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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
2780

Jane Throckmorton has a fit at the dinner table and claims to see a thing sitting on the table before her. She and this thing talk about Agnes Samuel, and then she falls into a "very extreame fit, bowing and bending of her body, as if shee would have broken her backe, shaking of her hands, as that she could not hold her knife steedfast & many times, it would thrust it against her arme." (100-102)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 100-102

1593, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2781

Jane Throckmorton's fit ends and she rises from the table. She walks to where Agnes is seated, and casts a "marveilous heavie, and discontented to looke tothe maide." When Agnes asks how she fares, Jane replies "worse for you, you young witch" and turns away with a look of loathing. Jane then refuses to talk to her any further, saying that she cannot stand the sight or sound of her. Agnes is pressed by the company to ask Jane what the matter is, and Jane finally says "the spirit saith that she must scratch her." Jane's mouth is then shut so she cannot speak any further, and the child begins to weep angrily while looking yearningly at Agnes "as if the evill spirit had bene whetting and kindling her furie against the maide."(100-102)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 100-102

1593, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2782

Agnes Samuel is made to ask Jane Throckmorton, who is in the throes of a fit and unable to speak, when the spirit has told Jane that she is supposed to scratch her. Jane answers by signing that she should scratch Agnes as soon as the post-meal grace has been said, and that it will be on her right hand, which was opposite to the hand Elizabeth had scratched the week before. At this, Robert Throckmorton sends for Dr. Dorington and the neighbors to come as witnesses.(100-102)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 100-102

1593, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2783

Robert Throckmorton announces Dr. Dorington and the assembled neighbors that they have been brought to the Throckmorton house to witness Jane Throckmorton scratch Agnes Samuel. Jane is "marveilous pensive, and heavie, weeping very pitifully, yet often fiercely starting out of the place where she sat, towards the maide" while everyone is arriving. As soon as one of her sisters begins the grace, Jane "fell upon the maide with such feircenesse, & rage as if she would have pulled the flesh of her hand from the bones, yet was she scarcely able to race y skin, sayinge to the maide that the spirit that standeth thereby her telleth her, that Pluck holdeth her hart & her hand (meaning the maides) and will not suffer the bloud to come." Jane continues until she is wearied by the scratching. Dr. Dorington leads the assembled company in prayer, and Jane begins to cry, claiming "I would not scratch you, but the spirit compelleth me, saying that I must scratch you, as well as my other sisters have done, & as my sister Ioan also must doe before the Assises."(100-102)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 100-102

1593, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2784

Agnes Samuel attempts to retreat from Jane Throckmorton while Jane is scratching her, but Jane follows on her knees demanding "she were as good to take it now, as at an other time, for she must fetch bloud on her, & she must have her pennyworthes of her." Jane does not stop until she is tired and breathing hard, and then washes Agnes' blood from her hands.(101-103)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 101-103

1593, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2785

After Jane Throckmorton scratches Agnes Samuel, Dr. Dorington "began to instructe the maide, and to exhort her with many good speaches, saying that God would surely not suffer her to be thus cryed out upon by these wicked spirites, and afflicted in this sorte by these innocent children contrary to their willes, if shee were not consenting, or at the least concealing, and of some knowledge of these wicked practices." Agnes denies this and "desired God to shew some present token upon her, that they all might know that shee was giltie of thse matters: Presently after these words, her nose began to bleede, and she bled verie much, which thing whether it were a signe of Gods sending at that time, in token of her giltinesse or not, that he knoweth onely."(101-102)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 101-102

1593, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2786

Jane Throckmorton insists that she will not come out of her fit until John Samuel is brought and agrees to say the words she gives him. Agnes Samuel asks what these words will be, but Jane will not respond to her or anyone. The child will only repeat "I never come foorth of my fit, until he speake these words, even as he is a witch & consented to the death of the La. Crumwell, so to charge the spirit to depart fro me, & then I shalbe well & not before? I did thinke even so, said she, that he was as bad as the worst, he looked so ilfavouredly."(102-103)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 102-103

1593, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2787

Robert Throckmorton, hearing Jane Throckmorton insist that she will not come out of her fit until John Samuel says words over her, sends Henry Pickering and two of the neighbours to fetch Samuel. Samuel refuses to come, and Jane remains continually in fits until the Assizes.(102-103)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 102-103

1593, March 15 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England