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ID Short Description & Text Name Preferred Name Person Type
675

A woman from Milton in the county of Bedford, known to be a widow and a hog-herder; she is the mother of Mary Sutton and grandmother of Henry Sutton. Mother Sutton, after twenty years of enjoying his patronage, fought with Master Enger and took revenge on his horses, causing them to die in their stables, and then his swine, causing them to fall mad, cannibalize one another, and drown themselves. A servant of Master Enger's (Anonymous 89) repeated stories he had heard of Mother Suttons' misdeeds and was stroked by a beetle (Anonymous 155), causing him to fall into a trance. She and Mary set their familiars Dicke and Jude on Master Enger's son and had him tormented to death after he threw stones and called Mother Sutton a witch. She is said to have a teat on her inner thigh, where she would suckle familiars. Mother Sutton was apprehended following Mary's confession and imprisoned in Bedford Gaol. On the strength of confessions taken from her, Mary and the child Henry, Mother Sutton was found guilty of witchcraft and executed on March 31, 1612.(A4-A4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, A4-A4v

Mother Sutton Mother Sutton Relative of Witch
675

A woman from Milton in the county of Bedford, known to be a widow and a hog-herder; she is the mother of Mary Sutton and grandmother of Henry Sutton. Mother Sutton, after twenty years of enjoying his patronage, fought with Master Enger and took revenge on his horses, causing them to die in their stables, and then his swine, causing them to fall mad, cannibalize one another, and drown themselves. A servant of Master Enger's (Anonymous 89) repeated stories he had heard of Mother Suttons' misdeeds and was stroked by a beetle (Anonymous 155), causing him to fall into a trance. She and Mary set their familiars Dicke and Jude on Master Enger's son and had him tormented to death after he threw stones and called Mother Sutton a witch. She is said to have a teat on her inner thigh, where she would suckle familiars. Mother Sutton was apprehended following Mary's confession and imprisoned in Bedford Gaol. On the strength of confessions taken from her, Mary and the child Henry, Mother Sutton was found guilty of witchcraft and executed on March 31, 1612.(A4-A4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, A4-A4v

Mother Sutton Mother Sutton Witch
677

A man from Milton in the county of Bedford, known to be a gentleman landowner and the father of a seven year old son. Mother Sutton and Mary Sutton began a vendetta against him and his for some unknown slight, beginning with the destruction of his horses in their stables and of his swine in their pens. After his stricken servant, Anonymous 89, reported that Mary had tried to coerce him into having sex with her in exchange for the return of his health, Master Enger took matters into his own hands and began a campaign of harassment in return. He approached Mary as she was tending hogs. When he could not persuade her to come with him, he snatched her by force and took her to Anonymous 89's bedside, where Anonymous 89 scratched her; the servant improved but became worse than before when she left. Master Enger's son died, for which he blamed Mary and Mother Sutton; he was visited in his grief by a gentleman friend (Anonymous 90), who advised him to swim both women to see if they floated. The next day, Master Enger seized Mary again, beat her senseless, bound her to his horse and dragged her to the water. She was observed to float like a plank, searched for teats, and a confession of her spirits forced out of her son. Master Enger had her swum a second time, this time bound toe to thumb and with a rope around her middle held on either end by servants; she floated again, and spun about as if caught in a whirlpool. He forced a confession out of her and used it to apprehend Mother Sutton as well, ultimately succeeding in having both tried and executed for witchcraft.(A4-A4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, A4-A4v

