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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
1126

Thomas Shovel and Cuthbert Nicholson bring a Scottish man to Newcastle as an expert witch searcher. He claims to be able to identify witches simply by their physical appearance. He strips women and uses the pin to test for witch's mark (as manifest as an insensible spot).(114)

Appears in:
Gardiner, Ralph . England's Grievance Discovered. Unknown: 1796, 114

1649 Newcastle    Borough of Tyne and Wear  Northumberland  England 
1181

Thomas Shevel and Cuthbert Nicholson examine thirty women alleged to be witches. The women are brought to the town hall in Newcastle. Shevel and Nicholson thrust pins into various parts of their bodies and found nearly twenty-seven of the thirty women guilty of witchcraft.(114)

Appears in:
Gardiner, Ralph . England's Grievance Discovered. Unknown: 1796, 114

1610 Newcastle    Borough of Tyne and Wear  Northumberland  England 
1182

Thomas Shovel and Cuthbert Nicholson examine a woman (Anonymous 143) to determine whether or not she is a witch. Upon first looking at her, they disagree whether she even needs to be tried. They try her by making her stand naked to the waist, pricking her thighs with pins. She does not bleed and so is determined to be a witch and child of the devil.(115-116)

Appears in:
Gardiner, Ralph . England's Grievance Discovered. Unknown: 1796, 115-116

1610 Newcastle    Borough of Tyne and Wear  Northumberland  England 
1190

Lieutenant Colonel Hobson contests the former ruling that Anonymous 143 is a witch. Anonymous 143 is tried again. She is pricked again and blood gushes out. The former ruling is thus overturned.(115)

Appears in:
Gardiner, Ralph . England's Grievance Discovered. Unknown: 1796, 115

1610 Newcastle    Borough of Tyne and Wear  Northumberland  England 
1510

Mary Moore travels to Newcastle on business, accompanied by her trusted servant William Hall. Hall, noting her sadness, asks if she will confide confide in him the cause. Moore does so, revealing her suspicions about Dorothy Swinow being the cause of Margaret Muschamp's and George Muschamp Jr.'s afflictions. Moore allegedly takes care that "no living soule being by." She concludes her business and returns home to Spital. (6)

Appears in:
Moore, Mary. Wonderfull Newes from the North. London: 1650, 6

1647, February Newcastle    Borough of Tyne and Wear  Northumberland  England