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ID Short Description & Text Name Preferred Name Person Type
5

Ellen Smythe is a woman from Maldon in the county of Essex known to be the daughter of Alice Chaundler, stepdaughter of John Chaundler, and mother to two children, alleged to be a witch and keep three spirits named Great Dicke, Little Dicke and Willet. She was tried for witchcraft at the Chelmsford Assizes and found guilty. After Alice Chaundler was executed for witchcraft, John Chaundler allegedly demanded the money Smith had received from her mother, resulting in a falling out. In anger, Smith bewitches John Chaundeler to bring up any meat he tries to eat, causing him to "wasted awaie to his death." Smith is also alleged to have bewitched John Eastwood for refusing alms to her son, and caused Goodwife Webbe's daughter to die over a falling out with her own daughter.(7-9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 7-9

Ellen Smith Ellen Smith Witch
6

Mother Staunton is a woman from Wimbish in the county of Essex who is alleged to have performed word and image magic on her neighbors in revenge for their poor behavior and lack of charity. She is eventually arraigned, but not executed, due to a wrongly drafted indictment. When accused of being a witch she claimed "I am none in deede, although I can tell what belongeth to that practise."(11, 12, 14-15)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 11, 12, 14-15

Mother Staunton Mother Staunton Witch
7

Mother Nokes is a woman from Lamberd End (now Lambourne) in the county of Essex believed to have a daughter and a familiar spirit named Tom. She was tried for witchcraft at the Chelmsford assizes and found guilty. Nokes allegedly used witchcraft to cripple a boy in Thomas Spycer's service (Anonymous 366); a servant of Spycer's (Anonymous 58) had snatched a pair of gloves from her daughter's pocket and ignored Alice Noke's demands to return them, then later sent Anonymous 366 to return the gloves on his behalf. Nokes nevertheless crippled the boy's limbs in revenge. At another occasion, Nokes allegedly caused a tailor's wife's nursing child to die in retaliation for an affair with Noke's husband. She is also said to have caused a plow horse belonging to Thomas Spycer to die when the plowman would not answer her question. Mother Nokes was hanged for murder by witchcraft in April 1579.(15-17)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 15-17

Alice Nokes Alice Nokes Witch
71

Elizabeth Lord is a widow from Hatfield in the county of Essex who allegedly gave John Francis a drink that made him become sick and die of it. She also gave Jone Roberts a piece of apple cake from which she too became sick and died.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 5-6

Elizabeth Lord Elizabeth Lord Witch
390

A man from Hatfield in the county of Essex, known to be a servant to Goodman Some, who was allegedly made sick and died of a drink he accepted from Elizabeth Lord.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 5-6

John Fraunces John Fraunces Victim
434

A man from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, known to be the husband of Mrs. Saunder; when Mrs. Saunder refused to give Mother Staunton yeast, Mother Staunton allegedly left offended and murmuring, after which Saunder's infant child became violently sick. The cradle continued to rock of its own accord when Mrs. Saunder picked up the child to comfort it, and would not stop until a guest of the home, one of the Earl of Surrey's gentlemen (Anonymous 50), stabbed it with his dagger.(11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 11

Richard Saunder Richard Saunder Witness
434

A man from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, known to be the husband of Mrs. Saunder; when Mrs. Saunder refused to give Mother Staunton yeast, Mother Staunton allegedly left offended and murmuring, after which Saunder's infant child became violently sick. The cradle continued to rock of its own accord when Mrs. Saunder picked up the child to comfort it, and would not stop until a guest of the home, one of the Earl of Surrey's gentlemen (Anonymous 50), stabbed it with his dagger.(11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 11

Richard Saunder Richard Saunder Victim
435

A woman from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, known to be the wife of Richard Saunder, who refused to give Mother Staunton yeast; Mother Staunton allegedly left offended and murmuring, after which Saunder's infant child became violently sick. The cradle continued to rock of its own accord when Mrs. Saunder picked up the child to comfort it, and would not stop until a guest of the home, one of the Earl of Surrey's gentlemen (Anonymous 50), stabbed it with his dagger.(11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 11

Saunder Mrs. Saunder Witness
435

A woman from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, known to be the wife of Richard Saunder, who refused to give Mother Staunton yeast; Mother Staunton allegedly left offended and murmuring, after which Saunder's infant child became violently sick. The cradle continued to rock of its own accord when Mrs. Saunder picked up the child to comfort it, and would not stop until a guest of the home, one of the Earl of Surrey's gentlemen (Anonymous 50), stabbed it with his dagger.(11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 11

