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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
74

Arthur Bill and his parents, Bill (Mother) and Bill (Father) are imprisoned at Northampton Gaol for witchcraft after they are tested through swimming. Arthur is determined to be the principal witch. They are delivered to the gaol by Sir Gilbert Pickering.(C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C3

1611 Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
75

Hellen Jenkenson is found guilty of bewitching a child to death and hanged at Northampton Gaol on July 22, 1611. She denies the accusations against her to the last, insisting "she was to die an Innocent, I thinke as Innocent as the rest."(Title Page)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, Title Page

1611, July 22 Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
76

Mary Barber is found guilty of bewitching a man to death, and is hanged at Northampton Gaol on July 22, 1611.(Title Page)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, Title Page

1611, July 22 Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
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 
309

Arthur Bill and his mother allegedly conspire to bewitch a round ball into Bill (Father)'s throat to prevent him from relenting and making a confession. The ball remains lodged in Bill (Father)'s throat for some time, during which he was unable to speak a word. However, it eventually worked its way out, and Bill (Father) became the principal witness against Arthur.(C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C3

1611 Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
1057

Master Avery and Mistress Belcher are brought, delirious with their afflictions, to Northampton Gaol to scratch Agnes Brown and Joan Vaughan. Drawing blood from Brown and Vaughan allegedly delivers them from pain, but their fits resume with greater violence as soon as they are out Brown and Vaughan's sight.(B4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, B4

1611 Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
1060

Agnes Brown and Joan Vaughan are arraigned and indicted on charges of bewitching Master Avery and Mistress Belcher, and for bewitching a child to death. They both plead innocent, but are found guilty and sentenced to death. Brown and Vaughan are returned to Northampton Gaol to await their executions.(B5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, B5

1611 Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
1061

Agnes Brown and Joan Vaughan are executed on July 22, 1611 for bewitching Master Avery and Mistress Belcher, and for bewitching a child to death. Both maintain their innocence until the end.(B2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, B2

1611, July 22 Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
1063

Bill (Mother) allegedly faints often and complains pitifully that the law is stronger than her art; she becomes convinced that she would be hanged like her son Arthur Bill. After three or four days of horror at the possibility, in which she rails against her damnation, birth and conception, she cuts her own throat to save the hangman the work.(C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C3

1611 Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
1558

Once incarcerated in the Northampton Goal, Mary/Ann Foster is chained to a post. Her body swells up, and she is forced to be unchained, giving her more opportunity to allow the Devil to come and suck from her body.(6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Relation of the Tryal, Condemnation, and Execution of Ann Foster. London: 1674, 6-7

1674 Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
1559

The Devil comes at night in the form of a rat, in order to suck on Ann Foster, causing a "most lamentable and hideous noise which affrighted the people that did belong to the Goal."(7)

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

1674 Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
2357

Arthur Bill, still imprisoned in Northampton Gaol, continues to insist on his innocence event after hearing of his mother's suicide and father's witnessing against him, and despite allegedly unwittingly confessing to having three familiars, named Grissell, Ball and Jacke, at his command.(C3-C4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C3-C4

1611 Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
2358

Arthur Bill languishes in Northampton Gaol for nearly two months, during which time many people attempt to bring him back into the fold of Christianity and offer to witness his confession and displays of contrition.(C5-C6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C5-C6

1611, May 29 Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
2360

Arthur Bill is executed for witchcraft on July 22, 1611. He continues to insist on his innocence to the end.(Title Page)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, Title Page

1611, July 22 Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
2361

Arthur Bill is arraigned on several charges of witchcraft, but most particularly for bewitching Martha Aspine to death. He is found guilty.(C6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, C6

1611 Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
2850

Joseph Weedon visits Mary/Ann Foster in prison, and she tells him her actions against him were "in revenge not only for refusing to let her have the Mutton, but for denying her another thing another time."(6-7)

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

1674, August Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
2851

After Mary/Ann Foster is sentenced to hanging, a man allegedly visits her in prison and requests she show him some evidence of her skill as a witch. She asks him to fetch her a large basin, telling him to be sure to keep it dry. He fetches one, but wets and dries it again first. Foster stands in the basin, mutters some strange words and is carried around the room and up the chimney. Half-way up, the basin falls with her tumbling after. She scolds the man for wetting it, for "otherwise she had got clear out of the chimny."(7)

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

1674, August Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England