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ID Short Description & Text Name Preferred Name Person Type
385

A woman from London, known to keep the Sessions House for the City of London and a widow of "honest reputation," who was brought in to Newgate Prison with two other women (Anonymous 40 and Anonymous 41) to search Elizabeth Sawyer for witch's marks. Sawyer is said to have " behaued her selfe most sluttishly and loathsomely towards them, intending thereby to preuent their search of her." Nonetheless, they allege that "they a little aboue the Fundiment of Elizabeth Sawyer the prisoner, there indited before the Bench for a Witch, found a thing like a Teate the bignesse of the little finger, and the length of halfe a finger, which was branched at the top like a teate, and seemed as though one had suckt it, and that the bottome thereof was blew, and the top of it was redde."(B3-B4)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, B3-B4

Margaret Weaver Margaret Weaver Witch-Searcher
386

A woman from London, known to be a matron, who was brought in to Newgate Prison with two other women (Margaret Weaver and Anonymous 41) to search Elizabeth Sawyer for witch's marks. Sawyer is said to have " behaued her selfe most sluttishly and loathsomely towards them, intending thereby to preuent their search of her." Nonetheless, they allege that "they a little aboue the Fundiment of Elizabeth Sawyer the prisoner, there indited before the Bench for a Witch, found a thing like a Teate the bignesse of the little finger, and the length of halfe a finger, which was branched at the top like a teate, and seemed as though one had suckt it, and that the bottome thereof was blew, and the top of it was redde."(B3-B4)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, B3-B4

Anonymous 40 Witch-Searcher
387

A woman from London, known to be a matron, who was brought in to Newgate Prison with two other women (Margaret Weaver and Anonymous 40) to search Elizabeth Sawyer for witch's marks. Sawyer is said to have " behaued her selfe most sluttishly and loathsomely towards them, intending thereby to preuent their search of her." Nonetheless, they allege that "they a little aboue the Fundiment of Elizabeth Sawyer the prisoner, there indited before the Bench for a Witch, found a thing like a Teate the bignesse of the little finger, and the length of halfe a finger, which was branched at the top like a teate, and seemed as though one had suckt it, and that the bottome thereof was blew, and the top of it was redde."(B3-B4)

Appears in:
Goodcole, Henry. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer a Witch Late of Edmonton. London: 1621, B3-B4

Anonymous 41 Witch-Searcher
514

A woman from Little Clacton in the County of Essex and the wife of Robert Smith. Joan Smith is examined regarding the mysterious death of her infant. Smith, baby in her arms, had encountered Cecily Sellis one day as she was heading to church and Sellis had suggested that "shee hath neuer the more children for that, but a little babe to play wtall for a time. And she saith within short time after her said childe sickned and died." The proximity of these two events in enough to suggest a connection, however, Smith appears to resist making one; rather stating that her "co~science wil not serue her, to charge the said Cysley or her husband to be the causers of any suche matter, but prayeth God to forgiue them if they haue dealt in any such sort. &c." Her Christian conscious does not prevent Smith, however, from acting as a witch-searcher during the trial, participating in the search of Sellis and Ursely Kempe (at least). (D2v-D3)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, D2v-D3

Ioan Smith Joan Smith Witch-Searcher
516

A woman from Essex who searches Cysley Sellis for witch's marks.(Image 31)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, Image 31

Ales Gilney Ales Gilney Witch-Searcher
698

A woman from Lowestoft in the county of Suffolk, known to be the mother of Susan Chandler and the wife of Robert Chandler, who was called on to search Rose Cullender for witch's marks along with five other women. Mary gave deposition in court that they had stripped Cullender naked during the search, finding a thing like a teat on the lower part of her belly, about an inch in length. Three more were found on Cullender's privy parts, but smaller. The largest one had a little hole in the end and looked as though it had recently been sucked; on handling, it was induced to issue a "white milkie Matter." Mary further alleged that the day after the search, Cullender appeared to Susan Chandler and took her by the hand. Later that day, Susan began to be afflicted with fits in which she vomited pins or was struck blind or dumb; Mary reported that Susan claimed to have seen an apparition of Cullender accompanied by a large dog during these fits.(38-42)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Tryal of Witches. London: 1682, 38-42

