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List of all Event assertions around a specific oldcounty

ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
391

Alice Huson of Burton Agnes, Yorkshire is accused of bewitching Faith Corbet, causing her to scream, bite, and scratch.(53)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 53

1660 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
392

Alice Huson of Burton Agnes, Yorkshire confesses to having the devil appear to her in the form of a black man; He promised her financial security if she would bind herself to him and forsake the Lord. He kept this promise in as much as that he gave her small sums of money six or seven times. (58)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 58

1664, April 28 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
952

Alice Huson asks to be paid for the services she provides Mrs. Corbet, with a piece of cloth which Corbet's children had worn next to their skin. Corbet gives her a neck cloth made of an old sheet, Huson refuses the gift; still she often frequents the Corbet's home and is given 'meat and drink'(52-53)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 52-53

1660 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
953

Faith Corbet begins to have fits not long after her gloves went missing. Faith had been scolded by her mother ealier for suggesting Huson was a witch, and does not immediately accuse her of the theft. However, Faith but comes to blame Alice Huson, who had been sitting alone in her mother's kitchen, for the loss of her gloves and her subsequent fits. (53)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 53

1660 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
954

Faith Corbet's fits are diagnosed by 'numerous people' as natural. They are categorized as hysteria, melancholy, and convulsions.(53-54)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 53-54

1660 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
955

Faith Corbet is seen by a battery of physicians from all over York over a four year period. Corbet responds to their treatments only sometimes; her fits come in intervals.(53-54, 56)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 53-54, 56

1660 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
957

Faith asserts that the day her sister goes into labour (which happens on March 22, 1663, the beginning of the year Faith lives with her), a black cat lurches at her and frightens her. The implication is that this is Huson. After three days of examination, Huson admits to transmogrifying into a cat, but get's the details wrong. She says she was under a window and Faith said the cat was at the door.(54-55, 58)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 54-55, 58

1663, March 4 Pickering  Pickering  North Yorkshire  York  England 
958

Faith Corbet suffers from the worst of her fits: it last twenty two hours. Sometimes her tongue hangs out, sometimes her teeth grit. Her legs and arms twist, her stomach carves in. She lays still with her eyes open, as though dead, but can hear, understand, and at times accuse Alice Huson and Doll Bilby.(55)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 55

1664, April 22 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
959

Faith Corbet, after a short recovery, facilitated by the presence and attention of three doctors, again falls into fits after seeing Doll Bilby. Henry Corbet decide to take action against Alice Huson and Doll Bilby(56-57)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 56-57

1644, April 24 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
960

Alice Huson and Doll Bilby are apprehended as witches, at the behest of Henry Corbet. His daughter, Faith Corbet, had accused both women of bewitching her for over four years.(56-57)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 56-57

1644, April 25 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
961

Alice Huson and Doll Bilby are examined as witches, at the behest of Henry Corbet. His daughter, Faith Corbet, had accused both women of bewitching her for over four years.(55-56)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 55-56

1644, April 26 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
964

Alice Huson, during her re-examination as a witch (done at the behest of Henry Corbet) confesses to bewitching Faith Corbet.(55-56)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 55-56

1664, April 28 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
965

Alice Huson and Doll Bilby are jailed as witches, at the behest of Henry Corbet. After 3 days of interrogation and searching (beginning on the 26th and ending on the 29th of April 1644), both women confessed to bewitching his daughter Faith.(55-56)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 55-56

1644, April 29 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
966

The devil in the shape of a black man with cloven feet and upon a horse appears to Alice Huson. He promises her that if she would give herself to him, she should never want. She agrees and her gives her money (5 or 7 shillings, altogether about 7 times). She falls to her knees and worships him, because she 'said [she] would.'(58)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 58

1661 ? Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
968

Alice Huson allegedly transforms herself into a black cat in order to frighten Faith Corbet. She confesses to this at trial.(54-55, 58)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 54-55, 58

1663, March 22 Pickering  Pickering  North Yorkshire  York  England 
969

Alice Huson confesses 'in her own words' to killing Dick Warren. She committed this crime through use of the evil eye and ill intent.(59)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 59

1664, April 28 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
971

Alice Huson is allegedly tormented by the devil.(58-59)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 58-59

1661 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
972

Alice Huson allegedly has a witch's mark from which the devil sucks.(58-59)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 58-59

1664, April 28 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England 
1004

"The Wisemen" from Knaresborough Forest (the home of many of the accused witch's in Edward Fairfax's account), allegedly teach the locals to burn calves as an act of counter magic when their cows will not give milk(34-34)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 34-34

