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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
237

Jane Throckmorton falls "uppon the sodaine into a strange kinde of sickenes and distemperature of body," which causes her to sneeze continually for half an hour, fall into a trance in which her belly swells and heaves, or shakes her leg or arm as if palsied.(3-4)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 3-4

1589, November 10 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
543

The Throckmorton family is visited by numerous neighbours during Jane Throckmorton's illness, including Mother Alice Samuel. When Jane sees Mother Samuel, she cries out "looke where the old witch sitteth (pointing to the said mother Samuell) did you euer see (said the Child) one more like a witch than she is: Take off her blacke-thrumbed cappe, for I cannot abide to looke on her." Mistress Throckmorton rebukes her daughter and, thinking she is overtired, sends her to bed. However, Mother Samuel is observed to look rueful at Jane's words.(3-4)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 3-4

1589, November 13 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2653

Jane Throckmorton continues to be afflicted by fits after four or five days, and her parents send a sample of her urine to Dr. Barrow in Cambridge for his advice. Dr. Barrow replies that "he did perceiue no kind of distemperature save onely that he thought she might be troubled with wormes" and includes medicine for her. Jane's condition still does not improve, so another urine sample is sent; this time Dr. Barrow says her urine shows no sign of illness. He sends purgatives this time, which also have no effect. The third time, Dr. Barrow tells Robert Throckmorton "he should not striue any more there with by Physicke, nor spend any more money about it: for he himselfe said, that he had some experience of the mallice of some witches, and he verily thought that there was some kind of sorcerie & witchcraft wrought towards his childe." (4-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 4-5

1689, November 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2654

A month after Jane Throckmorton begins to have fits, she is joined in them by her sisters Elizabeth and Mary. All three begin to cry out against Mother Alice Samuel, "take her away, looke where shee standeth here before us in a blacke thrumbd Cap, (which kind of Cap indeed shee did usually weare, but shee was not then present) it is shee (saide they) that hath bewitched us, and shee will kill us if you doe not take her away." Robert and Mistress Throckmorton begin to suspect that their children are indeed bewitched.(5-6)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 5-6

1689, December 10 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2655

Grace Throckmorton, the youngest of the Throckmorton girls, begins to have fits a few weeks after Elizabeth and Mary. She, too, cries out against Mother Alice Samuel while in the throes of her affliction. (5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 5-6

1689, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2656

Joan Throckmorton, the eldest daughter, is afflicted with fits soon after Grace, and proves to be "worse handled indeede than any of the other Sisters were, for shee hauing more strength than they, and striuing more with the Spirite than the rest." She is allegedly made to sneeze, screech, groan, heave her belly, and bounce violently until onlookers feared injury to herself and damage to the furniture. She joins her sisters in crying out against Mother Alice Samuel.(6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 6

1689, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2657

Joan Throckmorton's fits allegedly begin to include a Spirit that would give her information, including predictions of what is to come. It tells her "there should bee twelve of them which should be bewitched in that house, in one sorte or other, and named them all unto her, being all women kinde, and servantes in the house, her selfe and her Sisters being fiue of the number."(6-7)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 6-7

1690, January Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2658

The servants (Anonymous 440) within the Throckmorton household begin to be afflicted by fits, as predicted by Jane Throckmorton. During their fits, "they all cried out of Mother Samuell, as the Children did, saying take her away Mistris, for Gods sake take her away and burne her, for shee will kill us all if you let her alone, hauing the same miseries and extremities that the children had, and when they were out of their fittes they knew no more than the children did." Those servants that the Throckmortons' employ no longer suffered fits.(6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 6-7

1590, January Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2659

Gilbert Pickering, uncle to the Throckmorton children, comes to visit upon hearing of their afflictions. On his arrival, he is told that a group of concerned neighbors led by Mistress Andley and Master Whittel and has gone to Mother Alice Samuel's home to try and persuade her to visit the children. Robert and Mistress Throckmorton tell him that this group intends to have the children scratch Mother Samuel, despite advice from Divines that this is unlawful. The add that, though Mother Samuel has claimed "shee would venter hir life in water up to the chin; and loose some parte of hir best bleud to doe them any good," the children have accused her of bewitching them.(7-8)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 7-8

1590, February 13 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2660

Gilbert Pickering joins Mistress Andley, Master Whittle and the rest of the company already at Mother Alice Samuel's home to persuade her to come with them back to the Throckmorton home. She refuses loudly and must be forced. Agnes Samuel and Cicely Burder are also forced to come, as the company suspects them of witchcraft as well. Though Agnes and Mother Samuel are kept separated, Mother Samuel makes an opportunity to tell Agnes to confess to nothing on the way to the house, and is overheard by Pickering. When confronted about it, she claims to have been instructing her daughter to go home to get her father his dinner.(7-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 7-8

1590, February 13 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2661

As soon as Mother Alice Samuel enters the Throckmorton home by Gilbert Pickering, Master Whittel, MIstress Andley and company, the three children present (Jane and two unknown others) allegedly fall into tormenting fits. They thrash like fish out of water and their bellies heave.(8-9)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 8-9

1590, February 13 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2662

Jane Throckmorton allegedly falls into a fit upon seeing Mother Alice Samuel that is so severe Master Whittel must carry her up to her bed. She thrashes so wildly he is unable to hold her down. Her belly swells "farre bigger and in higher measure for her proportion, than any woman with child readie to be deliuered, her bellie being as hard as though there had binne for the present time a great loafe in the same, and in such manner it would rise and fall an hundred times in the space of an howre."(8-9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 8-9

1590, February 13 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2663

Gilbert Pickering checks on Jane Throckmorton and finds her still in the throes of a fit, scratching at the covers with her fingernails while repeating "Oh, that I had her, Oh that I had her." Suspecting that she refers to Mother Alice Samuel, he puts his hand on hers, but she recognizes him and does not scratch it. Pickering fetches Mother Samuel to her bedside and thrusts her hand into Jane's, whereupon "the childe scratched her, with such vehemencie that her nailes brake into Spylles with the force and earnest desire that she had to reuenge." He covers Mother Samuel's hand with his own, and she stops. Further experimentation shows that, even when unable to see who touches her, Jane will only scratch Mother Samuel.(9-11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 9-11

1590, February 13 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2664

Gilbert Pickering notices another of the Throckmorton children scratching and repeating "Oh that I had her, Oh that I had her." He brings Cicely Burder to the child, and notes that, like her sister Jane with Mother Alice Samuel, she will only scratch Burder and no other. Robert Throckmorton, the children's father, comes home before Pickering can test the third child as well.(10-11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 10-11

1590, February 13 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2665

Dr. Dorington, the parish parson, visits the Throckmorton family to pray for them. During the prayer, all five of the Throckmorton daughters allegedly fall into fits of shrieking and sneezing. When he pauses, their fits end, and when he resumes, their fits start once more.(11-12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 11-12

1590, February 13 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2676

Elizabeth Throckmorton declares that she will not be well again until she returns to Warboys and is escorted back by her aunt, Mistress Pickering. The closer she gets to Warboys, the more her afflictions ease: she comes to herself, regains use of her legs and is able to eat and drink with cheer. However, when Elizabeth tries to read from a prayer book and comes to a mention of Satan, she shakes and wrings her shoulders; the suggestion that she return to Tichmarch causes her to go into a full fit again. She is reduced again to drinking milk through a quill.(24-26)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 24-26

