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Jennet Preston's husband becomes aware of the charges against his wife while attending the witch trails at Lancaster Assizes. Edward Bromley, Justice of the Assize, became suspicious of Device's accusations and commanded her to point out who among the prisoners were the witches named as present at the Malking Tower feast. Device did so, and then told Bromley that there was a woman from Craven who had attended but was not among the prisoners. Upon hearing this, Preston's husband "cried out and went away: being fully satisfied his wife had Iustice, and was worthie of death."(Z2v-Z3)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Z2v-Z3

1612, July Lancaster Assizes (Lancaster Castle)    Lancashire  Lancaster  England