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Name Description Original Text
Mary DeathA girl of young woman from Great Clacton in the county of Essex, sister of John Death and daughter of Thomas Death. Sometime around March, 1581 Marie is "taken with an ache or numnes from her necke down her backe all ouer," and perhaps a supernatural weight and heaviness, because "two or three coulde scarce turne her in her bed as shee lay." Although her mother gives her remedies "sente from a Phisition," she is not cured. The next night, however, Marie sees the apparition of Cecley Sellis and Mary? Barker "standing before her in the same apparell that they did vsually weare" and telling her "bee not afraide, and that they vanished away." The next day she was "amended," apparently healed by the nocturnal visit of these women (or the apparition of them) as she lay in bed. (E, Ev)The enformation of Thomas Death & Marie his daughter, taken by me Brian Darcey esquire, one of her Maiesties Iustices, the xv. day of March. [...] Marie Death, daughter of the sayd Thomas Death, sayeth, that about two yeeres sithence vpon a Sunday, shee was taken with an ache or numnes from her necke down her backe all ouer: And shee sayeth, that after her mother had ministred thinges vnto her sente from a Phisition: The nexte nyght after shee sayeth shee hearde a voyce, saying vnto her, looke vp, at which shee saieth shee lifted vp her eyes, and then did see Celles wife and Barkers wife standing before her in the same apparell that they did vsually weare. And shee this examinat sayeth, shee thought they saide vnto her bee not afraide, and that they vanished away, as shee thinketh it was about midnight, And the nexte day after, this examinate saieth, shee amended, and was in case to arise without help, where afore two or three coulde scarce turne her in her bed as shee lay.()