Mary Chandler Mary Chandler Witch-Searcher
767

One of a jury of five women, including Alice Cleverly and Grace Stockes, who discover witch's marks on Anne Bodenham's shoulder and in "her secret place." She is called to rexamine the mark again at Bodenham's trial, where she confesses it did not look newly sucked.(28-29)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 28-29

Molier Damely Molier Damely Witch-Searcher
768

A woman from London, described as one of a jury of five women, including Grace Stockes and Melier Damer, who discover witch's marks on Anne Bodenham's shoulder and in "her secret place." She is called to reexamine the mark again at Bodenham's trial, where she confesses it did not look newly sucked.(28-29)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 28-29

Alice Cleverly Alice Cleverly Witch-Searcher
769

One of a jury of five women, including Alice Cleverly and Melier Damer, who discover witch's marks on Anne Bodenham's shoulder and in "her secret place." She is called to reexamine the mark again at Bodenham's trial, where she confesses it did not look newly sucked.(28-29)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 28-29

Grace Stokes Grace Stokes Witch-Searcher
865

A woman from Thrapston in the county of Northampton, known to be a gentlewoman and chief of the jury of women who searched Hellen Jenkenson for witch's marks. This examination turned up marks, as expected. Jenkenson is said to have bewitched Moulsho's laundry in retribution, causing her smock in particular to be covered in images of toads, snakes and other ugly creatures. Moulsho's maid, Anonymous 402, reported this to her mistress, and Moulsho went straight to Jenkenson's home and threatened to scratch Jenkenson's eyes out unless she returned the linen to its former state. On her return, the linen was seen to be white once again. (D2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Witches of Northampton-shire. Agnes Browne. Joane Vaughan. Arthur Bill. Hellen Jenkenson. Mary Barber. London: 1612, D2

Moulsho Mistress Moulsho Witch-Searcher
870

A woman from London, who examined Jane Kent prior to her appearance at the Old Bailey. Anonymous 128 gave deposition alleging that Kent had a teat on her back and two unusual holes behind her ears.(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Full and True Account of the Proceedings at the Sessions of Oyer and Terminer. London: 1682, 4

Anonymous 128 Witch-Searcher
894

A woman from Bideford in the county of Devon, who appears to be one of a jury of women who searches Temperance Lloyd. Along with Thomas and Elizabeth Eastchurch, and Anne Wakely, Honor Hooper acted as part of a citizen's jury, who, "with the leave and approbation of the said Mr. Gist the Mayor," on July 2th, 1682, brought Temperance to the Parish-Church of Bideford for further examination by the local rector Michael Ogilby. (11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 11

Honor Hooper Honor Hooper Witch-Searcher
897

A woman from Bideford in the county of Devon, wife of Wife of William Wakely, who, by order of Thomas Gist, the Mayor of Devon, searched Temperance Lloyd's body for witch's marks, and found "her Secret Parts two Teats [about an inch long] hanging nigh together like unto a piece of Flesh that a Child had suckt." She asked Lloyd is "she had been suckt at that place by the black Man? (meaning the Devil)," an inquiry to which Lloyd "did acknowledge, that she had been suck'd there often times by the black Man; and the last time that she was suck'd by the said black Man was the Fridy before she was search'd, (which was the 30th day of June last past)." She was also present when Grace Thomas began to suffer from her prickling torments, saw a Magpie fly out of Grace Thomas' window on July 29, 1682, an event she put to Temperance Lloyd as suspect, directly demanding if Lloyd did "know of any Bird to come and flutter at the said Window," prompting Loyd to admit that it "was the black Man in the shape of the Bird." Along with Elizabeth and Thomas Eastchurch and Honor Hooper, Wakely acted as part of a citizen's jury, who, "with the leave and approbation of the said Mr. Gist the Mayor," on July 2th, 1682, brought Temperance to the Parish-Church of Bideford for further examination by the local rector Michael Ogilby.(11-12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 11-12

Anne Wakely Anne Wakely Witch-Searcher
908

A man who travels from village to village to prick women in order to determine whether or not they are witches.(113)

Appears in:
Gardiner, Ralph . England's Grievance Discovered. Unknown: 1796, 113

Thomas Shovel Thomas Shovel Witch-Searcher
909

A man who travels from village to village to prick women in order to determine whether or not they are witches.(113)

