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Anne Baker is a spinster from Bottesford in the county of Leicestershire who would allegedly have visions and hear voices from thin air. She described a vision in which a blue planet struck Thomas Fairebarne, for which William Fairebarne beat her and broke her head. Another time, she heard a voice say that the next day she and her master would die; the next day a crow beat her master to death, but she prayed him back to life and he was sick for two weeks instead. She was charged of witchcraft on suspicion of bewitching Anne Stannidge's child; Stannidge claimed that, after she consulted with Baker on the child's illness, she needed to burn some of the child's hair and nail parings in order to get Baker to bring the child home and let her go. She was also charged with bewitching Elizabeth Hough to death for give her inferior bread as alms, and of saying Joan Gylle's child was forespoken. She denied causing any deaths, but admitted to diagnosing Gylle's child. Henry Milles accused her of causing him two or three poor nights to which she responded "you should haue let me alone then." She confessed that Mrs. Peakes and Mrs. Dennis told her that a rotting glove belonging to Lord Henry had been found, that it was thought that it was buried so that his liver would rot and waste as the glove did. Baker also claimed to have a "white Dogge, which shee calleth her good Spirit."(E1-E2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, E1-E2

Anne Baker Anne Baker Prophet

A woman from Lancaster in the county of Lancashire, who allegedly faked possession, being exploited by Richard Master, the local parson.(288)

Appears in:
Burnet, Gilbert. The History of the Reformation of the Church of England. Unknown: 1679, 288

Elizabeth Barton Elizabeth Barton Prophet

A girl from Spital in the County of Northumberland, known to be the eleven year old daughter of Mary Muschamp (now Moore) and George Muschamp of the gentry, and the sister of Betty Muschamp and George Muschamp Jr. She allegedly began suffering fits at the hands of Dorothy Swinow during harvest in 1645, and was finally released from them two years later in 1647. Margaret would fall into trances and see visions of angels and other spirits. She would also suffer torments in which she would lose the use of her tongue and limbs and vomit; at various times she vomited fir branches, coal, pins, straw, wire, brick, lead and stones. She would also lose the ability to eat for weeks at a time, only able to have her lips wet with a bit of water or milk. She would also sometimes cry that a Rogue was striking her and be seen to shield herself from blows; she claimed that this Rogue fought her in various shapes such as dragon, bear, horse or cow, striking her with a club, staff, sword or dagger. Other things would fight for her. Margaret would not remember what she had done or said during her fits. If given a pen and paper, she would write then have fits and burn or chew the paper to illegibility. For a time, she insisted that she required two drops of blood from the Rogue (John Hutton) to live, and that her brother required the same. Margaret accused Dorothy Swinow and John Hutton of causing her affliction, and that of her brother and sister, claiming that her angels bid her speak out. Her statements and final prayer during her last fit was recorded.(1-4)

Appears in:
Moore, Mary. Wonderfull Newes from the North. London: 1650, 1-4

Margaret Muschamp Margaret Muschamp Prophet

A man from Sandwich in the county of Kent, who is allegedly hit with a profound sadness during which he is visited by several visions and apparitions (Anonymous 22), which he believes are sent to him by God to do God's work. These continue for some five weeks, and appear to John Mowlin as a man in a coloured coat with "holes in [his] hands and feet," as well as through Voices. These same apparitions visit Thomas Lipeat, who suspects that they are not from God, but from the Devil.(1 - 3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Divell in Kent. London: 1647, 1 - 3

John Mowlin John Mowlin Prophet

A man from Sandwich in the county of Kent, who has an encounter with an apparition (Anonymous 22) over several nights which tells him to go preach the gospel of all men. This is allegedly the same apparition that appeared to John Mowlin, as the apparition continually counsels Thomas Lipeat to speak with Mowlin. Over the course of several nights, the apparition appears to Thomas Lipeat as a ball of fire, the moon, a strange form, and a gentleman offering him money. However, through prayer, Thomas Lipeat is led to believe that these visions are in reality sent by the Devil and not by God. Eventually, Lipeat experiences a vision during which he is told by God that the Devil will offer him money, and he should refuse. When the apparition appears that night, and offers him money, Thomas Lipeat tells the apparition that all he needs is the grace of God, and the apparition leaves, never to return.(4 - 5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Divell in Kent. London: 1647, 4 - 5

Thomas Lipeat Thomas Lipeat Prophet

A cunning woman and witch, from Rochester in the county of Kent, she is known as 'the great witch of Rochester,' but described by Reginald Scot as a "cousening queane." Bungy is renown for her ability to foretell and prophesy.(80, 116, 125, 126, 324, 341-342)

Appears in:
Scot, Reginald. Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft Proving the Common Opinions of Witches Contracting with Devils, Spirits, or Familiars. London: 1651, 80, 116, 125, 126, 324, 341-342

Bungy Mother Bungy Prophet

One of the four Merideth Children of Bristol in the county of Bristol (siblings made up of three daughters and a son, between the age of fourteen, and eight years), who are allegedly bewitched. This child takes on the role of prophet, predicting her imminent demise. None of her prophecies come to pass, and all the children recover after medical treatment.(167-169)

Appears in:
Bovet, Richard. Pandaemonium. London: 1684, 167-169

Medideth Merideth (Daughter) Prophet