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Anne JoadA woman from Ramsgate in the county of Kent who, along with eight other people, accuses Mary Foster of bewitching Michael Jordan so that his body became "greatly wasted and consumed."(87-91)MAIDSTONE ASSIZES, 29 JULY 1679 Before William Ellis, J, and Francis Pemberton, J. [Assizes 35/120/06] 436. Goal Delivery Commission empowering William Ellys, J, Francis Pemberton, J, Eldred Lancelot Lee, John MSyth and Thomas Lee, jun., to deliver the gaol of Kent at Maidstone. Dated Wesminster 20 June 1679, and signed by -- Barker, Chancery Clerk. *** 450. Indictments of Mary Foster, wife of John Foster of Ramsgate, cordwainer, for murder and witchcraft. On 4 Apr. 1678 at Ramsgate she bewitched Michael Jordan so that his body was greatly wasted and consumed. [endorsed] Michael Jordan, Isabel jordan, Parnel Bourn, Elizabeth Sheerman, Jane Moverley, Anne Joad, Elizabeth West, Henry Rigden. True bill. On 15 July 1677 at ramsgate she bewitched Margery Rigden, aged 9 weeks, daughter of Henry and Sarah Rigden, so that she died on 19 July 1677. [endorsed] Sarah Rigden, frances Williams, Martha Glover, Parnel Bourn, Elizabeth Sheerman, Jane Moverley, Anne Joad, Elizabeth West Henry Rigden. True bill. Not guilty. ()