Appears in:
Gardiner, Ralph . England's Grievance Discovered. Unknown: 1796, 113

Cuthbert Nicholson Cuthbert Nicholson Witch-Searcher
914

A witch who is also able to identify who bewitched the young maid Stuppeny. The young maid of Stuppeny's parents come to see Mother Baker is order to find out who bewitched their daughter. They suspect their neighbour and Mother Baker confirms this suspicion.(146)

Appears in:
Scot, Reginald. Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft Proving the Common Opinions of Witches Contracting with Devils, Spirits, or Familiars. London: 1651, 146

Baker Mother Baker Witch-Searcher
929

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

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

Anonymous 141 Witch-Searcher
956

A man who determines that Anonymous 143 is not a witch. He then moves to Northumberland where he works as a witch-finder charging three pounds per case. (116)

Appears in:
Gardiner, Ralph . England's Grievance Discovered. Unknown: 1796, 116

Bartholomew Hobson Bartholomew Hobson Witch-Searcher
1067

A midwife who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves at Surgeon's Hall under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

Amis Willuby Amis Willuby Witch-Searcher
1068

A midwife who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves at Surgeon's Hall under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

Ffrancis Palmer Ffrancis Palmer Witch-Searcher
1069

A midwife who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves at Surgeon's Hall under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

Katheren Palmer Katheren Palmer Witch-Searcher
1070

A midwife who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves at Surgeon's Hall under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

Rebecke Layne Rebecke Layne Witch-Searcher
1071

A midwife who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves at Surgeon's Hall under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

Sibell Ffellips SIbell Ffellips Witch-Searcher
1072

A midwife who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves at Surgeon's Hall under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

Joane Sensions Joane Sensions Witch-Searcher
1073

A midwife who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves at Surgeon's Hall under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

Aurelia Mollins Aurelia Mollins Witch-Searcher
1074

A midwife who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves at Surgeon's Hall under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

Anna Ashwell Anna Ashwell Witch-Searcher
1075

A midwife who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves at Surgeon's Hall under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

Margryt Franses Margryt Franses Witch-Searcher
1076

A midwife who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves at Surgeon's Hall under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

Clifton Clifton Witch-Searcher
1077

A man from Surgeon's Hall, described as a surgeon who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

Alexander Read Alexander Read Witch-Searcher
1078

A surgeon who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves at Surgeon's Hall under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

W. Clowes W. Clowes Witch-Searcher
1079

A surgeon who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves at Surgeon's Hall under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

Rich Wateson Rich Wateson Witch-Searcher
1080

A surgeon from Surgeon's Hall who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

Alex Baker Alex Baker Witch-Searcher
1081

A surgeon who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves at Surgeon's Hall under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

Ric Mapes Ric Mapes Witch-Searcher
1082

A surgeon who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves at Surgeon's Hall under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

Ja. Molins Ja. Molins Witch-Searcher
1083

A surgeon who examines Frances Dickenson, Mary Spencer, Margaret Johnson, and Jennet Hargreaves at Surgeon's Hall under the supervision Dr. William Harvey.(129-130)

Appears in:
Bruce (Editor), John. Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series: Charles I, 1634-5. Unknown: 1864, 129-130

Henry Blackley Henry Blackley Witch-Searcher
1116

A woman from Brierly in Yorkshire who is part of a jury of five women who examine Mary Sykes for marks on her body. They find on Sykes a red lump the size of a nut. It is wet and pusses. On her left side near her arm, they also find a lump, this one like an "Avart." It could be stretched out about half an inch. The jury of women claim to never have seen anything like it before. (30)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 30

Isabella Pollard Isabella Pollard Witch-Searcher
1124

A woman from Kirkethorpe in Yorkshire, wife of John Ward th'elder, who searches Margaret Morton for witch's marks. Morton allegedly had two black spots between her thighs, which looked like warts. (38)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 38

Frances Ward Frances Ward Witch-Searcher
1171

One of an unknown number of women from Northampton in Northamptonshire, known to form the Jury of Women ordered to search Mary/Ann Foster. They found her to have "five several strange and unusual excrescencies which appeared exactly like a Sows Teats, and seemed to be usually suckt by something."(6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 6