1621   Forest of Knaresborough   North Yorkshire  York  England 
1006

Helen Fairfax falls into a 'trance' where she lays 'as though dead' for several hours. During this time, she imagined she had been in Leeds, hearing sermon given by Mr. Cooke.(37)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 37

1621, October 28 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1008

Helen Fairfax speaks to dead siblings during a series of trances. Her condition is attributed to hysteria. (37)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 37

1621, October Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1030

Helen Fairfax claims that a cat had stole her breath and replaced it with a "filthy smell" which poisoned her. After this occurrence she began to gurgle and vomit blood during her fits.(38)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 38

1621, November 3 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1031

The devil in the shape of a gentleman appears to Helen Fairfax, promising to marry her and make her the queen of England. The man forbids her from naming God, and refuses to approach her, so that she can tell by touch if he is an apparition or not.(38-39)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 38-39

1621, November 14 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1033

The devil in the shape of a gentleman appears to Helen Fairfax and attempts to persuade her to kill herself with a knife, a rope, and a "great pin" which is in her petticoat. Fairfax refuses, and shows the pin to her family when she awakes from her fit.(39)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 39

1621, November 14 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1035

Minister Cook and William Fairfax exorcise the gentleman devil (who had been tormenting Helen Fairfax and tempting her to suicide) from the room by reciting prayers and reading psalms.(39-40)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 39-40

1621, November 14 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1036

The devil transforms from a "beast with many horns," to a calf, to a little dog. As a dog, he demands Helen Fairfax open her mouth so he could enter and possess her. (41)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 41

1621, November 15 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1037

The devil claims to have ten thousand angels working for him. He attempts to frighten and tempt Helen Fairfax with a series of strange visions; he presents her with the vision of a horse, chopping its head off when she refuses to mount it and fills the kitchen with fire. (40-41)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 40-41

1621, November 15 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1043

The devil in the shape of a gentleman appears to Helen Fairfax with the image of a naked child which he proceeds to beat. He admits the image is an image of her, which is used to bewitch her. He also offers to lay the image in bed with her (as one would lay in bed with their infant). The same image appears later in the afternoon when one of two 'boys' who had appeared to Helen stand it up, dance about it, throw their hats at, and kick it.(58)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 58

1621, January 2 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1044

Elizabeth Fairfax is "touched" by Elizabeth Fletcher, who picks up Fairfax, who is standing by the fire, and moves her, taking her spot and signifying the moment of possession contamination. Lady Fairfax suggested that if Fletcher was a witch, the child would soon ail; the bewitchment manifest 4 days later. (60)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 60

1622, January 2 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1045

Elizabeth Fairfax sees a poor boy lurking in the halls of her parent's home. Two day's later, while sitting on Elizabeth Smith's knee, the boy approached her again and threatened to drown her (as her sister had been threatened). At this time she identifies the boy as Elizabeth Fletcher's spirit.(60-61)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 60-61

1622, January 6 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1046

Helen and Elizabeth Fairfax, over a series of 4 days, allegedly experience simultaneous trances, during which they share visions of two cats fighting, a woman, an old man, and a "deformed thing, having the face of a woman, and all the body besides rough and mis-shapen."(66-68)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 66-68

1622, January 27 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1047

Helen and Elizabeth Fairfax simultaneously experience "great agony" and great sickness from Jan 31-February 2; a week later they fall into fits which look like hysteria.(67-68)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 67-68

1622, January 31 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1052

An old wet woman, later revealed to be Jennet Dibble, appears to Helen Fairfax. She allegedly showed her images of herself, her sister, and Maud Jeffray.(71)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 71

1622, February 12 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1055

An old wet woman who is later identified as Jennet Dibble, claims to have been a witch for 40 years. She also identifies Elizabeth Fletcher as the witch who bewitched Elizabeth, Margaret Waite as a witch, and her daughter Maragaret Thorpe as the witch who had visited Helen.(71-72)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 71-72

1621, February 12 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1080

Helen Fairfax loses the ability to move based on touch of a phantom hand on her bare legs and the touch of phantom fingertips on her eyelids.(54-55)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 54-55

1621, December 14 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1081

Fairfax's bewitchment is traced to the penny which Mrs. Fairfax had accepted from Margaret Waite Senior as a tariff on her corn sales. This penny, a penny which was never where it was supposed to be, and would not melt in the fire, would come to haunt Helen Fairfax. Edward Fairfax finally "dissolved with brimestone and fire and beat it to powder upon a stone."(42-45)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 42-45

