them.(6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Most Certain, Strange, and True Discovery of a Witch. Unknown: 1643, 6

1634 Newbury  Newbury  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
197

A woman (Anonymous 4) is captured by the Army in Newbury and shot in the head, in 1634.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Most Certain, Strange, and True Discovery of a Witch. Unknown: 1643, 7

1634 Newbury  Newbury  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
322

Father Rosimond, as alleged by Elizabeth Stile in her confession, has been known to transform into an ape or a horse; Stile claims that she has conversed with him at length while he is in the shape of an ape.(17)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 17

1579, January London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
323

Father Rosimond, as alleged by Elizabeth Stile in her confession, can bewitch people, or cure people who have been bewitched.(17 )

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 17

1579, January London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
390

Doctor Pordage of Bradfield, Berkshire is allegedly haunted by three spirits that appear one night in the forms of a Everard, giant, and dragon. The Everard was "wearing Apparel, Band, Cuffs, Hat" and "seemed to walk once through the Chamber very easily, and so Disappeared." The giant, with sword in hand, "seemed to flourish against [Pordage]" and had a figure of a green tree beside him. The dragon took up "most part of a large Room" with "great Teeth and open Jaws" and "ejected fire." Dr. Pordage found protection from these spirits with the help of the Ministration of the Holy Angels. (11)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 11

1649 Bradfield  Bradfield  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
585

Mother Dutton, Mother Devell, and Elizabeth Stile, as alleged by Stile in her confession, made an image of William Foster for George Whittyng; Whittyng magically attacks Foster through this image aided by Mother Devell's familiar Gille.(Image 8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 8

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
586

Elizabeth Stile, in her confession, alleges that the child of a man of Windsor threw a stone at home when sent to fetch water at a nearby well; his hand was rotated backwards on his wrist in punishment.(Image 9, 10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 9, 10

1579, January London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
587

Elizabeth Stile is allegedly bewitched by Mother Devell after her confession, which resulted in the arrest of the other witches; Devell's bewitchment robbed her of her senses and the use of her limbs, and caused her toes to rot off her feet. Prior to the confession, Stile had been in notably good health, able to walk the twelve miles from Windsor to Reading Gaol. By the time of her arraignment, the bewitchment had rendered her a "moste vglie creature to beholde."(Image 11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 11

1579 Readyng    Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
877

Elizabeth Stile, in her confession, alleges that the father of the boy whose hand was turned around in punishment for throwing a stone at her house is unable to restore the boy's hand to its proper place; he goes to Mother Dutton, Mother Devell or Father Rosimond for help for his son, and the boy is cured.(Image 9, 10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 9, 10

1579, January London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
878

Mother Dutton, as alleged by Elizabeth Stile in her confession, cures William Foster after she, along with Mother Dutton, Mother Devell, and Elizabeth Stile, had made an image of Foster for George Whittyng.(A8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, A8

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1382

Richard Galis alleges that Richard Redforth's order to free Mother Dutton taught her and her confederates that the Magistrates are little concerned with justice, and that they are consequently free to practice all manner of mischief. He claims that he was vexed, troubled and molested all the more from that point on, and that Mother Dutton stirred up others to do the same.(Image 5)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 5

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1383

Richard Galis is allegedly sporadically "greuouslye vexed, troubled and tormented aswell in Body as in Minde," suffering from "raging fits detesting & abhorring all Company," and imaging himself to be stricken with a "straunge disease and gref" that would "abate [his] flesh and weaken [his] Body."(Image 3-4)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 3-4

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1384

Richard Galis alleges to have been visited by the apparition of "huge and mightie black Cat," creeping towards him from the shadows at midnight. In fear and terror, he calls for a maid with a candle to light the room so he can find the creature. The maid neither sees the cat nor can keep her taper illuminated.(6)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, 6

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1385

Richard Galis alleges that the apparition of the Mightie Black Catte and his night-time affliction is similar to the bewitchment his brother James Galis suffered at the age of fifteen at the hands of Mother Dutton or one of her colleagues; James is said to be "bereft of his wits, which vntil this day are not his owne stil crying away with the Witch away with the Witch." Galis takes this as proof that he too is bewitched.(Image 4)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 4

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1386

Richard Galis brings Mother Dutton before Mayor of Windsor Richard Redforth. When Redforth hears Gails' allegations against Dutton, he commends him to let her go without delay; Galis laments the "lack of better Magistrates to wed out such Malefactors. "(Image 4)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 4

1579 Clewer Village  Clewer  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1387

Richard Galis seizes Mother Dutton when they have a chance encounter on the road to Clewar, and drags her to the prison in Windsor. The gaoler efuses to take Dutton without a warrant from the Mayor or Justice. (6-7)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, 6-7

