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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
2329

Mary Ellins, a nine or ten year old girl, goes to "the fields," in April, 1652 with some other children "to gather cowslips." However, along the way, they encounter "one Catherine Huxley, a single Woman," around forty years of age. The "Children called her Witch," and took to throwing stones at her. Mary Ellins partook in calling Catherine Huxley a witch, but was "so affrighted," she could not throw stones at her.(44)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 44

1652, April   Evesham  Worcestershire  Worcester  England 
2340

The young girl, Mary Ellins, falls ill, after having been "hindmost" of a group of children running from the alleged witch Catherine Huxley, having called her a "Witch" and thrown stones at her. Huxley allegedly says to Mary, "Ellins, you shall have stones enough in your ..." Mary Ellins is "so weak and Languishing that her Friends feared she would not. recover." This initial stage of the illness lasts one month.(44)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 44

1652, April   Evesham  Worcestershire  Worcester  England 
2341

Having been ill the space of a month after being "hindmost" in a group of children who were tormenting Catherine Huxley, an alleged witch, the young girl Mary Ellins begins to "void stones by the urinary passages," which "drop into the Pot or Bason." While voiding these stones, Mary Ellins also experiences the "most grievous pains in her Back and Reins," which are "like the pricking of Pins." Mary Ellins voids some eighty stones, "some plain pebbles, some plain flints, some very small, and some about an ounce weight," and she continues to exhibit these symptoms for a month or two. (44-45)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 44-45

1652, May   Evesham  Worcestershire  Worcester  England 
2342

The young girl, Mary Ellins, voids "stones by the urinary passages," for the space of "a month or two." This leads to "strong suspitions of Witchcraft" upon Catherine Huxley, who allegedly said to Mary Ellins the day the girl and her friends threw rocks at Huxley, calling her a witch, "Ellins, you shall have stones enough in your ---" Huxley is therefore "Apprehended, Examined and Searched." It is found that there are several stones at her bedhead, "such as the said Mary voided."(45)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 45

1652, July   Evesham  Worcestershire  Worcester  England 
2344

Upon the "Apprehension and Commitment" of the alleged witch, Catherine Huxley, who is believed to have caused the illness and the voiding of "stones through urinary passages," in the young girl Mary Ellins, "Mary ceased to void any more stones." For a while, she voided "much blackish and muddy Sand," but then was "perfectly recovered," and grew up to marry have seven children in good health, having "never voided any stones since, nor been troubled with the pain forementioned."(45)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 45

1652   Evesham  Worcestershire  Worcester  England