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ID Short Description & Text Name Preferred Name Person Type
1337

A man, likely Israel Amyce, a surveyor and former employee of Edward de Vere, the Seventeenth Earl of Oxford, and commissioned by Roger Harlackenden to do large map of the Earldom and Priory Manors and agent to Sir Robert Cecil at Theobalds. At the time of his alleged bewitchment, he may have been in Flamstead in the county of Hertfordshire. Aymce believes he is made terribly ill by an alleged witch (Anonymous 225) and has her committed to the goal in Hertford. At the time his narrative appears in the Cecil Papers, there is some hope Amyce will recover from an illness which has "almost consumed to the bone." Amyce visited numerous doctors, and finally consulted a cunning woman, unwitcher, or female physician, "a woman that dwelt 12 miles from Waltham," who had "skill in those matters." He took her prescriptions before bed, began to recover somewhat in the morning, and was able to eat "more meat than he had done all the time of his sickness."()

Appears in:
Roberts, R. A.. Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 10: 1600. Unknown: 1904,

Iseal Amyce Mr. Amyce Victim
1338

A woman, described as a "lewd woman" and a "notable witch," likely from Flamstead, in the county of Hertfordshire, who is committed to the goal in Hertford (a town in the parish of Hertfordshire) accused of inflicting "her witchery upon [Mr. Amyce] in such a manner that he was almost consumed to the bone" as retribution for some unexplained slight or crime.()

Appears in:
Roberts, R. A.. Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 10: 1600. Unknown: 1904,

Anonymous 225 Witch
1351

One of several physicians who treat Israel Amyce for a mysterious and alleged malefic illness. They "could not tell what to make of it, the manner of it was so strange unto them." They do not provide a cure for Amyce. ()

Appears in:
Roberts, R. A.. Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 10: 1600. Unknown: 1904,

Anonymous 226 Physician
1352

A woman, likely an unwitcher, cunning woman, or female physician, described as dwelling "12 miles from Waltham," and having some skill in treating the bewitched, Anonymous 227 prescribed some treatment for Israel Amyce, administered before he went to bed, and enabled him to feel better in the next morning (and perhaps begin on the road to recovery).()

Appears in:
Roberts, R. A.. Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 10: 1600. Unknown: 1904,

Anonymous 227 Cunning-folk
1352

A woman, likely an unwitcher, cunning woman, or female physician, described as dwelling "12 miles from Waltham," and having some skill in treating the bewitched, Anonymous 227 prescribed some treatment for Israel Amyce, administered before he went to bed, and enabled him to feel better in the next morning (and perhaps begin on the road to recovery).()

Appears in:
Roberts, R. A.. Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 10: 1600. Unknown: 1904,

Anonymous 227 Un-witcher
1353

A man from the area of Hatfield in the county of Hertfordshire who sent a woman (Anonymous 227) to help Mr. Amyce who was suffering from "witchery" so "that he was almost consumed to the bone." Anonymous 227 gave Mr. Amyce something to take before bed and he then ate more meat than he had in all the time since he fell sick.()

Appears in:
Roberts, R. A.. Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 10: 1600. Unknown: 1904,

Jo. Stileman Jo. Stileman Witness