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Witchcraft

A certaine relation of the hog-faced gentlewoman

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

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Witchcraft

A detection of damnable driftes

a collection of evidence from other cases, Elizabeth Francis saw a dog, which bewitched a Ms. Poole for not giving her yeast; Elleine Smith of Maldon was accused of bewitching to death a young girl, sending a mouse and toad imp; a Mother Stauton of Wimbishe went around begging, putting people into fits, and killing livestock, she was arranged but not yet executed for murder; a Mother Nokes of Lamberd bewitched to death a child and livestock