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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
153

Alice Huson confesses to having seen the devil in the shape of a black man on a horse.(58)

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

1664, April 22 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
256

Two alleged witches, Anonymous 43 and Anonymous 44, are tried for witchcraft at the York Assizes on charges of bewitching two women, Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10, so that they suffered tormenting fits and vomited strange objects.(Title Page, 3-4)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, Title Page, 3-4

1657 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
257

Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10 are brought before the Judges to give evidence against Anonymous 43 and Anonymous 44. During their deposition, both allegedly fell into convulsive fits before the court, crying out and swooning as they "vomit wooll, an[d] crooked pins. and haf[t]s of knives, one whereof being of Marble made a great noyse by reason of yt weight of it, as it fell upon the floore."(Title Page, 3-4)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, Title Page, 3-4

1657 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
258

The jury declares Anonymous 43 and Anonymous 44 guilty of bewitching Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10, but the Judges are unsatisfied by the evidence. They put the trial on hold for further deliberation, "uncertain whether this wonderfull Vomite proc[ee]ded from the Divel, or whether i[t] were some artificiall combinat[i]on of the two women to impose upon the Iu[d]ges, and [t]he Court."(3-4)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 3-4

1657 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
967

Alice Huson confesses 'in her own words' to the crimes which Faith Corbet accused her of, in the order they appear in Henrt Corbet's account.(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 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
970

Alice Huson confesses 'in her own words' to having a largely financial relationship with the devil. The devil gave her money, and she gave/lent this money to Thomas Ratle (20 s), Lancelot Harrison (20 s), and Will Parkely (2 s) implicating them in her maleficium, as they profit from it.(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 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
983

Dr. John Lambe allegedly tells Lady Fairfax "Madam, your Ladyship is very merry and pleasant, but within this few dayes your heart will ake, by occasion and accident of water." Three days later, her brothers Anonymous 118, the sons of the Earl of Moultgrave, drown. During his examination, Lambe "confessed that he knew of this accident before it befell by their complexions and the Planets which gouerned them."(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 5

1627 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1005

"The Wisemen" of Knaresborough forest claim that supernatural sufferings experienced by Helen Fairfax, Elizabeth Fairfax, and Maud Jeffery, were the result play and counterfeit.(36)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 36

1621 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1083

Margaret Wait Senior and Elizabeth Fletcher are imprisoned on suspicion of witchcraft. (69)

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

1622, February 9 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1109

Margaret Waite (Sr), Margaret Waite (Jr.), Jennit Dibble, Margaret Thorpe, Elizabeth Fletcher, and Elizabeth Dickenson are examined at the York Assize. (94)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 94

1622, April 1 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1114

Margaret Waite (Sr) and Margaret Waite (Jr.) are released on bail. (112)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 112

1621, April 31 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1115

Margaret Waite (Sr), Margaret Waite (Jr.), Jennit Dibble, Margaret Thorpe, Elizabeth Fletcher, and Elizabeth Dickenson are indicted before the Grand Jury at the York Assize. (126)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 126

1622, August 8 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1117

The Judge (Anonymous 136) "withdrew the offenders from their trial by the jury of life and death," and dismissed Margaret Waite (Sr), Margaret Waite (Jr.), Jennit Dibble, Margaret Thorpe, Elizabeth Fletcher, and Elizabeth Dickenson.(127-128)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 127-128

1622, August 10 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1119

John Dibble Jr. and Henry Graver allegedly produced sworn witnesses statements testifying to the fact that Jennit Dibble and the other witches accused (Margaret Waite (Sr), Margaret Waite (Jr.), Margaret Thorpe, Elizabeth Fletcher, and Elizabeth Dickenson had no known history of witchcraft.(127)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 127

1622, August 10 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1308

Mary Sykes is tried for witchcraft before Henry Tempest. Three people testify against her. Dorothy Rhodes claims that she and her daughter (Sara Rhodes) laid in bed one Sunday evening and just as they were falling asleep, Sara began "quaking" and holding her hands together. When Dorothy asked her daughter what was happening, her daughter related how Sykes came at the foot of the bed and grab her throat and put her fingers into her mouth while trying to cloak her. When asked why she did not speak, Sara Rhodes replied that she could not since Mary Sykes' fingers were in her throat. Dorothy Rhodes adds after that incident, Sara started suffering from a variety of fits and sometimes claimed Sykes were following her and also that Kellet's wife appeared to her, even though she had been dead for over two years. Richard Booth testifies that he saw Sara Rhodes on several occasion as being "strangely taken." He relates that he body would "quake" and her heart rate would rise so much that she could not speak. Henry Cordially testifies that Mary Sykes often threatened him with either killing or stealing his horses. He then testifies how one night he witnessed Mary Sykes riding one of his cows. (28-29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 28-29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1309

