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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
153

Alice Huson confesses to having seen the devil in the shape of a black man on a horse.(58)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 58

1664, April 22 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
256

Two alleged witches, Anonymous 43 and Anonymous 44, are tried for witchcraft at the York Assizes on charges of bewitching two women, Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10, so that they suffered tormenting fits and vomited strange objects.(Title Page, 3-4)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, Title Page, 3-4

1657 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
257

Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10 are brought before the Judges to give evidence against Anonymous 43 and Anonymous 44. During their deposition, both allegedly fell into convulsive fits before the court, crying out and swooning as they "vomit wooll, an[d] crooked pins. and haf[t]s of knives, one whereof being of Marble made a great noyse by reason of yt weight of it, as it fell upon the floore."(Title Page, 3-4)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, Title Page, 3-4

1657 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
258

The jury declares Anonymous 43 and Anonymous 44 guilty of bewitching Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10, but the Judges are unsatisfied by the evidence. They put the trial on hold for further deliberation, "uncertain whether this wonderfull Vomite proc[ee]ded from the Divel, or whether i[t] were some artificiall combinat[i]on of the two women to impose upon the Iu[d]ges, and [t]he Court."(3-4)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 3-4

1657 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
967

Alice Huson confesses 'in her own words' to the crimes which Faith Corbet accused her of, in the order they appear in Henrt Corbet's account.(58-59)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 58-59

1664, April 28 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
970

Alice Huson confesses 'in her own words' to having a largely financial relationship with the devil. The devil gave her money, and she gave/lent this money to Thomas Ratle (20 s), Lancelot Harrison (20 s), and Will Parkely (2 s) implicating them in her maleficium, as they profit from it.(58-59)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 58-59

1664, April 28 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
983

Dr. John Lambe allegedly tells Lady Fairfax "Madam, your Ladyship is very merry and pleasant, but within this few dayes your heart will ake, by occasion and accident of water." Three days later, her brothers Anonymous 118, the sons of the Earl of Moultgrave, drown. During his examination, Lambe "confessed that he knew of this accident before it befell by their complexions and the Planets which gouerned them."(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam: 1628, 5

1627 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1005

"The Wisemen" of Knaresborough forest claim that supernatural sufferings experienced by Helen Fairfax, Elizabeth Fairfax, and Maud Jeffery, were the result play and counterfeit.(36)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 36

1621 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1083

Margaret Wait Senior and Elizabeth Fletcher are imprisoned on suspicion of witchcraft. (69)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 69

1622, February 9 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1109

Margaret Waite (Sr), Margaret Waite (Jr.), Jennit Dibble, Margaret Thorpe, Elizabeth Fletcher, and Elizabeth Dickenson are examined at the York Assize. (94)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 94

1622, April 1 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1114

Margaret Waite (Sr) and Margaret Waite (Jr.) are released on bail. (112)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 112

1621, April 31 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1115

Margaret Waite (Sr), Margaret Waite (Jr.), Jennit Dibble, Margaret Thorpe, Elizabeth Fletcher, and Elizabeth Dickenson are indicted before the Grand Jury at the York Assize. (126)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 126

1622, August 8 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1117

The Judge (Anonymous 136) "withdrew the offenders from their trial by the jury of life and death," and dismissed Margaret Waite (Sr), Margaret Waite (Jr.), Jennit Dibble, Margaret Thorpe, Elizabeth Fletcher, and Elizabeth Dickenson.(127-128)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 127-128

1622, August 10 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1119

John Dibble Jr. and Henry Graver allegedly produced sworn witnesses statements testifying to the fact that Jennit Dibble and the other witches accused (Margaret Waite (Sr), Margaret Waite (Jr.), Margaret Thorpe, Elizabeth Fletcher, and Elizabeth Dickenson had no known history of witchcraft.(127)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 127

1622, August 10 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1308

Mary Sykes is tried for witchcraft before Henry Tempest. Three people testify against her. Dorothy Rhodes claims that she and her daughter (Sara Rhodes) laid in bed one Sunday evening and just as they were falling asleep, Sara began "quaking" and holding her hands together. When Dorothy asked her daughter what was happening, her daughter related how Sykes came at the foot of the bed and grab her throat and put her fingers into her mouth while trying to cloak her. When asked why she did not speak, Sara Rhodes replied that she could not since Mary Sykes' fingers were in her throat. Dorothy Rhodes adds after that incident, Sara started suffering from a variety of fits and sometimes claimed Sykes were following her and also that Kellet's wife appeared to her, even though she had been dead for over two years. Richard Booth testifies that he saw Sara Rhodes on several occasion as being "strangely taken." He relates that he body would "quake" and her heart rate would rise so much that she could not speak. Henry Cordially testifies that Mary Sykes often threatened him with either killing or stealing his horses. He then testifies how one night he witnessed Mary Sykes riding one of his cows. (28-29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 28-29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1309

Dorothy Rodes testifies against Mary Tempest before Henry Tempest. She explains that she was lying with her daughter, Sara, one Sunday evening when her daughter cried that Mary Sykes had come in through a hole in the bed, grabbed her by the throat and put her fingers down her mouth taking away her ability to speak.(28-29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 28-29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1310

