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Margaret Flower alleges during her examination that she, her sister Phillip Flower and their mother Joan Flower all agreed to bewitch Sir Francis Manners and Countess Manners so that they would not have any more children. Margaret claimed it was retribution for Countess Manners turning her out four years before, and for Sir Francis' refusal to take Joan's part in a dispute. To bewitch them, Joan took wool from a mattress that was included in Margaret's severance, and a pair of gloves, and put them both into warm water mixed with blood, stirring it all together. Joan then took the wool and gloves out of the mixture, rubbed them on her familiar Rutterkin's belly, and said "the Lord and the Lady should haue more Children, but it would be long first."(F3v-F4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, F3v-F4

1614 (Bever Castle)  Belvoir  Leicestershire  Leicestershire  England