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Anne GoodcoleA woman in London, wife of Henry Goodcole, and appears to have been a "female physician" in her own right. She claimed under oath to have visited Lady Jennings' daughter, in the company of Lady Fowler, leaving medicine for Elizabeth, but her advise and treatment appear to have been unheeded. ()And there [at the Goodcoles'] this examinate found her and a woman sitting with her, and told her in what case the child was. And she [Mrs. Goodcole] said she would come this day but she ought her no service, and said she had been there before, and left receipts there, but the child did not take them. [Testimony of Mrs. Anne Goodcole] Anne Goodcole, wife of Master Henry Goodcole, minister, dwelling at Clerkenwell, confesseth that on Thursday Countess came to her and asked her if she were a physician woman. And she said she had medicines that did sometimes help children in sickness. And that Countess told her there was a ladys child in the Strand in great extremity, whom she thought was bewitched, and therefore desired her help. To whom this examinate replied that she had been there with my Lady Fowler and had left a medicine there, but that the child had not taken it. But she utterly denieth that she or her sister did either speak anything or know anything either of the death or bewitching of the Lady Jennings other children that were dead, or of any "controversy betwixt two houses." And that Countess told her she was sent to her from a woman in the Strand that she had done good unto, and from the childs grandmother, and prayed her at the last that she should come when she heard further from her.()