Dorothy Rodes claims that Sara Rodes is suddenly unable to move her limbs, has great pains in her extremities, is unable to speak, and has an irregular heartbeat for days shortly after Mary Sykes allegedly grabbed her throat and stuck her fingers down her mouth.(29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1311

Dorothy Rodes relates that her daughter told her that Kellet's wife appeared to her on several occasions even though she had been dead for two years.(28-30)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 28-30

1650 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1312

Sara Rodes allegedly often exhibits strange behaviour, according to Richard Booth, her body "quakeing" and her heart beating so hard that she could not speak.(29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1313

Richard Booth testifies that Mary Syke's "blessings" were followed by the wasting of his goods by death (aka the death of his livestock).(29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1314

Henry Cordially claims that Mary Sykes had threatened to diminish his livestock; although he might have nine or ten beasts, she "wold make them fewer."(29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1315

Henry Cordially claims that while feeding his cattle during the night, he once saw Mary Sykes riding one of his cows. When she realized he had seen her, she flew away.(29-30)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29-30

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1326

Elizabeth Lambe is tried for witchcraft before Wm. Adams. Lambe is accused of appearing with an old man to John Johnson in the night, causing Johnson to be unable to speak; with wronging Thomas Rennerdi's wife and child; and with causing Nicholas Baldwin's and Richard Brown's illnesses.(58)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 58

1652, March 17 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1327

Hester France is tried for witchcraft before Henry Tempest. France is accused of bewitching Hester Spivy's servant, Elizabeth Johnson, with being unable to speak or stand between eight and nine o'clock one evening.(51)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 51

1651, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1337

Anne Greene is tried for witchcraft before John Ashton and Edgar Coats. Greene is charged with bewitching John Tatterson, appearing to Margaret Wade in the form of a dog, using charms to heal hearts, and of healing headaches by boiling the afflicted person's hair.(64)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 64

1653, February 16 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1342

Anne Greene claims she can heal headaches by taking their urine "and a locke of their heire, the which she boyles together, and afterwards throwes them in the fire and burnos them. Greene claims this is the only medical treatment she administers.(64)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 64

1653, February 16 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1343

Elizabeth Roberts is tried for witchcraft. She is accused of transforming herself into the form of a cat, and also a bee, and with causing bodily harm to John Greendife.(67)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 67

1654, October 14 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1347

Katherine Earle is tried for witchcraft before John Hewley.(69)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 69

1654, January 11 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1348

Katherine Earle is accused by Henry Hatfield of striking him and his mare in the neck. Shortly thereafter, the mare dies and Hatfield develops a terrible pain in his neck.(69)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 69

1653, December York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1349

Katherine Earle is searched and a witch's mark "in the likeness of a papp" is discovered upon her.(69)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 69

1654, October York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1350

Ann Earle (daughter of Katherine Earle), seeing that John Hatfield has pains in neck says to him: "Doth the divell nipp the in the necke? but he will nipp the better yet."(69)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 69

1654, January York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1351

Katherine Earle allegedly causes Mr. Frank's death. She taps in on the shoulder and asks him to kiss her. He immediately becomes ill and never recovers. As he dies, he claims that Katherine Earle is responsible for his death.(69)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 69

1654, January York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1352

Jennet and George Benton are tried for witchcraft before Jo. Warde.(74)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 74

1656, June 7 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1357

George and Jennet Benton deny all accusations made against them.(75)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 75

1656, June 7 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1358

William and Mary Wade are tried for witchcraft before Thomas Brathwaite.(75-76)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 75-76

1656, July 12 York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1975

The Archbishop of Yorke receives the depositions taken by the high Commission on William Sommers' possession and is satisfied that Sommers is truly possessed. He chastises John Darrell for his actions in Sommers' case, demanding that Darrell keep his insistence that the Devil might be driven out of a person through prayer and fasting to himself, as it is Darrell's opinion only. The Archbishop declines to enlighten Darrell on how the Devil might be better driven out, preferring to leave Darrell with the demand to cease claiming that prayer and fasting are effective.(Image 7)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 7

1597 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
2551

Jennet Preston is arraigned and tried at the Yorke Assizes on July 27, 1612 before Sir James Altham, Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Justice of the Assizes Sir Edward Bromley. She is charged with bewitching Thomas Lister to death.(X3)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, X3

1612, July 27 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
2556

Jennet Preston is brought into the presence of Master Thomas Lister's body, and the body is observed to bleed fresh blood. This is interpreted as proof that Preston is his murderer.(Z2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Z2

1612, July 27 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
2557

Jennet Preston is declared guilty of the murder by witchcraft of Master Thomas Lister. She is sentenced to execution by hanging.()

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613,

1612, July 27 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
2838

The anonymous author of "The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire" claims that "all others who are bewitched in the same maner may find the same recovery" as Anonymous 11 if they use Henri de Heer's ointment, including Anonymous 9 and Anonymous 10.(11-13)

Appears in:
Heer, Henri de. The Most True and Wonderful Narration of two Women Bewitched in Yorkshire. S.I.: 1658, 11-13

1658 York  York  North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England