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269

A widow from Mistely in the county of Essex accused of witchcraft She admits having a gray imp she used, along with the familiars of Elizabeth Gooding and Elizabeth Clarke to cause harm to the animals of Mr. Edwards, Mr. Bragge, and to murder John, the infant son of Richard Edwards and the daughter of Widow Rawlyns. Anne Leech also admits to reading from a book "wherein she thinkes there was no goodnesse." She was executed 27th of August, 1645.(Cover, 7-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover, 7-8

Anne Leech Anne Leech Witch
1515

A man of Brandon, Suffolk who was tried, convicted and condemned to death by the judge and justices at "a sessions holden at St. Edmunds-bury in Suffolke." He confessed to: bewitching a ship near Harwidge, so that the ship capsized, killing all passengers; many "most hanous, wicked, and accursed acts" with the daily help of six imps; preaching "threescore sermons" after making a Covenent with the Devil; and having several teats. His execution took place the 27th of August, 1645.(Cover, 3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover, 3

Lowes Parson Lowes Parson Witch
1516

A cooper from Halesworth, Suffolk, who was one among eighteen witches tried, convicted, and condemned to death by the judge and justices at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk for witchcraft. Thomas Evererd was employed at a brewhouse, and confessed along with his wife to: bewitching beer so "that the odiousnesse of the infectious stinke of it was such & so intollerable that by the noysomnesse of the smel or tast many people dyed"; that he had several imps that he gave suck to; and that he had "perpetrated and acted by the witchcrafts and damnable Sorceries." He was executed on the 27 of August, 1645.(Cover, 3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover, 3-4

Thomas Evererd Thomas Evererd Witch
1517

The wife of Thomas Evererd, a cooper from Halesworth, Suffolk, she was one among eighteen witches tried, convicted, and condemned to death by the judge and justices at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk for witchcraft. Mary Evererd was employed at a brewhouse with her husband, and confessed along with him to: bewitching beer so "that the odiousnesse of the infectious stinke of it was such & so intollerable that by the noysomnesse of the smel or tast many people dyed"; that she had several imps that she gave suck to; and that she had "perpetrated and acted by the witchcrafts and damnable Sorceries." She was executed with her husband on the 27 of August, 1645.(Cover, 3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover, 3-4

Mary Evererd Mary Evererd Witch
1518

A woman from Suffolk who is tried, convicted, and condemned to death by the judges and justices at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk for witchcraft. She is one among eighteen witches present at the session. Her execution took place the 27th of August, 1645.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Mary Bacon Mary Bacon Witch
1519

A woman from Suffolk who is tried, convicted, and condemned to death by the judges and justices at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk for witchcraft. She is one among eighteen witches present at the session. Her execution took place the 27th of August, 1645.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Anne Alderman Anne Alderman Witch
1520

A woman from Suffolk who is tried, convicted, and condemned to death by the judges and justices at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk for witchcraft. She is one among eighteen witches present at the session. Her execution took place the 27th of August, 1645.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Rebecca Morris Rebecca Morris Witch
1521

A woman from Suffolk who is tried, convicted, and condemned to death by the judges and justices at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk for witchcraft. She is one among eighteen witches present at the session. Her execution took place the 27th of August, 1645.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Mary Fuller Mary Fuller Witch
1522

A woman from Suffolk who is tried, convicted, and condemned to death by the judges and justices at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk for witchcraft. She is one among eighteen witches present at the session. Her execution took place the 27th of August, 1645.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Mary Clowes Mary Clowes Witch
1523

A woman from Suffolk who is tried, convicted, and condemned to death by the judges and justices at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk for witchcraft. She is one among eighteen witches present at the session. Her execution took place the 27th of August, 1645.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Margery Sparham Margery Sparham Witch
1524

A woman from Suffolk who is tried, convicted, and condemned to death by the judges and justices at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk for witchcraft. She is one among eighteen witches present at the session. Her execution took place the 27th of August, 1645.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Katherine Tooley Katherine Tooley Witch
1525

A woman from Suffolk who is tried, convicted, and condemned to death by the judges and justices at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk for witchcraft. She is one among eighteen witches present at the session. Her execution took place the 27th of August, 1645.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Sarah Spinlow Sarah Spinlow Witch
1526

A man from Suffolk who is tried, convicted, and condemned to death by the judges and justices at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk for witchcraft. He is one among eighteen witches present at the session. His execution took place the 27th of August, 1645.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Iane Limstead Ian Limstead Witch
1527

A woman from Suffolk who is tried, convicted, and condemned to death by the judges and justices at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk for witchcraft. She is one among eighteen witches present at the session. Her execution took place the 27th of August, 1645.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Anne Wright Anne Wright Witch
1528