1590, September 2 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2678

Lady Cromwell and her daughter-in-law, Mistress Cromwell, visit the Throckmorton home to visit the children and offer comfort to Robert and Mistress Throckmorton. While there, Lady Cromwell sends for Mother Alice Samuel, who dares not refuse because her family is tenant to Sir Henry Cromwell. Lady Cromwell charges Mother Samuel with witchcraft and speaks harshly to her, saying that the spirits possessing the children have identified her as sending them. Jane Throckmorton overhears the conversation while in the throes of a fit, and accuses Mother Samuel of being the cause of it. Mother Samuel denies Lady Cromwell and Jane's allegations.(30-32)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 30-32

1590, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2679

Lady Cromwell attempts to take Mother Alice Samuel into a private room to examine her more closely, but Mother Samuel refuses and insists she must go home. Realizing this is as much as she will get from her, Lady Cromwell suddenly clips a lock of Mother Samuel's hair, takes her hairlace and gives both to Mistress Throckmorton to burn. Mother Samuel, offended, allegedly says "Madame why doe use me thus? I never did you any harme as yet."(30-32)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 30-32

1590, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2682

Henry Pickering, scholar and uncle to the Throckmorton children, comes to visit. He, with two other scholars of his acquaintance, take advantage of the visit follow Mother Samuel about her errands without the knowledge of the Throckmorton family. They watch her exchange a wooden tankard for some barme and talk to one of the neighbours, then stop her in the street and begin questioning her. She is loud, abrupt and will not accept their rebuke for her to "keep the womans vertue, & be more silent." She uses the opportunity to complain of Robert Throckmorton's misuse of her, to accuse the children of wantonness for their fits and criticize Throckmorton for not punishing bad behaviour. (32-33)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 32-33

1590, December 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2683

Henry Pickering demands Mother Alice Samuel tell him of her service to God and tries unsuccessfully to get her to say that by saying "her God would deliver her, her God would defend her, and revenge her of her enemie, alway using the phrase of my God wil doo this & that for me" she meant a God other than the one of the Church. After this, she insisted she needed to go, for "her husband would beat her for her long tarrying." Pickering lets her leave, but insists she confess or repent, and threatens that if she did not, "he himselfe would bring fire & wood, & the children should blowe the coales." As she leaves, she tells him in turn that "I had rather...see you dowsed over head and eares in this pond."(32-33)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 32-33

1590, December 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2684

Joan Throckmorton has a fit while her uncle Henry Pickering is out observing and talking with Mother Alice Samuel. During this fit, she allegedly reports everything Mother Samuel does, what she is wearing, and repeats the conversation between her and Pickering verbatim. Hearing this, Robert Throckmorton asks about Pickering's whereabouts; no-one knows where he is and had not seen him since the evening prayer at the church. Throckmorton goes to find Pickering, meets him in the churchyard and tells him what has transpired; they return to the house and the children tell Pickering everything he and Mother Samuel have been doing that day.(33-34)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 33-34

1590, December 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2685

A spirit in the form of a dun chicken allegedly begins to appear to the Throckmorton girls regularly, starting with their uncle Henry Pickering's visit. This spirit claims to have been sent by Mother Alice Samuel to torment and vex them, and tells them "many things concerning mother Samuell, insomuch that she coulde doo almost nothing at home for a great time, but the spirit woulde disclose."(33-34)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 33-34

1590, December 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2686

The chicken spirit (Anonymous 222) accuses Mother Alice Samuel of causing the fits of the Throckmorton children and the household servants. it also alleged that if they were carried to Mother Samuel's home, or if Mother Samuel was brought to them, their fits would end. This proves true, though the fits resume the moment Mother Samuel is away from them. When this starts, Robert Throckmorton decides it is best to disperse his children, keeping one or two at home and sending the rest to stay with friends of the family.(34-35)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 34-35

1591, January Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2687

The Throckmorton sisters, separated for about a year and a half, are allegedly able to tell what each other is doing while in their fits. Their fits come less frequently while they are separated, most having about one a month, sometimes going six months without one. One sister is entirely free of them throughout the separation.(35-36)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 35-36

1591, January Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2688

At Michaelmas, Jane, Elizabeth, Grace and Mary Throckmorton are living once more in their father's house, while Joan Throckmorton stays with their uncle Gilbert Pickering. One of the girls, "the youngest save one" (either Elizabeth or Mary) falls into strange fits in which she loses her senses and is heard to "prattle a little to an infant, which was newlie borne in the house, wherein she tooke great delight." When these fits started, an aunt staying with the Throckmortons gave birth to a child, which this girl meets for the first time while it is held in the visiting Mother Alice Samuel's arms. The fits last three weeks.(36-38)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 36-38

1592, September 29 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2689

Around Hollantide (Halloween), the spirit Anonymous 222 would allegedly talk to the children frequently at the end of their fits. It predicted the manner, number and time of their fits and reported on Mother Alice Samuel's doings. The children would often have fits first thing in the morning, during meals, on Sundays and whenever the church bells rang. The girls also claim that Anonymous 222 cannot kill them, and begin to "accuse Mo. Samuel, openly to her face, & say y they shal not be wel in any place, excpe they continue in her house, or shee be brought to continue wyth them." This lasts about a month.(38-40)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 38-40

1592, October 31 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2690

Robert Throckmorton doubts that the spirit Anonymous 222 is telling the truth, and notices that for three weeks that when his daughters are afflicted by pain in their fits, they have good health whenever Mother Alice Samuel visits the house. He goes to John Samuel to ask his permission for Mother Samuel to come live at his house, offering John ten pounds a year for her services caring for his children. John agrees, but Mother Samuel refuses; when she leaves town rather than go to the Throckmorton home, John beats her severely with a cudgel. Robert Throckmorton must intervene, and takes her in as a guest while she recovers. Mistress Throckmorton tries to persuade her not to go back to him, but she does anyway ten days later, claiming she needs to get something from her house while John is out on an errand.(40-42)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 40-42

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2691

The Throckmorton children do not have fits while Mother Alice Samuel stays in the home to recover from her beating, but the fits resume when she returns to her husband. They claim that Mother Samuel has been feeding her spirits, "making a new league and composition with them, which was, that although now she came againe to the house, they shal be no whit the better, but rather the worse for her being there, because shee would not remaine any longer there." Thereafter, the children have fits whenever she visits them, though Robert Throckmorton notices that they will only eat what Mother Samuel feeds them. Mother Samuel is finally persuaded to stay at the house.(42-43)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 42-43

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2692

The Throckmorton children claim to see a thing sitting with them and demand whether Mother Alice Samuel can see it to, telling her that it is marvellous that she cannot since she sent it. The tell their father that Mother Samuel is only pretending not to see it. (42-44)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 42-44

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2693

Robert Throckmorton asks Mother Alice Samuel to "name howe many fittes those three children that then were in their fits, shoulde haue the next day following, and what kind of fits they shold haue, when they should being, and how long they should continue." She is "very loth to be brought unto it" but gives in after Throckmorton demands she do so despite her objections. All the fits she predicts for the next day occur exactly as told.(42-43)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 42-43

