A Rebecca West went to a meeting of witches with her mother and others, they prayed on a book and spirits came out, after she renounced Christianity the devil came to her as a dog, and then later a young man asking to marry her to which she said yes, a Mr. Long reported trying to save a witch who the devil controlled, fourteen of the thirty witches were hanged.
a Mr. Lowes confessed he bewitch a ship, A Thomas Evered and his wife Mary confessed to bewitching beer, other witches who bewitched children and cattle, they found teats on many of the witches in shapes of thunderbolts and mice and snakes, 120 other suspected witches in prison, the described witches were executed
a woman came to a house where only a maid was present demanding beer and bacon, when the family returned the maid was trembling in silence and the beer was everywhere and the master’s pigs died, reports of 40 arraigned and 20 executed witches at the Assizes in Norfolke
Marching soldiers spotted a woman walking on water with a plank, the soldiers decided to shoot her but she caught the bullets in her hands and chewed them, a man ran up to stab her with a sword and she died.
While part of an army marched through Newberry, a section of the soldiers left the group to forage for nuts and fruits. While doing so, one soldier climbed a tree and noticed what appeared to be a woman walking on water. The soldier called to the other soldiers, and together they went to get a better look at the woman. Upon closer inspection, they realized that the woman was in fact on a piece of wood, but she was standing on it and maneuvering it in such a way to warrant suspicion, so once she reached the shore the commanders ordered for her to be obtained. When they asked her what she was and she gave no answer, the commanders decided to have their two best marksmen shoot the woman. Bam! But she had not died. She had caught the bullets with her hands, put them in her mouth and chewed them, laughing loudly all the while. Enraged by this, one soldier stuck the muzzle of his gun right against her breast and fired, only for the bullet to bounce off of the witch and almost strike him dead. Realizing that guns were not working, a soldier with a sword tried to stab her, only to fail in killing her for a third time, resulting in more laughter from the witch and more rage from the soldiers. Finally, one calm and rational soldier exclaimed that “drawing blood from forth the veines that crosse the temples of the head” would “quell the force of Witchcraft.” Upon merely hearing this, the woman realized that she had lost her power and began to cry, roar, moan, and tear her hair out before finally speaking: “and is it come to passe, that I must dye? why then his Excellency the Early of Essex shall be fortunate and win the field.” These were her final words, as a soldier shot her underneath her ear, whereupon she died.
the minister Lowes would go from home to home practicing barratry, often getting money from those he solicited, both were known to associate with Papists and Lowes was twice indicted, and once arraigned for witchcraft, he received a full trial for barratry
Mr. Burger’s wife, pregnant, denied an old woman suspected to be a witch who came begging at her door, she muttered something about a hoggish child as she left and was therefore suspected to be the witch responsible for this monstrous birth, people came to see her eat out of a trough, with a heavy dowry she was advertised for marriage by her parents, finally married, and the spell went away, making her beautiful
examination of an Anne Baker, a hand appeared to her and told her to kill her master, which she did with fire and a Crow spirit, and the examination of an Ioane Willimot who promised a spirit her soul, tried converted an Ellen Greene, discusses the trial of the Flower family, and of Margaret flower, but she wrote it
Doctor Lambe used to go to houses teaching children English, first transitioned to wickedness through the profession of science and physics, after which he fell into other ‘mysteries,’ showing husbands and wives their spouses through a crystal glass, found guilty of unchristian practices and evoking evil spirits, was indicted for bewitching a Th: Lo W., pleaded not guilty, found guilty, but no judgments passed here, he was made prisoner at the Castle of Worcester, 40 men involved in the case died in the same night, he was moved to London and there arranged for the rape of a young girl, a year later he was attack by a mob and beaten to death
original suspicions of Elizabeth Savvyer, spinster, after the death of nurse-children and cattle, used an ‘old ridiculous custome’ of burning the thatch of her house to see if she would come, she confessed that the Devil accessed her through her tongue, they had a woman search her body and found a mark in the form of a ‘teate,’ contains interrogation of her in dialogue, was executed
Ioan, Margaret and Phillip Flower associated themselves with the Beauer Castle, the Early and the Lady began to suspect them of witchcraft, of robbery and bewitching a man into loving Phillip, the devil came to them and they agreed to give their souls to have spirits like dogs, cats, and rats at their control, they were apprehended and sent to Lincoln, during her trial Ione asked for bread and butter and died after eating it, the daughters were executed; includes trials and confessions of other men and women, and then the individual confessions of the sisters who reported having spirits sucking on them