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Anonymous 350A justice of the peace in the case agasint Margaret Stanton who finds her not guilty of bewitching a white gelding worth 3 and a cow worth 40s causing them to languish and die. This conclusion is contrary to the jurors on the same case.(http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=0&intThisRecordsOffSet=0)The jurors present that Margery Stanton of Wimbish, spinster, being a common enchantress and witch as well of men as of beasts and other things, and excrcising art of witcheraft and enhancement, not having God before her eyes but led by diabolical istigation, on the above date, of her malice aforethought, cunningly bewitched and enchanted a white gelding worth 3 and a cow worth 40s. at Wimbish aforesaid, by reason of which enchantment and witchcraft the said gelding and cow languished from the above date untill 24 August then next following when they died, and so the jurors say that said Margery killed the said gelding and cow, contrary to the peace etc.()