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2694

Robert Throckmorton confronts Mother Alice Samuel, conveying his childrens' accusation that she keeps several spirits in her service, commands them and feeds them with her blood. He demands that she confess, but she "most vehemently denied it, with many bitter words and curses upon her selfe, desiring the Lord, to shew some present token from heaven upon her."(43-44)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 43-44

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2695

Robert Throckmorton and Henry Pickering, after hearing Mother Alice Samuel's protestations that she keeps no spirits, are told by John Lawrence, their nephew, that Mother Samuel's chin is bleeding. They find her in the parlour and allegedly see a napkin with which she has wiped away blood. On examination, her chin has "some fewe little red spots, as if they had beene flea-bytings." Robert Throckmorton demands to know whether her chin bleeds like this often, and she tells him it does, usually when she is alone.(44-45)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 44-45

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2696

Mother Alice Samuels, after she is condemned, tells Henry Pickering that the "some fewe little red spots, as if they had beene flea-bytings" he saw on her had been bleeding because "spirites were then sucking at her chinne, when shee made that protestation to Maister Throckmorton and him, and that when she wyped them of with her hand, her chinne bled."(44-45)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 44-45

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2697

The Throckmorton children claim that their spirits told them that if Robert Throckmorton went to John Samuel's home, his daughter Agnes Samuel would hide to avoid being questioned about their possession. Throckmorton decides to go test this. When she hears him coming to the door, Agnes hides in the room above the parlor and piles sacks and tubs over the trap door. John waits until Throckmorton has been knocking for some time before answering the door, and claims that Agnes is not home and he does not know where she has gone to. Throckmorton calls for her three or for times, demanding that she answer, searching the house. When he comes to the trapdoor and finds it stuck, he threatens to break it down. At this, Agnes finally answers that she is there. Satisfied, Throckmorton leaves, chiding John for lying.(45-47)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 45-47

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2698

Mother Alice Samuel grows weary of life in the Throckmorton household, allegedly because she had no privacy due to the children's pronouncements of her doings, and because the children demanded her to confess before the Tuesday after Twelve day and threatened to enforce it if she did not cooperate.(46-47)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 46-47

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2699

The Throckmorton children claim that the Tuesday after Twelve Day would be a happy day, for their spirits had promised them they would have no more fits after that day if Mother Alice Samuel confessed. That Tuesday, January 12, was to be the first Assizes of the year. They attempted to convince her by describing the joys of Heaven she would lose, and the torments of Hell she could look forward to, if she refused. They also berated her for her "negligent comming to Church, and slacknesse in Gods seruice" and for her "leude bringing up of her Daughter." Despite their efforts, Mother Samuel is "little or nothing mooved."(47-48)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 47-48

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2700

Mother Alice Samuel has a fit of bleeding at the nose around Christmas, so profuse that "now she wared fainte, and looked very pale, insomuch, that Maister Throckmorton and his wife, were very careful for her, fearing some harme should come unto her in his house." She continues with her work, to take meals with the Throckmorton family, and to sleep under his roof.(48-49)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 48-49

1592, December 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2701

Elizabeth Throckmorton has a day in which she feels unwell and unable to eat, but tries coming to the dinner table anyway. She has a fit at the table in which her mouth locks up, rendering her unable to eat, drink or speak, and retreats to her bed weeping. The next day, she continues to be ill and eat little or nothing, but by nightfall claims to be better and feel hungry. Her mouth locks up again at dinner, however. Robert Throckmorton turns to Mother Alice Samuel and says "I thinke (Mother Samuell) you are disposed to pyne that wenche," but she denies any involvement in Elizabeth's affliction. Throckmorton pronounces that she will have nothing to eat or drink from that point on until Elizabeth can do both. As the table is being cleared, Elizabeth lets out a sigh and says "If I had some meate now, I could eate it." Both she and Mother Samuel eat heartily; from that point on none of the girls' mouths lock up again.(49-50)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 49-50

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2703

Mother Samuel begins to complain that she is afflicted as the day of the Assizes draws nearer. She is first bedridden with back pain, then complain of pain in her head, heart or stomach. She moans through the night. One such night, she complains of a great pain in her belly, and it is seen to swell to the size of a penny-loaf. She tells Robert Throckmorton that one of the evil spirits that haunt the house has gotten inside her. The next morning, the swelling is gone.(50-51)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 50-51

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2706

Jane Throckmorton has a severe fit while Mother Alice Samuel watches, including a bout of strong sneezing. Mother Samuel begins to fear that the girl will die and prays fervently for her returned health. The more earnest her prayers, the more tormented Jane becomes, and the more she names God or Jesus Christ, the stronger the child's fits. The rest of the children continue to demand Mother Samuel confess, insisting their fits will not end until she does. Robert Throckmorton echos their demands.(51-53)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 51-53

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2708

Robert Throckmorton convinces Mother Alice Samuel to "charge the spirit in the name of GOD, and speake from your heart, that neither she nor any of them all haue their fittes any more" to end Jane Throckmorton's possession. He then has her "charge the spirit againe in the name of God, and speake from your heart, and be not afraide, that he depart from them all now at this present, and that hee neuer returne to them againe." The three children present wipe their eyes and stand, allegedly returned to health.(52-55)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 52-55

1592, December 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2714

Mother Alice Samuel allegedly confesses to causing the possession and fits of the Throckmorton children and begs Robert Throckmorton's forgiveness. She says that he had done her no wrong, and tells him she did it because "I haue forsake my maker, and giuen my soule to the divell." Mother Samuel also asks forgiveness of MIstress Throckmorton, Robert's mother, and of the children. Robert and Mistress Throckmorton, "perceiuing the old woman thus penitent, and so greatly cast downe: for she did nothing but weep & lament all this time, comforted her by all the good meanes they could, and said that they would freely forgiue he rfrom their hearts, so be it their children might neuer be more troubled." Robert calls for Dr. Dorington, the town minister, to comfort her as well.(52-55)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 52-55

1592, December 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2715

Dr. Dorington asks Robert Throckmorton to give Mother Alice Samuel leave to return to her husband. He counsels Mother Samuel to reconcile with John Samuel, and finds her dutiful. John Samuel gives his permission for her to return home. However, once she is back in John Samuel's home, she denies her involvement in the Throckmorton childrens' bewitchment and possession; Dr. Dorington must thereafter be content to have heard her make a public confession in the church.(55-56)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 55-56

1592, December 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2716

Robert Throckmorton and Dr. Dorington go to Mother Alice Samuel's home to question her about her retraction. When they arrive, they find John, Alice and their daughter Agnes Samuel discussing the matter. Agnes is overheard to say "Beleeue them not, beleeue them not, for all their faire speeches," but she denies it as soon as Throckmorton and Dorington let themselves in. Throckmorton confronts Mother Samuel about her retraction, and she replies that "she would denie that shee was a witch, or any cause of the troubling of his children." She claims that she confessed before for the joy of seeing his children so suddenly well after he had her pray for them. Throckmorton tells her he will not let the matter rest, and that "eyther you or I will beare the shame of it in the end." (55-56)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 55-56

