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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
2764

Joan Throckmorton has a fit in which she demands Agnes Samuel come to hear what the spirit Smack has to say. Joan claims Smack is angry with Agnes and that she must say the words Joan gives her or Joan will remain in her fit. The words are "As I am a witch, and would have bewitched Mistris Ioan Throckmorton to death in her last weeke of great sicknesse, so I charge the spirite to depart and to suffer her to be well at this present." When Agnes does, Joan recovers, but soon goes back into a fit. Joan continues having Agnes repeat after her, forcing her to also say that she had bewitched Mistress Pickering of Ellington and that she bewitched the Throckmorton girls all over again after Mother Alice Samuel was imprisoned. Each statement causes Joan to recover briefly.(90-92)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 90-92

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2765

Joan Throckmorton informs Agnes Samuel that Smack says she must "must also start and struggle, and be payned in my body as well as my sister Iane is, whensoever you (speaking to the mayde) shall name God, or Jesus Christ, or any good worke, although I cannot heare you, yet he doth heare you, and he will make me start." (92-94)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 92-94

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2766

Robert Throckmorton, is among the witnesses who hears Joan Throckmorton allegedly relaying Smack's words and demands Agnes have Smack tell her where Joan will scratch her. Smack then tells Joan to scratch Agnes on her right cheek for herself, and on her left cheek for MIstress Pickering, and adds "do so, and the young witch were as good to take it patiently at the first, for you shall have your pennyworth of her before you have done."(92-94)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 92-94

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2767

Agnes Samuel is made to ask the spirit Smack whether Mother Alice Samuel would confess fully at the Assizes. Smack allegedly says that Mother Samuel will, as long as no-one gives her evil counsel, and will also confess that "this young witch her daughter, is a worse witch then her selfe, for sayd the spirite to Mistresse Ioane (which wordes she did in order repeate after the spirite) when the olde witch had bewitched the Lady Crumwell, and would have unwitched her again and could not, she put it to her husband, and badde him help her, and when he could not, he put it to this young witch his daughter, & when she could not helpe her neither, then she councelled her mother to kill her." To prove this, Smack predicts Joan Throckmorton will have fits every time a stranger comes to the house before the Assizes.(92-94)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 92-94

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2768

Smack allegedly tells Joan Throckmorton that she will emerge from her fits between that day and the assizes only at "three severall charges by the young witch: the first charge that she must use is, as she is a witch, and a worser witch then her mother in consenting to the death of the Lady Crumwell, so I charge the spirite to depart, and you shalbe well: the second is as she hath bewitched Mistresse Pickering of Ellington since her mother confessed: and the third is as she would have bewitched Mistresse Ioan Throckmorton to death, in her last weeke of great sicknesse, after which you shall be well." Agnes Samuel is made to do so right then and there, and Joan emerges from her fit.(92-94)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 92-94

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2769

Agnes Samuel is made to name all of Mother Alice Samuel's spirits. Smack allegedly answers for her through Joan Throckmorton, who claims that Mother Samuel has nine spirits: "three which were called by the name of Smackes, the 4. Plucke, the 5. Blew, the 6. Catch, the 7. White, the 8. Callico, the 9. Hardname." Smack adds that "Mistres Ioane Throckmorton had himselfe, who was the first of the Smackes, Mistresse Mary had his cozen Smacke, mistresse Elizabeth had his other cozen Smack, mistres Iane had Blew, Mistres Grace had White, and the old woman had Hardname still with her in the Iayle, and what was become of the rest he could not tell." Mother Samuel would feed them all daily with blood from her chin.(92-94)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 92-94

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2770

Joan Throckmorton asks Smack whether John Samuel is a witch, and Smack allegedly replies "he was a Witch & would be a worse then eyther this young witch is, or the olde witch her mother was, when they two are hanged, for then all the spirites will come to him, and he will doe more hurt then any have yet done, for saith the spirite, he hath alreadie bewitched a man and a woman." Joan then asks who it was John had bewitched, and Smack refuses to say anything until Agnes Samuel has left the room. Agnes is taken out and watched to make sure she cannon eavesdrop. Smack then says it is John Samuel's neighbors Chappel and Mistress Chappel. Chappel is known to have fits, and Mistress Chappel to be unable to stir.(94-95)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 94-95

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2771

Smack allegedly says, through Joan Throckmorton, that Chappel should beat John Samuel to end his bewitchment. The spirit claims Samuel once asked him to break Chappel's neck in a fall; Smack "caused on the suddaine both his Pattins to be broken, and if he had fallen on the stones as he fell in the myre, he had beene maymed." Joan claims this information is new to her. When asked, Chappel "confessed that he had once such a fall, as he met with old Samuell in the streetes, and both his Pattins were broken at one instant, and because he would not fall upn the causie (for it was but narrow) into the myre, wherin he was marveilously foyled, and if an other neighbor had not beene with him, he had beene in greater danger."(94-95)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 94-95

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2772

Agnes Samuel is brought back into the parlor and made to ask the spirit Smack whether Joan Throckmorton will be well on the way to the Assizes, and whether she would be better at the Assizes or remaining at home. Smack allegedly replies that "it shold be worse for the young witch if mistresse Ioan went, and shee should be well all the way shee went untill shee had taken her chamber, and then she should fall into her fit." Smack adds that Joan will have numerous fits the day of the Assizes, and tells Agnes she must bring Joan out of them by saying three things, "The first must be as she is a worser witch then her mother in bewitching the Ladye Crumwell to death, the second as she hath bewitched Mistresse Pickering of Ellington since her mother confessed, and the third as she would have bewitched mistres Ioan Throckmorton to death in her last weeke of great sicknesse." (95-96)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 95-96

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2773

Smack allegedly tells Joan Throckmorton that she must pare her fingernails after scratching Agnes Samuel, because "the young witches blood will sticke on your nayles, and you must burne her blood, least you be worse afterwardes." Joan then tells Agnes to say the words to bring her out of her fit and banish Smack so she can go to bed.(96)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 96

1593, March 25 Warboys  Warboys  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England