1621, November 23 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1082

A woman who appears like Helen Fairfax's aunt appears to her, giving her a handful of spice. Helen accuses the woman of being a witch and throws the spice into the fire, later revealing it was a handful of raisins. (64-65)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 64-65

1622, January 25 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1084

Margaret Thorpe appears to Helen and Elizabeth Fairfax and threatens to give them a witch's mark -- so that she might recognize them.(69-70)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 69-70

1622, February 11 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1086

Helen and Elizabeth Fairfax first meet Maud Jeffrey; they all instantaneously fall into fits. (71)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 71

1622, February 21 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1087

Margaret Thorpe, Peg Wait, and Jennit Dibble are searched as witches; Helen Fairfax is called in to identify Thorpe as the woman with a spot on her face who had tormented her. Helen identified Wait and Dibble (by name) as witches.(78)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 78

1622, February 23 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1098

Margaret Thorpe allegedly shows Helen Fairfax a paper signed with blood, describes as a 'lease,' the paper is Thorpe's malefic compact, and supposedly representative of all malefic compacts. (87)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 87

1622, March 9 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1103

A Justice of the Peace asks that Helen Fairfax and Margaret Thorpe appear before him, so that they can 'test' Thorpe. This JP later confides in Fairfax that he will test Thorpe a witch by making her recite the Lord's prayer.(87- 88)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 87- 88

1622, March 9 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1104

Edward Fairfax claims that 'witch testing' as demonstrated with witch-scratching, is, like witchcraft, the devil's work.(88-89)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 88-89

1621, March 9 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1105

Helen Fairfax allegedly finds a hazel staff which belongs to The Strange Woman (Anonymous 116), who confesses to leaving it out in the open as a bewitchment contaminate, and tries to wrestle it from Fairfax's hands. Fairfax escapes with it, runs inside and holds it in the fire -- an act of counter-magic to burn the spell off of it and render it benign again.(90)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 90

1621, March 19 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1106

Thomas Forrest is allegedly attacked by group of cats as he rides past Margaret Wait's home which follow him a great distance at a great speed. Helen Fairfax later claims these cats where witches that had shape shifted into cats to "touch" Forrest and bewitch him.(91)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 91

1621, March 20   Forest of Knaresborough   North Yorkshire  York  England 
1107

Henry Graver allegedly hired Margaret Waite and Margaret Thorpe to bewitch Helen and Elizabeth Fairfax and Maud Jeffray. He continued to pay for the witch's for silence on the matter (or they blackmailed him).(92)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 92

1622, March 2   Forest of Knaresborough   North Yorkshire  York  England 
1108

The Strange Woman, (Anonymous 116) allegedly sat, in the form of a cat, in from of the fire at Margaret Waite's home, where she overheard Henry Graver hire Margaret Waite and Margaret Thorpe to bewitch Maud Jeffray and Helen and Elizabeth Fairfax. (92)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 92

1622, March 2   Forest of Knaresborough   North Yorkshire  York  England 
1111

The Strange Woman allegedly shows Helen Fairfax eight 'images' of people she bewitched; Jennit Dibble allegedly shows her eight eggs she had stolen. (95-96, 104-105)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 95-96, 104-105

1622, April 5 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1112

Jennit Dibble allegedly confesses to transforming herself into the shape of an old man and looming over the children in the nursery with a knife. She claims she helped cause Anne Fairfax's death in this way -- i.e. she scared her to death. (106)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 106

1621, October 9 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1118

Helen Fairfax claims to see the Vicar Smithson and Margaret Waite (Jr.) "making hay."(129)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 129

1622, August 13 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1121

Helen Fairfax is unable to eat for close to two weeks; she appears close to death.(130-133)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 130-133

1622, August 15 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1124

Margaret Waite (Jr.) and Margaret Thorpe are brought before Helen Fairfax, Elizabeth Fairfax, and Maud Jeffrays by a local constable. The young women remain otherwise senseless, but are able to speak with Margaret Waite and Margaret Thorpe. Upon waking, they also claim the have conversed with Peg Waite.(77)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 77

1622, February 22 Fuystone  Holme Valley  Yorkshire  York  England 
1307

Edmund Robinson Jr. claims Frances Dickenson took him to a house where many people were feasting. He claims he was offered meat and bread by a woman he knew not (Anonymous 156), but he refused to eat it after one bite. (lxii)

Appears in:
Potts, Edward Bromley (Sir.), James Crossley, Thomas. Potts's Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. Unknown: 1845, lxii

1632 Burton Agnes  Burton Agnes  Yorkshire  York  England