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ID Short Description & Text Name Preferred Name Person Type
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Tannakin Skinker is a gentlewoman from Wirkham, in the country of Holland, whose face is hog-like.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Certain Relation of the Hog-faced Gentlewoman called Mistris Tannakin Skinker. London: 1640, 5

Tannakin Skinker Tannakin Skinker Celebrity
115

A woman from Burton upon Trent in the county of Staffordshire, who is the mother of suspected witch, Alice Gooderidge.(8-9)

Appears in:
D., I.. The Most Wonderfull and True Story, of a Certain Witch named Alice Gooderige of Stapen hill. London: 1597, 8-9

Elizabeth Wright Elizabeth Wright Celebrity
184

A man from Chester who allegedly kills Anne Walker with a coal-digging tool(19-20)

Appears in:
Sinclair, George. Satan's Invisible World Discovered. Edinburgh: 1685, 19-20

Mark Sharp Mark Sharp Celebrity
371

A pious woman who gives birth to monsters ()

Appears in:
Anonymous. Signs and Wonders from Heaven. With a True Relation of a Monster Born in Radcliffe Highway. London: 1645,

Hart Mistress Hart Celebrity
556

Sir Francis Manners is Justice of the peace for the County of Lincoln, the Earle of Rutland, owner of Belvoir (Beaver) Castle and father of Henry Lord Rosse, Francis Lord Rosse, and Lady Katherine. He is from Belvoir in the county of Leicestershire. All three of his children are allegedly bewitched after his wife, Countess Manners, dismisses Joan and Margaret Flower from their employment at Belvoir Castle. Margaret Flower alleged in her examination that Sir Francis Manners and Countess Manners were also bewitched to make them unable to have more children. He participated in the examinations of Anne Baker and Phillip Flower. Countess Cecily Manners is his second wife, his first wife, Frances, died shortly after Lady Katherine's birth. Both of his sons died young, leaving Lady Katherine his sole heir.(C2-C2v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, C2-C2v

Francis Manners Sir Francis Manners Celebrity
557

Countess Cecily Manners, the second wife of Sir Francis Manners and the wealthy widow of Sir Edward Hungerford, she was from Belvoir in the county of Leicestershire. Identified as Lady Rosse, the Countess of Rutland, she was the mother of Henry Lord Rosse and Francis Lord Rosse, and stepmother to Lady Katherine. All three of her children allegedly become bewitched after Lady Rosse dismisses the Joan and Margaret Flower from their employment at Belvoir (Beaver) Castle. Margaret Flower alleged in her examination that Sir Francis Manners and Lady Rosse were also bewitched to make them unable to have more children. Countess Manners (C2-C2v)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, C2-C2v

Cecily Manners Countess Cecily Manners Celebrity
622

The author of "Scot's discovery of witchcraft" who receives a written confession by T. E. that explains how he learned the illusion and invention of art and science. (337-338)

Appears in:
Scot, Reginald. Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft Proving the Common Opinions of Witches Contracting with Devils, Spirits, or Familiars. London: 1651, 337-338

Reginald Scot Reginald Scot Celebrity
623

A divine from Oxenford who wrote a book in the 1200s that T. E. uses in the 1500s to learn the illusion and invention of art and science from.(337-338)

Appears in:
Scot, Reginald. Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft Proving the Common Opinions of Witches Contracting with Devils, Spirits, or Familiars. London: 1651, 337-338

Sir John Malborne Sir John Malborne Celebrity
775

A professional witch finder and associate of Matthew Hopkins.(1)

Appears in:
Sterne, John. A Confirmation and Discovery of Witchcraft Containing these Severall Particulars. London: 1648, 1

John Stearne John Stearne Celebrity
837

Marsh of Dunstable is a man who, according to John Palmer, is allegedly the head of the College of Witches coven; Marsh is sometimes thought of as a good or white witch, although this is considered to be simply the "blackest" cover of the Devil, in order for him to accomplish his evil deeds.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Devils Delusions or A Faithfull Relation of John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott. London: 1649, 2

Marsh of Dunstable Celebrity
855

A man who is the master of John Walsh. Dreiton allegedly teaches Walsh the art of physic and surgery.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Examination of John Walsh before Master Thomas Williams. London: 1566, 2