A woman from Suffolk who is tried, convicted, and condemned to death by the judges and justices at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk for witchcraft. She is one among eighteen witches present at the session. Her execution took place the 27th of August, 1645.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Mary Smith Mary Smith (2) Witch
1529

A man from Suffolk who is tried, convicted, and condemned to death by the judges and justices at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk for witchcraft. He is one among eighteen witches present at the session. His execution took place the 27th of August, 1645.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Iane Rivert Ian Rivert Witch
1530

A woman from Suffolk who is tried, convicted, and condemned to death by the judges and justices at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk for witchcraft. She is one among eighteen witches present at the session. Her execution took place the 27th of August, 1645.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Susan Manners Susan Manners Witch
1531

A woman from Suffolk who is tried, convicted, and condemned to death by the judges and justices at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk for witchcraft. She is one among eighteen witches present at the session. Her execution took place the 27th of August, 1645.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Mary Skipper Mary Skipper Witch
1532

A man presiding as the judge at "a sessions holden at St. Edmunds-bury in Suffolke," who condemns eighteen witches to die on the 27th of August, 1645. The names of the witches are: Mr. Lowes Parson, Thomas Evererd, Mary Evererd, Mary Bacon, Anne Alderman, Rebecca Morris, Mary Fuller, Mary Clowes, Margery Sparham, Katherine Tooley, Sarah Spinlow, Ian Limstead, Anne Wright, Mary Smith, Ian Rivert, Susan Manners, Mary Skipper, and Anne Leech. (Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Anonymous 348 Examiner/Justice
1533

An undetermined number of men presiding as the justices at "a sessions holden at St. Edmunds-bury in Suffolke," who condemns alongside a judge eighteen witches to die on the 27th of August, 1645. The names of the witches are: Mr. Lowes Parson, Thomas Evererd, Mary Evererd, Mary Bacon, Anne Alderman, Rebecca Morris, Mary Fuller, Mary Clowes, Margery Sparham, Katherine Tooley, Sarah Spinlow, Ian Limstead, Anne Wright, Mary Smith, Ian Rivert, Susan Manners, Mary Skipper, and Anne Leech. (Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Justices (3) Examiner/Justice
1534

An old woman from Suffolk, who confesses at a session held in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk to being "a Witch the space of above fifty yeares," during which time she bewitched both cattle and corn, and gave suck to her imps "which came to her in severall shapes". She also confessed to bewitching "seven persons of one family to death" of a man (Anonymous 284), his wife (Anonymous 285) and their five children (Anonymous 286, Anonymous 287, Anonymous 288, Anonymous 289, Anonymous 290). She may be any of: Mary Bacon, Anne Alderman, Rebecca Morris, Mary Fuller, Mary Clowes, Margery Sparham, Katherine Tooley, Sarah Spinlow, Anne Wright, Mary Smith, Susan Manners or Mary Skipper. She is tried, convicted and condemned by the judge and justices at the session, one among eighteen others. She is executed August 27, 1645.(Cover, 3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover, 3

Anonymous 271 Witch
1535

A man from Suffolk who was allegedly bewitched to death along with the rest of his family: his wife and five children, by an old woman (Anonymous 271), who was later tried, convicted, and condemned to death at a session in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk in 1645. (Cover, 3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover, 3

Anonymous 284 Victim
1536

A woman from Suffolk, married to a man (Anonymous 284) and having five children (Anonymous 286, Anonymous 287, Anonymous 288, Anonymous 289, Anonymous 290) who was allegedly bewitched to death along with the rest of her family by an old woman (Anonymous 271). The old woman was later tried, convicted, and condemned to death at a session in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk in 1645. (Cover, 3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover, 3

Anonymous 285 Victim
1538

A child from Suffolk, who is allegedly bewitched to death along with the rest of his or her family: a man (Anonymous 284), his wife (Anonymous 285), and four siblings (Anonymous 286, Anonymous 288, Anonymous 289, Anonymous 290). The family was bewitched by "one old woman" (Anonymous 271) who was later tried, convicted, and condemned to death at a session in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk in 1645. (Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Anonymous 287 Victim
1537

A child from Suffolk, who is allegedly bewitched to death along with the rest of his or her family: a man (Anonymous 284), his wife (Anonymous 285), and four siblings (Anonymous 287, Anonymous 288, Anonymous 289, Anonymous 290). The family was bewitched by "one old woman" (Anonymous 271) who was later tried, convicted, and condemned to death at a session in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk in 1645. (Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Anonymous 286 Victim
1539