Saunder Mrs. Saunder Victim
436

A man from Wimbish in the county of Essex, known to be a gentleman and a guest of Richard and Mrs. Saunder who was at the home when Mrs. Saunder refused to give Mother Staunton yeast; Mother Staunton allegedly left offended and murmuring, after which Saunder's infant child became violently sick. The cradle continued to rock of its own accord when Mrs. Saunder picked up the child to comfort it, and would not stop until Anonymous 50 stabbed it with his dagger.(11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 11

Anonymous 50 Witness
445

A man from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, who refused alms to Ellen Smith's son; Smith is alleged to have bewitched him later that day, sending a being that came first as a rat and then as a toad to his home. John Eastwood, assisted by a visiting neighbor (Anonymous 51), seized the creature in tongs and thrust it in the fire, where it made the fire burn blue and go almost out. Ellen Smith came to Eastwood's home in great pain, making the excuse that she had come to ensure all was well with him, and leaving again when he replied that it was.(8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 8

John Eastwood John Eastwood Victim
446

A person from Maldon in the county of Essex, described as a neighbor of John Eastwood, who allegedly assists Eastwood in holding a spirit in the form of a toad in tongs and thrusting it into the fire until the fire burns blue and almost goes out.(8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 8

Anonymous 51 Witness
447

A woman from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, known to be a widow, who Elizabeth Francis alleges to be a witch during her examination. Osborne approached Francis for assistance treating her lame leg, which bore a mark on the outside that Francis identified as a familiar's nipple.(6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 6

Osborne Mother Osborne Witch
448

A man from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, known to have feuded with Mother Staunton and signed as a witness on a document detailing her alleged misdeeds; one time he allegedly scratched her face with a needle after they argued, to which she responded by telling him he had a flea on him, causing him to be tormented in his limbs. At another occasion, they allegedly fought over some grain and he snatched it from her hands saying he would feed them to his chickens; all three or four dozen chickens fed with the grain died with only one surviving.(10, 11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 10, 11

Thomas Prat Thomas Prat Witness
448

A man from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, known to have feuded with Mother Staunton and signed as a witness on a document detailing her alleged misdeeds; one time he allegedly scratched her face with a needle after they argued, to which she responded by telling him he had a flea on him, causing him to be tormented in his limbs. At another occasion, they allegedly fought over some grain and he snatched it from her hands saying he would feed them to his chickens; all three or four dozen chickens fed with the grain died with only one surviving.(10, 11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 10, 11

Thomas Prat Thomas Prat Victim
449

A child from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, known as the child of William and Mrs. Corner, who was then allegedly taken with sweat and chills, and started shrieking and staring, and wringing and writhing, after Mrs. Corner refused to provide Mother Staunton with items she had demanded. The child's affliction was so extreme that those who saw it were uncertain it would live.(12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12

Corner Corner (child) Victim
450

A woman from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, known to be the wife of William Corner and the mother of one child, who refused to give Mother Staunton various items she had demanded; Staunton then demanded to know how many children Mrs. Corner had. The Corner child was then allegedly taken with sweat and chills, and started shrieking and staring, and wringing and writhing, until those who saw it were uncertain it would live.(12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12

Corner Mrs. Corner Relative of Victim
450

A woman from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, known to be the wife of William Corner and the mother of one child, who refused to give Mother Staunton various items she had demanded; Staunton then demanded to know how many children Mrs. Corner had. The Corner child was then allegedly taken with sweat and chills, and started shrieking and staring, and wringing and writhing, until those who saw it were uncertain it would live.(12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12

Corner Mrs. Corner Witness
450

A woman from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, known to be the wife of William Corner and the mother of one child, who refused to give Mother Staunton various items she had demanded; Staunton then demanded to know how many children Mrs. Corner had. The Corner child was then allegedly taken with sweat and chills, and started shrieking and staring, and wringing and writhing, until those who saw it were uncertain it would live.(12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12

Corner Mrs. Corner Victim
454

A man from Wimbish in the county of Essex, who allegedly refused charity to Mother Staunton; she took offence, and immediately after his cows began to give stinking bloody gore instead of milk, one becoming sick beyond recovery.(14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 14

