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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
1322

Hester France is accused by Hester Spivey (during her testimony in front of Henry Tempest) of cursing and bewitching her servant, Elizabeth Johnson, so that she should never cook again. Spivey explained to authorities that France "had beene at her howse" and mended the fire with the firepot, left the house,"but came in againe and cursed the sayde Elizabeth, and prayed to God that she sho[u]ld never bake againe."(51)

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

1651, January 23 Hothersfeilde    North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1323

Elizabeth Johnson is unable to speak or stand from the hours of six until eight or nine in the evening (speaking only once in that time to her brother) after interacting with suspected witch, Hester France. (51)

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

1651, January 23 Hothersfeilde    North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1324

Hester France is called to Elizabeth Johnson, who is ill. Elizabeth Johnson claims that Hester France had spoken to her, thus causing her illness. Elizabeth Johnson then scratches Hester France in an act of counter magic, after which she feels somewhat better, yet still ill. (51-52)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 51-52

1651, January 23 Hothersfeilde    North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1325

Robert Cliff accused Hester France of having bewitched him because he, as testified by John Johnson, had been ill for a long time. When Hester France came to see Robert Cliff, he scratcht her very sore, and sayed, I thinke thou art the woman that hath done me this wrong, as an act of counter magic. Hester France told Robert Cliff that she never did hurt in her life.(52)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 52

1652, January 23 Hothersfeilde    North Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England