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Witchcraft

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

 Sub-sub-series

Assize files, 1655

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E/16
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

The assize files typically consist of a mixture of the following record types: examinations; depositions; recognizances; indictments; coroners' inquests; list of court officials; gaol calendars; related court papers. Some bundles have been labelled by regnal year or document type but, generally, the contents are in some disorder and have not yet been examined in detail due to their physical condition.

Dates: 1655
Conditions Governing Access: Very fragile material - access to some material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please seek guidance.
 Sub-sub-series

Assize files, 1639 - 1641

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E/11
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

The assize files typically consist of a mixture of the following record types: examinations; depositions; recognizances; indictments; coroners' inquests; list of court officials; gaol calendars; related court papers. Some bundles have been labelled by regnal year or document type but, generally, the contents are in some disorder and have not yet been examined in detail due to their physical condition.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1639 - 1641
Conditions Governing Access: Very fragile material - access to some material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please seek guidance.
 Sub-sub-series

Assize files, 1641 - 1649

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E/12
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

The assize files typically consist of a mixture of the following record types: examinations; depositions; recognizances; indictments; coroners' inquests; list of court officials; gaol calendars; related court papers. Some bundles have been labelled by regnal year or document type but, generally, the contents are in some disorder and have not yet been examined in detail due to their physical condition.

Dates: 1641 - 1649
Conditions Governing Access: Very fragile material - access to some material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please seek guidance.
 Sub-sub-series

Assize files, 1650 - 1651

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E/13
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

The assize files typically consist of a mixture of the following record types: examinations; depositions; recognizances; indictments; coroners' inquests; list of court officials; gaol calendars; related court papers. Some bundles have been labelled by regnal year or document type but, generally, the contents are in some disorder and have not yet been examined in detail due to their physical condition.

Dates: 1650 - 1651
Conditions Governing Access: Very fragile material - access to some material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please seek guidance.
 Item

Pleas and gaol delivery before Henry North and others at Wisbech and Ely, 5 Apr. 3 Jas I [1605] and 27 Aug. 2 Jas I [1604] , 1604-08-27

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E1/8/6
Scope and Contents Wisbech, 5 Apr. 3 Jas I [1605]: Pleas and gaol delivery before North and others. Preamble: letters patent; writ of assizes; gaol delivery commission. 1r. Robert Grymey of Newton, labourer, is indicted that on 3 Jan. 1605 he feloniously stole, took and led away a grey horse worth 40 shillings from William Westall at Newton. Not guilty. 1r. Robert Preston of Sutton, labourer, is...
Dates: 5 Apr. 3 Jas I [1605] and 27 Aug. 2 Jas I [1604] ; 1604-08-27
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Pleas and gaol delivery before John Spurling and others at Ely, 21 July 1 Jas I [1603]

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E1/8/5
Scope and Contents Preamble: writ of assizes; gaol delivery commission. 1r. Henry Blande of Ely, labourer, is indicted that on 30 Oct. 1602 he feloniously stole and drove a brown cow worth 20 shillings and a brown heifer worth 20 shillings from Thomas Harryson at Ely. Not guilty. 1r. Thomas Plumber of Wisbech, husbandman, is indicted that on 31 Oct. 1602 he feloniously stole and drove a ram worth...
Dates: 21 July 1 Jas I [1603]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Pleas and gaol delivery before John Spurling and others at Ely, 13 Mar. 35 Eliz. [1593], 16 July 35 Eliz. [1593] and 24 Oct. 35 Eliz. [1593], and 21 Mar. 36 Eliz. [1594] and 5 July 36 Eliz. [1594], 1593-07-16, 1593-10-24, 1594-03-24, 1594-07-05

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E1/7/5
Scope and Contents Ely, 21 Mar. 36 Eliz. [1594]: Pleas and gaol delivery before Spurling and others. Preamble: letters patent; writ of assizes; gaol delivery commission. 1r. John Hamond of Ely, baker, and William Grene of Ely, joiner, are indicted that on 4 Mar. 1591 they feloniously burgled the dwelling house of Richard Lawrence of Ely at about the hour of 11pm, assaulted Lawrence and took and carried away 18 pounds...
Dates: 13 Mar. 35 Eliz. [1593], 16 July 35 Eliz. [1593] and 24 Oct. 35 Eliz. [1593], and 21 Mar. 36 Eliz. [1594] and 5 July 36 Eliz. [1594]; 1593-07-16; 1593-10-24; 1594-03-24; 1594-07-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Pleas and gaol delivery before [Roger] North and others at Ely and Wisbech, 27 Mar. 31 Eliz. and 5 Aug. 31 Eliz. [1589], 1589-08-05

