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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
1204

Anne Whittle alleges in her confession that Robert Nutter desired to have his pleasure of her daughter, Anne Redferne, and became angry when she denied him. He left in a rage, saying "if euer the Ground came to him, shee should neuer dwell vpon his Land." When Whittle heard of this, she called her familiar Fancie to her. Fancie came in the shape of a man, and Whittle told him to go revenge her of Robert Nutter. Nutter died three months later.(D4-D4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, D4-D4v

1594   The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1205

Anne Whittle alleges in her confession that Elizabeth Nutter, grandmother to Robert Nutter, approached her, Widow Lomeshaw and Jane Boothman to request their assistance in killing Robert, so that the land would go to the women instead. Whittle claims that all three agreed initially, but that she backed out after her son-in-law Thomas Redferne talked her out of it. Lomeshaw was angry with Redferne when Whittle withdrew her support, but was calmed down by Mr. Baldwyn, the schoolmaster for Covlne, and Redferne's gift of a capon. Whittle added that she thought Lomeshaw and Boothman did what they could to kill Robert. This took place before Robert made advances on Anne Redferne.(D4-D5)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, D4-D5

1594   The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1206

Elizabeth Southerns alleges during her examination that one midsummer day, about half a year before Robert Nutter died, she went to Thomas Redferne's house, and saw Anne Whittle and Anne Redferne on either side of the ditch outside the house. Whittle was making two clay images, and Redferne one. Southerns asked her familar, Tibb, who was in the shape of a black cat at the time, what they were doing. Tibb told her they were making pictures of Christopher Nutter, Robert Nutter, and Robert's wife Marie Nutter. When Southerns would not join them, Tibb became angry and shoved her into the ditch, spilling her can of milk, and vanished. Tibb reappeared in the shape of a hare once Southerns was a quarter mile from the Redferne house.(E-Ev)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E-Ev

1594   The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1210

James Robinson alleges during his examination that, eighteen years before, he lived with Robert Nutter the elder. During this time, Robert Nutter the younger fell ill, and Robinson heard him complain several times that "he verily thought that the said Anne Whittle, alias Chattox, and the said Redfernes wife, had bewitched him." Shortly after that, just before Nutter departed for Wales with his master, Sir Richard Shattleworth, Robinson heard him speaking to Thomas Redferne; Nutter told Redferne that "if euer he came againe he would get his Father to put the said Redferne out of his house, or he himselfe would pull it downe." Nutter died on his way home, before Candlemas of the same year.(E2-E2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E2-E2v

1594   The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England