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ID Short Description & Text Name Preferred Name Person Type
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Mother Lakeland is a woman from Ipswich in the county of Suffolk, described as "a professour of Religion, a constant hearer of the Word for these many years, and yet a Witch She as first corrupted by the devil who promised her that is if 'she would serve him she should want nothing.'" The Devil allegedly gives her three Imps, two little dogs and a mole which she employed to do numerous acts of maleficium, including bewitching her husband, tormenting and killing Mr. Lawrence and his child (from Ipswich in the county of Suffolk), to torment and kill a "Maid of one Mrs. Jennings (from Ipswich in the county of Suffolk), and to torment and destroy the property of Mr. Beale (from Ipswich in the county of Suffolk), making half his body "consumes and rot." She confesses to these and diverse other crimes and is condemned and burned to death (the punishment for petty treason for the murder of her husband) on Tuesday the 9th of September, 1645.(7-8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 7-8

Mother Lakeland Mother Lakeland Witch
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A woman from Ipswich in the county of Suffolk, described as a maid who was allegedly killed by Mother Lakeland. Lakeland confessed the murder was based on annoyance; the maid had refused to give Lakeland a pin and was irate with Lakeland who had yet to pay her back a borrowed shilling.(8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 8

Anonymous 42 Victim
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A man from Ipswich in the county of Suffolk, who is bewitched to death by his wife, Mother Lakeland. He allegedly "lay in great misery for a time, and at last dyed." it was his death that ultimately caused Lakeland's own. She convicted of petty treason and was "burned to death, because she was the death of her husband." (7-8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 7-8

Anonymous 46 Victim
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A man from Ipswich in the county of Suffolk, described as living in such intolerable pain and misery that he is "forced to go with his head and his knees together." Beale is allegedly tormented by an imp sent by Mother Lakeland when he would not marry her granddaughter. His ship is burnt and he is body is made to consume and putrefy. He lives to suffer this punishment, with "halfe of his body is rotten upon him" for over a year and a half. After Mother Lakeland is executed, "a bunch of flesh, something after the form of a Dog, that grew upon the thigh" broke off, and another sore, that "rose upon the side of his belly, in the form of a Fistula," began to heal. There was hope, at the time of publication, that he would recover. (8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 8

Beale Mr. Beale Victim
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A woman from Ipswich in the county of Suffolk who allegedly attempts to call in a one shilling loan from and will not give a needle to Mother Lakeland. Mother Lakeland allegedly sends her familiar moles "to torment her and take away her life."(8)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 8

Anonymous 337 Victim
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A man from Ipswich in the county of Suffolk upon whom Mother Lakeland sent her imp in the shape of a dog to torment and kill. He has a child which Mother Lakeland's imp also torments and kills. (9)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 9

Lawrence Mr. Lawrence Victim
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A child from Ipswich in the county of Suffolk who is allegedly killed by Mother Lakeland's imp (in the shape of a dog). The imp torment the child before killing it.(9)

Appears in:
Lakeland, Mother. The Laws Against Witches and Conjuration. London: 1645, 9

Lawrence Mr. Lawrence's Child Victim