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List of all Event assertions around a specific parish

ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
3

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that, after Andrew Byles was dead, she discovered she was pregnant with his child. She appealed to Sathan, her familiar, for advice on how to abort it, and he instructed her to "take a certayne herbe and drinke it." She did, and it "destroyed the childe forthwyth." (9, 11)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 11

1545 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
4

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession, that her marriage to Christopher Francis was filled with "much vnquietnes and [was] moued to swearing and cursinge." Desiring to remedy their relationship, Elizabeth asks Sathan to kill their daughter, now a year and a half old. This, however, did not bring Francis "the quietnes that she desyred."(9, 11-12)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 11-12

1548 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
5

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession, that she instructed Sathan to lame her husband, Christopher Francis, when their relationship remained unsatisfactory following the death of their daughter. Sathan did so by lying in Christopher's shoe in the shape of a toad for him to discover with his toes. Christopher, amazed by the toad, asked Elizabeth what it was, and she told him to kill it. When he did, he was struck with "a lamenes wherof he can not healed."(9, 11-12)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 11-12

1548 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
6

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that she kept Sathan for 15 or 16 years before tiring of him. At that time, she gave Sathan to Mother Agnes Waterhouse in exchange for a cake. Francis also passed on the instructions her grandmother, Eve of Hatfield Peverel, had given her, to give Sathan blood and feed him with milk and bread.(9, 12-13)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 12-13

1557 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
10

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that she attempted to borrow yeast from her neighbor, Alice Poole, but when she was refused, she left the house cursing. After this refusal, a white-colored spirit in the shape of a little rugged dog appeared to Francis. She bid the spirit to go to Poole and plague her, which the spirit agreed to do in exchange for a crust of white bread. Thereafter, Poole was said to be grievously pained in her head.(6)

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

1579 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
113

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that Elizabeth Lord bewitched John Fraunces, servant to Goodman Some, by giving him a drink that caused him to sicken and die.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 5-6

1572 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
240

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges in her confession that, after she received the familiar Sathan from Elizabeth Francis, she decided to try him out by asking him to kill one of her hogs. When he did, she gave him a chicken and a drop of her blood as payment.(13-14)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 13-14

1557 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
570

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges in her confession that she had "yued somwhat vnquietly" with her husband and for this reason caused Sathan to kill him. This was about nine years prior to her trial, and she had lived as a widow since.(13, 15)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 13, 15

1557 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
588

George Dell murders Anthony James (Jr.) by first stuffing his mouth with cow dung so he would not make any noise, then slitting his throat from ear to ear. After the deed is done, George Dell ties the boy to a stake and throws him in a bottomless pond instead of giving him a proper Christian burial.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 5

1606 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
589

Elizabeth James (the sister of Anthony James (Jr.) and daughter of Anthony James and Anonymous 66) is miraculously able to tell others of her family's murder, after being mute for four years because her tongue had been cut out by George and Annis Dell. She is questioned by many authority figures - one dresses up as a devil to try and scare her - but Elizabeth James' story always stays the same and she is therefore considered to be telling the truth.(15-16)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 15-16

1606 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
596

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that Elizabeth Lord bewitched Jone Roberts, servant to old Highham, by giving her a piece of apple cake that caused her to sicken and die.(6)

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

1579 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
601

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that she first learned witchcraft from her grandmother, Eve of Hatfield Peverel, at the age of 12. Grandmother Eve instructed her to renounce God and his Word.(9-11)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9-11

1542 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
661

The robbers (eight men and one woman) stop at an inn and show the hostess (Annis Dell) the loot they have stolen from the James family. The ask the hostess what they should do with the children, Elizabeth James and Anthony James (Jr.), whom they have kidnapped. She suggests that the boy be murdered and the girl have her tongue cut out. (3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 3-4

1606 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
663

Henry Whilpley and Nicholas Deacon give witness that the body of a murdered young boy found in a pond is in fact Anthony James (Jr.). When Annis Dell is questioned about the dead boy she denies having any knowledge or involvement with him.(11-12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 11-12

1606 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
696

Elizabeth Francis alleged in her confession that her first request of her familiar, Sathan, was that "she might be ryche and to haue goodes," in the form of sheep. Sathan brings her 18 black and white sheep for her pasture, which "continued wyth her for a tyme, but in the ende dyd all weare awaye she knewe not howe."(9-11)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9-11