Dorothy Rodes testifies against Mary Tempest before Henry Tempest. She explains that she was lying with her daughter, Sara, one Sunday evening when her daughter cried that Mary Sykes had come in through a hole in the bed, grabbed her by the throat and put her fingers down her mouth taking away her ability to speak.(28-29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 28-29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1310

Dorothy Rodes claims that Sara Rodes is suddenly unable to move her limbs, has great pains in her extremities, is unable to speak, and has an irregular heartbeat for days shortly after Mary Sykes allegedly grabbed her throat and stuck her fingers down her mouth.(29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1311

Dorothy Rodes relates that her daughter told her that Kellet's wife appeared to her on several occasions even though she had been dead for two years.(28-30)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 28-30

1650 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1312

Sara Rodes allegedly often exhibits strange behaviour, according to Richard Booth, her body "quakeing" and her heart beating so hard that she could not speak.(29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1313

Richard Booth testifies that Mary Syke's "blessings" were followed by the wasting of his goods by death (aka the death of his livestock).(29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1314

Henry Cordially claims that Mary Sykes had threatened to diminish his livestock; although he might have nine or ten beasts, she "wold make them fewer."(29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1315

Henry Cordially claims that while feeding his cattle during the night, he once saw Mary Sykes riding one of his cows. When she realized he had seen her, she flew away.(29-30)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29-30

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1316

Mary Sykes allegedly bewitched Henry Cordially's horse. Cordially explains that a few days after he saw Mary Sykes sitting on one of his cows in the middle of the night, one of his horses died.(30)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 30

1650, March Bierley    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1317

Mary Sykes is searched for witch's marks by Isabella Pollard and five other women, a search ordered by Henry Tempest. The searchers find a red lump on her right buttock (which issued liquid) and a mark on her left arm that could be stretched out half an inch.(30)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 30

1650, March Bierley    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1322

Hester France is accused by Hester Spivey (during her testimony in front of Henry Tempest) of cursing and bewitching her servant, Elizabeth Johnson, so that she should never cook again. Spivey explained to authorities that France "had beene at her howse" and mended the fire with the firepot, left the house,"but came in againe and cursed the sayde Elizabeth, and prayed to God that she sho[u]ld never bake againe."(51)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 51

1651, January 23 Hothersfeilde    North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1323

Elizabeth Johnson is unable to speak or stand from the hours of six until eight or nine in the evening (speaking only once in that time to her brother) after interacting with suspected witch, Hester France. (51)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 51

1651, January 23 Hothersfeilde    North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1324

Hester France is called to Elizabeth Johnson, who is ill. Elizabeth Johnson claims that Hester France had spoken to her, thus causing her illness. Elizabeth Johnson then scratches Hester France in an act of counter magic, after which she feels somewhat better, yet still ill. (51-52)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 51-52

1651, January 23 Hothersfeilde    North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1325

Robert Cliff accused Hester France of having bewitched him because he, as testified by John Johnson, had been ill for a long time. When Hester France came to see Robert Cliff, he scratcht her very sore, and sayed, I thinke thou art the woman that hath done me this wrong, as an act of counter magic. Hester France told Robert Cliff that she never did hurt in her life.(52)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 52

1652, January 23 Hothersfeilde    North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1326

Elizabeth Lambe is tried for witchcraft before Wm. Adams. Lambe is accused of appearing with an old man to John Johnson in the night, causing Johnson to be unable to speak; with wronging Thomas Rennerdi's wife and child; and with causing Nicholas Baldwin's and Richard Brown's illnesses.(58)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 58

1652, March 17 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1327

Hester France is tried for witchcraft before Henry Tempest. France is accused of bewitching Hester Spivy's servant, Elizabeth Johnson, with being unable to speak or stand between eight and nine o'clock one evening.(51)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 51

1651, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1328

Margaret Morton is tried for witchcraft before Sir John Saville, Kt. Alex. Johnson, Henry Tempest, John Stanhope, and John Hewley. Morton is accused of bewitching Joan Booth's four year old son (Anonymous 157), by having given the boy a piece of bread, and with having witch's marks, as attested by witch searcher Frances Ward.(38)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 38

