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List of all Event assertions around a specific parish

ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
9

Mother Agnes Waterhouse is executed for witchcraft on July 29, 1566. On the day of her execution, she "bewayled, repented, and asked mercy of God, and all the worlde forgyuenes, and thus she yelded vp her sowle, trusting to be in ioye with Christe her sauiour, whiche dearely had bought her with his most precious bloudde."(38-40)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 38-40

1566, July 29   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
11

Elizabeth Francis is executed in April, 1579 having confessed to bewitching Alice Poole. (A4V-A5, A5-A5v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, A4V-A5, A5-A5v

1579, April   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
13

Ellen Smith of Maldon is allegedly executed for witchcraft in April, 1579.(1, 9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 1, 9

1579, April   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
17

Mother Staunton is tried for murder in April of 1579, and found to be not guilty. (10)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 10

1579, April   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
20

Mother Nokes is allegedly executed in April, 1579 for practicing witchcraft at Chelmsford.(1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 1

1579, April   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
45

Joan Cunny is executed in Chelmsford on 5 July, 1589.(14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 14

1589, July 5   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
46

Joan Prentice is executed in Chelmsford on 5 July, 1589.(14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 14

1589, July 5   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
282

Joan Cunny of Stisted confesses that she learned the art of witchcraft from Mother Humfrey. Humfrey allegedly showed Cunny how to pray to the Devil by kneeling and making a circle on the ground.(5 or A3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, 5 or A3

1589, March 30   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
572

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that Mother Osborne is a witch and has a mark on the end of her fingers like a pit, and another mark on the outside of her right leg that Francis believes to have been plucked out by Osborne's familiar spirit. Francis saw the marks when Mother Osborne asked her for help with her sore legs; the marks are said to be similar to ones Francis' sister, Mother Waterhouse, has.(6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 6-7

1579   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
719

Mother Agnes Waterhouse makes a second confession in which she admits to having killed a man. She also admits to having a familiar in the shape of a white cat which she used to kill many of her neighbours' cattle and the man, and to turning the cat into a toad.(22-24)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 22-24

1566, July 27   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
726

Mother Agnes Waterhouse accuses Agnes Browne of lying, on the basis that she owns nothing like the dagger Browne claimed the thing like a black dog threatened her with. Joan Waterhouse takes the opportunity to insist that when she conjured Sathan, he appeared as a dog, not a dog-thing with an ape's face. Queen's Attorney Master Gerard asks Mother Waterhouse to summon Sathan to settle the matter, but she insists that she no longer has any power over him.(28-36)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 28-36

1566, July 27   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
727

Queen's Attorney Master Gerard demands Mother Agnes Waterhouse tell the court of the times when she had allowed Sathan to suck her blood. Mother Waterhouse insists that she never did, until Master Gerard has her kerchief pulled back to reveal the red spots on her face and nose; she then admits to letting Sathan suck but instead insists that she had not let him do so in a fortnight.(34-36)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 34-36

1566, July 27   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
728

Mother Agnes Waterhouse makes her final confession on the day of her execution, July 29, 1566. She admits to having been a witch for the last 15 years, to have committed many abominable deeds, and to desire God's forgiveness for her abuse of His name and her devilish practices. (38-40)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 38-40

1566, July 29   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
729

Mother Waterhouse confesses on the day of her execution to having sent her familiar Sathan to hurt and destroy the goods of a tailor named Wardol, whom she was offended by. Sathan was unable to do anything to him, despite numerous attempts, because Wardol "was so strong in fayth that he hadde no power to hurt hym."(38-40)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 38-40

1566, July 29   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1363

Doctor Cole and Master Foscue examine and hear the confessions of Elizabeth Francis, Mother Agnes Waterhouse and Joan Waterhouse.(9, 14 18)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 14 18

1566, July 26   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1389

Rebecca West confesses to attending a gathering of five or more witches that included her mother, Anne West, Mother Benefield, and Mother Goodwin. During the gathering the women prayed from a book provided by Mother Goodwin, after which their imps appeared in the form of kittens. Mother Benefield kisses the kittens and states that they were all her children which she had by as handsome a man as any was in England."(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Arraignment of Thirty Witches at Chensford in Essex. London: 1645, 2

1645, July 25   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1392

Rebecca West confesses to commanding imps to kill a horse, cow, and a child (Anonymous 193). Rebecca West also asserts that this command was given by Anne West, Mother Benefield, and Mother Goodwin as well.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Arraignment of Thirty Witches at Chensford in Essex. London: 1645, 2

1645, July 25   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1393

Rebecca West claims that, because Mother Benefield questioned her ability to keep their gathering of witches a secret, she was instructed to deny God and Jesus Christ. After West does this the devil in the shape of a little black dog allegedly appears, leaps into her lap, and kisses her three times, after which West feels very cold. (2-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Arraignment of Thirty Witches at Chensford in Essex. London: 1645, 2-3

