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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
2791

Joan Throckmorton travels to Huntingdon for the Assizes and has a fit at the inn. Agnes Samuel stands by her during her fit, and the other guests question her about her faith and service to God. Agnes tells them she serves just as other people do, but when she says "God," "Ioan began to start and struggle with her armes, as if all had not beene wel." Agnes is then bid to recite the Lord's Prayer. She makes it half-way through before the guests make her stop, for every time Agnes says God or Jesus Christ, Joan struggles, shakes and shivers. However, when one of the guests says "my God helpe you, or my God preserve & deliver you, or the God who I serve defend you and be merciful unto you," Joan does not react. (104-107)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 104-107

1593, April 4 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2792

Joan Throckmorton continues to react with struggles and groans to God, Jesus Christ and prayers until after the evening court at Huntingdon. Over 500 people witness this at the court, and she comes to the attention of Justice Fenner. (104-107)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 104-107

1593, April 4 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2793

Justice Fenner speaks to Joan Throckmorton, witnessed by a crowd of Justices and gentlemen. He makes some speeches to her, and she falls into fit of shaking such that her father, Robert Throckmorton, must assist her in walking to an arbor, followed by the crowd. Justice Fenner and the assembled witnesses make prayers on her behalf, to no end. Robert Throckmorton tells them that Agnes Samuel, who is also present, must say words over Joan before the girl will be well again.(104-107)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 104-107

1593, April 4 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2794

Judge Fenner tells Agnes Samuel to stand forward and Robert Throckmorton to tell him the words Agnes must speak to bring Joan Throckmorton out of her fit. He does, and the assembled company tries them out. Joan is allegedly eased by the words, but will not come out of her fit. (104-107)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 104-107

1593, April 4 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2795

Judge Fenner commands Agnes Samuel to pray for Joan Throckmorton's ease. Joan is seen to react every time Agnes says God or Jesus Christ. Agnes is then commanded to say "as I am no witch, neither did cosent to the death of the La. Cruwell, so I charge the devil to let mrs. Ioan come out of her fit at this present," which has no effect on Joan. Lastly, she is commanded to say "I am a witch, & a worse witch then my mother, and did consent to the death of the La. Crumwell, so I charge the deuil to let Mistres Ioan Throckmorton come out of her fit at this present." Joan immediately wipes her eyes and curtseys to Justice Fenner.(104-107)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 104-107

1593, April 4 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2796

Joan Throckmorton has another fit before Justice Fenner fifteen minutes after being brought out of the first by Agnes Samuel's words. Justice Fenner laments her case when he sees this, and demands Agnes say the words again. When Joan emerges from this fit, she claims to have been asleep, the Justice, now sympathetic, tells her he prays that God send her no more such sleeps. She has several more fits while in Justice Fenner's company, and is brought out each time by Agnes repeating "As I am a Witch & would have bewitched to death Mistres Ioan Throkmorton in her last weeke of her great sicknes, so I charge the Diuel to let Mistres Ioan come out of her fit at this present" or the alternate charm, "As I am a Witch, and did bewitch Mistres Pikering of Ellington, since my mothers confession: so I charge the Divel, to let Mistres Ioan come out of her fit at this present."(106-107)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 106-107

1593, April 4 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2797

Joan Throckmorton is allegedly "well as ever shee was in her life, & so hath continued without any grife or fittes till this day" after Agnes Samuel is made to say "As I am a Witch & would have bewitched to death Mistres Ioan Throkmorton in her last weeke of her great sicknes, so I charge the Diuel to let Mistres Ioan come out of her fit at this present" and "As I am a Witch, and did bewitch Mistres Pikering of Ellington, since my mothers confession: so I charge the Divel, to let Mistres Ioan come out of her fit at this present" before Justice Fenner and a crowd of Justices and gentlemen at Huntingdon.(106-107)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 106-107

1593, April 4 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2798

Robert Throckmorton, Dr. Dorington, Gilbert Pickering, Master Throckmorton, John Pickering, Henry Pickering and Thomas Nutt give Indictments to the Inquest at the Huntingdon Assizes accusing Mother Alice Samuel, Agnes Samuel and John Samuel of bewitching Lady Cromwell to death and bewitching the Throckmorton children. (107-108)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 107-108

1593, April 5 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2799

The indictments against Mother Alice Samuel, Agnes Samuel and John Samuel swiftly result in guilty verdicts by the Grand Jury at the Huntingdon Assizes. The ruling of the court is that "the cause was most apparant: their consciences were wel satisfied, that the said Witches were guilty, & had deserued death."(107-108)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 107-108