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1388

Oster of Windsor, unable to find a remedy for the pain in his limbs allegedly caused by Elizabeth Stile, calls on Father Rosimund, a wiseman, to cure his bewitchment. Father Rosimund advises him to scratch Stile, and says that if he can draw blood, his limbs will mend.(18)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 18

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1403

Richard Galis abducts Mistress Audrey, Elizabeth Stile, Mother Dutton and Mother Deveil, and delivers them to Robert Handley, who believed himself to be bewitched in his limbs. Galis forces the women to kneel before while Master Henry Bust, a Student of Physick, stands over them with a cudgel over their backs, threatening them harm should they lie. Galis demands that the women diagnose and cure Handley's bewitchment. They cannot tell what disease afflicts him, nor help him with it. Handley nevertheless recovers to his former health shortly thereafter.(Image 5-6)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 5-6

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1404

Robert Handely suffers an ailment of his limbs he alleges to be a bewitchment; unable to seek out a remedy himself, he summons his friend Richard Galis to him at his country house and beseeches Galis to bring him some witches in the hope that they can be persuaded to break the bewitchment.(Image 5)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 5

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1405

Richard Galis, while MIstress Audrey, Elizabeth Stile, Mother Dutton, and Mother Devell are held at Richard Handley's home, interrogates the women on their time in service to God; he demands they recite the Lord's Prayer, tests their belief, quizzes them on the Ten Commandments, and scornfully finds them wanting in all three. Pressed to explain why, the women claim they had never been taught, nor had they anyone to instruct them. Feeling guilty for his ill treatment of them, Gallis gives each a penny and a lecture, then permits them to go free.(Image 6)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 6

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1407

Richard Galis is taken into custody, manacled, and imprisoned in what he describes as "a dep dungion, into the which I was let vp and downe with a rope," and held without bail after abducting and falsely imprisoning Audrey the Mistresse, Elizabeth Stile, Mother Dutton, and Mother Devell. He alleges that the four are directly responsible, and effected this imprisonment by using their familiars to incense the Mayor of Windsor against him. In the dark, deprived of human company or even a bed, he begins to mistrust himself and fears the possibility of dying while imprisoned.(Image 6)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 6

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1409

Richard Galis, imprisoned and shackled in a dark cell for the abduction and unlawful imprisonment of MIstress Audrey, Elizabeth Stile, Mother Dutton and Mother Devell, sings the 42nd and 43rd Psalms; his irons miraculously fall off with a great noise like a smith working metal despite having been firmly riveted on. (Image 6-7)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 6-7

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1410

Richard Galis is freed from prison some two days after he is shut in for the abduction of Audrey the Mistresse, Elizabeth Stile, Mother Dutton, and Mother Devell, as the charges against him are determined to be insufficient to hold him. Upon release, he "weaue the webbe of mine owne banisheme[n]t" and decides it prudent to leave the country.(Image 7)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 7

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1412

Richard Galis beings to suffer from "extreame torturs and greuous paines sustained in the night" once again following MIstress Audrey's and Mother Nelson's sudden deaths; this is joined by the reappearance of the the apparition of the Mightie Black cat.(Image 10)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 10

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1413

Richard Galis, allegedly tormented by "infinite paines both in body and purse eche" storms into Father Rosimond's home with a cudgel in hand, drags him out by his hair and shoulders, furiously demands the man diagnose his ailment and its cause. Rosimond cries out "you are bewitched, you are bewitched," and identifies Elizabeth Stile, Mother Dutton, and Mother Devell, as the cause. (Image 11)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 11

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1414

Richard Galis abducts Elizabeth Stile, alleging that she has bewitched him, and when she resists binds a rope "about her myddle, and layde the rope on [his] shoulder, wherewith forceably [he] pulled her out of her house, drawing her a long the streate" and forces her to come before Sir Henry Nevel. Cursing and foaming at the mouth, she manages to escape.(Image 11)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 11

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1438

Elizabeth Stile is executed as a witch at Abingdon on February 26, 1579. She confessed to, and was found guilty of, participating in the malefic murders of Maister Gallis, former mayor of Windsor, the murder of Lanckforde's maides, the murder of a Butcher named Switcher, the murder of a Butcher named Mastlyn, the murder of a man named Saddocke, as well as sundry other acts of witchcraft.(1, 11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 1, 11