1645, July 25   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1394

Rebecca West confesses that the devil appeared to her in the form of a handsome young man, saying that he had come to marry her. The devil allegedly took West by the hand, led her about the room, and promised to be her loving husband until death. West also confesses that she engaged in carnal copulation with the devil.(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Arraignment of Thirty Witches at Chensford in Essex. London: 1645, 3

1645, July 25   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1395

Rebecca West claims that she felt the need to confess her witchcraft related deeds as soon as one of the witches was in prison, implying that she had been bewitched to keep secrets up until that point.(3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Arraignment of Thirty Witches at Chensford in Essex. London: 1645, 3-4

1645, July 25   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1396

Rebecca West claims that, on her way to the Grand Inquest, she informed Mother Miller that she would tell the Inquest nothing, even if they pulled her to pieces with pincers. After saying this, West further claims that she looked upon the ground [and] saw her self encompassed in flames of fire, a possible prediction of torture or execution. (4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Arraignment of Thirty Witches at Chensford in Essex. London: 1645, 4

1645, July 25   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1518

Joan Haddon is indicted for allegedly bewitching Joan, the wife of Robert Bowltell, Thomas Emmerye, and others. She is also accused of allegedly fraudulently receiving money from them.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1560, July 4   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1519

Joan Haddon pleads not guilty to having bewitched Joan Bowltell, Thomas Emmerye, and others and to having fraudulently taken money from them. She is found innocent of witchcraft but guilty on the other counts. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1560, July 4   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1523

John Samond is indicted for allegedly bewitching John Grant and Bridget Peacock with the intention of killing them. He is also accused of bewitching Anthony. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1

1560, July 4   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1524

John Samond allegedly murders Bridget Peacock and Anthony. The two are allegedly bewitched by Samond, languish, and then die. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1

1560, July 4   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1525

John Samond gives no plea to the charge of bewitching three people (Bridget Peacock, Anthony, and John Grant) and consequently causing the death of two of them (Bridget Peacock and Anthony). His verdict is unknown.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1

1560, July 4   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1534

Elizabeth Francis is indicted for allegedly bewitching John, the son of William Auger, so that he became decrepit.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1

1566   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1535

Elizabeth Francis confesses to bewitching John, son of William Auger, making him decrepit. She is imprisoned for one year.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1

1566   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1537

Margaret Hogdin is indicted for allegedly bewitching and enchanting Margaret, wife of John Hull, so that she languished until January then died.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1582   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1538

Margaret Hodgin is determined by the jurors to have premeditated the murder of Margaret Hull.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1582   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1540

Elizabeth Francis is determined by the jurors to have premeditated the murder of Poole's wife.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1578   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1555

Alice Swallow is indicted for allegedly bewitching Alice Basticke so that she languished and died.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1570, March 2   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1556

Alice Swallow pleads not guilty to murdering Alice Basticke by bewitching her.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1570, March 2   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1557

Susan Havering, "being a comon witch and inchantrix," is indicted for allegedly bewitching three colts "worth 4," belonging to Robert Smyth.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1653, March 24   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1565

Margaret Ganne and Joan Norfolk of Borley, Essex are indicted at the Assizes in Chelmsford for allegedly bewitching John Furmyn so that he languished for months and died.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1578, March 1   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1567

The jurors (Anonymous 240) find Margaret Ganne and Joan Norfolk guilty of murdering John Furmyn by witchcraft, while the justice of the peace (Anonymous 241) finds them not guilty. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1578, March 1   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1568

Laura Wynchester of Hatfield, Essex is indicted at the Assizes in Chelmsford under the charge of bewitching a cow, six sheep and four pigs belonging to William Highman.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1566, July 25   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1569

Lora Whynchester pleads not guilty at the Assizes in Chelmsford to bewitching a cow, six sheep, and four pigs belonging to William Highman. Wynchester is found not guilty.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1566, July 25   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1572

Joan Cocke of Kelvedon, Essex pleads not guilty at the Assizes in Chelmsford to the charge of bewitching the infant Agne Cryspe. She is found not guilty.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=14)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=14

1566, December 1   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1593

Joan Cocke of Hatfield is indicted under suspicion of bewitching Anne Willson. Willson eventually died in May of 1584.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=14)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=14

1584, March 2   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1594

Joan Cocke of Hatfield pleads not guilty to bewitching Anne Willson, the daughter of a local smith, Richard Willson of Purleigh, who died 23rd of May. The jurors found her not guilty. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=14)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=14

