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84

Joane Williford, Joan Caridan and Jane Hott are executed for witchcraft in Feversham on September 29, 1645.(Title Page)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, Title Page

1645, September 29 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
105

Joan Williford makes a confession before Mayor Robert Greenstreet of Feversham and the assembled jury, on September 24, 1645. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1-2

1645, September 24 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
106

Anne Ashby confesses to accepting a piece of sinewy and scorched flesh from the Devil which, when touched, affects people's desires. This piece of flesh is observed by E. G. Gent and put on display.()

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652,

1652 Cranbrook  Cranbrooke  Kent  Kent  England 
107

Anne Martyn, just after judgment had been passed on her, confesses that she is pregnant by the devil.(5)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 5

1652 Cranbrook  Cranbrooke  Kent  Kent  England 
108

Mary Brown is hanged for being a witch, in Maidstone on July 30, 1652.(6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652, July 30 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
109

Mildred Wright is hanged for being a witch, in Maidstone on July 30, 1652.(6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652, July 30 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
110

Anne Wilson is hanged for being a witch, in Maidstone on July 30, 1652.(6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652, July 30 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
111

Mary Read is hanged for being a witch, in Maidstone on July 30, 1652.(6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652, July 30 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
312

Joan Williford alleges during her confession that she had promised her soul to the Devil twenty years before. She gave some of her blood to him, and he used it to write the covenant between them. In exchange, he agreed to be her servant for 20 years; this contract was nearly expired at the time of Willford's trial.(1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1-2

1625 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
313

Joan Williford alleges during her confession that, seven years before her trial, the Devil came to her in the shape of a small dog and demanded that she forsake God and rely on him instead. She replied that "she was loath to forsake him." Nevertheless, he promised that she would not lack and sometimes brought her money. Williford named this familiar Bunne. (1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1-2

1638 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
314

Joan Willimot confesses that she desired to be "revenged upon Thomas Letherland and Mary Woodr[a]fe now his wife." She also alleges that her familiar Bunne "carried Thomas Gardler out of a window, who fell into a backside."(1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1-2

1645, September 24 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
315

Joan Williford accuses Jane Hott, Elizabeth Harris and Joan Cariden, alias Argoll, of being her fellow witches during her confession. She alleges that Harris cursed John Woodcott's boat six or seven years before, and that Cariden had cursed both Robert Greenstreet, Mayor of Faversham, and John Mannington. Mannington's curse was that he should not thrive, which Willimot claims came to pass.(1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1-2

1645, September 24 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
318

Anne Martyn is hanged for being a witch in Maidstone on 30 July, 1652.(6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652, July 30 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
319

Anne Ashby is hanged in for being a witch in Maidstone on 30 July,1652.(6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652, July 30 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
405

Goodwife Watts of Sandwich gives a young pregnant woman (Anonymous 94) lodging in her home. The young woman suffers from strange and tormenting labour pains and Goodwife Hatch is thus called for. The baby (Monster 1) born resembles a lump of flesh with deformed facial features, arms growing out of its shoulder with no joints, and fourteen toes on its feet; it dies and is buried in a church yard.(4-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Strange News out of Kent of a Monstrous and Misshapen Child. London: 1609, 4-6

1609, July 30 Old Sandwich  Old Sandwich  Kent  Kent  England 
406

Margaret Mere of Maidstone, Kent on 23 October, 1568 gives birth to a monstrous and deformed child that lives for twenty-three hours and then dies.(1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Forme and Shape of a Monstrous Child, Borne at Maydstone in Kent. London: 1568, 1

1568, October 23 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
413

Thomas West captures a monster on 15 July, 1642 that is the likeness of both a toad and man, has a broad mouth and sharp teeth, and is very large in size(1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Relation of a Terrible Monster Taken by a Fisherman near Wollage, 15 July, 1642 . London: 1642, 1-2

1642, July 15 Woolage Village  Womenswold   Kent  Kent  England 
444

William Laud's life and death are allegedly foretold in chapters thirteen and fifteen of the Revelation of John.(1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Prophecie of the Life, Reigne, and Death of William Laud. London: 1644, 1

