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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
743

Frances Moore alleged in her confession that, five years before, Edward Hull's cow got into her grain. She cursed it and set Pretty on it, causing the cow to swell and die.(5)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 5

1641 Catworth  Catworth  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
744

France Moore alleged in her confession that, five years before, one of Peter Brown's cows went into her corn; she cursed the cow and set Pretty on it, causing the animal to die two or three days later.(5-6)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 5-6

1641 Catworth  Catworth  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
774

Ellen Shepheard is examined before Justice Robert Bernard and Nicholas Pedley, in which she alleges that she was first visited by a spirit five years ago. She claims that she was swearing and cursing about the way her children had been fighting, and that a spirit appeared to her in the shape of a small, iron-grey rat. This rat-spirit demanded she come with it, but she sent it away saying "I will not, avoid Satan."(9)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 9

1641   Molesworth  Cambridgeshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
775

Ellen Shepherd alleges in her confession that, shortly after her first encounter with the rat-spirit, she went into the field and there was cursing, fretting and blaspheming, which attracted the spirit to come back. This time, it had three other rat-spirits with it, and demanded she forsake God and Christ to take it and its companions as her gods instead, promising happiness if she complied. Shepherd consented to this, and to allowing the spirits to take her soul when she died. She also granted them her blood, and thereafter they had often sucked from her on and about her hips.(9-10)

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 9-10

1641   Molesworth  Cambridgeshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
1563

Seven women living in Queen-Street in Coven-Garden illegally declared themselves Confessors, ordained by Father Ciprian. Their names were Katherin Wels, Susan Baker, Anne Parker, Katherin Smith, Elinor Hall, Maior Jones, and Dorathie Marsh and almost all were young and beautiful. At this abode, he or she who came to be confessed would bring money to the chief Matron Katherin Wels, and would presently go into a room with one or several of the women, where they were sworn to a number of rules before confessing.(3-5)

Appears in:
Unknown, . The Seven Women Confessors or a Discovery of the Seven White Divels which Lived at Queen-Street in Coven-Garden. London: 1641, 3-5

1641 London (Queen Street in Coven Garden)    London, City of  London  England 
1564

John Stockden visits the seven women confessors (con artists and possible prostitution racket) of Queen Street in Covent Garden: Katherin Wels, Susan Baker, Anne Parker, Katherin Smith, Elinor Hall, Maior Jones, and Dorathie Marsh. John Stockden is "willing to have a wench, but not to swear to their Articles," and so the witches, "by which way they stuffe their purses with gold, and their bellies with children," are discovered, and their con is ended. (5)

Appears in:
Unknown, . The Seven Women Confessors or a Discovery of the Seven White Divels which Lived at Queen-Street in Coven-Garden. London: 1641, 5

1641 London (Queen Street in Coven Garden)    London, City of  London  England 
2039

Susan Cock allegedly receives two familiar spirits, a mouse named Susan, and a cat names Bess, from her mother, Margery Stokes while she is on her death-bed.(35)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 35

1641   St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
2984

Margaret Hooper experiences fits for a week, despite saying the Lords prayer with her husband and friends. She remembers little of her fits, "to the great griefe of her husband, friends, and neighbours."(5 - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 5 - 6

1641 Edenbyres    Durham  Durham  England