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A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 17

Hertfordshire County Sessions Rolls


1659. Hertfordshire. "Goody Free" accused of killing by witchcraft. _Hertfordshire County Sessions Rolls_, I, 126, 129.

1659-1660. Northumberland. Elizabeth Simpson of Tynemouth accused. _York Depositions_, 82.

1660. Worcester. Joan Bibb of Rushock received L20 damages for being ducked. _Gentleman's Magazine_, 1856, pt. I, 39, from a letter of J. Noake of Worcester, who used the Townshend MSS.

1660. Worcester. A widow and her two daughters, and a man, from Kidderminster, tried. "Little proved." Copied from the Townshend MSS. by Nash, in his _Collections for the History of Worcestershire_ (1781-1799), II, 38.

1660. Newcastle. Two suspected women detained in prison. Extracts from the Municipal Accounts of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in M. A. Richardson, _Reprints of Rare Tracts ... illustrative of the History of the Northern Counties_ (Newcastle, 1843-1847), III, 57.

1660. Canterbury, Kent. Several witches said to have been executed. W. Welfitt ("Civis"), _Minutes of Canterbury_ (Canterbury, 1801-1802), no. X.

c. 1660. Sussex. A woman who had been formerly tried at Maidstone watched and searched. MS. quoted in _Sussex

Archaeol. Collections_, XVIII, 111-113; see also Samuel Clarke, _A Mirrour or Looking Glasse both for Saints and Sinners_, II, 593-596.

1661. Hertfordshire. Frances Bailey of Broxbourn complained of abuse by those who believed her a witch. _Hertfordshire County Sessions Rolls_, I, 137.

1661. Newcastle. Jane Watson examined before the mayor. _York Depositions_, 92-93.

1661. Newcastle. Margaret Catherwood and two other women examined before the mayor. _Ibid._, 88.

1663. Somerset. Elizabeth Style died before execution. Glanvill, _Sadducismus Triumphatus_, pt. ii, 127-146. For copies of three depositions about Elizabeth Style, see _Gentleman's Magazine_, 1837, pt. ii, 256-257.

1663. Taunton, Somerset. Julian Cox hanged. Glanvill, _Sadducismus Triumphatus_, pt. ii, 191-198.

1663-64. Newcastle. Dorothy Stranger accused before the mayor. _York Depositions_, 112-114.

1664. Somerset. A "hellish knot" of witches (Hutchinson says twelve) accused before justice of the peace Robert Hunt. His discovery stopped by "some of them in authority." Glanvill, _Sadducismus Triumphatus_, pt. ii, 256-257. But see case of Elizabeth Style above.

1664. Somerset. A witch condemned at the assizes. She may have been one of those brought before Hunt. _Cal. St. P., Dom., 1663-1664_, 552.


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