Enger Master Enger Accuser
677

A man from Milton in the county of Bedford, known to be a gentleman landowner and the father of a seven year old son. Mother Sutton and Mary Sutton began a vendetta against him and his for some unknown slight, beginning with the destruction of his horses in their stables and of his swine in their pens. After his stricken servant, Anonymous 89, reported that Mary had tried to coerce him into having sex with her in exchange for the return of his health, Master Enger took matters into his own hands and began a campaign of harassment in return. He approached Mary as she was tending hogs. When he could not persuade her to come with him, he snatched her by force and took her to Anonymous 89's bedside, where Anonymous 89 scratched her; the servant improved but became worse than before when she left. Master Enger's son died, for which he blamed Mary and Mother Sutton; he was visited in his grief by a gentleman friend (Anonymous 90), who advised him to swim both women to see if they floated. The next day, Master Enger seized Mary again, beat her senseless, bound her to his horse and dragged her to the water. She was observed to float like a plank, searched for teats, and a confession of her spirits forced out of her son. Master Enger had her swum a second time, this time bound toe to thumb and with a rope around her middle held on either end by servants; she floated again, and spun about as if caught in a whirlpool. He forced a confession out of her and used it to apprehend Mother Sutton as well, ultimately succeeding in having both tried and executed for witchcraft.(A4-A4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, A4-A4v

Enger Master Enger Witness
677

A man from Milton in the county of Bedford, known to be a gentleman landowner and the father of a seven year old son. Mother Sutton and Mary Sutton began a vendetta against him and his for some unknown slight, beginning with the destruction of his horses in their stables and of his swine in their pens. After his stricken servant, Anonymous 89, reported that Mary had tried to coerce him into having sex with her in exchange for the return of his health, Master Enger took matters into his own hands and began a campaign of harassment in return. He approached Mary as she was tending hogs. When he could not persuade her to come with him, he snatched her by force and took her to Anonymous 89's bedside, where Anonymous 89 scratched her; the servant improved but became worse than before when she left. Master Enger's son died, for which he blamed Mary and Mother Sutton; he was visited in his grief by a gentleman friend (Anonymous 90), who advised him to swim both women to see if they floated. The next day, Master Enger seized Mary again, beat her senseless, bound her to his horse and dragged her to the water. She was observed to float like a plank, searched for teats, and a confession of her spirits forced out of her son. Master Enger had her swum a second time, this time bound toe to thumb and with a rope around her middle held on either end by servants; she floated again, and spun about as if caught in a whirlpool. He forced a confession out of her and used it to apprehend Mother Sutton as well, ultimately succeeding in having both tried and executed for witchcraft.(A4-A4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, A4-A4v

Enger Master Enger Victim
677

A man from Milton in the county of Bedford, known to be a gentleman landowner and the father of a seven year old son. Mother Sutton and Mary Sutton began a vendetta against him and his for some unknown slight, beginning with the destruction of his horses in their stables and of his swine in their pens. After his stricken servant, Anonymous 89, reported that Mary had tried to coerce him into having sex with her in exchange for the return of his health, Master Enger took matters into his own hands and began a campaign of harassment in return. He approached Mary as she was tending hogs. When he could not persuade her to come with him, he snatched her by force and took her to Anonymous 89's bedside, where Anonymous 89 scratched her; the servant improved but became worse than before when she left. Master Enger's son died, for which he blamed Mary and Mother Sutton; he was visited in his grief by a gentleman friend (Anonymous 90), who advised him to swim both women to see if they floated. The next day, Master Enger seized Mary again, beat her senseless, bound her to his horse and dragged her to the water. She was observed to float like a plank, searched for teats, and a confession of her spirits forced out of her son. Master Enger had her swum a second time, this time bound toe to thumb and with a rope around her middle held on either end by servants; she floated again, and spun about as if caught in a whirlpool. He forced a confession out of her and used it to apprehend Mother Sutton as well, ultimately succeeding in having both tried and executed for witchcraft.(A4-A4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, A4-A4v

