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Name Description Original Text
Sir Martin StutevilleA man and member of the gentry from Dalham in the county of Suffolk. The friends of Thomas Paman write to Stuteville asking for legal, philosophical, or practical assistance is diagnosing or treating Paman's alleged possession. Stuteville sends Alice Read to see Paman, although it is unclear if he sends her as an unwitcher (to cure him) or as a witch (to be scratched by him). Paman attacks Read but later retracts his possession. Stuteville appears in the historical record for having paid for the tower arch of St Mary's church in Dalham and for his correspondence with Joseph Mede (1621-1631, Harley MSS 389 and 390). Curiously, Mede appears to have written to Stuteville about Mead wrote about Sir Edward Coke, father of Lady Purbeck, who was accused of using magic, (or paying for magic to be done by Dr. Lamb) against her husband.(198-199)Confession of Thos. Paman, who feigned himself to be frantic, and afterwards to be bewitched, and in the latter character assaulted Alice Read, who was presumed to be a witch, and was sent to visit him by Sir Martin Stuteville.()