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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
763

Master Enger, the morning after discussing his plights with Anonymous 90, seeks out Mary Sutton in the fields in the company of several of his men. They question her and attempt to bind her to a horse, but the men are allegedly stricken lame.(C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, C3

1612, March   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
764

Master Enger beats Mary Sutton senseless with a cudgel; she allegedly rendered his men lame when they came to apprehend her. The beating restores the mobility of his men. They bind her to Enger's horse and carry her off to Enger's home, shutting the mill gates behind them.(C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, C3

1612, March   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
765

Master Enger has Mary Sutton thrown into the mill pond. She is allegedly observed to sink about two feet into the water, then rise and float on the surface like a plank of wood.(C2v-C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, C2v-C3

1612, March   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
766

Master Enger accuses Mary Sutton of bewitching his cattle, causing his servant Anonymous 79 to languish, and bewitching his son to death. Mary Sutton proclaims her innocence, but is forced to confess when Enger tells her "it was bootlesse to stand so obstinately vpon deniall of those matters, for her owne sonne Henry had reuealed all, both as touching her selfe and her mother, and of the time and manner of their plotting to torment his little boy."(C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, C3

1612, March   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
2479

James Device alleges during his examination that, about a month ago, he was walking toward his mother's home at sunset and met a brown dog coming from his grandmother's house. About two or three nights later, he heard "a voyce of a great number of Children screiking and crying pittifully" coming from his grandmother's home when he reached the same place where he had met the dog. The next five nights, also at sunset, he would hear "a foule yelling like vnto a great number of Cattes: but what they were, this Examinate cannot tell." (C2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, C2

1612, March   The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2480

James Device alleges during his deposition that one night last month, a thing (Anonymous 178) came into his bedroom around midnight and lay heavily on him for about an hour. The spirit then left out the window. All he could see of it was that it was black and about the size of a hare or cat.(C2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, C2

1612, March   The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
2562

Master Enger is visited by a gentleman friend (Anonymous 90) while grieving the loss of his son. Enger is persuaded to tell the story of his losses, and Anonymous 90 offers advice. He tells Enger to take the Suttons and swim them in deep water with their clothes stripped, their arms bound, and ropes around their middles. If they sink, the ropes will allow Enger's men to save them from drowning. If they float, they should be searched for marks and thrown into the water again, this time bound thumb to toe. If they floated again, they were witches. Anonymous 90 claimed this is how it is done in the North country, where he is from.(Cv-C2v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, Cv-C2v

1612, March   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
2563

Master Enger orders a jury of women (Anonymous 192) to search Mary Sutton after she allegedly floats on the surface of the mill pond. The women find a teat under her left thigh. Her son Henry Sutton is made to confess that she suckles numerous spirits (Anonymous 188) in the forms of cats, moles and more from that teat.(C2v-C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, C2v-C3

1612, March   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
2564

Master Enger orders Mary Sutton swum a second time after the jury of women (Anonymous 192) find a teat on her thigh. This time, she is bound thumb to toe and a rope tied around her middle. She allegedly sits on the water turning around as if caught in a whirlpool while Enger's men toss her up and down with the rope around her.(C2v-C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, C2v-C3

1612, March   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England