|Thomas Shakilton||A man and labourer from Aldersgate Street, in the City of London, who is said to "occupieth the syve and sheeres [divination tools]." This information comes from William Whycherly during his 1597 examination by Sir Thomas Smith.
(334)||Thomas Owldring, of Yarmouth, is a conjurer, and hath very good bookes of
conjuring, and that a great nomber.
Sir Robert Brian, of Hiegh-gate, preest, some tyme an armyt, a conjureth
with a syve and a pair of sheeres, b invocating saint Paule and Saint Peter.
And he also useth the psalter and the key with a psalme, Deus humani generis,
or Deus deorum. c
One Thomas Shakilton occupieth the syve and sheeres, and he dwellith in
Aldersgate-strete, a laborer, but he saith by saint Saviour that the man hath
doone therwith many praty feates, and many trouthes tryed out.