1592, December 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2717

Robert Throckmorton goes to Dr. Dorington's home the day after Mother Alice Samuel's retraction, and tells him that he is determined not to let the matter die.They sent for her to come to the church, and when she arrives she proves to be "farther off from confessing anything that shee had sayd or done, then euer she was before." Throckmorton takes her by the hand and tells her that both she and her daughter Agnes Samuel should go with him to the Bishop of Lincoln. He sends for constables and has them prepare the women for their journey.(56-57)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 56-57

1592, December 26 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2718

Mother Alice Samuel approaches Robert Throckmorton while the constables are waiting for them to finish preparing for their journey to the Bishop of Lincoln. She tells him that if he will go with her into the parlor, she will confess to him alone. He agrees, and she confesses all over again. Mother Samuel insists she never would have denied a thing except that her husband and daughter had called her a fool for confessing in the first place. Throckmorton tells her that if she will stick to her confession, he will do what he can to help her. (57-58)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 57-58

1592, December 26 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2719

Mother Alice Samuel makes a second confession before Dr. Dorington while he records it for posterity. While they are occupied with this, Robert Throckmorton calls together as many of the neighbours as he can and has them listen from under the parlor window. When this comes to Dr. Dorington's attention, he begins to speak more loudly, and demands that Mother Samuel do the same. When the confession is done, Dr. Dorington gathers everyone present into the hall, and reads out what he has written. The mass of neighbours tell her it is too late to deny anything.(57-58)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 57-58

1592, December 26 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2720

John Samuel and Agnes Samuel come to Dr. Dorington's house, hearing that something is going on involving Mother Alice Samuel. Robert Throckmorton tells them that Mother Samuel has made another confession, and repeats what she told him about their involvement in her retraction. John Samuel denies this and calls Mother Samuel a foul name. He attempts to strike her, but is prevented by the crowd. Mother Samuel, seeing his fury, falls into a faint; Mistress Throckmorton calls for aquavitae for her. When Mother Samuel revives, Throckmorton has her and Agnes taken into custody and they accompany him to the Bishop of Lincoln.(57-58)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 57-58

1592, December 26 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2729

Dr. Dorington allegedly witnesses the happenings at the Throckmorton house on January 9, 1593 while Robert Throckmorton is at Huntingdon Assizes arguing for Agnes Samuel to be released on bail into his custody. According to his report, Mary, Joan and Grace Throckmorton fell into fits of lamesness, blindness, deafness and numbness around noon. Only their little brother, Robert Jr., was able to make himself understood to Joan, and only Joan could make herself understood to Mary and Grace. (62-63)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 62-63

1593, January 9 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2730

Dr. Dorington is visiting the Throckmorton children with a scholar from Cambridge while Robert Throckmorton is at the Huntingdon Assizes, and allegedly hears the children repeating "I am glad, I am glad, none so glad as I." He asks Robert Throckmorton Jr. to ask them why they are so glad, and Jane replies "we shal know within these two howers good newes." When asked when they will emerge from their fits, the girls say "Now by and by, and then we shall go well al of us into the hall, out of this parlor, and thence returning quickly y hither againe, we shall presently enter into another fitt like unto this, and then you shall heare newes."(62-63)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 62-63

1593, January 9 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2731

Jane, Mary and Grace Throckmorton emerge from their fits, as they had predicted. They immediately rise to check on their mother, Mistress Throckmorton, who is unwell and bedridden that day. All three then go into the parlour and immediately fall back into their fits and resume repeating "I am glad, I am glad, none so glad as I." This time, when asked to explain why they say that, they reply "Agnes Samuell should be brought to their fathers house from Huntington, and they should not heare Agnes Samuell as they did her mother, in their firts because their father should not trouble her with any mo questions, and so the spirit telleth them." After this, all three fall into contortions and, groaning, their bellies rise high. They emerge from this fit as if waking from sleep, and Jane says to the spirit tormenting them "farewell and be hanged." Dr. Dorington witnesses these events. (62-63)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 62-63

1593, January 9 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2732

The Throckmorton children go three or four days without fits once Agnes Samuel is brought to the house. At the end of that time, "the children fell all of them a fresh into their fits againe, and were as greeuously afflicted as ever they were in the olde womans time, and then the spirits did begin, as plainly to accuse the daughter as ever they did the mother, and do tell the children that the old woman hath set over her spirits to her daughter, and that she hath bewitched them al over againe, and that she will deale worse with them then ever her mother did." (63-64)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 63-64

1593, January Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2733

Joan Throckmorton, the eldest daughter, allegedly has fits in which she complains about pain in her legs, which grow so severe she cannot walk or sit. She is heard talking familiarly with the spirit that comes to her, "demanding of it from whence it came, and what newes it brought, speaking very disdainfully to it." It is said to reply that she "should have verie extreame fits hereafter, and be worse handled than euer she was : saying that shee should now haue her fits, being in perfect memory, and hauing al her senses."(64-65)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 64-65

1593, February 9 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2734

Joan Throckmorton allegedly suffers a fit in which she bleeds profusely from her nose and talks to herself. After a while, a spirit seems to come to her; she describes it tumbling like a football. When she asks its name, she claims to hear it call itself Blew. As they converse, she repeats all of Blew's words back to itself(65-66)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 65-66

1593, February 10 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2735

Joan Throckmorton calls for Agnes Samuel and asks where she was at, saying Agnes "had but too much libertie, and that she must be more straightly looked unto, for of late (said she) she was in y kitchin chamber talking with her spirits." She then tells Agnes that she believes she and her sisters will be no better until Agnes and her mother, Alice Samuel, have been hanged, for her spirits have told her so. Agnes admitted to having been in the kitchen, but denied talking to spirits or knowing anything about them despite Joan's insistence that she stop denying it.(65-66)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 65-66

1593, February 10 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2736

Joan Throckmorton falls into the fit the spirit Blew allegedly warned her of, claiming that "she was marvellous sicke and full of paine" for half an hour. She claims that Blew has told her she will be worse handled than this in the future, and when she asks why she is being punished more than her sisters, it supposedly replies "because she told tales of their dame: who is your dame (saith she?) he answered Nan Samuell." Blew is then said to demand to know when the spirit Smack was with her, and she claims in turn to know no such being.(66-68)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 66-68

1593, February 10 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2737

Elizabeth Throckmorton falls into a fit while one of her father's relatives is visiting, and Robert Throckmorton claims that his daughter can be brought out of her affliction if Agnes Samuel says a few words over her. He calls for Agnes, and makes her say "I charge thee diuell in the name of the God of heaven and earth as I hate thee, an am no Witch, nor guiltie of this matter, that thou depart from this childe, and suffer her to come forth of her fit." Elizabeth remained in her fit. Robert Throckmorton then has her say "I charge thee thou diuell, as I loue thee, and haue authoritie ouer thee, and am a Witch, and guiltie of this matter, that thou suffer this childe to be well at this present." Elizabeth wipes her eyes and is well. Jane then falls into a fit, and is pulled out the same way.(68-69)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 68-69

