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A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 17

Practised by Hopkins and Stearne


Vaughan, Joan, 384

Vaughans, the two (Henry and Thomas), 286

Vaux, Lord, 74 n.

Vernon, James, 341-342

Vetter, Theodor, cited, 15 n.

Vicars, Anne, 383

Vickers, K. H., cited, 9 n.

_Victoria History of Essex_, cited, 90 n.

Virley, John, 7

W., Mother, of Great T., 395

W., Mother, of W. H., 395

"W. W." and the St. Osyth's pamphlet, 46, 62 n.

Waddam, Margaret, 418

Wade, Mary, 223, 411

Wade, William, 221, 223, 411

Wadham, Thomas, 388

Wagg, Ann, 407

Wagstaffe, John, 294-295, 297

Wakefield, 220-221, 411

Waldingfield, 404

Walker, widow, 387

Walker, Ellen, 385

Walker, John, 353, 354

Walker, John (another), cited, 361

Walkerne, 325

justify;"> Wallis, Joane, 185 n., 187 n.

Walsh, John, trial of, 31 n.

Walter, Aliena, 414

Walter, Sir John, 235

Walton, Colonel Valentine, 187, 237 n.

Wanley, Nathaniel, 307. Cited, 308 n.

Wapping, 408, 411

Warboys, trials at, 47-51, 109 n., 131, 143, 160, 185, 221, 229 n., 391

Warburton, Sir Peter, 142

Warburton, Peter, 215

Warden of the Cinque Ports, 116

Warham, William, Abp. of Canterbury, 58 n.

Warminster, 398

Warwick, 257, 414

Warwick, Earl of. _See_ Rich

Washington, Sir John, 185

"Watching" of witches, practised by Hopkins and Stearne, 167; Gaule's description, 175; Stearne's explanation, 190; Stearne's description, 202; probably practised on Elizabeth Style, 280; practised on a Sussex woman, 283

Water, ordeal of, James recommends it, 99; its use on the Continent, 99 n.; in reign of James, 106-108, 118 n., 132; stopped in Suffolk, 178; in Huntingdonshire, 187; its use by Hopkins and Stearne, 191-192; story that Hopkins was put to it, 194; use at Faversham, 201 n.; Perkins's opinion, 228; Cotta's, 230; Bernard's, 235; Ady's, 242; its decline, 243, 284; increased use of it as an illegal process, 315, 331; forbidden in Jane Wenham's case, 326; at Leicester, 330; in Essex, 331-332; by Holt or Parker, 332; by Addison's Sir Roger de Coverley and his chaplain, 341

Waterhouse, Mother Agnes, trial of, 35-38, 40 n., 45, 385

Waterhouse, Joan, 36

Watson, Jane, 413

Way, Margaretta, 419

Wayt, Mrs., 174


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