1542 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
697

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that after Sathan brought her sheep, she desired to have Andrew Byles, a wealthy man, as a husband. Sathan advises her to have sex with him first, which she does, but Byles refuses to marry her. Furious, Francis has Sathan "waste his goodes" and then kill him with a touch.(10-11)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 10-11

1545 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
698

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that every time Sathan did something for her, he demanded a drop of blood in payment. She would prick herself for the blood on various parts of her body, leaving red marks that were still visible at the time of her trial.(9, 11-12)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 11-12

1566, July 26 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
699

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that some time after Andrew Byle's demise, she again desired a husband. This time, she set her sights on Christopher Francis, and Sathan again advised her to fornicate with him first. She agrees, and is soon pregnant again. Christopher agrees to marry her, and their daughter is born within three months after the wedding.(9, 11)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9, 11

1546 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
702

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges in her confession that, every time Sathan did something for her, she would pay him by pricking her hand or face and allowing him to suck her blood. After, he would lie down in his pot. The places where she pricked herself remain visible to the time of the trial.(12-13)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 12-13

1566, July 26 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
703

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges in her confession that she once became offended by Father Kersye, and instructed Sathan to kill three of Father Kersye's hogs. After Sathan carried out the request, Mother Waterhouse rewarded him with a chicken and a drop of blood. Sathan ate the chicken in its entirety, leaving no bones or feathers behind.(12, 13-14)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 12, 13-14

1557 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
704

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges in her confession that she had a falling out with Widow Gooday and instructed Sathan to drown Gooday's cow. When Sathan did so, she rewarded him with a drop of blood and another chicken.(13, 15)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 13, 15

1557 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
705

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges in her confession that she had a falling out with one of her neighbours (Anonymous 67) and instructed Sathan to kill three of that neighbour's geese.(13, 15)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 13, 15

1557 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
706

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges in her confession that she was once refused yeast and in revenge instructed Sathan to "destroye the brewing at that tyme."(13, 15)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 13, 15

1557 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
707

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges that her neighbour, Anonymous 68, refused to give her butter, and in revenge she caused this neighbour's curds to spoil two or three days later.(13, 15)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 13, 15

1557 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
708

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges in her confession that she had a falling out with her neighbours, Anonymous 85 and Anonymous 86, and sent Sathan to kill the husband, Anonymous 85, with a bloody flux. Once Anonymous 85 had died, she rewarded Sathan with a drop of blood and a chicken.(13, 15)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 13, 15

1557 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
710

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges in her confession that whenever she wanted Sathan to do something for her, she would say her Pater Noster (the Lord's Prayer) in Latin.(13, 16)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 13, 16

1566, July 26 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
711

Mother Agnes Waterhouse alleges in her confession that she caused Sathan to take the shape of a toad when her poverty forced her to remove the wool from the familiar's pot. To change his shape, she prayed in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.(13, 16-17)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 13, 16-17

1566, July 26 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
715

Joan Waterhouse alleges in her confession that, the previous winter, her mother Agnes Waterhouse attempted to teach her witchcraft and the name of her familiar, but she refused. (18-19)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 18-19

1565 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
716

Joan Waterhouse alleges in her confession that once, when her mother Agnes Waterhouse was gone to Breakstede, she went to the neighbours to ask for bread and cheese from their child, Agnes Browne. Browne refused to give her any, or "at the least not so muche as wolde satisfye her." (18-20)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 18-20

1566 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
717

Joan Waterhouse, after Agnes Browne refuses to give her bread and cheese, decides to do as she had seen her mother, Agnes Waterhouse, do and call on the familiar Sathan for help. Sathan emerges from under Mother Waterhouse's bed in the form of a large dog with horns and asks what she would have of him.(18-20)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 18-20

1566 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
718

Joan Waterhouse alleges in her confession that she offered Sathan a red rooster in exchange for him frightening Agnes Browne, but Sathan demands her body and soul instead. Joan is so frightened of him herself that she agrees to get him to leave. He departs to haunt Browne.(18-20)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 18-20