Enger Master Enger Relative of Victim
678

A man from Milton in the county of Bedford, known to be an old servant of Master Enger. He caught Henry Sutton throwing stones and filth at other children while playing at the Mill dam, and struck him the ears when he would not desist. Henry went crying home to his mother Mary Sutton; in revenge, she caused a black sow to madden Anonymous 89's carthorses on the way to the market the next day. Anonymous 89 observed the sow go into Mother Sutton's home later that day. This same servant later repeated stories he had heard of Mary and Mother Sutton's misdeeds and was stroked by a beetle (Anonymous 155), causing him to fall into a trance. Afflicted and bedridden thereafter, he reported that Mary habitually came in through a window to knit at the foot of his bed or stare at him; she allegedly told him that he would be restored to health if he consented to bed her. He berated her for her behaviour and bastard children instead, and she left the way she came. The next day, Master Enger found her tending her hogs and tried to persuade her to come with him; when she refused he took her by force to Anonymous 89. Anonymous 89 drew blood from her and became well again for a short time, but was afflicted all the worse once she left. (B-B2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, B-B2

Anonymous 89 Witness
678

A man from Milton in the county of Bedford, known to be an old servant of Master Enger. He caught Henry Sutton throwing stones and filth at other children while playing at the Mill dam, and struck him the ears when he would not desist. Henry went crying home to his mother Mary Sutton; in revenge, she caused a black sow to madden Anonymous 89's carthorses on the way to the market the next day. Anonymous 89 observed the sow go into Mother Sutton's home later that day. This same servant later repeated stories he had heard of Mary and Mother Sutton's misdeeds and was stroked by a beetle (Anonymous 155), causing him to fall into a trance. Afflicted and bedridden thereafter, he reported that Mary habitually came in through a window to knit at the foot of his bed or stare at him; she allegedly told him that he would be restored to health if he consented to bed her. He berated her for her behaviour and bastard children instead, and she left the way she came. The next day, Master Enger found her tending her hogs and tried to persuade her to come with him; when she refused he took her by force to Anonymous 89. Anonymous 89 drew blood from her and became well again for a short time, but was afflicted all the worse once she left. (B-B2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, B-B2

Anonymous 89 Victim
681

A child from Milton in the county of Bedford, known to be the bastard son of Mary Sutton and the grandson of Mother Sutton. He was caught throwing stones and filth at other children while playing at the Mill dam, and struck on the ears by a servant of Master Enger's (Anonymous 89) when he would not desist. Henry went crying home to his mother; in revenge, she caused a black sow to madden Anonymous 89's carthorses on the way to the market the next day. Henry overheard his mother and grandmother discussing revenge on Master Enger, the confession of which was used as evidence to convict them. He also told of his mother and grandmother's familiar spirits.(B-B2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, B-B2

Henry Sutton Henry Sutton Witness
681

A child from Milton in the county of Bedford, known to be the bastard son of Mary Sutton and the grandson of Mother Sutton. He was caught throwing stones and filth at other children while playing at the Mill dam, and struck on the ears by a servant of Master Enger's (Anonymous 89) when he would not desist. Henry went crying home to his mother; in revenge, she caused a black sow to madden Anonymous 89's carthorses on the way to the market the next day. Henry overheard his mother and grandmother discussing revenge on Master Enger, the confession of which was used as evidence to convict them. He also told of his mother and grandmother's familiar spirits.(B-B2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, B-B2

Henry Sutton Henry Sutton Relative of Witch
682

A man from the North, known to be a gentleman and a friend of Master Enger. This man, Anonymous 90, stopped at Milton on the way to London and found him wracked by grief at the loss of his son. Enger was persuaded to tell his tale, and Anonymous 90 advised him on how to determine whether his misfortunes were truly the result of Mary Sutton and Mother Sutton's witchcraft. He told Enger to take the Suttons and swim them in deep water with their clothes stripped, their arms bound, and ropes around their middles. If they sunk, the ropes would allow Enger's men to save them from drowning. If they floated, they should be searched for marks and thrown into the water again, this time bound thumb to toe; if they floated again, they were witches. Anonymous 90 claimed this was how it was done in the North country.(Cv-Cv2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, Cv-Cv2