Anonymous 162 Witch-Searcher
1172

One of a group of women from Bideford in the county of Devon who search Temperance Lloyd for witch's marks. Along with the rest of the group who search Lloyd, she finds two marks like "teats" by her "secret parts" that were "hanging nigh together like unto a piece of Flesh that a Child had suckt. And that each of the said Teats was about an Inch in length."(11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Impartial Relation of the Informations Against Three Witches. London: 1682, 11

Anonymous 163 Witch-Searcher
1173

A neighbour of Alice Fowler who searches her for witch's marks. The neighbours find five black teats near her private parts.(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Strange News from Shadwell being a True and Just Relation of the Death of Alice Fowler. London: 1684, 3

Anonymous 315 Witch-Searcher
1176

A woman from Essex who searches Annis Glascocke for witch's marks. She, along with Annis Letherdall, discover spots on the the left side of Annis Glascocke's thigh, and some spots on her shoulder, which they conclude had been sucked. (40)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, 40

Margaret Sympson Margaret Simpson Witch-Searcher
1177

A man from Stapenhill in the county of Staffordshire, described as a surgeon who is consulted about a bleeding hole upon Alice Gooderidge's body. Alice Gooderige claimed the wound happened when she accidentally stabbed herself, the Surgeon claimed that the mark was not a fresh wound, but "was like to haue beene so a long time, for it was not festered, and seemed to be sucken."(9)

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

Anonymous 173 Witch-Searcher
1178

A woman from Stapenhill in the county of Staffordshire, described as one of a jury of women who searches Alice Gooderige for witch's marks. They strip her and find a large surface, like the udder of a ewe, with two marks (like great warts) which appear to have been sucked, a mark behind her arm, and a number towards the top of her shoulder. The searchers leave the marks uncovered; Sir Humfrey, Master Graisley, and others also examine Gooderige's many marks.(9-10)

Appears in:
D., I.. The Most Wonderfull and True Story, of a Certain Witch named Alice Gooderige of Stapen hill. London: 1597, 9-10

Anonymous 165 Witch-Searcher
1179

One of a jury of women from the county of Suffolk, who searched Aubrey Grinset for witch's marks. The first night a jury of women searched her, they found the mark to which she confessed having. However, the second time she was searched, Anonymous 166 saw her "body was well nigh all over as if scratched with briers and thorns the like hath not been seen; and one that searched before saw this alteration."(11)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 11

Anonymous 166 Witch-Searcher
1180

An unknown number of women from Beckenton in Somersetshire, known to form the Jury of Women who were ordered by a Justice of the Peace to search Anonymous 8 for witches' marks. They found several purple marks on her body that, when pricked with a sharp needle, did not cause her pain. This Jury of Women also swore under oath that Anonymous 8 had "other Marks and Tokens of a Witch" on her body. Their testimony was used to have Anonymous 8 imprisoned until she could be tried at the next assizes.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Great News from the West of England being a True Account of Two Young Persons Lately Bewitched in the Town of Beckenton in Somerset-shire. London: 1689, 2

Anonymous 167 Witch-Searcher
1181

One of a jury of women from York who is implied to have searched Katherine Earle for witch's marks; "they discovered a marke founde upon her in the likenesse of a papp."(69)

Appears in:
Raine, James. Depositions from the Castle of York. Unknown: 1861, 69

Anonymous 168 Witch-Searcher
1182

A woman from Wapping in the county of Greater London, described as one of a jury of women who searched Joan Peterson for witch's marks, who found that "there was a Teat of flesh in her secret parts more then other women usually had[.]" The Jury of Women was called in after an initial search "could find nothing on her body which might create the least suspition in them of her being a witch." This second search is described as being conducted in an unnatural and barbarous manner.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Declaration in Answer to Several Lying Pamphlets Concerning the Witch of Wapping. London: 1652, 5

Anonymous 169 Witch-Searcher
1183

One of a group of women who search Anonymous 121 and the Manningtree Witches for witch's marks. Anonymous 121 is found to have three teats "which honest women have not" and all of the Manningtree witches also allegedly have witch's marks.(2)

Appears in:
Hopkins, Matthew. The Discovery of Witches. London: 1647, 2

Anonymous 170 Witch-Searcher
1184

One of a jury of women who search Doll Bilby and Alice Huson for witch's marks on April 27th, 1644, in the Parish of Burton Agnes in the County of York.(55-56)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 55-56