1579, February 26 Abingdon  Abbington  Oxfordshire  Berkshire  England 
1439

Mother Devell is executed as a witch at Abingdon on February 26, 1579. She was accused of, and was found guilty of, participating in the malefic murders of Maister Gallis, former mayor of Windsor, the murder of Lanckforde's maides, the murder of a Butcher named Switcher, and the murder of a Butcher named Mastlyn, as well as sundry other acts of witchcraft.(1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 1

1579, February 26 Abingdon  Abbington  Oxfordshire  Berkshire  England 
1440

Mother Dutton is executed as a witch at Abingdon on February 26, 1579. She was accused of, and was found guilty of, participating in the malefic murders of Maister Gallis, former mayor of Windsor, the murder of Lanckforde's maides, the murder of a Butcher named Switcher, and the murder of a Butcher named Mastlyn, as well as sundry other acts of witchcraft.(1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 1

1579, February 26 Abingdon  Abbington  Oxfordshire  Berkshire  England 
1441

Mother Margaret is executed as a witch at Abingdon on February 26, 1579. She was accused of, and was found guilty of, participating in the malefic murders of Maister Gallis, former mayor of Windsor, the murder of Lanckforde's maides, the murder of a Butcher named Switcher, and the murder of a Butcher named Mastlyn, as well as sundry other acts of witchcraft. (1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 1

1579, February 26 Abingdon  Abbington  Oxfordshire  Berkshire  England 
1442

Mistress Audrey and Mother Nelson die after Richard Galis forces them to appear at church; Richard Galis believes they died from being touched to the quick by the Preacher's instruction or the gnawing of their consciences. (Image 10)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 10

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1443

Richard Galis has Mistress Audrey, Mother Nelson, Elizabeth Stile and Mother Dutton brought to the Church, where they heard the sermon, were instructed by the Preacher and were "schooled for their lewd behauiour and idle life spent to no profit."(Image 10)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 10

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1766

Doctor Pordage is accused of "entertaining at His House one Everard a reputed Conjurer" and conversing with angels. He is said to have looked "toward the unlawful Art of Black Magick." He is visited by two spirits, four years prior "for about three Weeks and no longer." They appeared in the form of a giant and a dragon. He assures the Commissioners that these visitations of apparitions were not initiated by him, but the work of "the Malice of the Devil toward [him]." (9-10)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 9-10

1654, September 18 Bradfield  Bradfield  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2081

Richard Galis returns to England to reconcile with his father Master Richard Gallis, and be there while Master Gallis lies dying; Galis believes that his father died through the actions of "these helhoundes and Impes of the deuell."(Image 8)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 8

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2082

Richard Galis buys sheep and cattle after the death of his father in an attempt to build up his family's fortunes, only to have almost all die; thereafter many other attempts to raise funds turn sour and his raging fits return until he is convinced that witches are once again seeking his ruin. Galis swears to Sir Henry Nevel that either the witches will be brought to justice, or he will himself suffer their punishment.(Image 8-9)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 8-9

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2083

Richard Galis rounds up Mistress Audrey, Elizabeth Stile, Mother Dutton and Mother Nelson and brings them before Sir Henry Nevel on the day Nevel had appointed for their examination. The four insist that Galis' accusations are contrary and malicious. Galis beseeches Nevel to have them examined in the Articles of the Christian Faith, which they fail. Rather than using this to charge the four for witchcraft, Nevel appoints Galis overseer of their religious education, and makes him responsible for ensuring they appear before the pulpit at Service.(Image 9)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 9

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2084

Richard Galis alleges that, after the deaths of Mistress Audrey and Mother Nelson, the remaining witches resolved to either see him dead or make his life a torment, thus giving over to their lusts and wallowing in their wickedness.(Image 10)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 10

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2085

Richard Galis, riding home late one night, alleges to have encountered a being in the shape of an ugly fiend with fiery eyes (Anonymous 68) sitting in a poor man's cart; Galis thinks it Satan himself, and bid it leave in God's name, while attacking it with his sword. A great light appears around the cart, and the fiend dispersed with the light leaving nothing but the stench of brimstone behind.(Image 11-12)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 11-12

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2086

Richard Galis alleges that he tried to burn down Mother Dutton's straw pile by thrusting a cloth dipped in brimstone into the pile and lighting it with a brand; despite these measures, not a single straw is scorched.(Image 12)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 12

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2087

Richard Galis claims he tried to burn down Mother Dutton's house by binding gunpowder and brimstone to an arrow and thrusting it into a hole in a straw pile next to the house; though he lights it with a match on the end of a long stick, only the arrow is consumed. Not even the straw is damaged in the attempt.(Image 12)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 12

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2088

Mother Dutton is apprehended in Windsor in the county of Berkshire.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, 2

