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Name Description Original Text
Edward TuckerA man from Salisbury? and a member of the local gentry in the county of Wiltshire and the Justice of Peace for Wiltshire, who first examines and imprisons Anne Styles "on suspicion of the poyson pretended to be provided for" Mistress Goddard (Styles had first bough the white arsenic at the best of Anne Bodenham to burn as preventative magic; the same arsenic was later believed to have been meant to use against Mistress Goddard). Edward Tucker later writes to Edmund Bower to beseech him to come to the Salisbury Assize to examine Anne Styles who, after a brief reprieve, was "troubled as formerly."(15)they brought the Maid to Sarum, and being examined before Edw. Tucker Esq; one of the Justices of the Peace for the County of Wilts, she was committed on suspicion of the poyson pretended to be provided for her Mistris, as before and the Witch also apprehended, and both put into prison, where the Maid remained about three weeks till the Assises *** And about three weeks after I received a Letter from Edw. Tucker and Francis Swanton Esq; two Justices of the Peace, to be at the Assise to prosecute against the Witch, who withall in their Letter acquainted me that the Maid was now troubled as formerly, and desired me to come to Sarum again, to see if I could discover any thing more of the Witches practise, And about three weeks after I received a Letter from Edw. Tucker and Francis Swanton Esq; two Justices of the Peace, to be at the Assise to prosecute against the Witch, who withall in their Letter acquainted me that the Maid was now troubled as formerly, and desired me to come to Sarum again, to see if I could discover any thing more of the Witches practise, ()