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List of all Event assertions around a specific parish

ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
552

Janet Preston of Gisburne is alleged to be the first of several noted cases of witchcraft in the North in 1612.(28-29)

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

1612 Gisburne  Gisburne  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
1980

Richard Dugdale of Lancashire becomes ill while making hay, and upon the advice of a well reputed neighbour and serving woman, goes to take a drink and lie down in the Hall he works at. After "some time being laid down upon the Bed, the Chamber-Door opened of it self," and several apparitions appear to him. First, smoke or mist, then a "Hard-favoured man" he mistakes for a fellow servant or a Black man, which turns into a naked child. "All this was done when he was awake." The apparitions disappear after dancing in front of him, in a burst of flame.(62-63)

Appears in:
Jollie, Thomas. A Vindication of the Surey Demoniack as no Imposter. London: 1698, 62-63

1690 Gisburne  Gisburne  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2552

Anne Robinson gives deposition alleging that Master Thomas Lister was often heard to cry out "Iennet Preston was in the house, looke where shee is, take hold of her: for Gods sake shut the doores, and take her, shee cannot escape away. Looke about for her, and lay hold on her, for shee is in the house[.]" On his deathbed, she claims to have heard him say "Iennet Preston lyes heauie vpon me, Prestons wife lyes heauie vpon me; helpe me, helpe me."(Y2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Y2v

1612, July 27 Gisburne  Gisburne  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2554

James Device alleges during his examination that some time after the feast at Malking Tower, he went to see Jennet Preston with Henry Hargreives to see if she was the same woman who had come seeking help to kill Thomas Lister. They proved to be one and the same. (Y3v-Y4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, Y3v-Y4

1612, April Gisburne  Gisburne  Lancashire  Lancashire  England