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ID Short Description & Text Name Preferred Name Person Type
1639

A man from Bedford in the county of Bedfordshire, who owned land at Cardington, Nothill, and Everton. Sir Humphrey Winch was one of two justices who, along with Randolph Crew, presided over the midland and northern assize circuits. He was responsible for imprisonment and execution of nine women as witches on July 18, 1616, at Husbands Bosworth. He was also responsible for the prosecution and imprisonment of another of six women at Husbands Bosworth, Leicester on October 15, 1616. based on the testimony of John Smith, whom the allegedly bewitched. Smyth recanted after King James I personally interrogated him, and called for the witches to be released from jail the following day. Five women walked free; one died. Winch's reputation was likely harmed by the incident.(6-9)

Appears in:
Osborne, Francis. A Miscellany of Sundry Essayes, Paradoxes, and Problematicall Discourses, Letters and Characters. London: 1659, 6-9

Humphrey Winch Sir Humphrey Winch Examiner/Justice
1640

A man from Nantwich in the county of Cheshire, described as Randolf Crewe who was made the King's Serjeants-at-Law, an elite legal position, in 1614. Serjeant Crewe was one of two traveling judges on the midland and northern assize circuits, where, along with Sir Humphrey Winch, he presided over the midland and northern assize circuits. He was responsible for imprisonment and execution of nine women as witches on July 18, 1616 at Husbands Bosworth. He was also responsible for the prosecution and imprisonment of another of six women at Husbands Bosworth, Leicester on October 15, 1616. based on the testimony of John Smith, whom the allegedly bewitched. Smyth recanted after King James I personally interrogated him, and called for the witches to be released from jail the following day. Five women walked free; one died. Crewe's reputation was likely harmed by the incident.(6-9)

Appears in:
Osborne, Francis. A Miscellany of Sundry Essayes, Paradoxes, and Problematicall Discourses, Letters and Characters. London: 1659, 6-9

Randolph Crew Sir Randolph Crewe Examiner/Justice