1644 Canterbury    Kent  Kent  England 
522

A young maid from Arpington (Anonymous 32) has a fit during which her face is contorted so that it is nearly unrecognizable. This fit is believed to be caused by "envious Spirits within her," (Anonymous 18 and Anonymous 88), which "contracted her Nerves, Joynts and Sinews," so that her face is no longer "of human Shape," although she was generally known as "comely and well favour'd before." It is said that her nearest relatives would not have recognized her. Further, her teeth are set, and her eyes strained. During this fit, Doctor Boreman prays earnestly for the young maid, as witnessed by a number of people (Anonymous 449).(2-3)

Appears in:
Hopper, Mrs. Strange News from Arpington near Bexly in Kent being a True Narrative of a Young Maid who was Possest with Several Devils or Evil Spirits. London: 1679, 2-3

1679, May 5 Arpington    Kent  Kent  England 
524

A young maid from Arpington (Anonymous 32) is allegedly possessed by a spirit (Anonymous 88) that makes her bark twice like a dog. This is witnessed by a number of people (Anonymous 449), including Mrs. Hopper, and Doctor Boreman, the latter who prays over the maid while she is in her fits. (4)

Appears in:
Hopper, Mrs. Strange News from Arpington near Bexly in Kent being a True Narrative of a Young Maid who was Possest with Several Devils or Evil Spirits. London: 1679, 4

1679, May 5 Arpington    Kent  Kent  England 
525

A young maid from Arpington (Anonymous 32) allegedly has two devils inside her (Anonymous 18 and Anonymous 88), and experiences fits. During these fits, Doctor Boreman prays over her. While praying, in front of a number of witnesses (Anonymous 449), including the woman Mrs. Hopper, "a live and seeming substance forc'd its way out of her mouth in the likeness of a large Serpent (Anonymous 18)." This is one of the spirits that possesses the girl. It flies towards Doctor Boreman, "winding itself, in the presence of the whole auditory about his neck." It remains there until some of the witnesses pull it off, "at which it immediately Vanished, and was never seen since."(5)

Appears in:
Hopper, Mrs. Strange News from Arpington near Bexly in Kent being a True Narrative of a Young Maid who was Possest with Several Devils or Evil Spirits. London: 1679, 5

1679 Arpington    Kent  Kent  England 
544

John Mowlin is visited by several visions and apparitions (Anonymous 22), which he believes are sent to him by God to do God's work. These continue for some five weeks, and appear to John Mowlin as a man in a coloured coat with "holes in [his] hands and feet," as well as through Voices. These same apparitions visit Thomas Lipeat, who suspects that they are not from God, but from the Devil.(1 - 3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Divell in Kent. London: 1647, 1 - 3

1674, May 13 Old Sandwich  Old Sandwich  Kent  Kent  England 
545

Thomas Lipeat speaks with an apparition (Anonymous 22) which appears in the shape of the Moon. The apparition asks him, along with John Mowlin, to preach the Gospel of all men to repent. Lipeat suspects the apparition is not God, as it asks Lipeat to omit that he heard the Voice of God, but rather just that he had a Vision.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Divell in Kent. London: 1647, 5

1647, May Old Sandwich  Old Sandwich  Kent  Kent  England 
546

Thomas Lipeat sees the apparition (Anonymous 22) in the form of a man who offers him money, but Thomas Lipeat refuses saying the grace of God is sufficient. The apparition mentions that John Mowlin believes his sayings. The apparition leaves after Thomas Lipeat's refusal.(6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Divell in Kent. London: 1647, 6

1647, May Old Sandwich  Old Sandwich  Kent  Kent  England 
607

Mildred Norrington begins to have fits; she roars, cries, gnashes her teeth, makes terrible gestures and expression, and is so strong she can not be held down by four men. She can not, or will not speak.(71)

Appears in:
Scot, Reginald. Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft Proving the Common Opinions of Witches Contracting with Devils, Spirits, or Familiars. London: 1651, 71