1593, February 11 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2738

Joan Throckmorton has a tormenting fit and then a senseless fit; in the middle, she groans and says "whence come you M. Smacke, and what newes do you bring?" The spirit allegedly claims to have been fighting with Pluck in "his old dames backhouse, which is an old house standing in mother Samuels yarde." Smack claims he will return again on Wednesday night; when he departs, Pluck takes his place. While they converse, Joan claims not to know Smack.(69)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 69

1593, February 11 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2739

Joan Throckmorton has another day of extreme fits while Agnes Samuel prays heartily for her. When Agnes is asked whether Joan's fit is wantonness, as Mother Alice Samuel had often said, Agnes replies "now she could not deny, but that it was some supernaturall worke in the patient."(69-70)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 69-70

1593, February 12 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2740

During her fits, Joan claims to be visited by the spirit Catch, who tells her Pluck has broken his leg. She tries to break Catch's leg, but falls; he departs after numerous more attempts to do him injury.(69-70)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 69-70

1593, February 12 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2741

Joan Throckmorton has a fit on Tuesday in which the spirit Blew allegedly visits her; he has an arm in a sling and claims to have been fighting with Smack. Blew says he and the other spirits will all fall on Smack one day and be even with him.(70-71)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 70-71

1593, February 13 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2742

Joan Throckmorton is allegedly visited by the spirit Smack on Wednesday, as he promised on Sunday. They discuss his fighting with the other spirits, and Joan tells him their plan to mob him. Smack says he can take two of them all by himself, and the other two will be handled by a spirit he calls Hardname, "for his name standeth upon eight letters, and euery letter standeth for a word, but what his name is we know not." He also claims the other two Smacks, which Mother Alice Samuel described in her confession, will help him. (71-72)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 71-72

1593, February 14 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2743

The spirit Smack allegedly attempts to win Joan Throckmorton's favour by "making very faire promises to her that he would do any thing for her, if she would love him." She denies him continually, though she is intrigued by his suggestion that she scratch Agnes Samuel. She finally says to him "You have told me many times that I should scratch Agnes Samuell, tell me now, when shall I scratch her?" He tells her to scratch her before the next Assizes, so that she stands before the judge with a scratched face. Joan agrees to this. In return, Smack promises she will have no more fits after the Assizes, and that if she does, "wo be to Agnes Samuell, for I will bring her to her end."(72-73)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 72-73

1593, February 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2744

Joan Throckmorton allegedly recieves another visit from the spirit Smack, in which he claims to have been fighting with Pluck and Catch alongside one of the other Smacks, and to have "beaten them both very much, so that they dare not come to her any more." Smack then advises her to wait a while longer before scratching Agnes Samuel, so that she does not have time to heal before the Assizes. He also accuses Agnes of "cosenting to the death of the Lady Crumwel." Smack tells her that, "to proue this to be true, whensoever any stranger shall come into the house, you shall fall into your fitte, and if then Agnes Samuell shall come unto you and say, As I am a Witch, and consenting to the death of Ladie Crumwell, so I charge thee to depart and to let her come foorth of her fit, you shall presently well." He also promises that she will have numerous fits on the Assizes day, but that Agnes Samuel will be made to pay.(73-74)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 73-74

1593, February 20 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2745

Joan Throckmorton is visited by the spirit Smack, who claims that she "shall haue no moe fits untill this day seuen-night, if you will arise betimes to morrow morning, otherwise if you do not, you shall haue your fit in the monring, which shall continue all the day to your trouble." He says that Agnes Samuel bid him to ensure she had no more for that span, and adds that "you shal haue no mo fits this weeke, except some strangers come" so that she can shame Agnes in front of those strangers.(74-75)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 74-75

1593, February 23 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2746

Master Throckmorton, cousin to Robert Throckmorton, is the first stranger to visit the Throckmorton household after Smack advises Joan Throckmorton to use her fits to shame Agnes Samuel. On his arrival, Joan falls into a fit, and Smack allegedly tells her "strangers were come, and now she must haue her fit to proove Agnes Samuel a witch." Joan's younger sister Jane also falls into a fit, and Robert Throckmorton sends for Agnes to hold Jane. (75-76)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 75-76

1593, February 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2747

Robert Throckmorton informs his cousin Master Throckmorton that his daughter Joan had said a few days before that "when any strangers came, she should thereupon fall into her fit, and then if Nan Samuell should speake such and such words, she should come foorth of her fit to prooue her a Witch." Master Throckmorton asks for proof, so Robert demands Agnes Samuel say "Even as I am a witch, and consented to the death of the Lady Crumwel, so I charge thee spirit to depart, and to let her be well." Agnes tries, but is unable for some time; when she finally gets the words out, both Joan and Jane Throckmroton emerge from their fits.(75-76)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 75-76

1593, February 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2748

Elizabeth Throckmorton has a fit at dinner in which her mouth shuts up half-way through saying grace. Robert Throckmorton calls on Agnes Samuel and tells her to "charge the spirit to open her mouth againe, that she might finish her grace, which the maid did, and the child went through her grace, to the end of it." This repeats with each of the children in turn. Robert cannot get Agnes to say grace, however, no matter how he or the children try to teach her. (75-76)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 75-76

1618, February 26 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2749

Mary Throckmorton has a fit in which she is heard to say "Is it true? do you say, This is the day wherein I must scratch the yoong witch? I am hartilie glad of it, for I will surely pay her home, both for my selfe and my sisters." Edward Pickering and Henry Pickering, uncles to the Throckmorton children, hear this and stay with Mary to witness the scratching. When Agnes Samuel comes in to the room, Mary "fell on scratching of her so eagerly and so fiercely, as that it was a woonder to all that saw it, saying, I wil scratch you, you yoong witch, and pay you home for thus punishing of me and my sisters: the thing telleth me, that I had bene well, and neuer should have had my fits any more but for you." Though Agnes cries pitifully, none present will help her. Mary scratches "her face untill the skinne came of, the breadth of a shiling, but there came no blood at all but water" and later claims that she would not have done so if the spirits had not told her to and made her. (76-78)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 76-78

1593, March 1 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2750

Mary allegedly converses with the spirit Smack the day after severely scratching Agnes Samuel's face. Smack claims that he never lied to Joan, and he will not lie to her either. Mary tells her sisters that he promised she will emerge from her fit after dinner and never have another because she had scratched Agnes.(78)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 78

1593, March 2 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2751

Joan Throckmorton has another fit in which she allegedly converses with the spirit Catch, the day after her sister Mary scratches Agnes Samuel. She claims, telling her sisters of the conversation, that Catch told her "You were sick in deed the last time I was here, but now you shal be much worse." Catch also begs her not to let Smack know he was there, but that he was cursing her with this sickness because he did not dare go after Smack directly. However, if she were to go visit an uncle in Sommersom, she would escape this illness. Smack would come to her again that night after dinner. ](78-80)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 78-80

1593, March 2 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2752

Strangers come to the Throckmorton home to see Joan Throckmorton brought out of her fit by Agnes Samuel. Agnes says once again that she is "a Witch & consented to the death of the Lady Crumwell" and Joan is well again until just before supper. Smack allegedly comes to her again after the meal, and she tells him about Catch's visit in which he promised to cause her a week of severe fits in revenge for Smack breaking his leg. Smack then tells her "on muday next in y morning they must begin, & end that day sennight in y morning. You will haue a whole week belike (said she) yea said he, it must be so, & you shal be sore in your body y next weeke after." This comes to pass as he and Catch foretold.(80)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 80

