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A woman from Hockham in the county of Norfolk, described as "a witch old and crazed, and hurt by a fall," Mother Frauncis had allegedly been a witch for more than thirty years, a died at about eighty years old. She was accused of, and imprisoned for, allegedly bewitching Joan Harvey who signified this maelific torment by becoming half out of her wits when Fraunces was in the same room. Moreover, when the maid was well, the witch was tormented; and when the witch was well the maid was tormented. She was also accused of bewitching and murdering the cows of three men from Hockham: Barnaby Francis, Edmund Fall, and Willimot, as well as the cow of Oliver (of Breckles) and William Blaynes (of Liittle Hockham). Fraunces' magic was not reserved for livestock, however. She also evidently bewitched six people over her long career as a witch. Four people she vexed: Swater's wife (Illington) and Payne's child, Eade's daughterm and Manning's wife (of Hockham). The remaining two people, Edmund Fall and Fit's Wife, she "bewitched to death" Frauncis died of compound injuries after she supposedly fell down, two weeks after being released from prision.(192)
Ewen, L'Estrange C.. Witchcraft and Demonism. London: 1922, 192