1574 Westwall  Westwell  Kent  Kent  England 
611

Mildred Norrington is successfully dispossessed. Roger Newman and John Brainford were able to, through prayer, compel Partner to depart. Norrington confirms this by crying 'he is gone'.(72-73)

Appears in:
Scot, Reginald. Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft Proving the Common Opinions of Witches Contracting with Devils, Spirits, or Familiars. London: 1651, 72-73

1574 Westwall  Westwell  Kent  Kent  England 
612

Partner confesses stealing of meat, drink, and corn from "Petmans, at Farmes, at Millens, at Fullers, and in every house, at the behest of Old Alice.(72)

Appears in:
Scot, Reginald. Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft Proving the Common Opinions of Witches Contracting with Devils, Spirits, or Familiars. London: 1651, 72

1574 Westwall  Westwell  Kent  Kent  England 
613

Under examination, by George Darel and Thomas Wooton, Mildred Norrington retracts her possession.(74)

Appears in:
Scot, Reginald. Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft Proving the Common Opinions of Witches Contracting with Devils, Spirits, or Familiars. London: 1651, 74

1574   Bocton Malherbe  Kent  Kent  England 
614

After her examination, Mildred Norrington is made to illustrate her 'feats, illusions, and trances,' as a means of proving her possession was feigned.(74)

Appears in:
Scot, Reginald. Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft Proving the Common Opinions of Witches Contracting with Devils, Spirits, or Familiars. London: 1651, 74

1574   Bocton Malherbe  Kent  Kent  England 
669

Mother Bungy confesses, on her death bed, that her skills in witchcraft and prognostication were feigned. She admits to learning how to cozen from Dr. Herone(341-342)

Appears in:
Scot, Reginald. Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft Proving the Common Opinions of Witches Contracting with Devils, Spirits, or Familiars. London: 1651, 341-342

1580 s Rochester  St Margaret's, St Nicholas' and the Cathedral  Kent  Kent  England 
671

An archer (Anonymous 75), of the town Malling in Kent, is accused of playing with a fly devil or familiar that enhances his skill in archery. The archer (Anonymous 75) won two or three shillings as a result of his advanced abilities, and was then severely punished by authority figures to appease the other angered archers and to overthrow witchcraft.(52)

Appears in:
Scot, Reginald. Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft Proving the Common Opinions of Witches Contracting with Devils, Spirits, or Familiars. London: 1651, 52

1651, Printed Malling  Tonbridge and Malling   Kent  Kent  England 
803

Amy Ratcliffe, Alice Smith, Richard Rawson, M. Smith, M. Dickson, and M. Bills witness the birth of monstrous child. It's mother suggested that before it was born she felt as though she had been possessed by an evil spirit which caused her extreme torments.(Aiiii & Biii)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Strange News out of Kent of a Monstrous and Misshapen Child. London: 1609, Aiiii & Biii

1609, July 30 Old Sandwich  Old Sandwich  Kent  Kent  England 
885

A Justice of the Peace who presides over the examination, trial, and condemnation of Anne Ashby, Anne Martyn, Mary Browne, Mildred Wright, Anne Wilson, and Dr. Gresham on Friday 30 July, 1652.(1)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 1

1652, July 30 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
886

Ann Ashby allegedly 'swell'd into a monstrous and vast bigness' (like false pregnancy) in court, claiming that she was possessed by her spirit Rug. This was witness by E. G. Gent.(4, 5)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 4, 5

1652, July 30 Cranbrook  Cranbrooke  Kent  Kent  England 
888

Mary Browne, Anne Wilson, or Mildred Wright (the author is uncertain) is tested with a pin; she neither felt the prick nor did she bleed.(5)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 5

1652, July 30 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
889

Mary Read of Lenham allegedly has a witch's mark under her tongue which she shows to many, including E. G. Gent.(5)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 5

1652, July 30 Lenham  Lenham  Kent  Kent  England 
890

"Some people" claim that burning witches prevents witchcraft from becoming hereditary.(5)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 5