1593, April 5 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2800

Jane Throckmorton has a fit during the trial of Mother Alice Samuel, Agnes Samuel and John Samuel at the Huntingdon Assizes. The Judge calls John to the bar and asks him if he can bring Jane out of her fit, which he denies, and the Judge tells him he has heard that John can do so by saying certain words. The Judge recites the words and tells John to do the same, but John refuses. The Judge repeats them again, and has various attendees of the court do so as well, including Dr. Dorington. When John continues to refuse, he is made to pray instead, and Jane is seen by all to shake and be troubled by it. John will not say the words of the charm ("As I am a Witch, and did consent to the death of the Lady Cromwell, so I charge the deuill to suffer Mistres Iane to come out of her fitt at this present.") until the Judge threatens him with a guilty verdict whether he does or not. Jane wipes her eyes and is well.(108-110)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 108-110

1593, April 5 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2801

The court at the Huntingdon Assizes hears readings of the confessions of Mother Alice Samuel, taken on December 26 and 29, 1592. (110-111)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 110-111

1593, April 5 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2802

Vicar Robert Poulter gives deposition on behalf of one of his parishoners, John Langley, who is too sick to come to court himself. According to Poulter, Mother Samuel overheard Langley give an order forbidding her any meat, and that afternoon, Langley's horse died under him on the way from Huntingdon to Brampton. Langley also allegedly escaped death two or three times within the next few days, lost "as many good and sound Cattell to all mennes iudgements, as were worth twentie markes" and began to suffer extraordinarily himself. The next day, the court is informed that John Langley had just died.(110-111)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 110-111

1593, April 5 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2806

The Judge asks John Samuel whether he has any reason to give why he should not be sentenced to death. John answers that "he had nothing to saye, but Lorde haue mercie on him." (111-112)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 111-112

1593, April 5 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2807

The Judge asks Mother Alice Samuel whether she has any reason to give why she should not be sentenced to death. She claims to be pregnant, and is laughed at for the attempt - she is at the time of trial "neere fourscore" in age. She continues to insist, however, until the Judge has a Jury of Women (Anonymous 447) assembled and sworn to search her. They determine she is not with child "unlesse (as some saide) it was with the Diuell, & no marueile."(111-112)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 111-112

1593, April 5 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2808

Mother Alice Samuel is found guilty and Henry Pickering allegedly "persuade her to confesse the trueth" as she stands with the prisoners following the verdict. She is said to have confessed to having carnal knowledge of William Langlad, the man who gave her familiars to her. Some present at the trial speculate that Langlad is in truth "the Diuel in mans likenesse."(111-112)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 111-112

1593, April 5 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2809

Agnes Samuel is asked at her trial whether she has anything to say in her defense. Another prisoner urges her to say she is pregnant, but she refuses: "Nay, saide shee, that will I not do: It shall neuer be said, that I was both a Witch and a whoore." (112)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 112

1593, April 5 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2810

Mother Alice Samuel, Agnes Samuel and John Samuel are pronounced guilty of witchcraft and sentenced to death. (112)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 112

1593, April 5 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2812

Mother Alice Samuel is persuaded to confess while on the gallows ladder on the day of her execution before Master Doctor Chamberlin. She names her familiars as Pluck, Catch and White, restates that she had them from William Langlad, and claims that she sent Catch to Lady Cromwell to bewitch her to death. When asked why she bewitched Lady Cromwell, Mother Samuel says Catch suggested she take revenge for the Lady burning some of her hair and hair lace. She also confessed to sending Pluck to bewitch the Throckmorton children and cause them torment. White was not used against anyone, but sent him to the sea, and that White was the only one of the three who was rewarded by sucking blood from her chin.(112-113)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 112-113

1593, April 7 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2813

Mother Alice Samuel accuses John Samuel of being "privie to the death of the Lady Cromwell" and alleges that he "could both bewitch & unwitch." She refused to accuse her daughter Agnes, but rather tried to clear her.(112-113)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 112-113

1593, April 7 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2814

Master Doctor Chamberlin demands Mother Alice Samuel recite the Lord's Prayer and the Creed while on the gallows. She found unable to say "But deliuer vs from euill" from the Lord's Prayer, and unable to say the Creed at all. She is also unable to say that she believes in the Catholic Church. (113)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 113

1593, April 7 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2815

Mother Alice Samuel, John Samuel and Agnes Samuel are executed at Huntingdon.(114)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 114

1593, April 7 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2816

After Mother Alice Samuel's execution, the Jailor of Huntingdon strips her body for burial and notices a lump of flesh on Mother Samuel's body "adioyning to so secrete a place, which was not decent to be seene." He shows it to his wife, Anonymous 448. They cover Mother Samuel's privates, and she takes this teat in her hand, witnessed by the crowd who came for the execution. When she strains the teat, it issues first a mix of yellow milk and water, then a substance like clear milk, and at the end it is seen to produce blood.(114)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 114

1593, April 7 Huntingdon    Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England