1579, February 26 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2089

Elizabeth Stile is tried and examined by Sir Henry Nevel. At the trial, Nevel finds her an offender and orders her committed to Reading Gaol.(Image 4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 4

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2090

Elizabeth Stile, while imprisoned at Reading Gaol, gives a full itemized confession, stating that she did much harm to many people through the use of sorcery, witchcraft and enchantments. In this confession, she names numerous others as witches: Father Rosimond and his daughter, Mother Dutton, Mother Devell, Mother Margaret and MIstress Audrey.(Image 5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 5

1579 Readyng    Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2091

Mother Dutton, as alleged by Elizabeth Stile in her confession, keeps a familiar in the shape of a toad named Mawde and fed on blood from Dutton's flank; with Mawde's assistance, Dutton can tell every man's errand on sight. Mawde lives in Dutton's garden, in a border of green herbs.(Image 5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 5-6

1579, January London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2092

Mother Devell, as alleged by Elizabeth Stile in her confession, keeps a familiar in the shape of a black cat named Gille who assists in her witchcraft and is fed on milk mingled with her own blood.(Image 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 6

1579, January London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2093

Father Rosimond's daughter, as alleged in Elizabeth Stile's confession, keeps a familiar in the shape of a white cat (Anonymous 1).(Image 13)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 13

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2094

Mother Margaret, as alleged by Elizabeth Stile in her confession, keeps a familiar in the shape of a kitten named Ginnie, which she feeds with breadcrumbs and her blood.(Image 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 6

1579, January London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2095

Elizabeth Stile alleges in her confession that she and her fellow witches have given their right sides to the Devil.(Image 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 6

1579, January London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2096

Mother Devell, as alleged by Elizabeth Stile in her confession, would beg alms of her neighbors and, if they refused, cause mischief to them and their cattle.(Image 13)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 13

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2097

Elizabeth Stile alleges in her confession that she and her fellow witches conspired to kill a farmer named Lanckford and his maid; Mother Dutton made images of them in wax and stuck hawthorn needles in them, then set the images in a hole in the chimney so that they would be consumed as the wax melted.(Image 6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 6-7

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2098

Elizabeth Stile alleges in her confession to have conspired with her fellow witches to kill former Mayor of Windsor Richard Galis, father of Richard and James Galis.(Image 7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 7

1579, January London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2099

Elizabeth Stile alleges in her confession that she conspired with her fellow witches to kill a butcher names Switcher; Mother Dutton made an image of him in wax and stuck a hawthorn needle in it, then set the image in a hole in the chimney so that he would be consumed as the wax melted.(Image 7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 7

1579, January London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
2100

Elizabeth Stile, in her confession, alleges that she and her fellow witches forespoke numerous people, causing some to become ill and one, a butcher named Mastlyne, to die.(Image 7, 8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 7, 8

1579, January London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
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Elizabeth Stile alleges in her confession that Mother Dutton and Mother Devell enticed her to witchcraft, and that under their guidance she became forsaken to God and gave herself to the Devil.(Image 9)

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Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 9

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Mistress Aubrey, as alleged by Elizabeth Stile in her confession, was the chief Mistress of them all until her death.(Image 9)

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Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 9

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Elizabeth Stile alleges in her confession that she came to the gaol of her own accord and that four or five of the ablest men in Windsor could not have brought her if she hadn't wanted to go; she says her familiar Bun came to her in the shape of a black cat on the way to the gaol, and that she had sent him away in the hope of gaining favor through her cooperation.(Image 9-10)

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Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 9-10

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Elizabeth Stile alleges in her confession that she and her fellow witches have a spoken charm that allows them to take on a new shape. The words are "come on let vs go about it."(Image 15)

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Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 15

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Ostler of Windsor seeks out Elizabeth Stile on Father Rosimond's advice and scratches her on her face, causing her to bleed; shortly thereafter the pain in his limbs goes away. Stile had bewitched him for being unable to provide her alms.(Image 10)

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Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 10

1579 London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
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Elizabeth Stile, in her confession, claims that Mother Margaret came to her after she was apprehended and gave her money, urging her to keep their secrets; Margaret threatens that Stile will suffer hard treatment if she makes a confession.(Image 7)

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Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 7

1579, January Readyng    Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
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Elizabeth Stile alleges in her confession that she and her fellow witches would set their familiars on persons who angered them, causing that person to be plagued by some lamentable casualties. To do so, the witch would bid the familiar to "goe dooe them this mischief" and pay it with a drop of her own blood.(Image 8-9)

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Anonymous. A Rehearsal both Strange and True. London: 1579, Image 8-9

1579, January London  Windsore  Berkshire  Berkshire  England