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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
1201

The witchcraft trials begin at Lancaster Assizes on Tuesday, August 17, 1612. Lord Bromley, Justice of Assize for Lancaster, begins the trials with a "generall Proclamation, that all Iustices of Peace that had taken any Recognisaunces, or Examinations of Prisoners, should make Returne of them: And all such as were bound to prosecute Indictmentes, and giue Euidence against Witches, should proceede, and giue attendance: For hee now intended to proceed to the Arraignement and Tryall of VVitches."(C4v-D)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, C4v-D

1612, August 17 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1202

Anne Whittle stands trial indicted of witchcraft and of bewitching Robert Nutter to death. She pleads not guilty, and Lord Bromley commands the jury to enter the court. Robert Nowell is then called upon to read the evidence against her.(D2v-D3)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, D2v-D3

1612, August 17 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1215

James Robinson claims during his examination that "Anne Whittle, alias Chattox, and Anne Redferne her said Daughter, are commonly reputed and reported to bee Witches."(E2-E2v)

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

1612, August 17   The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1226

Jennet Device alleges during her examination that her mother, Elizabeth Device, is a witch, and she knows this because she has seen a familiar spirit come to her numerous times at her home of Malking Tower. The spirit takes the shape of a brown dog, and is called Ball. When Ball came, he would ask her mother what she would have him do.(F4v-Gv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, F4v-Gv

1612, August 17   The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2481

Elizabeth Device is indicted on three counts. The first is for bewitching John Robinson to death, the second is for bewitching James Robinson to death, and the third is for conspiring with Alice Nutter and Elizabeth Southerns to bewitch Henry Mytton to death.(F3v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, F3v

1612, August 17 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2484

Jennet Device, a child of nine, gives evidence before the court against her mother, Elizabeth Device. Elizabeth curses and cries out against her daughter, until Jennet, shaken to the point of tears, tells the judge she will not speak in Elizabeth's presence. (F4v-G)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, F4v-G

1612, August 17 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2485

Jennet Device alleges during her examination that her mother, Elizabeth Device, used her familiar Ball to kill John Robinson, and that her mother had been a witch for the last three or four years. Elizabeth also had Ball kill James Robinson, John's brother; James died three weeks later. (F4v-Gv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, F4v-Gv

1612, August 17 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2486

Jennet Device alleges during her examination that she once saw her mother, Elizabeth Device, call for her spirit Ball, and ask him to kill Henry Mytton. Ball said he would do it and vanished away; three weeks later, Mytton died.(F4v-Gv)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, F4v-Gv

1612, August 17 Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England