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A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 17

Middlesex County Records

1647. Ely, Cambridgeshire. Stearne mentions "those executed at Elie, a little before Michaelmas last, ... also one at Chatterish there, one at March there, and another at Wimblington there, now lately found, still to be tryed"; and again "one Moores wife of Sutton, in the Isle of Elie," who "confessed her selfe guilty" and was executed; and yet again "one at Heddenham in the Isle of Ely," who "made a very large Confession" and must have paid the penalty. Stearne, 17, 21, 37; Gibbons, _Ely Episcopal Records_ (Lincoln, 1891), 112-113.

1647. Middlesex. Helen Howson acquitted. _Middlesex County Records_, III, 124.

1648. Middlesex. Bill against Katharine Fisher of Stratford-at-Bow ignored. _Middlesex County Records_, III, 102.

1648. Norwich, Norfolk. Two women burnt. P. Browne, _History of Norwich_ (Norwich, 1814), 38.

1649. Worcester. A Lancashire witch said to have been tried; perhaps remanded to Lancashire. _A Collection of Modern Relations._ The writer says that he received the account from a "Person of Quality" who attended the trial.

1649. Middlesex. Elizabeth Smythe of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields acquitted. _Middlesex County Records_, III,


1649. Middlesex. Dorothy Brumley acquitted. _Ibid._

1649. St. Albans. John Palmer and Elizabeth Knott said to have been hanged for witches. _The Divels Delusion_ (1649).

1649. Berwick. Thirty women, examined on the accusation of a Scotch witch-finder, committed to prison. Whitelocke, _Memorials_, III, 99; John Fuller, _History of Berwick_ (Edinburgh, 1799), 155-156, giving extracts from the Guild Hall Books; John Sykes, _Local Records_ (Newcastle, 1833), I, 103-105.

1649. Gloucester. Witch tried at the assizes. _A Collection of Modern Relations_, 52.

1649-50. Yorkshire. Mary Sykes and Susan Beaumont committed and searched. The former acquitted, bill against the latter ignored. _York Depositions_, 28.

1649-50. Durham. Several witches at Gateshead examined, and carried to Durham for trial; "a grave for a witch." Sykes, _Local Records_, I, 105; or _Denham Tracts_ (Folk-Lore Soc.), II, 338.

1649-50. Newcastle. Thirty witches accused. Fourteen women and one man hanged, together with a witch from the county of Northumberland. Ralph Gardiner, _England's Grievance_ (London, 1655), 108; Sykes, _Local Records_, I, 103; John Brand, _History and Antiquities of Newcastle_ (London, 1789), II, 477-478; Whitelocke, _Memorials_, III, 128; _Chronicon Mirabile_ (London, 1841), 92.

1650. Yorkshire. Ann Hudson of Skipsey charged. _York Depositions_, 38, note.

1650. Cumberland. A "discovery of witches." Sheriff perplexed. _Cal. St. P., Dom., 1650_, 159.

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