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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
2721

Mother Alice Samuel makes an official confession while at Buckden before the Right Reverend Father in God, William, Bishop of Lincoln on December 26, 1592. During this confession, she alleges that a dun chicken sucked on her chin twice, but no longer since Christmas. It was no natural chicken, "because when it came to her chin she scarce feele it, but when she wiped it off with her hand, her chin did bleed." This chicken first came to her in Robert Throckmorton's home, and Mother Samuel identified it as the source of the Throckmorton children's trouble, but it was now gone from both them and her. (59)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 59

1592, December 26 Buckden    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2722

Mother Alice Samuel makes a second confession while in Buckden, this time on December 29, 1592 before Reverend Father in God, William, Bishop of Lincoln and Justices of the Peace for the County of Huntingdon Francis Crumwell and Richard Tryce, Esquires.(59)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 59

1592, December 29 Buckden    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2723

Mother Alice Samuel, in her confession, alleges that she only ever caused harm to the Throckmorton children. When asked how she knows the spirit in the shape of a dun chicken has gone from them, she claims that it, and the rest of her spirits, "are now come into her, and are now in the bottome of her bellie, and make her so full, that she is like to burst." They have made her so full and heavy that she could barely lace her petticoat that morning, and her weight caused her horse to fall down.(59)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 59

1592, December 29 Buckden    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2724

Mother Alice Samuel alleges during her confession that she received six familiar spirits from an "upright man" who told her Robert Throckmorton was "a hard man & would trouble her much," which is why she was instructed to use the spirits to trouble the Throckmorton children. She claims that the spirits were rewarded for their services by sucking her blood, and would also suck before she sent them out. She added that sometimes she would "giue a privie becke or nod, with her finger or head, & then the spirits presently stopped the childrens mouths, that they could not speake untill they came out againe: & then would y children wipe their eyes and be well again." The man who gave her these spirits also taught her how to call them, three by the names of Pluck, Catch and White, and the rest by three smacks of her mouth.(59-60)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 59-60

1592, December 29 Buckden    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2725

Mother Alice Samuel alleges in her confession that she sent two of her spirits to Robert Throckmorton and Mistress Throckmorton, but they returned claiming that "God would not suffer them to prevaile." She then sent her spirits to the Throckmorton's children and caused their strange torments; the claims the children made while in their fits were true.(59, 60)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 59, 60

1592, December 29 Buckden    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2726

Mother Alice Samuel alleges in her confession that she does not know the name of the man who gave her the six spirits. She is commanded by the court to go into another room and demand his name from the sprits, which she does with the words "O thou diuell, I charge thee in the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy-ghost, that thou tel me the name of the vpright man which gaue me the deuils: which thing she did three times." She returns claiming the man's name is Langlad. When she is unable to say where Langlad is from, she is sent back into the chamber to ask. This time, she claims that he has no dwelling, and is demanded to ask where he is at present from her spirits. She conveys the response as "he went on the last voiage beyond the seas."(59, 60-61)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 59, 60-61

1592, December 29 Buckden    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2727

Mother Alice Samuel and Agnes Samuel are committed to the Huntingdon Gaol to await the next Assizes. While imprisoned, Mother Samuel is suspected in the death of a Gaoler's servant and the "extreme sickness" of one of the Gaoler's children; the sickness is allegedly amended by scratching Mother Samuel.(59, 61)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 59, 61

1592, December 29 Huntingdon Gaol    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2728

Agnes Samuel is imprisoned at Huntingdon Gaol alongside her mother Alice Samuel until the Sessions held on January 9, 1593. On that day, Robert Throckmorton made a request to bail Agnes and have her live in his home to see "whether any such evidences of guiltinesse would appeare against her, as had before appeared in the children against the mother." The Justices were reluctant to grant Agnes bail, but Throckmorton managed to convince them by the afternoon.(61-62)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 61-62

1593, January 9 Huntingdon Gaol    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2803

Master Robert Throckmorton of Brampton gives deposition accusing Mother Alice Samuel of bewitching various of his livestock to death; he claims the animals died after he he had "dealt verie roughly in speeches with the saide mother Samuell." This included two yearling calves, a hog, a nursing sow and a cow. He added that he was advised, once his animals started dying, to burn the bodies, so he had the cow buried in a hole with faggots and set on fire, and after that the deaths ceased. Mother Samuel is said to have confessed to bewitching these animals the night before her execution.(110-111)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 110-111

1593, April 5 Brampton    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2804

The Jailor of Huntingdon gives deposition against Mother Alice Samuel alleging that one of his servants, Anonymous 445, became sick with tormenting fits after he chained her to her bedpost for unruly behavior. While in his fits, Anonymous 445 is said to have displayed the strength of two men and to have cried out against Mother Samuel. He died of this affliction about five or six days later. (111)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 111

1593, April 5 Huntingdon Gaol    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2805

The Jailor of Huntingdon give deposition against Mother Alice Samuel alleging that she bewitched his son, Anonymous 446. He claims his son became sick with the same tormenting fits that his servant, Anonymous 445, was afflicted with, and did not mend until he brought the boy to Mother Samuel's cell to scratch her.(111)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 111

1593, April 5 Huntingdon Gaol    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2811

The day after Mother Alice Samuel, Agnes Samuel and John Samuel are condemned to death, numerous "godly men" come to Huntingdon Gaol to "perswade the condemned parties to repentance, and to confesse their sinnes to the world, and crave pardon at Gods mercifull hands." Mother Samuel, when asked directly whether she bewitched Lady Cromwell, denies it. John, hearing her denial, tells her to "denie it not, but confesse the trueth: for thou didst it one way or other."(112)

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 112

1593, April 6 Huntingdon Gaol    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England