1650, March Wakefield    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1330

Elizabeth Lambe allegedly appears next to John Johnson's bed at night, along with an old man in brown clothes (Anonymous 160). Johnson claims he is unable to speak to her because he is so frightened, and that after the visit "his goods fell sick, and the farrier could not tell what disease they were ill of."(58)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 58

1652, March 17 Reednes    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1332

Elizabeth Lambe is beaten by John Johnson and some "of his neighbours" for allegedly causing John Johnson to become mysteriously ill, after allegedly visiting him with "an old man in browne clothes" (Anonymous 160) in the night. After this act of counter magic, Johnson claims he "was never afterwards dis-quited by her" again.(58)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 58

1652, March 17 Reednes    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1334

Thomas Rennerd asserts that his wife, suspecting Elizabeth Lambe of being responsible for their child's illness, asks Elizabeth Lambe forgiveness by going to her door and falling down on her knees. Soon after asking Elizabeth Lambe for forgivness, the Rennerd child recovers.(58)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 58

1652, March 17 Reednes    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1335

Nicholas Baldwin is allegedly bewitched with illness. His illness comes after he cudgels Elizabeth Lambe, whom he suspects of using magic to kill three of his four fowls. Baldwain notes that he beats Lambe all the more savagely when she begs for mercy.(58)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 58

1648 Reednes    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1336

Elizabeth Lambe allegedly draws blood from John Wright's heart, making him ill. Wright believes drawing Lambe's blood will save him, but asserts if he should die shortly after scratching her, she would be to blame. John Wright scratches Elizabeth Lambe, and dies shortly after, as witnessed by Richard Brown. (58)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 58

1652, March 17 Reednes    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1337

Anne Greene is tried for witchcraft before John Ashton and Edgar Coats. Greene is charged with bewitching John Tatterson, appearing to Margaret Wade in the form of a dog, using charms to heal hearts, and of healing headaches by boiling the afflicted person's hair.(64)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 64

1653, February 16 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1338

John Tatterson asks Anne Greene for help while feeling ill. She advises that black wool will help, but he is skeptical. Greene then pulls out her garter, runs it around his ear three times, and then takes hair from his neck. Shortly after this, Tatterson feels worse; however, after returning and threatening Greene, she crosses his ear again (three times). Tatterson begins to heal as "corruptible matter [runs] outt of his eare."(65)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 65

1653, February 16 Gargreave  Gargrave  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1339

Anne Greene allegedly tells Jeanette Hudson that John Tatterson "was overgone with ill tongues, and that hee should have one side taken from him."(64)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 64

1653, February 16 Gargreave  Gargrave  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1340

Anne Greene and Mary Nunweeke allegedly appear in the form of dogs to Margaret Wade while she is in bed.(64)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 64

1653, February 16 Gargreave  Gargrave  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1341

Anne Greene confesses that she sometimes used charms to heal hearts, including John Tatterson's. When she healed Tatterson's heart, she did so"by crosseinge a garter over his eare and sayeinge these words, 'Boate, a God's Name' 9 times over."(64)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 64

1653, February 16 Gargreave  Gargrave  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1342

Anne Greene claims she can heal headaches by taking their urine "and a locke of their heire, the which she boyles together, and afterwards throwes them in the fire and burnos them. Greene claims this is the only medical treatment she administers.(64)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 64

1653, February 16 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1343

Elizabeth Roberts is tried for witchcraft. She is accused of transforming herself into the form of a cat, and also a bee, and with causing bodily harm to John Greendife.(67)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 67

1654, October 14 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1344

Elizabeth Roberts vanished before John Greendifes eyes and reappeared transformed into a cat which clawed onto his leg and would not be released. After disentangling himself from the fiend (which then disappears), Greendliefe is plagued by a pain in his heart. (67)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 67

1654, October Beverley    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1345

John Greendife claims that a cat appeared to him, struck him in the head, and sent him into a trance. After receiving the blow, he allegedly saw Elizabeth Roberts escape from his room, wearing her regular attire.(67)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 67

1654, October Beverley    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1346

Elizabeth Roberts allegedly appears to John Greendife in the shape of a bee. Greendife's body writhes in such torment that he must be held down by about five or six people.(67)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 67

1654, October Beverley    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1347

Katherine Earle is tried for witchcraft before John Hewley.(69)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 69

