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1308

Mary Sykes is tried for witchcraft before Henry Tempest. Three people testify against her. Dorothy Rhodes claims that she and her daughter (Sara Rhodes) laid in bed one Sunday evening and just as they were falling asleep, Sara began "quaking" and holding her hands together. When Dorothy asked her daughter what was happening, her daughter related how Sykes came at the foot of the bed and grab her throat and put her fingers into her mouth while trying to cloak her. When asked why she did not speak, Sara Rhodes replied that she could not since Mary Sykes' fingers were in her throat. Dorothy Rhodes adds after that incident, Sara started suffering from a variety of fits and sometimes claimed Sykes were following her and also that Kellet's wife appeared to her, even though she had been dead for over two years. Richard Booth testifies that he saw Sara Rhodes on several occasion as being "strangely taken." He relates that he body would "quake" and her heart rate would rise so much that she could not speak. Henry Cordially testifies that Mary Sykes often threatened him with either killing or stealing his horses. He then testifies how one night he witnessed Mary Sykes riding one of his cows. (28-29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 28-29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1309

Dorothy Rodes testifies against Mary Tempest before Henry Tempest. She explains that she was lying with her daughter, Sara, one Sunday evening when her daughter cried that Mary Sykes had come in through a hole in the bed, grabbed her by the throat and put her fingers down her mouth taking away her ability to speak.(28-29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 28-29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1310

Dorothy Rodes claims that Sara Rodes is suddenly unable to move her limbs, has great pains in her extremities, is unable to speak, and has an irregular heartbeat for days shortly after Mary Sykes allegedly grabbed her throat and stuck her fingers down her mouth.(29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1312

Sara Rodes allegedly often exhibits strange behaviour, according to Richard Booth, her body "quakeing" and her heart beating so hard that she could not speak.(29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1313

Richard Booth testifies that Mary Syke's "blessings" were followed by the wasting of his goods by death (aka the death of his livestock).(29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1314

Henry Cordially claims that Mary Sykes had threatened to diminish his livestock; although he might have nine or ten beasts, she "wold make them fewer."(29)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1315

Henry Cordially claims that while feeding his cattle during the night, he once saw Mary Sykes riding one of his cows. When she realized he had seen her, she flew away.(29-30)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 29-30

1650, March York  York  Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1316

Mary Sykes allegedly bewitched Henry Cordially's horse. Cordially explains that a few days after he saw Mary Sykes sitting on one of his cows in the middle of the night, one of his horses died.(30)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 30

1650, March Bierley    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1317

Mary Sykes is searched for witch's marks by Isabella Pollard and five other women, a search ordered by Henry Tempest. The searchers find a red lump on her right buttock (which issued liquid) and a mark on her left arm that could be stretched out half an inch.(30)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 30

1650, March Bierley    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England 
1328

Margaret Morton is tried for witchcraft before Sir John Saville, Kt. Alex. Johnson, Henry Tempest, John Stanhope, and John Hewley. Morton is accused of bewitching Joan Booth's four year old son (Anonymous 157), by having given the boy a piece of bread, and with having witch's marks, as attested by witch searcher Frances Ward.(38)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 38

1650, March Wakefield    Yorkshire  Yorkshire  England