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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
754

Mother Sutton allegedly causes Master Enger's horses to die in their stables overnight. Some appear to have been strangled, others to have beaten out their own brains, and others dead without an obvious cause. (A4-A4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, A4-A4v

1610   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
755

Mary Sutton allegedly seeks revenge upon Master Enger's servant (Anonymous 89) for having struck her bastard son, Henry Sutton, on the ears. Henry had been throwing rocks and filth at other children and would not stop after repeated warnings; he went crying home to his mother after the chastisement. The next day, Mary causes a black sow to follow and spook the horses pulling a cart of corn Anonymous 89 is taking to market; the horses go wild and run away with their load. On the way back, Anonymous 89 observes the same sow heading into Mother Sutton's home. (B-B2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, B-B2

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
756

Anonymous 89 talks of Mother Sutton and Mary Sutton's misdeeds with another servant while ploughing, including what happened with the sow on the way to market. While he is talking, a beetle (Anonymous 155) strokes him on the chest, causing him to fall into a trance from which he cannot be roused. He stands "like a liuelesse trunke deuided from his vitall spirits" for some time. He eventually recovers on his own and returns home to report the incident to Master Enger.(B2v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, B2v

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
757

Master Enger attempts to cure his servant, Anonymous 89, who has remained afflicted after the incident with the beetle (Anonymous 155). He tries everything he can think of, sparing no cost, but without result. Mother Sutton and Mary Sutton are suspected of causing the man's affliction through bewitchment.(B2v-B3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, B2v-B3

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
758

Anonymous 89 alleges that he was visited by Mary Sutton in his chamber at night, where she alternately sat knitting by moonlight and staring at him. He claims that after a while, she came to his bedside and told him "if hee would consent she should come to bedde to him, hee should be restored to his former health and prosperitie." He is repulsed by her advances and instead chastises her for the way she lives, her behaviour and her three bastards. Realizing her efforts are futile, she leaves the same way she came. Anonymous 89 reports this visitation to Master Enger.(B3v-B4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, B3v-B4v

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
759

Master Enger goes to the field where Mary Sutton is tending hogs. He accuses her of having come to his home the night before, to visit Anonymous 89 by moonlight, but she denies it. Master Enger attempts to persuade her to come back to his home, where he claims Anonymous 89 is waiting to accept her proposition. She refuses, stating that "neyther had they authoritie to compell her to goe without a Constable." At this, Master Enger has her snatched and set unwilling on horseback. Though she fights back, she is eventually held down and made to stay on the horse.(B4v-C)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, B4v-C

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
760

Master Enger drags Mary Sutton by force to the bedside of Anonymous 89, Enger's afflicted servant. Anonymous 89 draws blood from her and immediately began to be well again. However, Mary takes the opportunity to touch Anonymous 89 on the neck with her finger. He falls into "as great or farre worse vexation then he had before."(B4-B4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, B4-B4v

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
761

Master Enger's son hears the rumours about Mary Sutton and Mother Sutton, and the child throws stones at Mother Sutton while calling her a witch when she comes to grind her corn at the mill. Mother Sutton "conceited a rancour, and deadly hatred to this young childe, and purposed not to suffer opportunitie passe to be reuenged." (C-Cv)

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

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
762

Mother Sutton and Mary Sutton allegedly call upon their spirits Dicke and Jude. They allow the spirits to suck on the teats on their thighs, and order them to strike Master Enger's son with torments. Not long after, the child "was put to such bitter and insupportable misery, as by his life his torments were augmented, and by his death they were abridged."(Cv)

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

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
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 
768

Mother Sutton allegedly causes Master Enger's swine to fall mad. Some eviscerate one other and feed on them, and others run to the mill pond and drown themselves in groups of ten and twenty as if one mind. (A4-A4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, A4-A4v

1610   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
769

Mother Sutton and Mary Sutton's alleged campaign to destroy Master Enger's livestock causes 200 pounds worth of damage in less than two years.(A4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, A4v

1610   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
2559

Mother Sutton, a long-time resident of Milton, is thought to have raised her daughter Mary to be "a scholler to the Diuell himselfe" and to have caused the livestock of the town to suffer "staggerings, frensies, and other diseases." (A4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, A4

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
2560

Mother Sutton, having lived in Milton for 20 or 21 years, has a falling out with local gentleman and landowner Master Enger, "On whom she had vowed to take a strange and actuall reuenge for the discontent she had conceiued against him." (A4-A4v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, A4-A4v

1610   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  England 
2561

Mary Sutton and Mother Sutton allegedly confer, remembering how Master Enger dragged Mary by force to Anonymous 89, and how Enger's son had cast stones at Mother Sutton. They vow revenge against Master Enger for these insults. Henry Sutton, Mary's bastard son, overhears their conference.(C2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, C2

1612   Milton Milles  Bedfordshire  Beford  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