A child from Suffolk, who is allegedly bewitched to death along with the rest of his or her family: a man (Anonymous 284), his wife (Anonymous 285), and four siblings (Anonymous 286, Anonymous 287, Anonymous 289, Anonymous 290). The family was bewitched by "one old woman" (Anonymous 271) who was later tried, convicted, and condemned to death at a session in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk in 1645. (Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Anonymous 288 Victim
1540

A child from Suffolk, who is allegedly bewitched to death along with the rest of his or her family: a man (Anonymous 284), his wife (Anonymous 285), and four siblings (Anonymous 286, Anonymous 287, Anonymous 288, Anonymous 290). The family was bewitched by "one old woman" (Anonymous 271) who was later tried, convicted, and condemned to death at a session in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk in 1645. (Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Anonymous 289 Victim
1541

A child from Suffolk, who is allegedly bewitched to death along with the rest of his or her family: a man (Anonymous 284), his wife (Anonymous 285), and four siblings (Anonymous 286, Anonymous 287, Anonymous 288, Anonymous 289). The family was bewitched by "one old woman" (Anonymous 271) who was later tried, convicted, and condemned to death at a session in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk in 1645. (Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover

Anonymous 290 Victim
1542

A woman from Suffolk, described as "another of the women witches" who confesses at a session held in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk to: being a witch "above five and twenty yeares,"; bewitching a child (Anonymous 283) to death; bewitching cattle and corn; and many other "such like evill deeds." She may be any of: Mary Bacon, Anne Alderman, Rebecca Morris, Mary Fuller, Mary Clowes, Margery Sparham, Katherine Tooley, Sarah Spinlow, Anne Wright, Mary Smith, Susan Manners or Mary Skipper. She is tried, convicted and condemned by the judge and justices at the session, one among eighteen others. She is executed August 27, 1645.(Cover, 4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover, 4

Anonymous 272 Witch
1543

A child who is allegedly bewitched to death by "another of the women Witches" (Anonymous 272). The woman is later tried, convicted, and condemned to death at a session in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk in 1645. (Cover, 4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover, 4

Anonymous 283 Victim
1544

A man from Suffolk appointed with three others (Anonymous 278, Anonymous 279, Anonymous 280) to be witch-searchers. He is to identify "those men who are suspected to be Witches" in the county of Suffolk during 1645. He finds teats or dugs "which their impes used to suck" on four of eighteen witches on trial at Bury St. Edmunds: Mr. Lowes parson, Thomas Evererd, Ian Limstead, and Ian Rivert.(Cover - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover - 6

Anonymous 277 Witch-Searcher
1545

A man from Suffolk appointed with three others (Anonymous 277, Anonymous 279, Anonymous 280) to be witch-searchers. He is to identify "those men who are suspected to be Witches" in the county of Suffolk during 1645. He finds teats or dugs "which their impes used to suck" on four of eighteen witches on trial at Bury St. Edmunds: Mr. Lowes parson, Thomas Evererd, Ian Limstead, and Ian Rivert.(Cover - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover - 6

Anonymous 278 Witch-Searcher
1546

A woman from Suffolk appointed with three others (Anonymous 277, Anonymous 278, Anonymous 280) to be witch-searchers. She is to identify "those women that are supposed to be Witches" in the county of Suffolk during 1645. She finds teats or dugs "which their impes used to suck" on fourteen of eighteen witches on trial at Bury St. Edmunds: Mary Evererd, Mary Bacon, Anne Alderman, Rebecca Morris, Mary Fuller, Mary Clowes, Margery Sparham, Katherine Tooley, Sarah Spinlow, Anne Wright, Mary Smith, Susan Manners, Mary Skipper, and Anne Leech.(Cover - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover - 6

Anonymous 279 Witch-Searcher
1547

A woman from Suffolk appointed with three others (Anonymous 277, Anonymous 278, Anonymous 279) to be witch-searchers. She is to identify "those women that are supposed to be Witches" in the county of Suffolk during 1645. She finds teats or dugs "which their impes used to suck" on fourteen of eighteen witches on trial at Bury St. Edmunds: Mary Evererd, Mary Bacon, Anne Alderman, Rebecca Morris, Mary Fuller, Mary Clowes, Margery Sparham, Katherine Tooley, Sarah Spinlow, Anne Wright, Mary Smith, Susan Manners, Mary Skipper, and Anne Leech.(Cover - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover - 6

Anonymous 280 Witch-Searcher
1548

A woman from Suffolk imprisoned with 120 others at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk as a suspected witch in 1645. She confessed that she "had carnall copulation with the Devill," while her husband was still alive, and by the Devil, conceived twice. As soon as the offspring was born, "they run away in most horrid long and ugly shapes."(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 5