Anonymous 171 Witch-Searcher
1186

One of a jury of five women, including Melier Damer, Alice Cleverly, and Grace Stockes, who discover witch's marks on Anne Bodenham's shoulder and in "her secret place." She is called to reexamine the mark again at Bodenham's trial, where she confesses it did not look newly sucked.(28-29)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 28-29

Anonymous 174 Witch-Searcher
1187

One of a jury of five women, including Melier Damer, Alice Cleverly, and Grace Stockes, who discover witch's marks on Anne Bodenham's shoulder and in "her secret place." She is called to reexamine the mark again at Bodenham's trial, where she confesses it did not look newly sucked.(28-29)

Appears in:
Bower, Edmond. Doctor Lamb Revived, or, Witchcraft Condemned in Anne Bodenham. London: 1653, 28-29

Anonymous 175 Witch-Searcher
1188

She is a woman from Manningtree in the county of Essex described as a midwife who, along with a Matron, claims to have searched Rebecca West, Margaret Landis, Susan Cock, and Rose Hallybread for witch's marks and found "several large Teates in the secret Parts of their Bodies." (6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Full Trials, Examination, and Condemnation of Four Notorious Witches. London: 1690, 6-7

Anonymous 176 Witch-Searcher
1189

A woman from Manningtree in the county of Essex, described as a Matron, who along with a Midwife, claims to have searched Rebecca West, Margaret Landis, Susan Cock, and Rose Hallybread for witch's marks and found "several large Teates in the secret Parts of their Bodies." (6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Full Trials, Examination, and Condemnation of Four Notorious Witches. London: 1690, 6-7

Anonymous 177 Witch-Searcher
1197

A woman who testifies against Elizabeth Stile, and who, along with four other women search Elizabeth Stile for witch's marks. When the women find a mark, they prick it with a pin, leaving it in the mark for others to see.(145)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 145

Elizabeth Torwood Elizabeth Torwood Witch-Searcher
1198

A woman who participates along with four others in searching Elizabeth Stile for witch's marks. The women find a mark which they prick with a pin. They leave the pin in the mark to show others.(145)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 145

Catharine White Catharine White Witch-Searcher
1205

A woman who, along with Elizabeth Torwood, Catharine White, Mary Day, and Bridget Prankard, searches Elizabeth Stiles for witch's marks. When they find a mark, they prick it with a pin to show others. (145)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 145

Mary Bolster Mary Bolster Witch-Searcher
1206

A woman who, along with Elizabeth Tordwood, Mary Day, Mary Bolster, and Catharine White, searches Elizabeth Stiles for witch's marks. When the women find a mark on Stiles, they prick it with a pin in order to show others. (145)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 145

Bridget Prankard Bridget Prankard Witch-Searcher
1207

A woman who, along with Elizabeth Torwood, Mary Bolster, Catharine White, and Bridget Prankard, searches Elizabeth Stiles for witch's marks. When they find a mark on Stiles' body, they prick it with a pin to show others.(145)

Appears in:
Glanvill, Joseph. Saducismus Triumphatus, or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. London: 1681, 145

Mary Day Mary Day Witch-Searcher
1208

A woman from the Petticoat Lane area of London in the county of Greater London, described as one of a group of women who searches the fourteen year old maid (Anonymous 1) for witch's marks. They find marks not unlike warts that are "very flesh and red" under her armpits.(6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Shee-devil of Petticoat-Lane, or, A True and Perfect Relation of a Sad Accident which Befel Mr. Freeland. London: 1666, 6