1652, July 30 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
891

Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson allegedly bewitch a child through image magic by creating a wax representation of the child and burying it under the threshold, causing it to languish for an extended period. (6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652, July Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
892

Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are tied to the bewitchment of nine children and two adults, (allegedly done through witchcraft).(6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
893

Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are tied to the loss of cattle, valued at 500 pounds, (allegedly done through witchcraft).(6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652, July Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
894

Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are tied to the loss of corn at sea (allegedly done through witchcraft).(6)

Appears in:
E.G., Gent.. A Prodigious & Tragic History of the Arraignment, Trial, Confession, and Condemnation of Six Witches at Maidston Kent. London: 1652, 6

1652, July Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
1099

Joan Williford alleges during her confession that her familiar, Bunne, promised that she would not sink if she were thrown in water, and came to her twice while she was in prison to suck from her in the form of a mouse.(1-2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1-2

1645, September 24 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
1100

Joan Williford pleads guilty to the charges of witchcraft against her. On the day of her execution, Mayor Robert Greenstreet asks her if she thinks she deserves death, to which she says that she does, and adds that she wants "all good people to take warning by her, and not to suffer themselves to be deceived by the Divell, neither for lucre of money, malice, or any thing else, as she had done."(1, 2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 1, 2

1645, September 24 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
1101

Joan Caridan, alias Argoll, is examined on September 25, 1645. She alleges that, nine months before, she was visited in the night by a "rugged soft thing" that lay on her breast, and that when she thrust it off her, she felt as though God had forsaken her. Caridan claims that this incident left her unable to pray as well as she had before. She thinks the thing was alive.(2-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 2-3

1645, September 25 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
1102

Joan Caridan, alias Argoll, is examined a second time on September 25, 1645 before Mayor Robert Greenstreet. In this examination, she alleges that she was visited by the Devil in the shape of a "blacke rugged Dog" in the night, and this dog crept mumbling into her bed. He returned the next night, and this time demanded she deny God to rely on him instead, while promising her revenge her of anyone she wanted. Caridan agreed to this bargain, promised her soul and permitted this familiar to suck from her. He had sucked from her numerous times thereafter, and the sucking caused her no pain.(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 3

1645, September 25 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
1153

Joan Cariden, alias Argoll, is examined a third time before Mayor Robert Greenwood on September 27, 1645. During this examination, Cariden made a confession alleging that Jane Hott told her there had been "a great meeting at Goodwife Panterys house, and that Goodwife Dadson was there, and that Goodwife Gardner should have been there, but did not come, and the Divell sat at the upper end of the Table."(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 3

1645, September 27 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
1154

Jane Hott is examined before Mayor Robert Greenwood on September 25, 1645. During this examination, Hott confesses that she has been visited by a thing like a hedgehog once or twice a month for the last 20 years. This thing would sometimes come in the night and suck her in her sleep; the pain would wake her up. She claims that when it lay on her breast, she would strike it off, and the creature would be "as soft as a Cat" under her hand.(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 4

1645, September 25 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
1155

Jane Hott, while imprisoned, allegedly speaks to the other accused witches and convinces them to confess their guilt. She, however, maintains her innocence and insists that she would sink if put into water.(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 4

1645, September Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
1156

Jane Hott allegedly bets 20 shillings that she cannot be swum, but when put into the water she is seen to float on the surface. After, she claims that "the Divell went with her all the way, and told her that she should sinke; but when she was in the Water he sate upon a Crosse-beame and laughed at her."(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 4

1645, September Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
1157

Elizabeth Harris is examined on September 26, 1645 before Mayor Robert Greenstreet of Feversham. She alleges that the Devil appeared to her in the form of a mouse 19 years before and promised that she should have the revenge she desired. (5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 5-6

1626 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
1381

A man (Anonymous 182), long troubled with Ague (a fever), allegedly saw an Apothecary who "delivered unto him six very small rouls of paper, rouled up very close, and bid him eat them." The man ate three of the paper rolls, and unrolled three of them; he read upon them "Do well, or, All is well." Assuming "there could be no Magick in this," he ate the rest, and developed terrible stomach pain, but was soon cured.(98-99)