Robert Dreiton Robert Dreiton Celebrity
929

A Scottish Witch Finder imported to Newcaste to try witches there.()

Appears in:
Gardiner, Ralph . England's Grievance Discovered. Unknown: 1796,

Anonymous 141 Celebrity
966

An Irish Roman Catholic from the London Borough of Southwark, who attempts to cure James Barrow of his possession by putting a cross on the boy's head. James Barrow simply roars at the cross, and Anonymous 144 sends the boy to Lord Abony.(9)

Appears in:
Barrow, John. The Lord's Arm Stretched Out in an Answer of Prayer, or, A true Relation of the Wonderful Deliverance of James Barrow. London: 1664, 9

Anonymous 144 Celebrity
997

A Doctor who is accused by Dr. Casaubon of "having familiarity with Devils for many years in his life time."(8)

Appears in:
Webster, John. The Displaying of Supposed Witchcraft. London: 1677, 8

John Dee Dr. John Dee Celebrity
1000

The father of Edmund Robinson Jr., a boy who is questioned about the witchcraft he witnessed in regard to the Pendle Hill witches.(347)

Appears in:
Webster, John. The Displaying of Supposed Witchcraft. London: 1677, 347

Edmund Robinson Edmund Robinson Celebrity
1059

A man from London, who describes various witch testing techniques; who claims that normal animals can become possessed and become witches familiars; and who suggests that imps might approach witches. Thomas Addy accuses John Gaule of having allowed himself to be seduced into believing false information about witches. John Gaule is also a minister.(79-80)

Appears in:
Gaule, John. Select Cases of Conscience Touching Witches and Witchcrafts. London: 1646, 79-80

John Gaule John Gaule Celebrity
1480

A man born in Walden in the county of Essex who comes from a family of "good rank, quality, and wealth." Smith attended Queen's College at Cambridge University where he was "a great refiner of the English writing; which to these times was too rough and unpolished." Smith held various secular positions throughout his career, including Master of Requests to Somerset, Regius Professor of the civil law, and Chancellor to the Bishop of Ely. Smith was also Secretary of State to King James VI and Queen Elizabeth, and examined known conjurer, William Whycherly.(331)

Appears in:
Foxe, Thomas Cranmer, John Gough Nichols, John. Narratives of the Days of the Reformation. Unknown: 1859, 331

Thomas Smith Sir Thomas Smith Celebrity
1618

A man from the county of St Albans in the county Kent who serves as judge at the Maidstone Assize on March 14, 1676 as well as the ones on July 29, 1679. Some of the cases over which he presided includes that of Anne Neale's, Thomas Whiteing's and Mary Foster's. Pemberton would eventually become Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, even though he would hold the position for no more than two years. While Lord Chief Justice, he presided over the trial of Joan Buts, in which she was found not guilty of witchcraft. He was removed for his behaviour in the prosecution of Lord Russell in 1683. Pemberton had a notoriously turbulent career over the course of which he filled many esteemed positions, but was also arrested in 1689 for his attack on parliamentary privilege. Pemberton died in 1697.(87-91)

Appears in:
Cockburn, J.S.. Calendar of Assize records: Kent indictments, Charles II, 1676-1688. Great Britain: 1997, 87-91

Francis Pemberton Francis Pemberton Celebrity
1833

A man of Yorke in the County of Yorkshire, known to be Archbishop of Yorke, who receives the depositions taken by the high Commission on William Sommers' possession. On seeing the depositions, he is satisfied that Sommers is truly possessed, and demands that Mr. John Darrell keep his insistence that the Devil might be driven out of a person through prayer and fasting to himself, as it is Darrell's opinion only. The Archbishop declines to enlighten Darrell on how the Devil might be better driven out, preferring to leave Darrell with the demand to cease claiming that prayer and fasting are effective.(Image 7)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 7

Archbishop of Yorke Celebrity
1898

A man from Windsor in the county of Windsor, known to be Mayor of Windsor, and the man Richard Galis applied to for a warrant against Mother Dutton for her imprisonment; Redforth refused and commanded Galis to let Dutton go.(Image 4-5)

Appears in:
Galis, Richard. A Brief Treatise Containing the Most Strange and Horrible Cruelty of Elizabeth Stile alias Rockingham and her Confederates. London: 1572, Image 4-5

Richard Redforth Richard Redforth Celebrity