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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
2690

Robert Throckmorton doubts that the spirit Anonymous 222 is telling the truth, and notices that for three weeks that when his daughters are afflicted by pain in their fits, they have good health whenever Mother Alice Samuel visits the house. He goes to John Samuel to ask his permission for Mother Samuel to come live at his house, offering John ten pounds a year for her services caring for his children. John agrees, but Mother Samuel refuses; when she leaves town rather than go to the Throckmorton home, John beats her severely with a cudgel. Robert Throckmorton must intervene, and takes her in as a guest while she recovers. Mistress Throckmorton tries to persuade her not to go back to him, but she does anyway ten days later, claiming she needs to get something from her house while John is out on an errand.(40-42)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 40-42

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2691

The Throckmorton children do not have fits while Mother Alice Samuel stays in the home to recover from her beating, but the fits resume when she returns to her husband. They claim that Mother Samuel has been feeding her spirits, "making a new league and composition with them, which was, that although now she came againe to the house, they shal be no whit the better, but rather the worse for her being there, because shee would not remaine any longer there." Thereafter, the children have fits whenever she visits them, though Robert Throckmorton notices that they will only eat what Mother Samuel feeds them. Mother Samuel is finally persuaded to stay at the house.(42-43)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 42-43

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2692

The Throckmorton children claim to see a thing sitting with them and demand whether Mother Alice Samuel can see it to, telling her that it is marvellous that she cannot since she sent it. The tell their father that Mother Samuel is only pretending not to see it. (42-44)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 42-44

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2693

Robert Throckmorton asks Mother Alice Samuel to "name howe many fittes those three children that then were in their fits, shoulde haue the next day following, and what kind of fits they shold haue, when they should being, and how long they should continue." She is "very loth to be brought unto it" but gives in after Throckmorton demands she do so despite her objections. All the fits she predicts for the next day occur exactly as told.(42-43)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 42-43

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2694

Robert Throckmorton confronts Mother Alice Samuel, conveying his childrens' accusation that she keeps several spirits in her service, commands them and feeds them with her blood. He demands that she confess, but she "most vehemently denied it, with many bitter words and curses upon her selfe, desiring the Lord, to shew some present token from heaven upon her."(43-44)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 43-44

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2695

Robert Throckmorton and Henry Pickering, after hearing Mother Alice Samuel's protestations that she keeps no spirits, are told by John Lawrence, their nephew, that Mother Samuel's chin is bleeding. They find her in the parlour and allegedly see a napkin with which she has wiped away blood. On examination, her chin has "some fewe little red spots, as if they had beene flea-bytings." Robert Throckmorton demands to know whether her chin bleeds like this often, and she tells him it does, usually when she is alone.(44-45)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 44-45

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2696

Mother Alice Samuels, after she is condemned, tells Henry Pickering that the "some fewe little red spots, as if they had beene flea-bytings" he saw on her had been bleeding because "spirites were then sucking at her chinne, when shee made that protestation to Maister Throckmorton and him, and that when she wyped them of with her hand, her chinne bled."(44-45)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 44-45

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2697

The Throckmorton children claim that their spirits told them that if Robert Throckmorton went to John Samuel's home, his daughter Agnes Samuel would hide to avoid being questioned about their possession. Throckmorton decides to go test this. When she hears him coming to the door, Agnes hides in the room above the parlor and piles sacks and tubs over the trap door. John waits until Throckmorton has been knocking for some time before answering the door, and claims that Agnes is not home and he does not know where she has gone to. Throckmorton calls for her three or for times, demanding that she answer, searching the house. When he comes to the trapdoor and finds it stuck, he threatens to break it down. At this, Agnes finally answers that she is there. Satisfied, Throckmorton leaves, chiding John for lying.(45-47)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 45-47

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2698

Mother Alice Samuel grows weary of life in the Throckmorton household, allegedly because she had no privacy due to the children's pronouncements of her doings, and because the children demanded her to confess before the Tuesday after Twelve day and threatened to enforce it if she did not cooperate.(46-47)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 46-47

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2699

The Throckmorton children claim that the Tuesday after Twelve Day would be a happy day, for their spirits had promised them they would have no more fits after that day if Mother Alice Samuel confessed. That Tuesday, January 12, was to be the first Assizes of the year. They attempted to convince her by describing the joys of Heaven she would lose, and the torments of Hell she could look forward to, if she refused. They also berated her for her "negligent comming to Church, and slacknesse in Gods seruice" and for her "leude bringing up of her Daughter." Despite their efforts, Mother Samuel is "little or nothing mooved."(47-48)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 47-48

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2701

Elizabeth Throckmorton has a day in which she feels unwell and unable to eat, but tries coming to the dinner table anyway. She has a fit at the table in which her mouth locks up, rendering her unable to eat, drink or speak, and retreats to her bed weeping. The next day, she continues to be ill and eat little or nothing, but by nightfall claims to be better and feel hungry. Her mouth locks up again at dinner, however. Robert Throckmorton turns to Mother Alice Samuel and says "I thinke (Mother Samuell) you are disposed to pyne that wenche," but she denies any involvement in Elizabeth's affliction. Throckmorton pronounces that she will have nothing to eat or drink from that point on until Elizabeth can do both. As the table is being cleared, Elizabeth lets out a sigh and says "If I had some meate now, I could eate it." Both she and Mother Samuel eat heartily; from that point on none of the girls' mouths lock up again.(49-50)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 49-50

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2703

Mother Samuel begins to complain that she is afflicted as the day of the Assizes draws nearer. She is first bedridden with back pain, then complain of pain in her head, heart or stomach. She moans through the night. One such night, she complains of a great pain in her belly, and it is seen to swell to the size of a penny-loaf. She tells Robert Throckmorton that one of the evil spirits that haunt the house has gotten inside her. The next morning, the swelling is gone.(50-51)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 50-51

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2706

Jane Throckmorton has a severe fit while Mother Alice Samuel watches, including a bout of strong sneezing. Mother Samuel begins to fear that the girl will die and prays fervently for her returned health. The more earnest her prayers, the more tormented Jane becomes, and the more she names God or Jesus Christ, the stronger the child's fits. The rest of the children continue to demand Mother Samuel confess, insisting their fits will not end until she does. Robert Throckmorton echos their demands.(51-53)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 51-53

1592, December Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England