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ID Short Description & Text Name Preferred Name Person Type
1320

An old woman from Well-Close in London, who was long suspected of being a witch and afflicting children of the neighbourhood with illnesses such as unknown distempers, vomiting of pins, strange contortions, and afflicting people with strange apparitions of Cats. She forespoke Mr. John ---'s Apprentice and shop, resulting in a disordered shop and illness in the apprentice. When the apprentice and other men swam her into the river, she touched the young apprentice, leaving him marked with her hand print black as coal. The Apprentice grew sick and died. Mr. John --- took her to the Constable, and although she pleaded innocent, she was committed to Bridewel.(1)

Appears in:
Greenwel, Thomas. A Full and True Account of the Discovery, Apprehending and taking of a notorious witch,. London: 1704, 1

Sarah Griffith Sarah Griffith Witch
1321

A man from Well-Close in London, described as Mr. John ---'s Apprentice who takes ill after Mother Griffith believes he is ridiculing her in Mr. John's shop. Later, after having swum Mother Griffith, Mr. John ---'s Apprentice is marked with her handprint in black on his arm, and "he had unaccountable fits, vomited up old nails, pins and such like, his body being turned into strange postures, and all the while nothing but crying out of Mother Griffith that she was come to torment him, his Arm rotted almost off Gangreend and killd him." He was then buried in St. Pulcher's Churchyard.(1)

Appears in:
Greenwel, Thomas. A Full and True Account of the Discovery, Apprehending and taking of a notorious witch,. London: 1704, 1

Mr. John --- 's Apprentice Victim
1322

A man from Well-Close in London, described as Mr. John who is a shopkeeper and whose apprentice falls ill and dies after offending Mother Griffith. He takes a constable and charges her. As a witness to his apprentice's illness, he provides evidence against her, so "the circumstances appeared so plainly that she was committed."(1)

Appears in:
Greenwel, Thomas. A Full and True Account of the Discovery, Apprehending and taking of a notorious witch,. London: 1704, 1

John --- Mr. John --- Witness
1403

A man from Well-Close in London, described as a Constable who helps in the apprehension of the witch, Sarah Griffith, and the prevention of her escape by knocking her down when she attempted to jump a wall. The Constable takes Sarah Griffith to the Justice.(1)

Appears in:
Greenwel, Thomas. A Full and True Account of the Discovery, Apprehending and taking of a notorious witch,. London: 1704, 1

Constable Examiner/Justice
1925

A man from Bridewell in London, who serves as the justice for the trial of Sarah Griffith as an alleged witch. Although she pleads innocent, evidence is lain forth as in the witness to Mr. John ---'s apprentice's sickness, and so Justice Bateman commits her to the Bridewell prison.(1)

Appears in:
Greenwel, Thomas. A Full and True Account of the Discovery, Apprehending and taking of a notorious witch,. London: 1704, 1

Bateman Justice Bateman Examiner/Justice