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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
2659

Gilbert Pickering, uncle to the Throckmorton children, comes to visit upon hearing of their afflictions. On his arrival, he is told that a group of concerned neighbors led by Mistress Andley and Master Whittel and has gone to Mother Alice Samuel's home to try and persuade her to visit the children. Robert and Mistress Throckmorton tell him that this group intends to have the children scratch Mother Samuel, despite advice from Divines that this is unlawful. The add that, though Mother Samuel has claimed "shee would venter hir life in water up to the chin; and loose some parte of hir best bleud to doe them any good," the children have accused her of bewitching them.(7-8)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 7-8

1590, February 13 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2660

Gilbert Pickering joins Mistress Andley, Master Whittle and the rest of the company already at Mother Alice Samuel's home to persuade her to come with them back to the Throckmorton home. She refuses loudly and must be forced. Agnes Samuel and Cicely Burder are also forced to come, as the company suspects them of witchcraft as well. Though Agnes and Mother Samuel are kept separated, Mother Samuel makes an opportunity to tell Agnes to confess to nothing on the way to the house, and is overheard by Pickering. When confronted about it, she claims to have been instructing her daughter to go home to get her father his dinner.(7-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 7-8

1590, February 13 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2661

As soon as Mother Alice Samuel enters the Throckmorton home by Gilbert Pickering, Master Whittel, MIstress Andley and company, the three children present (Jane and two unknown others) allegedly fall into tormenting fits. They thrash like fish out of water and their bellies heave.(8-9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 8-9

1590, February 13 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2662

Jane Throckmorton allegedly falls into a fit upon seeing Mother Alice Samuel that is so severe Master Whittel must carry her up to her bed. She thrashes so wildly he is unable to hold her down. Her belly swells "farre bigger and in higher measure for her proportion, than any woman with child readie to be deliuered, her bellie being as hard as though there had binne for the present time a great loafe in the same, and in such manner it would rise and fall an hundred times in the space of an howre."(8-9)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 8-9

1590, February 13 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2663

Gilbert Pickering checks on Jane Throckmorton and finds her still in the throes of a fit, scratching at the covers with her fingernails while repeating "Oh, that I had her, Oh that I had her." Suspecting that she refers to Mother Alice Samuel, he puts his hand on hers, but she recognizes him and does not scratch it. Pickering fetches Mother Samuel to her bedside and thrusts her hand into Jane's, whereupon "the childe scratched her, with such vehemencie that her nailes brake into Spylles with the force and earnest desire that she had to reuenge." He covers Mother Samuel's hand with his own, and she stops. Further experimentation shows that, even when unable to see who touches her, Jane will only scratch Mother Samuel.(9-11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 9-11

1590, February 13 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2664

Gilbert Pickering notices another of the Throckmorton children scratching and repeating "Oh that I had her, Oh that I had her." He brings Cicely Burder to the child, and notes that, like her sister Jane with Mother Alice Samuel, she will only scratch Burder and no other. Robert Throckmorton, the children's father, comes home before Pickering can test the third child as well.(10-11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 10-11

1590, February 13 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2665

Dr. Dorington, the parish parson, visits the Throckmorton family to pray for them. During the prayer, all five of the Throckmorton daughters allegedly fall into fits of shrieking and sneezing. When he pauses, their fits end, and when he resumes, their fits start once more.(11-12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 11-12

1590, February 13 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England