1593, March 2 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2753

Elizabeth Throckmorton has numerous grievously tormenting fits for a week, culminating in a fit at dinner on the 10th of March in which she hums and seems to be trying to speak to something despite her mouth being shut up. Agnes Samuel is bid to hold her while she is in the fit, and Elizabeth quiets. Grace then goes into a fit, and Agnes holds her for a while, upon which Elizabeth becomes angry with her and says "now I can see the yong Witch which I could neuer do before since she came to the house in my fit." She then claims that her "sister Ioanes diuel told me euen now as I sate at supper, that I must scratch the yong Witch" and scratches Agnes viciously, despite that Agnes still holds Grace in her arms. Elizabeth then falls to weeping, accuses her of not praying in her heart, and demands she confess to her wickedness. (80-83)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 80-83

1593, March 2 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2754

Elizabeth Throckmorton demands that Agnes Samuel confess to having bewitched her and her sisters, and causing their torments. She claims that "if thou wouldest even now confesse it, we shall be presently well, defie now therefore the devill, and confesse it, that God may forgive thee, and that they soule may be saved. If thou wouldest thinke (sayd she) of the torments of hell, and that thy soule must burned in hell fire, except thou doest confesse and repent, then thou wouldest not now stand so stifly in the deniall of it as thou doest: but thou art a wicked childe, and thou hast beene a Witch this foure or five yeares & more, thou hast done more hurt the to me and my sisters, for tho hast killed my Ladie Crumwell and moe. The devill that standeth here telleth me so, and thou woulde it have killed my sister Joane in this her sick weeke, but God will not let thee, what a wicked hart hast thou that nothing will content thee but our death." Elizabeth also accuses Agnes' father, John Samuel, and wishes he were there to be scratched.(84)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 84

1593, March 10 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2755

Two of the Throckmorton children's uncles, John Pickering and Henry Pickering, decide to fetch John Samuel to the Throckmorton house so that Elizabeth Throckmorton can scratch him. However, on the way to his home, they see Samuel walking fast toward the Throckmorton house and follow him back in. While Samuel approaches, Elizabeth is heard to cry out "he is come, he is come, I will goe scratch him" and attempt to go to the parlor door despite having lost the use of her legs.(84-86)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 84-86

1593, March 10 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2756

Dr. Dorington restrains Elizabeth Throckmorton and calls John Samuel into the parlor. Elizabeth suddenly says "I must not scratch him, looke you here & shewed her hands how her fingers were shut up close together, if he had beene here even now (sayth she) the devill sayth I should have scratched him, but now I must not." (84-86)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 84-86

1593, March 10 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2757

Robert Throckmorton demands John Samuel explain why he has come to his house, and Samuel claims someone told him his daughter Agnes Samuel was sick. Samuel finally says, after being pressed by both Throckmorton and Dr. Dorington, that it was his brother's daughter who told him. Elizabeth Throckmorton cries out that "he was a naughtie man, and a witch, and but for him & his daughter, his wives soule might have beene saved, and therefore hee must answere for it before God one day." Samuel is rude and loud in response, accusing Elizabeth of lying. He refuses to calm down until forced to stop yelling. Elizabeth then "exhorted the father and the daughter for the space of an houre and an halfe," and Robert explained how Agnes could command the spirits tormenting his daughters to depart. John Samuel refuses to say Agnes' words to command the spirits and rebukes Throckmorton for demanding it.(84-86)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 84-86

1593, March 10 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2758

Robert Throckmorton informs John Samuel that, since he came to the house uninvited, he would not be leaving until he had spoken words over Elizabeth, or until she emerged from her fit. Dr. Dorington set the example, saying "as I am a Witch, and consenting to the death of the Lady Crumwell, so I charge the spirite to depart from Mistres Elizabeth Throckmorton at this present, and to suffer her to be well." There is no effect, nor when two of the neighbors say it. It is only once John Samuel is persuaded to say the words that Elizabeth arises well from her fit. She claims to have been asleep and to be distressed by the account of what just transpired.(84-86)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 84-86

1593, March 10 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2759

Joan Throckmorton, during the week leading up to Elizabeth's accusation of John Samuel, has numerous tormenting fits and claims that "Nan Samull would have had the Devill to kill her this weeke, as she hath done the Lady Crumwell but God wil not suffer him." She refuses to be in Agnes Samuel's company, as she is allegedly "alwaies the more strongly delt with all and the more greiuously troubled" when Agnes is around.(86-89)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 86-89

1593, March 4 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2760

Joan Throckmorton has another fit in which she allegedly converses with the spirit Smack, and he blames her for her most recent torments for not taking his advice about going to visit relatives. She replies "I will not once stur my foote out of doores for your pleasure, for I know you would kill me if you could, and you use all the meanes you can both to kill me and my Sisters." (89-90)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 89-90

1593, March 19 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2761

Joan Throckmorton allegedly asks the spirit Smack for more guidance on when she should scratch Agnes Samuel, for "you have often times tolde me, that I should scratch the younge witch, before the Assises, now tell me when shall it be? For I would faine scratch her, I cannot abide her now of late, whatsoever the matter is, I thinke God hath set my hart against her, for I cannot eate my meate, if she standeth before me." She says she will keep her nails unpared, so she can scratch one side of Agnes herself and leave the other "for mine Aunte Pickering, this her Aunte is wife to M. Iohn Pickering of Ellington in the countie of Huntington, who was one of the twelve, that were bewitched, and hath beene most grieuously tormented with paine and breaking out in her legges, as that she is not able to goe."(89-90)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 89-90

1593, March 19 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2762

Smack allegedly tells Joan Throckmorton that "she must scratch her aswell as all her other Sisters had done and must doe, for there are yet two behind that must scratch her." He also claims that, by scratching Agnes Samuel, she and her sisters will prove to the doubters that Agnes is a witch.(89-90)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 89-90

1593, March 19 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2763

Grace Throckmorton, the youngest girl, has a fit while sitting in Agnes Samuel's arms and "on the suddaine fell on scratching of the maides hand, merveilous fiercely to see, but was not able to speake, her mouth was shut up: yet did she grone and weepe greatly as if she had bene doing of some thing against her will, but such was the childes short nayles and want of strength, that she could not once ripple the skinne of the backe of her hands." This is two days after Joan Throckmorton is allegedly informed by the spirit Smack that Agnes must be scratched by each of the girls.(89-90)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 89-90

1593, March 21 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2764

Joan Throckmorton has a fit in which she demands Agnes Samuel come to hear what the spirit Smack has to say. Joan claims Smack is angry with Agnes and that she must say the words Joan gives her or Joan will remain in her fit. The words are "As I am a witch, and would have bewitched Mistris Ioan Throckmorton to death in her last weeke of great sicknesse, so I charge the spirite to depart and to suffer her to be well at this present." When Agnes does, Joan recovers, but soon goes back into a fit. Joan continues having Agnes repeat after her, forcing her to also say that she had bewitched Mistress Pickering of Ellington and that she bewitched the Throckmorton girls all over again after Mother Alice Samuel was imprisoned. Each statement causes Joan to recover briefly.(90-92)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 90-92