John Cornell John Cornell, Jr. Victim
451

A man from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, known to be the husband of Mrs. Corner and the father of one, whose home Mother Staunton often stopped to beg alms; when Mrs. Corner refused to give Mother Staunton various items she had demanded, Staunton then demanded to know how many children Mrs. Corner had. The Corner child was then allegedly taken with sweat and chills, and started shrieking and staring, and wringing and writhing, until those who saw it were uncertain it would live.(12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12

William Corner William Corner Relative of Victim
451

A man from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, known to be the husband of Mrs. Corner and the father of one, whose home Mother Staunton often stopped to beg alms; when Mrs. Corner refused to give Mother Staunton various items she had demanded, Staunton then demanded to know how many children Mrs. Corner had. The Corner child was then allegedly taken with sweat and chills, and started shrieking and staring, and wringing and writhing, until those who saw it were uncertain it would live.(12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12

William Corner William Corner Witness
452

A woman from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, known to be the wife of Robert Cornell, who allegedly denied Mother Staunton milk on two occasions, and barred the door against her, for she suspected Staunton to be a witch. The second time she was sent away, Mother Staunton is said to have made a circle on the ground with her knife in front of the door, marking it with the points of the compass in full view of both Cornells and their maid; when they asked what she was doing, she answered that she was making an outhouse and left. The next day, Mrs. Cornell was taken sick after leaving the house through that door, her body swelling from time to time as if with child until she feared she would burst. Her health never recovered.(12-13)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12-13

Cornell Mrs. Cornell Victim
452

A woman from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, known to be the wife of Robert Cornell, who allegedly denied Mother Staunton milk on two occasions, and barred the door against her, for she suspected Staunton to be a witch. The second time she was sent away, Mother Staunton is said to have made a circle on the ground with her knife in front of the door, marking it with the points of the compass in full view of both Cornells and their maid; when they asked what she was doing, she answered that she was making an outhouse and left. The next day, Mrs. Cornell was taken sick after leaving the house through that door, her body swelling from time to time as if with child until she feared she would burst. Her health never recovered.(12-13)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12-13

Cornell Mrs. Cornell Witness
453

A man from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, whose wife allegedly refused to give Mother Staunton milk; Mother Staunton is said to have made a circle on the ground with her knife in front of their door, marking it with the points of the compass in full view of the Cornells and their maid, and when they asked what she was doing, she answered that she was making an outhouse and left. The next day, Mrs. Cornell was taken sick after leaving the house through that door, her body swelling from time to time as if with child until she feared she would burst.(12-13)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12-13

Robert Cornell Robert Cornell Witness
453

A man from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, whose wife allegedly refused to give Mother Staunton milk; Mother Staunton is said to have made a circle on the ground with her knife in front of their door, marking it with the points of the compass in full view of the Cornells and their maid, and when they asked what she was doing, she answered that she was making an outhouse and left. The next day, Mrs. Cornell was taken sick after leaving the house through that door, her body swelling from time to time as if with child until she feared she would burst.(12-13)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 12-13

Robert Cornell Robert Cornell Relative of Victim
455

A man from Wimbish in the county of Essex, who allegedly sent Mother Staunton away empty-handed when she came calling for alms; shortly after her departure, twenty of Lathburie's hogs are said to have fallen sick and died, and a cow of his was afflicted such that it was three times more likely to become lost. Lathburie burned one of the dead hogs in the hope of saving the rest.(14-15)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 14-15

Rohart Lathburie Robert Lathburie Victim
455

A man from Wimbish in the county of Essex, who allegedly sent Mother Staunton away empty-handed when she came calling for alms; shortly after her departure, twenty of Lathburie's hogs are said to have fallen sick and died, and a cow of his was afflicted such that it was three times more likely to become lost. Lathburie burned one of the dead hogs in the hope of saving the rest.(14-15)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 14-15

Rohart Lathburie Robert Lathburie Witness
508

A boy from Maldon in the county of Essex, known to be the thirteen-year-old son of Ellen Smith, who was chided away when he begged alms from John Estwood. He reported this incident to his mother, who sent one of her familiars to Eastwood to cause him pain. Smith's son confessed the names of and containers for three of his mother's familiars.(7-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 7-8

Smith Smith (son) Witness
508

A boy from Maldon in the county of Essex, known to be the thirteen-year-old son of Ellen Smith, who was chided away when he begged alms from John Estwood. He reported this incident to his mother, who sent one of her familiars to Eastwood to cause him pain. Smith's son confessed the names of and containers for three of his mother's familiars.(7-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 7-8