1654, January 11 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1348

Katherine Earle is accused by Henry Hatfield of striking him and his mare in the neck. Shortly thereafter, the mare dies and Hatfield develops a terrible pain in his neck.(69)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 69

1653, December York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1349

Katherine Earle is searched and a witch's mark "in the likeness of a papp" is discovered upon her.(69)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 69

1654, October York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1350

Ann Earle (daughter of Katherine Earle), seeing that John Hatfield has pains in neck says to him: "Doth the divell nipp the in the necke? but he will nipp the better yet."(69)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 69

1654, January York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1351

Katherine Earle allegedly causes Mr. Frank's death. She taps in on the shoulder and asks him to kiss her. He immediately becomes ill and never recovers. As he dies, he claims that Katherine Earle is responsible for his death.(69)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 69

1654, January York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1352

Jennet and George Benton are tried for witchcraft before Jo. Warde.(74)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 74

1656, June 7 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1353

Richard Jackson testifies that shortly after throwing stones at Jennet and George Benton for trespassing on his property, his wife, his son, and he himself, started suffering from various fits. His wife lost her hearing; his child started having fits in the night; Jackson started having pains throughout his body.(74)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 74

1656, June 7 Wakefield    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1354

Richard Jackson claims he heard strange noises like music, groans, and the ringing of small bells when his fits commenced, noises his wife also hears and which cause dogs to howl.(74-75)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 74-75

1656, June 7 Wakefield    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1355

Richard Jackson claims that strange things have been happening around his barn. The pigs have broken through the doors, apparitions that look like cats and/or dogs have been seen around the house, and boxes as well as trunks have started disappearing.(75)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 75

1656, June 7 Wakefield    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1356

George and Jennet Benton are accused by Richard Jackson of causing the death of eighteen of his horses by witchcraft. (75)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 75

1656, June 7 Wakefield    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1357

George and Jennet Benton deny all accusations made against them.(75)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 75

1656, June 7 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1358

William and Mary Wade are tried for witchcraft before Thomas Brathwaite.(75-76)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 75-76

1656, July 12 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1359

Ann Duffield and Mary Wilson accuse Mary Wade of bewitching fourteen-year old Elizabeth Mallory. During one of her fits, Mallory yells out in fear "she comes, she comes," referring to Wade.(75)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 75

1656, July 12 Studley Royal Park    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1360

Elizabeth Mallory allegedly vomits foreign bodies including pins, wool, and feathers. When she is told what she vomited, she claims to have seen these objects in her hands earlier.(76)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 76

1656, July 12 Studley Royal Park    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1361

Elizabeth Mallory claims that if Mary Wade will tell her she did her wrong, she (Mallory) would be better. When Wade asks forgiveness for doing her wrong, Mallory is suddenly able to stand. Mallory asserts that she would never be well until Wade admits to have "done her wrong" or until Wade is punished by a jury.(76)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 76

1656, July 12 Studley Royal Park    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1362

Elizabeth Mallory suffers from fits for twelve weeks. She allegedly loses the use of her limbs and is unable to rise from her bed. Sometimes the fits target parts of her body such as her arms and legs. (75 - 76)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 75 - 76

1656, July 12 Studley Royal Park    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1975

The Archbishop of Yorke receives the depositions taken by the high Commission on William Sommers' possession and is satisfied that Sommers is truly possessed. He chastises John Darrell for his actions in Sommers' case, demanding that Darrell keep his insistence that the Devil might be driven out of a person through prayer and fasting to himself, as it is Darrell's opinion only. The Archbishop declines to enlighten Darrell on how the Devil might be better driven out, preferring to leave Darrell with the demand to cease claiming that prayer and fasting are effective.(Image 7)

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

1597 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
2551

Jennet Preston is arraigned and tried at the Yorke Assizes on July 27, 1612 before Sir James Altham, Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley. She is charged with bewitching Thomas Lister to death.(X3)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, X3

1612, July 27 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
2556

Jennet Preston is brought into the presence of Master Thomas Lister's body, and the body is observed to bleed fresh blood. This is interpreted as proof that Preston is his murderer.(Z2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Z2

1612, July 27 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
2557

Jennet Preston is declared guilty of the murder by witchcraft of Master Thomas Lister. She is sentenced to execution by hanging.()

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613,

1612, July 27 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
2838

The anonymous author of "The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire" claims that "all others who are bewitched in the same maner may find the same recovery" as Anonymous 11 if they use Henri de Heer's ointment, including Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10.(11-13)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 11-13

1658 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England