1566 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
720

Agnes Brown alleges in her deposition that she was churning butter when she was visited by a "thynge lyke a blacke dogge with [a] face like an ape a short ta[l]e a [cheine] and a syluer whystle (to her thinking) about his neck, and a peyre of hornes on his heade, & [held] in his mouth she keye of the milkehouse doore." She claims she was afraid and that this thing skipped and leaped and sat on a nettle.(28-36)

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

1566 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
721

Agnes Browne claims in her deposition that she asked the thing like a black dog what it wanted, and it answered that it had come for some butter. When she told it she had none to give, it put the key in the lock of the milkhouse door and insisted that it would have some butter. It opened the door, set the key on a cheese on the shelf, and stayed in there a while. When it finally emerged, it locked the door behind itself, told Brown that it had made some butter for her, and left.(28-36)

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

1566 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
722

Agnes Browne alleges in her confession that, immediately after the thing like a black dog left, she went to her aunt and told her what had happened. Her aunt sent for a priest, who had Browne pray to God and call on the name of Jesus.(28-36)

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

1566 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
723

Agnes Browne alleges during her deposition that the thing like a black dog returned the next day with the milkhouse key in its mouth, and she said to it "in the name of Iesus what haste thou there." The thing laid down the key, told her she spoke evil words by using that name and departed. When Browne reported this, her aunt (Anonymous 87) confiscated the key for two days and made Agnes show her the buttery print left on the cheese the previous day.(28-36)

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

1566 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
724

Agnes Browne alleges during her deposition that the thing like a black dog returned a third time a few days after the second, this time with a bean pod in its mouth. When the Queen's Attorney Master Gerard asked her how she knew that, she replied that she bid it show her in the name of Jesus. It again told her she spoke evil words and departed, only to return a short time later with bread in its mouth. This time, she asked it what it wanted, and it replied butter. She told it once more she had none to give, it insisted it would have some anyway, and left again.(28-36)

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

1566 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
725

Agnes Browne alleges in her deposition that she last saw the thing like a black dog the previous Wednesday, which was July 24, 1566. This time, it came with a dagger in its mouth and asked her if she was dead. She replied that she was not and thanked God, to which it said it would fix that by thrusting its dagger into her heart. Agnes claims she commanded it to lay down its knife in the name of Jesus, but it refused to part with its "[sw]eete dames knyfe." She then asked who its dame was, and it "nodded & wagged his head to your house mother water house."(28-36)

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

1566, July 24 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
1502

Mr. Amyce believes he has been bewitched by "a notable witch" (Anonymous 225). ()

Appears in:
Roberts, R. A.. Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 10: 1600. Unknown: 1904,

1600, September Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
1504

Mr. Amyce is examined by several doctors (Anonymous 226) who are unable to determine what is wrong with him. In the end, Mr. Amyce claims he must have been bewitched by "that lewd woman" (Anonymous 225).()

Appears in:
Roberts, R. A.. Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 10: 1600. Unknown: 1904,

1600, September Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
1505

Mr. Amyce sees a woman (Anonymous 227) who has been sent to him by Jo. Stileman about his having been allegedly bewitched by a witch (Anonymous 225). The woman (Anonymous 227) gives him something to take before bed that night. He does and has an "alteration in himself" and ate more meat than he had in all the time he was sick.()

Appears in:
Roberts, R. A.. Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 10: 1600. Unknown: 1904,

1600, September Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
2637

Elizabeth Francis alleges in her confession that her grandmother, Eve of Hatfield Peverel, gave her a familiar named Sathan, which took the form of a white spotted cat. Grandmother Eve instructed her to give her blood to the familiar, feed him bread and milk, and a keep him in a basket.(9-11)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 9-11

1542 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
2638

Joan Waterhouse alleges in her confession that she only ever saw her mother, Agnes Waterhouse, holding her familiar once. The familiar was in the shape of a toad, and appeared suddenly when Mother Waterhouse called it out by the name of Sathan.(18-19)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 18-19

1566, July 26 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
2639

Joan Waterhouse alleges in her confession that she cannot call Sathan again because she did not let him out. She adds that she never called on him again after setting him on Agnes Brown.(18-20)

Appears in:
Phillips, John. The Examination and Confession of Certain Witches. London: 1566, 18-20

1566, July 26 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England