Smith Smith (son) Relative of Witch
509

A man from Maldon in the county of Essex, known to be the husband of Alice Chaundler and the stepfather of Ellen Smith, who had a falling out with Smith over money Alice had given her after Alice's execution for witchcraft; Smith bewitched him to be unable to eat meat without bringing it up again, with the result that he wasted to death.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 7

Jhon Chaundeler John Chaundeler Victim
509

A man from Maldon in the county of Essex, known to be the husband of Alice Chaundler and the stepfather of Ellen Smith, who had a falling out with Smith over money Alice had given her after Alice's execution for witchcraft; Smith bewitched him to be unable to eat meat without bringing it up again, with the result that he wasted to death.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 7

Jhon Chaundeler John Chaundeler Relative of Witch
510

A woman from Maldon in the county of Essex, known to be the mother of Ellen Smith and wife to John Chaundeler, Alice Chaundleler executed for murder by witchcraft in 1574. After her death, Smith and John Chaundler had a falling out over money Alice had given her daughter that resulted in John Chaundler's death.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 7

Alice Chaundler Alice Chaundeler Witch
510

A woman from Maldon in the county of Essex, known to be the mother of Ellen Smith and wife to John Chaundeler, Alice Chaundleler executed for murder by witchcraft in 1574. After her death, Smith and John Chaundler had a falling out over money Alice had given her daughter that resulted in John Chaundler's death.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 7

Alice Chaundler Alice Chaundeler Relative of Witch
510

A woman from Maldon in the county of Essex, known to be the mother of Ellen Smith and wife to John Chaundeler, Alice Chaundleler executed for murder by witchcraft in 1574. After her death, Smith and John Chaundler had a falling out over money Alice had given her daughter that resulted in John Chaundler's death.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 7

Alice Chaundler Alice Chaundeler Relative of Victim
511

A man from Lamberd (now Lambourne) in the county of Essex described as a local land owner and cattle farmer whose servant, Anonymous 58, allegedly snatched gloves from Mother Nokes' daughter and was robbed of the use of his limbs for the offense, and whose other servant, Anonymous 366, was also bewitched by Mother Nokes when Anonymous 58 has him return the gloves. Thomas Spycer must have Anonymous 366 transported home in a wheelbarrow, as his limbs have been afflicted such that he is unable to get out of bed for eight days. A plow horse of his is also allegedly afflicted with a swollen head by Nokes when the plowman, a servant of Spycer's (Anonymous 367) would not answer a question she had asked of him.(15-16, 17)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 15-16, 17

Thomas Spycer Thomas Thomas Spycer Witness
512

A woman from Lamberd End (now Lambourne) in the county of Essex, known to be the twenty-eight year old daughter of Alice Nokes, whose gloves were snatched by a servant of Thomas Spycer's (Anonymous 58); her mother allegedly robbed Anonymous 58 of the use of his limbs, and when another servant of Spycer's, Anonymous 366, is sent to return the gloves on Anonymous 58's behalf, Anonymous 366 was also afflicted. ()

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579,

Nokes Nokes (Daughter) Relative of Witch
512

A woman from Lamberd End (now Lambourne) in the county of Essex, known to be the twenty-eight year old daughter of Alice Nokes, whose gloves were snatched by a servant of Thomas Spycer's (Anonymous 58); her mother allegedly robbed Anonymous 58 of the use of his limbs, and when another servant of Spycer's, Anonymous 366, is sent to return the gloves on Anonymous 58's behalf, Anonymous 366 was also afflicted. ()

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579,

Nokes Nokes (Daughter) Witness
513

A man from Lamberd End (now Lambourne) in the County of Essex, described as the servant of Thomas Spycer, who snatched gloves from Mother Noke's daughter and was allegedly robbed of the use of his limbs for the offense. Unable to move, he sent another servant, Anonymous 366, to return the gloves, for which Mother Nokes also afflicted Anonymous 366.(15-16)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 15-16

Anonymous 58 Victim
547

A woman from Hatfield in the county of Essex, known to be a servant of old Higham, who became sick and died after accepting a piece of apple cake from Elizabeth Francis.(A5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, A5

Jone Roberts Jone Roberts Victim
548

A man from Chelmsford in the county of Essex, from whom Mother Staunton allegedly requested a leather thong, which he denied her; that night, his horse died suddenly though it had been in good heath previously.(13)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 13