Appears in:
Casaubon, Meric. A Treatise Proving Spirits, Witches, and Supernatural Operations. London: 1672, 98-99

1672 Canterbury    Kent  Kent  England 
1801

Anne Neale is indicted at the Assize in Maidstone, Kent before Sergeant Francis Pemberton and Thomas Twisden as well as a grand jury composed of seventeen people for allegedly bewitching Elizabeth Morgan, a 6-week old infant, so that she languished and died. The charge is brought forward by Jane Haselby.()

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997,

1676, March 14 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
1802

Anne Neale's indictment in the case of the baby Elizabeth Morgan does not proceed as the grand jury claims there is not enough evidence. (3-16)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 3-16

1676, March 14 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
1803

Anne Neale is accused by Jane Haselby of bewitching Elizabeth Morgan, a 6-week old baby, so that she languished for two weeks and then died.(3-16)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 3-16

1672, July 5 Gravesend    Kent  Kent  England 
1805

Anne Neale is indicted at the Assizes in Maidstone, Kent before Thomas Twisden and Sergeant Francis Pemberton and a grand jury of 17 people for bewitching William Eason so that he languished for a week and then died. The charge is brought forward by Walter Nynn.(3-16)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 3-16

1676, March 14 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
1806

Anne Neale's indictment in the case of William Eason does not proceed as the grand jury claims there is not enough evidence. (3-16)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 3-16

1676, March 14 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
1807

Anne Neale is accused by Walter Nynn of bewitching William Eason, so that he (Eason) languished for seven days and then died.(3-16)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 3-16

1672, March 20 Gravesend    Kent  Kent  England 
1808

Anne Neale is indicted at the Assize in Maidstone, Kent before Sergeant Francis Pemberton and Thomas Twisden as well as a grand jury composed of seventeen people for allegedly bewitching Walter Warren so that he languished for three months and then died. The charge is brought forward by Thomas Warren.(3-16)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 3-16

1676, March 14 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
1809

Anne Neale's indictment in the case of Walter Warren does not proceed as the grand jury claims there is not enough evidence. (3-16)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 3-16

1676, March 14 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
1810

Anne Neale is accused by Thomas Warren of bewitching Walter Warren, so that he (Walter Warren) languished for three months and then died.(3-16)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 3-16

1672, April 1 Gravesend    Kent  Kent  England 
1819

Mary Foster is indicted at the Maidstone assizes in Kent before judges William Ellis and Francis Pemberton as well as a trial jury for allegedly bewitching Michael Jordan so that his body became " greatly wasted and consumed." (87-91)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 87-91

1679, July 29 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
1820

Mary Foster is found not guilty by judges Francis Pemberton and William Ellis as well as a grand jury of bewitching Michael Jordan. (87-91)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 87-91

1679, July 29 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
1821

Mary Foster is accused by Sarah Rigden, Frances Williams, Martha Glover, Parnel Bourn, Elizabeth Sheerman, Jane Moverley, Anne Joad, Elizabeth West and Henry Rigden of bewitching Michael Jordan so that his body became wasted and consumed.(87-91)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 87-91

1679, July 29 Ramsgate    Kent  Kent  England 
1832

Thomas Whiteing allegedly bewitches Sarah Curtis at Hoo so that her body became "greatly wasted, pined, and consumed." He is accused by Robert Rogers, Joseph Miller, Sarah Curtis, William Burman, John Ellis, Simon Beadell, Bridget Gilbert, Joan Stephens, Thomas Haley, Robert Witherley, Robert Beadle, Dr Faber, Dr Hooker, Dr Robinson, Anne Seares, Faber Armitage, William Tucke, Barbara Cena, and William Verron. (150-157)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 150-157

1681, Junary 20 Hoo    Kent  Kent  England 
1833

Thomas Whiteing is indicted at the Maidstone Assizes in Kent before judges Francis Pemberton and Job Charlton as well as a trial jury for allegedly bewitching Sarah Curtis. (150-157)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 150-157