1584, March 2   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1598

Margaret Stanton is indicted at the assizes in Chelmsford for allegedly bewitching a gelding worth 3 and a cow worth 40s. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1578, August 20   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1599

Margaret Stanton is found guilty by the jurors of bewitching the gelding and the cow so that they languished and died while the justice of the peace finds her innocent.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1578, August   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1603

Agnes Sawen is indicted at the assize in Essex for allegedly bewitching Christopher Veele, son of Roger Veele rendering him lame and causing his feet to curve inwards that he could barely walk because of the pain. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1

1574   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1604

Agnes Sawen is issued a capias from the court, a writ outlining her penalty for allegedly bewitching Christopher Veele. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1

1574, September   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1605

Agnes Berden is indicted at the Easter Session at the Assize in Essex for allegedly enchanting a one and a half year old infant named Thomas Barlee so that he languished for three days after which his body was so "vexed and trouble" that his life was determined to be essentially "disposed of."(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=3)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=3

1576, April 15   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1634

Alice Aylett is indicted for being "a witch and enchantress." She allegedly enchanted Margery Egles, Rachel Skynner, Henry Joye, Susan Parman and an anonymous boy (Anonymous 259).(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1

1589   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1635

Alice Aylett is found guilty by the jurors of "slew[ing) and murder[ing]" Susan Parman and Simon (possibly Anonymous 259). She is said to have done so "by her charms and enhantments and of her malice aforethought."(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1

1589   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1744

William Skelton and his wife Margery are indicted for allegedly bewitching John Churcheman who died instantly. ()

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011,

1573, March 2   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1746

William Skelton and his wife, Margery plead not guilty to bewitching John Churcheman who died immediately. They are found guilty.()

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011,

1573, March 2   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1748

William Skelton and his wife, Margery, are indicted for allegedly bewitching the infant Agnes Collen so that she languished for a long time.()

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011,

1573, March 2   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1750

William Skelton and his wife, Margery, allegedly bewitch Agnes Collen causing her to languish for a long time.()

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011,

1571, July 29   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1751

William Skelton and his wife, Margery, plead not guilty to bewitching Agnes Collen, a one year old infant. They are found guilty.()

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011,

1573, March 2   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1780

Anne Leech is tried and executed in the County of Essex, after being condemned as a witch "at the late Sessions, holden at Chelmesford," before Rovert, Earl of Warwick on the 29th of July, 1645.(Cover)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, Cover

1645, July 29   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1793

Agnes Steadman is indicted at the assizes in Chelmsford for allegedly bewitching Sibyl Bentall. Bentall was violently ill for twelve days and feared for her life. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=2)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=2

1572, August 28   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1794

Agnes Steadman pleads not guilty to bewitching Sybil Bentall causing her to be violently ill for twelve days and fear for her life. Steadman is found guilty.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=2)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=2

1572, August 28   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1795

Agnes Steadman is indicted for allegedly bewitching three cows worth 4 belonging to John Rome. The cows languished for three days. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1

1572, August 28   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1797

Agnes Steadman pleads not guilty to bewitching 3 cows worth 4 belonging to John Rome. She is found guilty. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=1

1572, August 28   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1798

Agnes Steadman is indicted for allegedly bewitching a cow worth 30 shilling belonging to Owen Norman.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1572, August 28   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1799

Agnes Steadman pleads not guilty to bewitching a cow worth 30 shillings belonging to Owen Norman. She is nevertheless found guilty. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1572, August 28   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1882

Alice Hunt, Annis Herd, Alice Manfeild, Elizabeth Eustace, Margaret Grevell, Annis Glascock, Joan Pechye, Alice Newman, Elizabeth Bennett, and Ursley Kempe (alias Gray) are all imprisoned together in the goal examined at the Chelmsford Assizes, March 1582. Their crimes would be recorded in W. W's A True and Just Recorde, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Ofes in the Countie of Essex, 1582. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=338028)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=338028

1582, 29 March   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1883

Mary Cooke is found dead in the goal at Chelmsford, circa July 17, 1645(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

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Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1645, July 17   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1884

Anne Cooper is found dead in the goal at Chelmsford, circa July 17, 1645(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1645, July 17   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1885

Elizabeth Gibson is found dead in the goal at Chelmsford, circa July 17, 1645(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0

1645, July 17   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1912

Elizabeth Gooding, having been found guilty of "murder and raising spirits" is hanged as a witch in 1645. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341226)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341226

1645   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1915

Hellen Clarke is hanged as a witch for having committed two murders, in 1645.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341226)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341226

1645   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
1920

Mary Greenleife is searched as a witch; she allegedly has "bigges or teates in her secret parts, not like Emerods, nor in those places where women use to be troubled with them; and that they verily beleeve, these teates are sucked by her Impes. Greenleife says she does not "how she came by those teats which were discovered in her secret parts, She saith she knows not unlesse she were born with them; but she never knew she had any such untill this time, they were found in those parts upon the said search."(20-21)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 20-21