Anonymous 90 Witness
683

A child from Milton in the county of Bedford, known to be the seven year old son of Master Enger. He heard reports of Mary Sutton and Mother Sutton's wicked behaviour, and, seeing Mother Sutton go to the mill to grind corn, threw stones at her and called her a witch. In revenge, Mother Sutton and Mary Sutton set their familiars Dicke and Jude on the boy and had him tormented to death.(C-Cv)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, C-Cv

Enger Enger (son) Victim
1096

A woman from Milton in the county of Bedford, known to be a hog-herder, the daughter of Mother Sutton, and the mother of three bastard children, including Henry Sutton. When one of Master Enger's servants (Anonymous 89) struck Henry on the ears for throwing stones and filth, she caused a black sow to madden Anonymous 89's carthorses on the way to the market the next day. This same servant later repeated stories he had heard of her and Mother Sutton's misdeeds and was stroked by a beetle (Anonymous 155), causing him to fall into a trance. Anonymous 89, afflicted and bedridden, later reported Sutton habitually coming in through a window to knit at the foot of his bed or stare at him; she allegedly told him that he would be restored to health if he consented to bed her. He berated her for her behaviour and bastard children instead, and she left the way she came. The next day, Master Enger found her tending her hogs and tried to persuade her to come with him; when she refused he took her by force to Anonymous 89. Anonymous 89 drew blood from her and became well again for a short time. She and Mother Sutton set their familiars Dicke and Jude on Master Enger's son and had him tormented to death after the child threw stones and called Mother Sutton a witch. Master Enger apprehended her a second time, beating her over the head; he had her bound and thrown into water twice, where she was observed to float. He had her searched by women and found her teat, which her son Henry claimed was used to suckle various familiars in the shapes of cats, moles and more. She was forced to confess, and her confession was used as cause to arrest Mother Sutton as well. She allegedly had a teat on her inner thigh from which the familiars would suck. Mary Sutton was found guilty of witchcraft and executed on March 31, 1612.(A4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, A4

Mary Sutton Mary Sutton Relative of Witch
1096

A woman from Milton in the county of Bedford, known to be a hog-herder, the daughter of Mother Sutton, and the mother of three bastard children, including Henry Sutton. When one of Master Enger's servants (Anonymous 89) struck Henry on the ears for throwing stones and filth, she caused a black sow to madden Anonymous 89's carthorses on the way to the market the next day. This same servant later repeated stories he had heard of her and Mother Sutton's misdeeds and was stroked by a beetle (Anonymous 155), causing him to fall into a trance. Anonymous 89, afflicted and bedridden, later reported Sutton habitually coming in through a window to knit at the foot of his bed or stare at him; she allegedly told him that he would be restored to health if he consented to bed her. He berated her for her behaviour and bastard children instead, and she left the way she came. The next day, Master Enger found her tending her hogs and tried to persuade her to come with him; when she refused he took her by force to Anonymous 89. Anonymous 89 drew blood from her and became well again for a short time. She and Mother Sutton set their familiars Dicke and Jude on Master Enger's son and had him tormented to death after the child threw stones and called Mother Sutton a witch. Master Enger apprehended her a second time, beating her over the head; he had her bound and thrown into water twice, where she was observed to float. He had her searched by women and found her teat, which her son Henry claimed was used to suckle various familiars in the shapes of cats, moles and more. She was forced to confess, and her confession was used as cause to arrest Mother Sutton as well. She allegedly had a teat on her inner thigh from which the familiars would suck. Mary Sutton was found guilty of witchcraft and executed on March 31, 1612.(A4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, A4

Mary Sutton Mary Sutton Witch
1221

An unknown number of women from Milton in the county of Bedford, known to form a jury of women whom Master Enger commanded to search Mary Sutton. After Sutton was swum in the mill pond and seen to float, they searched her and "found vnder her left thigh a kind of [te]at, which after the Bastard sonne confest her Spirits in seuerall shapes as Cats, Moales, &c. vsed to sucke her."(C2v-C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, C2v-C3

Anonymous 192 Witch-Searcher