1682, March 13 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
1834

Thomas Whiteing's indictment in the case of Sarah Curtis does not proceed as the grand jury claims there is not enough evidence. (150-157)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 150-157

1682, March 13 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
1837

Elizabeth Scott is indicted at the Assizes in Maidstone before Francis Pemberton and Job Charlton as well as a trial jury for allegedly murdering John Colman by use of witchcraft.(141-147)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 141-147

1681, July 26 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
1838

Elizabeth Scott's indictment in the case of John Colman does not proceed as the grand jury claims there is not enough evidence. (141-147)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 141-147

1681, July 26 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
1839

Elizabeth Scott is accused by Samuel Bradshaw, Mary Colman, and Anne Butler of using witchcraft to murder John Colman. Colman languished for a week and then died.(147)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 147

1679, April 25 Cranbrook  Cranbrooke  Kent  Kent  England 
1879

Anne Blundy is indicted before Richard Weston and Edward Lancelot Lee for allegedly using witchcraft on Mary Griffin so that she languished for two days and then died. (135-137)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 135-137

1681, March 15 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
1880

Anne Blundy is accused by Anne Griffin, Judith King, Mary F--ham, and an unnamed person (Anonymous 313) of using witchcraft to murder Mary Griffin. Griffin languished for two days and then died. (135-137)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 135-137

1681, February 5 Strood    Kent  Kent  England 
1881

Anne Blundy is found not guilty of using witchcraft to murder Mary Griffin. (135-137)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 135-137

1681, March 15 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
1966

James Watts is indicted at the assizes at Maidstone before Thomas Twisden and Timothy Littleton for allegedly bewitching Anne Huggins so that her body became "wasted and consumed."(58-65)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 58-65

1678, March 11 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
1967

James Watts is accused by Anne Huggins, John Batty, Margaret Day, Elizabeth Hartridge, Anne Benson, and Anne Staines of bewitching Anne Huggins so that her body was "wasted and consumed."(58-65)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 58-65

1678, March 5 Rochester  St Margaret's, St Nicholas' and the Cathedral  Kent  Kent  England 
1976

John Darrell, after his chastisement by the Archbishop of Yorke, is summoned before the Commissioners of Canterbury, and after a day of harsh speeches, is sent to the Gatehouse.(Image 7)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 7

1597 Canterbury    Kent  Kent  England 
2070

James Watts is found not guilty of bewitching Anne Huggins so that her body became "wasted and consumed."()

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997,

1678, March 11 Maidstone    Kent  Kent  England 
2306

Goody Halle experiences a mysterious, "most lamentable pain in her head, neer her Eye," during both night and day, preventing her from resting. Many doctors examined her, but "ere no good."(12)

Appears in:
Skinner, John. A Strange and Wonderful Relation of Margaret Gurr of Tunbridge, in Kent. Unknown: 1681-1684, 12

1681 Seavenock    Kent  Kent  England 
2307

Goody Hall visits Dr. Skinner during her mysterious illness, and "was at ease immediately, and [...] Cured from that time," and remains in good health afterward.(12)

Appears in:
Skinner, John. A Strange and Wonderful Relation of Margaret Gurr of Tunbridge, in Kent. Unknown: 1681-1684, 12

1681 Seavenock    Kent  Kent  England 
2642

Elizabeth Harris alleges during her examination that she called the Devil her Impe, and when he demanded she forsake God and rely on him instead, she scratched her breast with her fingernails so he could write their covenant with her blood. He sucked from her the first time a fortnight later, and she would say that she "desired that God would revenge her of him" whenever she wanted him to act on her behalf. He had sucked from her every three or four days thereafter.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 5-6

1626 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
2643

Elizabeth Harris alleges during her examination that she bid her familiar, Anonymous 217, to get her revenge on Goodman Chilman for accusing her of stealing a pig. Soon after, "the man pined away and dyed, and she saw it apparent that her Impe was the cause of that mans death."(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 5-6

1645, September 26 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
2644

Elizabeth Harris alleges during her examination that after her son drowned in John Woodcot's boat "High," she desired revenge and had her familiar, Anonymous 217, cause the boat to be cast away.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 5-6