John Hopwood John Hopwood Victim
1108

A woman from Hatfield in the county of Hertfordshire, known to be the wife of Richard Poole; Alice Poole is allegedly cursed by Elizabeth Francis as punishment for not lending yeast. She languishes and then dies. Francis is charged for killing Alice "by malice aforethought" at the Chelmsford assizes, and found guilty.(6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 6

Alice Poole Alice Poole Victim
1258

A girl from Maldon in the county of Essex, known to be 4 years old and the daughter of Widow Webbe, who has a falling out with Ellen Smith's daughter; Smith allegedly came her home the next day and struck her on the face, causing her to becomes ill, and die two days later. During the days of her illness, Susan Webbe is said to have cried continually "awaie with the Witche, awaie with the Witch." Immediately after she died, her mother saw a thing like a black dog leave the house, which upset Widow Webbe out of her wits. Smith was tried at the Chelmsford assizes for Susan's death and found guilty.(9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 9

Susan Webbe Susan Webbe Victim
1258

A girl from Maldon in the county of Essex, known to be 4 years old and the daughter of Widow Webbe, who has a falling out with Ellen Smith's daughter; Smith allegedly came her home the next day and struck her on the face, causing her to becomes ill, and die two days later. During the days of her illness, Susan Webbe is said to have cried continually "awaie with the Witche, awaie with the Witch." Immediately after she died, her mother saw a thing like a black dog leave the house, which upset Widow Webbe out of her wits. Smith was tried at the Chelmsford assizes for Susan's death and found guilty.(9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 9

Susan Webbe Susan Webbe Relative of Victim
1910

A woman of Maldon in the county of Essex, known to be a widow and the mother of a daughter; her daughter had a falling out with the daughter of Ellen Smith, for which Smith struck Webbe's daughter on the face causing her to sicken and die. The morning after her daughter's death, Widow Webbe saw a black thing like a dog leave through her door, the sight upsetting her out of her wits.(9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 9

Webbe Widow Webbe Relative of Witch
1910

A woman of Maldon in the county of Essex, known to be a widow and the mother of a daughter; her daughter had a falling out with the daughter of Ellen Smith, for which Smith struck Webbe's daughter on the face causing her to sicken and die. The morning after her daughter's death, Widow Webbe saw a black thing like a dog leave through her door, the sight upsetting her out of her wits.(9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 9

Webbe Widow Webbe Victim
1911

A child of Maldon in the county of Essex, known to be the daughter of Ellen Smith; when she had a falling out with the daughter of Goodwife Webbe, her mother caused the Webbe child to become sick and die.(8-9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 8-9

Smith Smith (Daughter) Relative of Witch
1918

A man from Wimbish in Essex, known to be the VIcar, whose wife was allegedly asked for alms by Mother Staunton while the Vicar was out and denied the request; while visiting the house Staunton is said to have touched their little son causing him to become violently sick nearly unto death while Staunton sat by. Within an hour of the Vicar's return, his son recovered perfectly and resumed playing.(14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 14

Anonymous 364 Preacher/Minister
1918

A man from Wimbish in Essex, known to be the VIcar, whose wife was allegedly asked for alms by Mother Staunton while the Vicar was out and denied the request; while visiting the house Staunton is said to have touched their little son causing him to become violently sick nearly unto death while Staunton sat by. Within an hour of the Vicar's return, his son recovered perfectly and resumed playing.(14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 14

Anonymous 364 Relative of Victim
1919

A woman from Wimbish in Essex, known to be the VIcar's wife, who was allegedly asked for alms by Mother Staunton while her husband was away and denied the request; Staunton is said to have touched their little son causing him to become violently sick nearly unto death while Staunton sat by. Within an hour of the Vicar's return, their son recovered perfectly and resumed playing.(14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 14

Anonymous 362 Witness
1919

A woman from Wimbish in Essex, known to be the VIcar's wife, who was allegedly asked for alms by Mother Staunton while her husband was away and denied the request; Staunton is said to have touched their little son causing him to become violently sick nearly unto death while Staunton sat by. Within an hour of the Vicar's return, their son recovered perfectly and resumed playing.(14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 14

