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ID Short Description & Text Name Preferred Name Person Type
1669

A man from West Harling in the county of Norfolk and one time High Sheriff of Norfolk (1578), Sir Bassingbourn Gawdy is responsible for imprisoning Margaret Fraunces for the alleged bewitchment of Joan Harvey. Gawdy was prompted to release Fraunces after receiving a letter from Augustine Styward in which Styward pleaded for mercy for Fraunces and diagnosed Harvey as suffering from hysteria.(71)

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Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, . Report on the manuscripts of the family of Gawdy, formerly of Norfolk. . London: 1885, 71

Bassingbourn Gawdy Sir Bassingbourn Gawdy Examiner/Justice
1671

A man from Thetford in the county of Norfolk, and possibly to son of Augstine Steward, alderman of Norfolk, Styward acts as a physician and examines alleged demoniac Joan Harvey. Harvey attributed her "divers fits" to being bewitched by Margaret Fraunces, however Styward concludes that she suffers from "nothing else but a disease called the Mother commonly, or as Phisicke calleth it uteri suffocatio or strangulatio which hath her natural cause. After this examination Styward writes to Sir Gawry and beseeches him to release Mother Fraunces from jail. (71)

Appears in:
Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, . Report on the manuscripts of the family of Gawdy, formerly of Norfolk. . London: 1885, 71

Augustine Styward Augustine Styward Physician