1645   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
2080

Joan Upney alleges that her eldest daughter "would neuer abide to meddle with her Toades," meaning that she refused to participate in witchcraft, but her youngest daughter "would handle them, and vse them as well as her selfe," suggesting that she was a practicing witch. (Sig. Aiiiv, B)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, Sig. Aiiiv, B

1589, May   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
2135

Margery Grew, convicted for the crimes of "murder and raising spirits," is hanged as a witch at Chelmsford, 1645. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=340870)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=340870

1645   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
2143

Anne Leach, found guilty of the malefic murder of John Edwards, the infant son of Richard Edwards, a crime allegedly co-committed with Anne West and Margaret Moonne, is executed at Chemlsford, 1645. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=340874)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=340874

1645   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
2144

Anne West is found guilty of entertaining, employing, and feeding, "four 'evill spiritts,' one of them in the likeness 'of a younge white catte' called Holt, another like 'a sandee spannell' named Jeremarye, a third like 'a greyhound' called Vineger Tome and the fourth like "a blacke rabbett" called Sack and Sugar, with the intention of obtaining their help in "Witchcraftes, inchtement, charmes and sorecrices." She is also found guilty of the malefic murder of John Culter Jr. and is found guilty of the malefic murder of John Edwards, the infant son of Richard Edwards, a crime allegedly co-committed with Anne Leech and Margaret Moone, and a crime for which she is executed at Chemlsford, 1645. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=340878)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=340878

1645   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
2145

Rebecca Jones, found guilty for the malefic murder of Katherine Bumpstead and Thomas Bumpstead is hanged as a witch at Chelmsford, in 1645.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=340886)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=340886

1645   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
2146

Margaret Moone, found guilty of having "bewitched a brown cow belonging to Thomas Cooker," the malefic murder of John Edwards, the infant son of Richard Edwards, a crime allegedly co-committed with Anne West and Anne Leech, and the malefic murder of Joan Cornwall, is executed at Chemlsford, 1645. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341006)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341006

1645   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
2148

Mary Sterling, having been found guilty of the malefic murder of Robert Potter junior and entertaining employing and feeding "two evil spirits, both in the from 'of a mole,'" is sentenced to be hanged at Chelsmford in 1645. She is reprieved. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341022)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341022

1645   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
2149

Anne Cate, alias Maidenhead, having been found guilty of the malefic murder of Grace Ray and Susan Rowlandson is hanged as a witch at Chelmsford in 1645.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341078)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341078

1645   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
2158

Alice Dixon, convicted of bewitching Thomas Mumford to death, is hanged as a witch in Chelmsford in Essex, 1645.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341050)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341050

1645   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
2159

Mary Johnson, found guilty of entertaining, employing, and feeding three evil spirits, is sentenced to be hanged as a witch at Chelmsford, 1645. She is reprieved after judgment. (http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341054)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341054

1645   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
2332

Elizabeth Lowe allegedly bewitches Robert Wodley, causing him to languish and die.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=331640)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=331640

1564, April 24   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
2337

Elizabeth Lowe allegedly bewitched John Wodley, a three month old infant. Wodley languished for two days and then died.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=331635)

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=331635

1564, April 15   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
2640

Justice Southcote and Queen's Attorney Master Gerard hear the second examination and confession of Mother Agnes Waterhouse and Joan Waterhouse, including Agnes Brown's deposition, on July 27, 1566.(22-24, 28-29)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 22-24, 28-29

1566, July 27   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
2641

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges in her final confession that she was a regular church-goer and would pray heartily while there. When asked what prayers she used, she said she would recite the Lord's Prayer, the Ave Maria and the belief, but in Latin. When demanded why not in English as the law required, she replied "sathan wolde at no tyme suffer her to say it in englyshe, but at all tymes in laten." (38-40)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 38-40

1566, July 29   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
2994

Elizabeth Brooke, of Great Leighs, Essex, is indicted at the Chelmsford Assiez on March 2, 1584 for allegedly bewitching Margaret Cleveland, husband of John Cleveland, to death. Brooke pleads not guilty, but is found guilty regardless.()

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011,

1584, March 2   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England 
2996

Elizabeth Brooke, of Great Leigh, Essex, is indicted at the Chelmsford Assize on March 2, 1584 for bewitching livestock belonging to James Holmested, Anonymous 491, Thomas Cornyshe, and George Fy.()

Appears in:
Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011,

1584, March 2   Chelnes-forde; Chelmesforde; Chelmifforde; Chensforde;Chelmes-forde  Essex  Essex  England