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2765

Joan Throckmorton informs Agnes Samuel that Smack says she must "must also start and struggle, and be payned in my body as well as my sister Iane is, whensoever you (speaking to the mayde) shall name God, or Jesus Christ, or any good worke, although I cannot heare you, yet he doth heare you, and he will make me start." (92-94)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 92-94

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2766

Robert Throckmorton, is among the witnesses who hears Joan Throckmorton allegedly relaying Smack's words and demands Agnes have Smack tell her where Joan will scratch her. Smack then tells Joan to scratch Agnes on her right cheek for herself, and on her left cheek for MIstress Pickering, and adds "do so, and the young witch were as good to take it patiently at the first, for you shall have your pennyworth of her before you have done."(92-94)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 92-94

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2767

Agnes Samuel is made to ask the spirit Smack whether Mother Alice Samuel would confess fully at the Assizes. Smack allegedly says that Mother Samuel will, as long as no-one gives her evil counsel, and will also confess that "this young witch her daughter, is a worse witch then her selfe, for sayd the spirite to Mistresse Ioane (which wordes she did in order repeate after the spirite) when the olde witch had bewitched the Lady Crumwell, and would have unwitched her again and could not, she put it to her husband, and badde him help her, and when he could not, he put it to this young witch his daughter, & when she could not helpe her neither, then she councelled her mother to kill her." To prove this, Smack predicts Joan Throckmorton will have fits every time a stranger comes to the house before the Assizes.(92-94)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 92-94

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2768

Smack allegedly tells Joan Throckmorton that she will emerge from her fits between that day and the assizes only at "three severall charges by the young witch: the first charge that she must use is, as she is a witch, and a worser witch then her mother in consenting to the death of the Lady Crumwell, so I charge the spirite to depart, and you shalbe well: the second is as she hath bewitched Mistresse Pickering of Ellington since her mother confessed: and the third is as she would have bewitched Mistresse Ioan Throckmorton to death, in her last weeke of great sicknesse, after which you shall be well." Agnes Samuel is made to do so right then and there, and Joan emerges from her fit.(92-94)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 92-94

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2769

Agnes Samuel is made to name all of Mother Alice Samuel's spirits. Smack allegedly answers for her through Joan Throckmorton, who claims that Mother Samuel has nine spirits: "three which were called by the name of Smackes, the 4. Plucke, the 5. Blew, the 6. Catch, the 7. White, the 8. Callico, the 9. Hardname." Smack adds that "Mistres Ioane Throckmorton had himselfe, who was the first of the Smackes, Mistresse Mary had his cozen Smacke, mistresse Elizabeth had his other cozen Smack, mistres Iane had Blew, Mistres Grace had White, and the old woman had Hardname still with her in the Iayle, and what was become of the rest he could not tell." Mother Samuel would feed them all daily with blood from her chin.(92-94)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 92-94

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2770

Joan Throckmorton asks Smack whether John Samuel is a witch, and Smack allegedly replies "he was a Witch & would be a worse then eyther this young witch is, or the olde witch her mother was, when they two are hanged, for then all the spirites will come to him, and he will doe more hurt then any have yet done, for saith the spirite, he hath alreadie bewitched a man and a woman." Joan then asks who it was John had bewitched, and Smack refuses to say anything until Agnes Samuel has left the room. Agnes is taken out and watched to make sure she cannon eavesdrop. Smack then says it is John Samuel's neighbors Chappel and Mistress Chappel. Chappel is known to have fits, and Mistress Chappel to be unable to stir.(94-95)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 94-95

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2771

Smack allegedly says, through Joan Throckmorton, that Chappel should beat John Samuel to end his bewitchment. The spirit claims Samuel once asked him to break Chappel's neck in a fall; Smack "caused on the suddaine both his Pattins to be broken, and if he had fallen on the stones as he fell in the myre, he had beene maymed." Joan claims this information is new to her. When asked, Chappel "confessed that he had once such a fall, as he met with old Samuell in the streetes, and both his Pattins were broken at one instant, and because he would not fall upn the causie (for it was but narrow) into the myre, wherin he was marveilously foyled, and if an other neighbor had not beene with him, he had beene in greater danger."(94-95)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 94-95

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2772

Agnes Samuel is brought back into the parlor and made to ask the spirit Smack whether Joan Throckmorton will be well on the way to the Assizes, and whether she would be better at the Assizes or remaining at home. Smack allegedly replies that "it shold be worse for the young witch if mistresse Ioan went, and shee should be well all the way shee went untill shee had taken her chamber, and then she should fall into her fit." Smack adds that Joan will have numerous fits the day of the Assizes, and tells Agnes she must bring Joan out of them by saying three things, "The first must be as she is a worser witch then her mother in bewitching the Ladye Crumwell to death, the second as she hath bewitched Mistresse Pickering of Ellington since her mother confessed, and the third as she would have bewitched mistres Ioan Throckmorton to death in her last weeke of great sicknesse." (95-96)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 95-96

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2773

Smack allegedly tells Joan Throckmorton that she must pare her fingernails after scratching Agnes Samuel, because "the young witches blood will sticke on your nayles, and you must burne her blood, least you be worse afterwardes." Joan then tells Agnes to say the words to bring her out of her fit and banish Smack so she can go to bed.(96)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 96

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2774

Dr. Dorington comes to visit the Throckmortons with his brother, John Dorington. As the are strangers to the house, Joan Throckmorton falls into a tormenting fit. While Joan in this fit, Agnes Samuel is called into the room and asked to say the Lord's Prayer and assert her belief in God. Every time Agnes says God, Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, Joan "did marveilously start and struggle at it, so that she could scarcely sitte upon her stoole." Agnes is then made to say her words to bring Joan out of the fit.(96)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 96

1593, March 27 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2775

Joan Throckmorton has more fits when the Throckmorton home is visited by strangers, this time Henry Cromwell, a son of Sir Henry Cromwell, and one of Sir Henry's men. Jane Throckmorton joins her sister in her fits, and both are "very shrewdly handled" every time Agnes Samuel is made to say God or Christ Jesus. Agnes is made to say her words to end the fits.(96-97)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 96-97

1593, March 29 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2776

Joan Throckmorton has a fit before supper that leaves her unable to stand until the after-dinner thanksgiving is said. She stands up during the thanksgiving to stand with her sisters while they say grace and "presently when grace was ended she fell upon the maide Nan Samuell, and tooke her head under her armes and first scratched the right side of her cheeke, and when she had done that now saide she, I must scratch the left side for mine Aunte Pickering, and scratch that also until bloud came forth of both sides very aboundantly." Agnes stands unmoving for the scratching, though she "cried very pittifully, desiring the Lord to be mercyfull unto her." (97-98)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 97-98

1593, March 31 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2777

Joan Throckmorton sits calmly upon a stool after scratching Agnes Samuel and asks for scissors while Agnes trembles. Mistress Dorington pares her fingernails for her. Joan collects the parings, throws them on the fire, washes her hands and then throws the wash-water onto the fire as well. Joan then falls on her knees to pray and demands Agnes do the same. They say the Lord's Prayer and the Creed, but Agnes continually says them wrongly. Dr. Dorington reads prayers from a book over them both.(97-98)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 97-98

