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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
673

Jane Stretton continues having fits for a space of six months, which "increased violently." She cannot eat and does not pass stool. People from all over come to see her and this "wonder." This great influx of people causes Thomas Stretton to move his daughter to the house of John Wood, a neighbour, in order "to purchase some quietness." However, during this time, friends and relations of Jane Stretton begin to suspect that her illness "proceeded from more then an ordinary cause."(5 - 6)

Appears in:
Y., M.. The Hartford-shire Wonder. London: 1669, 5 - 6

1668 Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
674

Jane Stretton continues to suffer from fits that prevent her from eating. Flax and Hair seems to "fall down upon a white sheet that was laid over her bed." Her tongue is found to often "hang or loll out of her Mouth," which upon being seen seems to have flax, hair, and thread points to be placed on it. When these are removed, "two flames in resemblance of fire, the one of a red colour, the other blew," and eleven pins, all crooked and distorted, come out of Jane Stretton's mouth. These events cause even more people to come and visit with Jane Stretton. (6)

Appears in:
Y., M.. The Hartford-shire Wonder. London: 1669, 6

1668 Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
2976

Upon losing his Bible, Thomas Stretton visits one of his neighbors (Anonymous 487), who was "a Cunning man, Wizard, or Fortune-teller" in order to help find it. Thomas Stretton however, accuses the man of being "a Witch or a Devil, seeing as he could neither write nor read." These words cause anger for the cunning-man, who vows to get revenge.(1 - 3)

Appears in:
Y., M.. The Hartford-shire Wonder. London: 1669, 1 - 3

1668 Ware  Ware  Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England 
2977

Jane Stretton from the town of Ware suffers from fits, during which "she complained continually of an exceeding pain in her back more then the other parts of her body," as if she were being slashed at knife-point, "her flesh cut and mangled." When setting up her bed, a naked knife is found there, "no body knowing how or which ways it should come thither."(7)

Appears in:
Y., M.. The Hartford-shire Wonder. London: 1669, 7

1668 Ware  Ware  Hertfordshire  Hertfordshire  England