Anonymous 362 Relative of Victim
1920

A child from Wimbish in Essex, known to be the VIcar's son, whose mother was allegedly asked for alms by Mother Staunton while his father was away and denied the request; Staunton is said to have touched the little boy causing him to become violently sick nearly unto death while Staunton sat by. Within an hour of his father's return, the child recovered perfectly and resumed playing.(14)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 14

Anonymous 363 Victim
1916

A woman of Brookewalden in Essex (likely the environs of the Manor of Brooke Walden in Saffron Walden) known to be the wife of Robert Petie and the mother of a small child, who was allegedly visited by Mother Staunton; Staunton demanded a variety of things from her, which Mrs. Petie refused to give, and accused Mrs. Petie of stealing a knife, leaving in anger. Shortly after Staunton's departure, the Petie child became so sick it nearly died, the illness lasting a week.(11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 11

Petie Mrs. Petie Witness
1916

A woman of Brookewalden in Essex (likely the environs of the Manor of Brooke Walden in Saffron Walden) known to be the wife of Robert Petie and the mother of a small child, who was allegedly visited by Mother Staunton; Staunton demanded a variety of things from her, which Mrs. Petie refused to give, and accused Mrs. Petie of stealing a knife, leaving in anger. Shortly after Staunton's departure, the Petie child became so sick it nearly died, the illness lasting a week.(11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 11

Petie Mrs. Petie Victim
1917

A man of Brookewalden in Essex (likely the environs of Manor of Brooke Walden in Saffron Walden), known to be the husband of Mrs. Petie and the father of a small child; Mrs. Petie was was allegedly visited by Mother Staunton, leaving in anger when her demands were not fulfilled. Shortly after Staunton's departure, the Petie child became so sick it nearly died, the illness lasting a week.(11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 11

Robert Petie Robert Petie Relative of Victim
1917

A man of Brookewalden in Essex (likely the environs of Manor of Brooke Walden in Saffron Walden), known to be the husband of Mrs. Petie and the father of a small child; Mrs. Petie was was allegedly visited by Mother Staunton, leaving in anger when her demands were not fulfilled. Shortly after Staunton's departure, the Petie child became so sick it nearly died, the illness lasting a week.(11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 11

Robert Petie Robert Petie Witness
1921

A man of Lamberd End (now Lambourne) in the County of Essex, known to be the husband of Mother Nokes; he allegedly had an affair with a tailor's wife (Anonymous 365), for which Mother Nokes caused the tailor's wife's nursing child to die.(16)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 16

Nokes Mr. Nokes Witness
1921

A man of Lamberd End (now Lambourne) in the County of Essex, known to be the husband of Mother Nokes; he allegedly had an affair with a tailor's wife (Anonymous 365), for which Mother Nokes caused the tailor's wife's nursing child to die.(16)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 16

Nokes Mr. Nokes Relative of Witch
1922

A woman likely from Lamberd End (now Lambourne) in the county of Essex, known to be a tailor's wife, who allegedly had an affair with Mr. Nokes, husband to Mother Nokes; in revenge for the infidelity, Mother Nokes is said to have caused the tailor's wife's nursing child to die.(16)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 16

Anonymous 365 Witness
1922

A woman likely from Lamberd End (now Lambourne) in the county of Essex, known to be a tailor's wife, who allegedly had an affair with Mr. Nokes, husband to Mother Nokes; in revenge for the infidelity, Mother Nokes is said to have caused the tailor's wife's nursing child to die.(16)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 16

Anonymous 365 Relative of Victim
1923

A boy from Lambert End (now Lambourne) in the county of Essex, known to be a servant of Thomas Spycer, who was asked to return a pair of gloves another servant (Anonymous 58) had snatched from Mother Nokes' daughter; Nokes allegedly robbed him of the use of his limbs, causing him to be bedridden for eight days. His master, Thomas Spycer, had to have him transported home in a wheelbarrow.(15-16)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 15-16

Anonymous 366 Victim
1924

A man from Lamberd End (now Lambourne) in the county of Essex, known to be a servant in the service of Thomas Spycer, who allegedly refused to answer a question put to him by Mother Nokes, for which she caused the horse he was plowing with to develop a swollen head.(17)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 17

Anonymous 367 Victim
1924

A man from Lamberd End (now Lambourne) in the county of Essex, known to be a servant in the service of Thomas Spycer, who allegedly refused to answer a question put to him by Mother Nokes, for which she caused the horse he was plowing with to develop a swollen head.(17)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 17

Anonymous 367 Witness