1593, March 31 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2778

Joan Throckmorton exhorts Agnes Samuel at length after scratching her until Joan begins to weep and sob so hard that she cannot get the words out. She then manages to claim "she would not have scratched her, but y she was forced unto it by the spirite." At these words, Elizabeth Throckmorton falls into a sudden fit and tries to scratch Agnes, but is restrained by the onlookers. Joan then "tooke one of the maides hands, and held it to her sister, Elizabeth, and shee scratched it untill bloud came, and seemed to be merveilous ioyfull that she had gotten bloud, she pared her nayles also, and washed her hands and threw all into the fire." After, Agnes is made to say her words to bring both girls out of their fits.(97-98)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 97-98

1593, March 31 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2779

Jane Throckmorton is said to have been subjected to the most dangerous temptations of all of the Throckmorton girls. She is allegedly "often and divers times tempted to cast her selfe into the fire, and into the water, and to deprive her selfe of life by cutting her throate with her owne knife." During her fits, she is often seen to pull a knife from its sheath and throw it as far from her as she can, or under furniture, while proclaiming "the spirit doth now tempt her to kill her selfe, but she will not." She will also try to force herself into the fire, so that if she were not restrained, she would fall flat on it.(98-100)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 98-100

1592, March Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2780

Jane Throckmorton has a fit at the dinner table and claims to see a thing sitting on the table before her. She and this thing talk about Agnes Samuel, and then she falls into a "very extreame fit, bowing and bending of her body, as if shee would have broken her backe, shaking of her hands, as that she could not hold her knife steedfast & many times, it would thrust it against her arme." (100-102)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 100-102

1593, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2781

Jane Throckmorton's fit ends and she rises from the table. She walks to where Agnes is seated, and casts a "marveilous heavie, and discontented to looke tothe maide." When Agnes asks how she fares, Jane replies "worse for you, you young witch" and turns away with a look of loathing. Jane then refuses to talk to her any further, saying that she cannot stand the sight or sound of her. Agnes is pressed by the company to ask Jane what the matter is, and Jane finally says "the spirit saith that she must scratch her." Jane's mouth is then shut so she cannot speak any further, and the child begins to weep angrily while looking yearningly at Agnes "as if the evill spirit had bene whetting and kindling her furie against the maide."(100-102)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 100-102

1593, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2782

Agnes Samuel is made to ask Jane Throckmorton, who is in the throes of a fit and unable to speak, when the spirit has told Jane that she is supposed to scratch her. Jane answers by signing that she should scratch Agnes as soon as the post-meal grace has been said, and that it will be on her right hand, which was opposite to the hand Elizabeth had scratched the week before. At this, Robert Throckmorton sends for Dr. Dorington and the neighbors to come as witnesses.(100-102)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 100-102

1593, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2783

Robert Throckmorton announces Dr. Dorington and the assembled neighbors that they have been brought to the Throckmorton house to witness Jane Throckmorton scratch Agnes Samuel. Jane is "marveilous pensive, and heavie, weeping very pitifully, yet often fiercely starting out of the place where she sat, towards the maide" while everyone is arriving. As soon as one of her sisters begins the grace, Jane "fell upon the maide with such feircenesse, & rage as if she would have pulled the flesh of her hand from the bones, yet was she scarcely able to race y skin, sayinge to the maide that the spirit that standeth thereby her telleth her, that Pluck holdeth her hart & her hand (meaning the maides) and will not suffer the bloud to come." Jane continues until she is wearied by the scratching. Dr. Dorington leads the assembled company in prayer, and Jane begins to cry, claiming "I would not scratch you, but the spirit compelleth me, saying that I must scratch you, as well as my other sisters have done, & as my sister Ioan also must doe before the Assises."(100-102)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 100-102

1593, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2784

Agnes Samuel attempts to retreat from Jane Throckmorton while Jane is scratching her, but Jane follows on her knees demanding "she were as good to take it now, as at an other time, for she must fetch bloud on her, & she must have her pennyworthes of her." Jane does not stop until she is tired and breathing hard, and then washes Agnes' blood from her hands.(101-103)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 101-103

1593, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2785

After Jane Throckmorton scratches Agnes Samuel, Dr. Dorington "began to instructe the maide, and to exhort her with many good speaches, saying that God would surely not suffer her to be thus cryed out upon by these wicked spirites, and afflicted in this sorte by these innocent children contrary to their willes, if shee were not consenting, or at the least concealing, and of some knowledge of these wicked practices." Agnes denies this and "desired God to shew some present token upon her, that they all might know that shee was giltie of thse matters: Presently after these words, her nose began to bleede, and she bled verie much, which thing whether it were a signe of Gods sending at that time, in token of her giltinesse or not, that he knoweth onely."(101-102)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 101-102

1593, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2786

Jane Throckmorton insists that she will not come out of her fit until John Samuel is brought and agrees to say the words she gives him. Agnes Samuel asks what these words will be, but Jane will not respond to her or anyone. The child will only repeat "I never come foorth of my fit, until he speake these words, even as he is a witch & consented to the death of the La. Crumwell, so to charge the spirit to depart fro me, & then I shalbe well & not before? I did thinke even so, said she, that he was as bad as the worst, he looked so ilfavouredly."(102-103)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 102-103

1593, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2787

Robert Throckmorton, hearing Jane Throckmorton insist that she will not come out of her fit until John Samuel says words over her, sends Henry Pickering and two of the neighbours to fetch Samuel. Samuel refuses to come, and Jane remains continually in fits until the Assizes.(102-103)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 102-103

1593, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2788

Jane has a fit in which she claims she is being visited by a spirit that tells her she will now see and hear things about Agnes Samuel she could not before. Agnes is called for, and Jane informs her that "the thing telleth her, that now she must start as wel as her sister Ioan both whensoever she nameth God that she must not come foorth of her fite, this weeke nor the next, and peradventure never, until one of these three things come to passe, which are, either your father (speaking unto y maid) must come & speak these words to me, cue as he is a witch, & hath consented to the death of the La. Crumwell: or you must confesse that you are a witch, & have bewitched me & my sisters: or el you must be hanged."(103-104)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 103-104

1593, March 18 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2789

Agnes Samuel is made to ask Jane Throckmorton if she will come out of her fit whenever and wherever John Samuel spoke the words Jane gives him. Jane allegedly consults with the spirit and relays that this is the case. Jane then claims the spirit has left her. (103-104)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 103-104

1593, March 18 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2790

Jane Throckmorton has a series of fits in which she alternately shuns company and plays merrily with her sisters. She claims, while in these fits, to see clothes and jewelry hanging in the air, but not the people wearing them. Her mouth will also shut repeatedly during meals, and Agnes Samuel must hold a knife between her lips before it will open again.(103-104)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 103-104

1593, March 18 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2817

The Throckmorton children are allegedly "all of them beene in as good estate, and as perfect health as ever-from their birth" after the executions of Mother Alice Samuel, Agnes Samuel and John Samuel.(114)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 114

1593, April 7 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England