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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
793

John Gaule describes the witch testing techniques he learned from local witch-finders. Women are made to sit in the middle of a room. If they will not cooperate, they are bound to a chair, kept awake, and denied food for twenty four hours, while witnesses watch for imps to appear.(78-80)

Appears in:
Gaule, John. Select Cases of Conscience Touching Witches and Witchcrafts. London: 1646, 78-80

1646   Great Staughton  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
794

John Gaule suggests that imps might approach witches (who are bound and watched) and that witch-finders are trained to spot them, and to sweep the room looking for flies or spiders to kill, lest they be the witch's imps.(78-80)

Appears in:
Gaule, John. Select Cases of Conscience Touching Witches and Witchcrafts. London: 1646, 78-80

1646   Great Staughton  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
795

John Gaule claims normal animals can become possessed and become familiars. He may have based this claim on the testimony of Frances Moore. Moore was examined as a witch in Huntington in 1646 and claimed to have killed her familiars Tissy and Pretty.(79-80)

Appears in:
Gaule, John. Select Cases of Conscience Touching Witches and Witchcrafts. London: 1646, 79-80

1646   Great Staughton  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England