Anonymous 273 Witch
1549

A woman from Suffolk imprisoned with 120 others at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk as a suspected witch in 1645. She confessed that had a grudge against a gentleman (Anonymous 281) and his wife (Anonymous 282), and so send "one of her impes in the likenesse of a little black smoth dog" to play with their only son (Anonymous 275). The imp drowned the boy "to the great grief of the parents."(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 5

Anonymous 274 Witch
1551

A man from Suffolk, who along with his wife (Anonymous 282) offended a woman (Anonymous 274) by expressing discontent at her frequent visits, causing her to send her imp in the form "of a little black smoth Dog" to play with their young and only son. The imp brings the son to water and drowns him, " to the great grief of the parents." The woman is imprisoned at Bury St. Edmunds in 1645.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 5

Anonymous 281 Victim
1553

A woman from Suffolk, who along with her husband (Anonymous 281) offended a woman (Anonymous 274) by expressing discontent at her frequent visits, causing her to send her imp in the form "of a little black smoth Dog" to play with their young and only son. The imp brings the son to water and drowns him, " to the great grief of the parents." The woman is imprisoned at Bury St. Edmunds in 1645.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 5

Anonymous 282 Victim
1554

A young boy and the only child of a gentleman and his wife in Suffolk. He plays with an imp "in the likenesse of a little black smoth dog" sent by a woman (Anonymous 274) who was offended when the family expressed displeasure at her frequent visits. At first, the boy "refused to play with it," but it persisted until "the Child made much of it" and the imp brought the child to water, "and there drowned the said child to the great grief of the parents." The woman is imprisoned at Bury St. Edmunds in 1645.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 5

Anonymous 275 Victim
1555

A woman in prison at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk in 1645 for witchcraft, who is sentenced to be burned. She is penitent for her "former lewd and abominable indevours," and asks for "Petitions put up to divers godly Ministers that they would be pleased to pray in their severall Congrefations," so that her imps will have no further power to hurt others.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 5

Anonymous 276 Witch
1564

A man from Mistley, Suffolk whose horses are allegedly killed by two imps sent by Anne Leech, after his wife accused Anne Leech of being "a naughty woman."(7-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 7-8

Bragge Mr. Bragge Victim
1565

A woman from Mistley, Suffolk, who offends Anne Leech by suspecting her to be "a naughty woman." This causes Anne Leech to send her imps to kill Mr. Bragge, her husband's horses. (7-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 7-8

Bragge Mrs. Bragge Accuser
1565

A woman from Mistley, Suffolk, who offends Anne Leech by suspecting her to be "a naughty woman." This causes Anne Leech to send her imps to kill Mr. Bragge, her husband's horses. (7-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 7-8

Bragge Mrs. Bragge Victim
1566

A child of a local member of the gentry, Richard Edwards, from Manningtree in the county of Essex. John Edwards is "taken sick, and had very strange fire, extending the limbs, and rowling the eyes, and within two dayes after dyed. The child is allegedly bewitched by a white imp and a black imp sent by Anne Leech and Elizabeth Gooding, respectively. Elizabeth Gooding is hanged as a witch on the charge of having bewitched John Edwards to death.(7-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 7-8

John Edwards John Edwards Victim
1567

A woman from Stoke in Ipswich, Suffolk who allegedly exchanges imps with Anne Leech, her sister-in-law.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 7

Anne Pearce Anne Pearce Witch
1567

A woman from Stoke in Ipswich, Suffolk who allegedly exchanges imps with Anne Leech, her sister-in-law.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 7

Anne Pearce Anne Pearce Co-conspirator
1568

A woman from Manningtree, Suffolk, who "lanhished by the space of one whole year, untill she dyed," after Anne Leech allegedgly sent a gray imp to destroy her. Elizabeth Kirk refused to share a comb with Anne Leech.(7-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 7-8

Elizabeth Kirk Elizabeth Kirk Victim
1569

The daughter of Widow Rawlyns from Mistley, Suffolk, who was allegedly killed by a gray imp sent by Anne Leech, after Anne Leech was removed in her farm so that Widow Rawlyns could live there.(8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 8

Rawlyns Rawlyns (Daughter) Victim
1570

A woman from Mistley, Suffolk who allegedly offends Anne Leech when she moves in to Anne Leech's old house, forcing Anne Leech to leave. Her daughter is killed by one of Anne Leech's imps.(8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 8

Rawlyns Widow Rawlyns Victim
1571

A woman from Manningtree, Suffolk, who is allegedly tormented by the imp of Elizabeth Gooding, after she refused Elizabeth Gooding some beer.(8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 8

Mary Tayler Mary Tayler Victim
1572

A woman who is falsely accused of witchcraft in the Book of the Essex Witches, she is cleared as a minister's wife, and "a gentlewoman of a very godly and religious life, and a very good conuersation."(8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 8

Wayt Mrs. Wayt Suspect