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Anonymous 458A girl from the vicinity of Castle Alley near Broken Wharf in London, known to be the daughter of Anonymous 457 and to have a sister. Her mother had a falling out with Anne Kirk, which resulted in her sister being bewitched to death. Not long after the child died, Anonymous 458 met Kirk in the street, and was "stricken downe in a very strange maner; her mouth beeing drawne aside like a purse, her teeth gnashing togeather, her mouth foming, and her eyes staring the rest of her body being strangely disfigured." When Kirk left, she recovered, but often had similar fits thereafter. She gave deposition against Kirk, but claimed that she could not show how she was tormented until she had a fit.(99-100)To let passe the Evidence, that of long time she had ben suspected for a witch; I will set downe the summe of th'other evidences giuen in against her. First, this witch falling out with a woman in the streete, said she would bee meete with her, or hers. Wherevpon the woman going home and sitting by the fire with her child in her lap, it gaue a great skreeke, and was suddenly changed; and after that continually pined away till it dyed. After whose death, her other child going vp Bredstreet Hill, met with this witch; who asked her how her sister did. But before she could make answer, she was stricken downe in a very strange maner; her mouth beeing drawne aside like a purse, her teeth gnashing togeather, her mouth foming, and her eyes staring the rest of her body being strangely disfigured. When the witch was gon, she recouered out of this trau[n]ce; howbeit she was still oftimes cast into the like. This, the maide her selfe deposed: who being willed by the Lorde Anderson, to shew how she was tormented; she said she could not shew it, but when the fit was on her.()