Anonymous 186 Witch-Searcher
1211

A woman from St. Osyth in the county of Essex, the wife of Richard Letherdall and mother of Elizabeth Letherdall, who accuses Ursula Kempe of bewitching her daughter, Elizabeth Letherdall, after she refused to give Kempes son (Anonymous 185) some scouring sand for her, knowing that Kempe was a "naughtie beast," despite the fact that Kempe had offered to dye a pair of women's hose for her in payment. Kempe muttered at Elizabeth and she developed a "great swelling in the bottome of the belly, and other priuie partes," Letherdall visited a cunning woman who diagnosed the girl as having been bewitched by Kempe. Kempe scoffed at Lethedall claiming that she "would lay her life that she the said Annis had not been with any [cunning folk]," so certain was she, that Kempe "requested a woman being in the house a spinning with the said Ursley, to beare witnesse what shee had said." Letherdall takes the child to Mother Ratcliffe's for treatment, however, at the time of Assize (March 1582), the child was "in most pitious sort consumed, and the privie and hinder partes thereof, to be in most strange and wonderfull case, as it seemed to berye honest women of good judgement, and not likely to live and continue any long time." Elizabeth Letherdall died on February 26, 1582. Despite the bad blood between the women, Letherdall is allowed to / asked to search Annis Glascocke for witch's marks. She, along with Margaret Simpson, discover spots on the the left side of Annis Glascocke's thigh, and some spots on her shoulder, which they conclude looked like they had been sucked. Kemp, believing that she would be afforded some lienance if she confessed, answered the specific questions Brian Darcey demanded of her, confessing to sending her familiar "Pigen [to torment] Letherdalls Childe" and begging "forgiuenesse of the sayde Letherdalls wife." (A2v)

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, A2v

Annis Letherdall Annis Letherdall Witch-Searcher
1215

A woman from Berwick-Upon-Tweed in the county of Northumberland, described as one of a jury of women who find a witch's mark on Agnes Sampson. They shave her "privy parts" and allegedly find a mark.(10)

Appears in:
Carmichael, James. News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer. London: 1592, 10

Anonymous 189 Witch-Searcher
1219

A woman from Knaresborough in the county of North Yorkshire, described as one of a jury of women who search Margaret Thorpe, Peg Wait, and Jennit Dibble for witch's marks. Peg Wait is later identified to have a spot on her face.(78)

Appears in:
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 78

Anonymous 191 Witch-Searcher
1221

An unknown number of women from Milton in the county of Bedford, known to form a jury of women whom Master Enger commanded to search Mary Sutton. After Sutton was swum in the mill pond and seen to float, they searched her and "found vnder her left thigh a kind of [te]at, which after the Bastard sonne confest her Spirits in seuerall shapes as Cats, Moales, &c. vsed to sucke her."(C2v-C3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Witches Apprehended, Examined, and Executed. London : 1613, C2v-C3

Anonymous 192 Witch-Searcher
1544

A man from Suffolk appointed with three others (Anonymous 278, Anonymous 279, Anonymous 280) to be witch-searchers. He is to identify "those men who are suspected to be Witches" in the county of Suffolk during 1645. He finds teats or dugs "which their impes used to suck" on four of eighteen witches on trial at Bury St. Edmunds: Mr. Lowes parson, Thomas Evererd, Ian Limstead, and Ian Rivert.(Cover - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover - 6

Anonymous 277 Witch-Searcher
1545

A man from Suffolk appointed with three others (Anonymous 277, Anonymous 279, Anonymous 280) to be witch-searchers. He is to identify "those men who are suspected to be Witches" in the county of Suffolk during 1645. He finds teats or dugs "which their impes used to suck" on four of eighteen witches on trial at Bury St. Edmunds: Mr. Lowes parson, Thomas Evererd, Ian Limstead, and Ian Rivert.(Cover - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover - 6

Anonymous 278 Witch-Searcher
1546

A woman from Suffolk appointed with three others (Anonymous 277, Anonymous 278, Anonymous 280) to be witch-searchers. She is to identify "those women that are supposed to be Witches" in the county of Suffolk during 1645. She finds teats or dugs "which their impes used to suck" on fourteen of eighteen witches on trial at Bury St. Edmunds: Mary Evererd, Mary Bacon, Anne Alderman, Rebecca Morris, Mary Fuller, Mary Clowes, Margery Sparham, Katherine Tooley, Sarah Spinlow, Anne Wright, Mary Smith, Susan Manners, Mary Skipper, and Anne Leech.(Cover - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover - 6

Anonymous 279 Witch-Searcher
1547

A woman from Suffolk appointed with three others (Anonymous 277, Anonymous 278, Anonymous 279) to be witch-searchers. She is to identify "those women that are supposed to be Witches" in the county of Suffolk during 1645. She finds teats or dugs "which their impes used to suck" on fourteen of eighteen witches on trial at Bury St. Edmunds: Mary Evererd, Mary Bacon, Anne Alderman, Rebecca Morris, Mary Fuller, Mary Clowes, Margery Sparham, Katherine Tooley, Sarah Spinlow, Anne Wright, Mary Smith, Susan Manners, Mary Skipper, and Anne Leech.(Cover - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, Cover - 6

