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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
1020

John Palmer allegedly confesses that Marsh of Dunstable is the leader of the "College of Witches" coven. Marsh is considered a good witch by man, for he "hath so long gratified the Country people with his Conjurations." It is believed that he performs good deeds only as the blackest of Devils, meaning that they are all false in nature. Palmer further confesses that he himself had been a witch for some sixty years, "long enough to know and give in the totall summe of all the Conjuring conclave, and the society of Witches in England." (2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 2

1649 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1021

John Palmer confesses as to how the devil took advantage of him, when he "of a fretfull and revengfull nature," was not able to avenge himself of his adversaries, causing him to join the Devil. Upon this act, he was granted two familiars, one a dog called George, and the other a woman called Jezabell.(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 3

1649 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1022

John Palmer confesses that the Devil showed him his 'mark' by drawing it on the ground. The devil the drew Palmer's blood, and had him use it to make the same mark on the ground.(3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 3-4

1649 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1023

John Palmer confesses that he seduced his kinswoman, Elizabeth Knott, into aiding him in his villainy. He and Elizabeth Knott made a clay image of Goodwife Pearls and laid it on the fire. While the image was "consuming and mouldring away the woman lay in miserable torments." Pearls died immediately after the image was finally and completely consumed by the fire.(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 4

1649 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1024

John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott allegedly murder Goodwife Pearls, through the burning of a clay figure of Pearls, which they burned. This was an act of revenge, as Goodwife Pearls hung a lock upon his door and he did not pay rent to her.(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 4

1649 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1025

John Palmer confesses to sending one of his familiars to kill Mr. Cleavers' horse.(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 4

1649 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1026

Elizabeth Knott allegedly sends a familiar (Anonymous 241) in the form of a cat to bewitch John Lamans' cow as an act of revenge. However, Knott "had no hand in the death of any thing, save the death of Goodwife Pearls," suggesting the cow lived. The familiar came to Elizabeth Knott three weeks before the cow was bewitched, and promised that she should have "her desire in any thing she would desire, except money." The reason Elizabeth Knott chose to bewitch the cow of Laman was because she was denied money that was due to her by Laman's wife. This familiar would suck from her breast as well.(4-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 4-5

1649 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1034

John Palmer confesses to Sampson Clark, the Keeper of the Prison, that he once transformed a young man (Anonymous 124) into a toad as an act of revenge; the boy had kicked Palmer in the shin, causing him great pain. The young man was bewitched for many years, "to his great woe and torment."(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 5

1649 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1038

John Palmer is executed on 16 July, 1649, having been found guilty of witchcraft, the murder of Goodwife Pearls, the transformation of a young man (Anonymous 124) into a toad, sending his familiars to kill Mr. Cleaver's horse, and seducing his kinswoman towards witchcraft and malefic compact with the Devil as well.(1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 1

1649, July 16 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1039

Elizabeth Knott is executed on 16 July, 1649, having been found guilty of witchcraft, including the murder of Goodwife Pearls, and bewitching John Lamans' cow.(1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 1

1649, July 16 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1609

Mary-by-chance was swum as a witch in St. Albans in the county of Hertforshire. She allegedly "could not be made sink, though she strove, by putting her head under the Water, and was thrust down with Poles." According to the justices of that town, who related the story to William Drage, she confessed, One of her Imps leaped upon her Breast in the Water, and she could not sink." Evidently, she attempted to weigh herself down with iron to help her sink. (40)

Appears in:
Drage, William. Daimonomageia a Small Treatise of Sickness and Diseases from Witchcraft. London: 1665, 40

1637 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1610

Mary-by-chance, and "another man in Prison" (Anonymous 252) are examined as witches. Being made to "shew their Teats; the Man [showed that he] had like a Breast on his side" and by being made to recite the Lord's Prayer, Mary-by-chance evidently could not say "Our Father, but [could only say] Your Father," a sure sign of demonic leanings. (40-41)

Appears in:
Drage, William. Daimonomageia a Small Treatise of Sickness and Diseases from Witchcraft. London: 1665, 40-41

1637 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
1611

Mary-by-chance allegedly confesses that "she did exactly all those things that were alleged against her." (40-41)

Appears in:
Drage, William. Daimonomageia a Small Treatise of Sickness and Diseases from Witchcraft. London: 1665, 40-41

1637 St Albans    Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England