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E1/7/3
Scope and Contents Ely, 27 Mar. 31 Eliz. [1589]: Pleas and gaol delivery before North and others. Membrane 1r.: Preamble: letters patent; writ of assizes. Membrane 1v.: gaol delivery commission. 1v. Elizabeth Taylor of Wisbech, spinster, being pregnant and having given birth to a male child, is indicted that on 24 Sept. 1588, she took him to a place called Castle Dike in Wisbech and feloniously threw the child in,...
Dates: 27 Mar. 31 Eliz. and 5 Aug. 31 Eliz. [1589]; 1589-08-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Pleas and gaol delivery before [Roger] North and others at Wisbech, 4 Aug. 21 Eliz. [1579]

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E1/5/9
Scope and Contents Membrane 1r. The preamble is left blank. Membrane 1v. 1. Christopher Johnson, alias Barker, of the city of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, is indicted that on 8 Apr. 1579 he feloniously took and carried away a grey gelded horse worth four pounds, a red saddle worth five shillings and a black stud bridle worth 12 pence from Christopher Kylbecke senior at Wisbech. Guilty; to be hanged. 2. Richard Robinson of Islington, Norfolk, labourer, is indicted that on 30 Apr....
Dates: 4 Aug. 21 Eliz. [1579]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Pleas and gaol delivery before [Roger] North and others at Wisbech and Ely, 31 Aug. 38 Eliz. [1596] and undated [assumed to be 1596], 1596

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E1/8/2
Scope and Contents Pleas and gaol delivery before [Roger] North and others at Wisbech, 31 Aug. 38 Eliz. [1596].Membrane 1r. Preamble: letters patent; writ of assizes; gaol delivery commission. 1. Barbara Tompson of Ely, widow, is indicted that on 26 June 1596 she feloniously poisoned and murdered Henry Tompson and Richard Tompson at her dwelling house in Ely with pottage in a wooden dish containing a poison called white [monrye]. Confessed; to be hanged. 2. John...
Dates: 31 Aug. 38 Eliz. [1596] and undated [assumed to be 1596]; 1596
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Pleas and gaol delivery before [Roger] North at Ely, 19 and 20 Eliz. [1577-1578], 1578

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E1/5/7
Scope and Contents Ely, 20 Eliz [1578]: Pleas and gaol delivery before North. Membrane 1r. Preamble: writs of assize and gaol delivery commission, both incomplete with dates left blank. There is no letters patent. 1. Cecilia Samuel of Wisbech, spinster, being pregnant and having given birth to a male child, is indicted that on 24 Jan. 1578 she assaulted the child, took him to a place called Castle Dike in Wisbech and feloniously threw the child in killing him. Guilty; to be hanged. ...
Dates: 19 and 20 Eliz. [1577-1578]; 1578
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Pleas and gaol delivery before [Roger] North at Wisbech, 3 Aug. 16 Eliz. [1574]

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E1/5/2
Scope and Contents Membrane 1r. Preamble: letters patent, writs of assize and gaol delivery commission. 1. Francis Craforde of Hull, Yorkshire, gentleman, is indicted that on 12 Apr. 1574 he feloniously took and carried away a silk purse worth five shillings with three pounds, five shillings and four pence from the person of Thomas Bulwarde. Guilty; to be hanged. 2. Mary Taylor of Littleport, spinster, is indicted that on 13 June 1575 she assaulted John Peane at Littleport causing...
Dates: 3 Aug. 16 Eliz. [1574]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Pleas and gaol delivery before [Roger] North, Robert Shute and others at Ely, 4 Apr. 30 Eliz. and 19 Sept. 30 Eliz. [1588], 1588-09-19

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E1/7/2
Scope and Contents Ely, 4 Apr. 30 Eliz. [1588]: Pleas and gaol delivery before North and others. Preamble: letters patent and writ of assizes. 1v. Alice Wilcockes of Doddington, spinster, is indicted that on 26 Feb. 1586 she practiced witchcraft on a goose belonging to Thomas Homes of Doddington causing it to die and that on 20 Apr. 1586 she practiced witchcraft on a black cow belonging to Thomas Westrawe of...
Dates: 4 Apr. 30 Eliz. and 19 Sept. 30 Eliz. [1588]; 1588-09-19
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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