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2754

Elizabeth Throckmorton demands that Agnes Samuel confess to having bewitched her and her sisters, and causing their torments. She claims that "if thou wouldest even now confesse it, we shall be presently well, defie now therefore the devill, and confesse it, that God may forgive thee, and that they soule may be saved. If thou wouldest thinke (sayd she) of the torments of hell, and that thy soule must burned in hell fire, except thou doest confesse and repent, then thou wouldest not now stand so stifly in the deniall of it as thou doest: but thou art a wicked childe, and thou hast beene a Witch this foure or five yeares & more, thou hast done more hurt the to me and my sisters, for tho hast killed my Ladie Crumwell and moe. The devill that standeth here telleth me so, and thou woulde it have killed my sister Joane in this her sick weeke, but God will not let thee, what a wicked hart hast thou that nothing will content thee but our death." Elizabeth also accuses Agnes' father, John Samuel, and wishes he were there to be scratched.(84)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 84

1593, March 10 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2755

Two of the Throckmorton children's uncles, John Pickering and Henry Pickering, decide to fetch John Samuel to the Throckmorton house so that Elizabeth Throckmorton can scratch him. However, on the way to his home, they see Samuel walking fast toward the Throckmorton house and follow him back in. While Samuel approaches, Elizabeth is heard to cry out "he is come, he is come, I will goe scratch him" and attempt to go to the parlor door despite having lost the use of her legs.(84-86)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 84-86

1593, March 10 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2756

Dr. Dorington restrains Elizabeth Throckmorton and calls John Samuel into the parlor. Elizabeth suddenly says "I must not scratch him, looke you here & shewed her hands how her fingers were shut up close together, if he had beene here even now (sayth she) the devill sayth I should have scratched him, but now I must not." (84-86)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 84-86

1593, March 10 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2757

Robert Throckmorton demands John Samuel explain why he has come to his house, and Samuel claims someone told him his daughter Agnes Samuel was sick. Samuel finally says, after being pressed by both Throckmorton and Dr. Dorington, that it was his brother's daughter who told him. Elizabeth Throckmorton cries out that "he was a naughtie man, and a witch, and but for him & his daughter, his wives soule might have beene saved, and therefore hee must answere for it before God one day." Samuel is rude and loud in response, accusing Elizabeth of lying. He refuses to calm down until forced to stop yelling. Elizabeth then "exhorted the father and the daughter for the space of an houre and an halfe," and Robert explained how Agnes could command the spirits tormenting his daughters to depart. John Samuel refuses to say Agnes' words to command the spirits and rebukes Throckmorton for demanding it.(84-86)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 84-86

1593, March 10 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2758

Robert Throckmorton informs John Samuel that, since he came to the house uninvited, he would not be leaving until he had spoken words over Elizabeth, or until she emerged from her fit. Dr. Dorington set the example, saying "as I am a Witch, and consenting to the death of the Lady Crumwell, so I charge the spirite to depart from Mistres Elizabeth Throckmorton at this present, and to suffer her to be well." There is no effect, nor when two of the neighbors say it. It is only once John Samuel is persuaded to say the words that Elizabeth arises well from her fit. She claims to have been asleep and to be distressed by the account of what just transpired.(84-86)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 84-86

1593, March 10 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England