1645, September 26 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
2645

Elizabeth Harris, is asked during her examination how many witches are in town. She claims that Goodwife Dadson, Joan Caridan (alias Argoll), Goodwife Cox and Goodwife Gardner all have bad or ill tongues, and that Goodwife Pantery had numerous meetings with Joan Williford and Jane Hott. Furthermore she claimed that, Joan Williford told her that her familiar Bunne had told her that "though the Boate, (she not knowing what Boat,) went chearfully out, it should not come so chearfully home."(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 5-6

1645, September 26 Faversham  Feversham  Kent  Kent  England 
2950

A woman (Anonymous 469) at Westwell in Kent, "had so perfectly this imposture of speaking in the Belly," an act of pretending to have been possessed by the Devil, "that many Ministers were deceived by her." These ministers "came and talked so long with that Devil, and charged him in the name of God to go out of her." The woman claimed some "poor people for Witches," responsible for her alleged possession. However, two Justices of the Peace, Mr. Thomas Wooton, and Mr. George Darrel exposed her con.(78 - 79)

Appears in:
Ady, Thomas. A Candle in the Dark . London: 1655, 78 - 79

1655 Westwall  Westwell  Kent  Kent  England 
2964

A number of witnesses (Anonymous 449) including the woman Mrs. Hopper, witness a fit possessing a young maid (Anonymous 32) from Arpington. The maid's teeth are completely fixed, however "Infernal Spirits groan as it were in her Belly," and eventually, these spirits (Anonymous 18 and Anonymous 88) speak through the maid, saying, "Weaker and weaker, weaker and weaker." They repeat this phrase four times, and then finished. Many of the witnesses (Anonymous 449) run out of the room in fear and surprise, however, Doctor Boreman who prays over the maid refuses to leave, and among those who stay is Mrs. Hopper.(3-4)

Appears in:
Hopper, Mrs. Strange News from Arpington near Bexly in Kent being a True Narrative of a Young Maid who was Possest with Several Devils or Evil Spirits. London: 1679, 3-4

1679, May 5 Arpington    Kent  Kent  England 
2965

A maid from Arpington (Anonymous 32), continues to suffer from possession even after a spirit (Anonymous 18) is removed from her. This second spirit which remains within her (Anonymous 88) is responsible for distorting her face, and "the noys of it is heard as she goes or moves." At times, this spirit answers questions posed to it, and at others "makes a hideous murmuring, as if it disliked its present habitation."(5 - 6)

Appears in:
Hopper, Mrs. Strange News from Arpington near Bexly in Kent being a True Narrative of a Young Maid who was Possest with Several Devils or Evil Spirits. London: 1679, 5 - 6

1679 Arpington    Kent  Kent  England 
2974

Thomas Lipeat is visited by a vision of a ball of fire (Anonymous 22), which speaks to him. This ball of fire had "great streams of light" streaming forth from it, and it tells Thomas Lipeat that "The peace of him is at hand." This apparition visits Lipeat on several more occasions, repeating the same words, eventually adding "The Deceiver of Nations was gone forth, and had deceived many; but now the everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ is to be preached; then the Deceiver of Nations shall deceive them no more." However, upon praying, Thomas Lipeat pleads with God "that the Truth might appear," and found through prayer that this vision was "from the Divell." The apparition counsels Lipeat to speak with John Mowlin.(4 - 5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Divell in Kent. London: 1647, 4 - 5

1647, May Old Sandwich  Old Sandwich  Kent  Kent  England 
2975

Thomas Lipeat is visited by an apparition (Anonymous 22) "in a strange form." It asks Lipeat why he has not visited John Mowlin, who will baptize him. However, in the evening, Lipeat has a dream, that these apparitions deceive John Mowlin "in the shape of a man." The Lord reassures him in his dream that Lipeat can fight off the Devil who is behind these apparitions, and predicts that he will be offered money, but that Lipeat should not take it.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Divell in Kent. London: 1647, 5

1647, May 27 Old Sandwich  Old Sandwich  Kent  Kent  England