Anonymous 280 Witch-Searcher
1804

A woman from Manningtree in the county of Essex, described as a Manningtree rogue, who watches Elizabeth Clarke as a witch, and testifies that Clarke "smacked with her mouth, and beckned with her hand, and instantly there appeared a white thing about the bignesse of a Cat." Milles then confirms that Clarke was implicated in the murder of Robert Okes, a Clothiers child, and William Cole of Manningtree aforesaid in handling, who dyed not long since of a pining and languishing disease. She also searched Margaret Moone as a witch. She finds "three long teats or bigges in her secret parts, which seemed to have been lately sucked." She concludes that "they were not like Pyles, for this Informant knows well what they are, having been troubled with them her self." She likewise searches her daughters and finds like marks on them. She claims to have born witness to Margaret Moone's attempt to conjure her familiars (from out of a hole in the wall) with beer and bread. (8-9, 28, 28-29)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 8-9, 28, 28-29

Francis Milles Francis Milles Witch-Searcher
1807

A woman from Manningtree in the county of Essex, described as one of the "Manningtree Rouges" Mary Philips act as a witch-searcher, testifying that she saw witches marks on Margaret Moone, her daughter Judith and her other daughter, Sarah Hating, Elizabeth Harvie, and Marian Hocket. Philips is also allegedly hit my a mysterious blow as she crosses a foot bridge; she lands in the water up to her neck, persumably the strike was meant to drown her (perhaps to keep her from searching women). (28-28, 30)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 28-28, 30

Mary Philips Mary Philips Witch-Searcher
1834

A woman from Ramsey in the county of Essex, described as a midwife, and wife of Edward Reynolds. Bridget Reynolds searched Sara Hatting, Marion Hocket, and Elizabeth Harvey as witches. She found "foure Teats, or Bigges in those parts, almost an inch long, and as bigge as this Informants little fingers" in Hatting's genitals. She found "three such Bigges, and about the said scantling," on Elizabeth Harvey. Reynolds did not find any marks in Marian Hocket that were not "found in the same parts not like other honest women." Reynolds later testified against Sara Hatting, claiming that she "did enterteine, employ and feede" teo evil spirits in the form "of a mowsse," and that Elizabeth Harvey "did enterteine, employ and feede" three evil spirits in the form "of a red mousse."(30)

Appears in:
H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 30

Bridget Reynolds Bridget Reynolds Witch-Searcher
2258

One of an unknown number of women from Huntingdon in the county of Huntingdon, known to form a Jury of Women. These women were assembled and sworn to search Mother Alice Samuel when she insisted at her trial that she was pregnant and therefore could not be put to death. They find that "she was not with childe, unlesse (as some saide) it was with the Diuell, & no marueile."(111-112)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 111-112

Anonymous 447 (plural) Witch-Searcher
2260

A woman from the vicinity of Huntingdon Gaol in the county of Huntingdon, known to be the wife of the Jailor of Huntingdon and the mother of Anonymous 446. After Mother Alice Samuel's execution, her husband stripped the body for burial and noticed a lump of flesh on Mother Samuel's body "adioyning to so secrete a place, which was not decent to be seene," and showed it to her. Anonymous 448 took this teat in her hand and and strained it until issued a mix of yellow milk and water. The second time she strained it, it produced a substance like clear milk, and at the end it was seen to produce blood.(114)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 114

Anonymous 448 Witch-Searcher
2282

A number of women from London, who are responsible for examining the body of Elizabeth Jackson, an old woman accused of bewitching the young girl, Mary Glover. These women, employed by the court, discover marks on Elizabeth Jackson "in divers places of her body." These women attest that the marks are "not likely to grow of any disease," but rather are "like the markes which are described to be in Witches bodyes." This evidence is produced at the trial of Elizabeth Jackson.(Fol. 34r)

Appears in:
Bradwell, Stephen. Mary Glover's Late Woeful Case. Unknown: 1603, Fol. 34r

Anonymous 454 (Plural) Witch-Searcher