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CASE12455: Horary consultation concerning Goodman William Kilpine (PERSON13362)

Question asked by the patient on 14 May 1599 at 18:30

RN Williā{sic} Kilpine hath his beasts wch die vndr his s {sic} hand very strangly & sodenly quaking & trembling hath lost 7 beast & 2 mares moved his q. at: 14 of May die h. 7. 6. 30. 1599

Agnes Campion.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 163r (upper left part of page)

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CASE12725: Horary consultation concerning an Anonymous (PERSON17726)

Question asked by the patient on 20 September 1599 between 11:45 and 12:15

RN at this time or about 12. 15 a Tealer of Kempso asked me wheatr he were not bespoken because he fell into a bleeding not thincking to live

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 228, f. 207r (bottom right part of page)

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CASE12567: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Mary Pen (PERSON14848)

Question asked by Mr Edward Pen (PERSON14841) on 22 August 1599 at 22:15

RN Mary pen of Stony stratford 29 yeres taken speachles & shaking & throtte{illeg}|ll| & rore & burne. thus taken the 22th day of August. about 10 a clock at night die  {sic}. 10. at night 1599. marit vxore

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 183r (upper left part of page)

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CASE12697: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth Travell (PERSON16543)

Question asked by the patient on 14 September 1599 at 16:00

RN Elisabeth Travell of Hanslop. 96. yeres old. sick this fortnight. sore canot lye hot & burning wth a verye hie colour feareth least shee be encumbred wth a bad tounge septemb. 14. die h. 4. p m 1599.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 203r (upper left part of page)

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CASE12234: Horary consultation concerning John Windmill (PERSON17222)

Question asked by Windmill (PERSON17233) on 10 April 1599 at 07:00

RN Iohn Windmill of Yardly Gubbin a twelmoneth old & as mutch as candelmas the sunday after candlemas. came & brought her Child yt was payned in the body & had divers fi strange fits. but before it tooke it had a fit of an ague before it. not v this beating & panting began on friday night wth a quivering & shakings of the belly & armes Apr. 10. die h. 7. ant m. 1599 goeth had|r|d to grounde cryeth

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 125r (upper left part of page)

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CASE12231: Horary consultation concerning Robert Kent (PERSON13316)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON17677) on 9 April 1599 at 10:30

RN Robart Kent of Walton 2 yeres old. on friday afore Christmas. about 11. 30. mi. consumed to nothing had a bunch vppon his thiges {sic} broken out & pined any face the best t of him. Ap. 9. die . h. 10. 25|30|. mi 1599. cannot stande. nor goe very well. it doth cough. Katherine Parkins gave thē hard wordes.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 124v (bottom, bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE11853: Horary consultation concerning John [Joan] Malins (PERSON13880)

Question asked by Goody Joan Malins (PERSON13903) on 7 December 1598 at 15:30

RN Iohn Malins a yere & a quarter lacking a fortnight as it were pined in all her lims & bodye hed a poer bare creature. cannot sleepe not at any time in a moneth or fortnight but crye and Drinke mater adduxit se{cū} filiolā veretr ne sit maleficio vl veneficio afflictus. Decēb. 7. die hor. 3. 30. mi. 1598 very short winded.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 62v (upper right part of page)

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CASE11755: Horary consultation concerning Thomas Travell (PERSON16536)

Question asked by the patient on 18 October 1598 at 14:09

RN Thomas Travell of Hanslop. 60 yeres old enquireth wheathr he be worded. the for his sore hand. wc stinketh & wasteth. the 5 of August: being . morning: /: he cane {sic} & enquired. this i8 of octob. die h. 2. 9. post m. 1598 /die \

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 228, f. 43v (upper right part of page)

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CASE12643: Horary consultation concerning Joan Long (PERSON13758)

Question asked by the patient on 5 September 1599 at 06:45

RN Ione Longe of Astwood 20. y. taken yesterday in her bodye after a strange maner. yt shee cannot make water greeepeth {sic} her bellye & cryeth wth it & cannot sleepe. Septemb. 5. die h. 6. 45. ant m. 1599. /her fathers servant gote her wth Child but her fathr would not let him marry her./\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 194v (upper left part of page)

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CASE12068: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Godstowe (PERSON12208)

Question asked by the patient on 13 March 1599 at 12:00

RN Mres Godstowe morbo. March. 13. a very good water. troubled wth exceeding heate. about he {sic} stomack & hart & cannot take any rest. Martij 13. die h. 12. 1599. veretr \metuit/ venef. sore pluckt & pulled. Russ{e}

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 101r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE12649: Decumbiture for Isabel Franknill (PERSON11939)

Question asked by Franknill (PERSON11935) on 6 September 1599 at 11:20

RN Isbell franknill of drayton sloe. 61. taken speechles last friday as at candle light. as shee was dressing of a sore leg. sodenly taken nowe question is wheathr p. taken or besp Sept. August. 31. die h. 7. p m. 1599. cannot styrre her syd nor hand. a ded palsye.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 195v (upper right part of page)

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CASE11747: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Margaret Page (PERSON14607)

Question asked by the patient on 13 October 1598 at 11:15

RN Margaret Page of Lathbury 35 yeres old. shee lieth in & was delivered of a child 3 weekes since wilbe muday {sic} next. shee lacketh her milk & can scarce digest her meate shee feareth lest shee is ill bespoken. shee hath had many losses of cattell &{c} Octob. 13. die h. 11. 15. 1598.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 42v (upper left part of page)

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CASE11761: Horary consultation concerning Amy Shelton [Ashby] (PERSON15745)

Question asked by Old Goodman William Hodgkins (PERSON12828) on 26 October 1598 at 08:38

RN Amy Ashby of 40 yeres old of CastleThroppe yesterday morning laye speachles. sicke \a week/ Octob. 26 of Octob. die . h. 8. 38. mi. 1598. |hodskins of litle Linford quærit.|

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 44v (upper left part of page)

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CASE13421: Decumbiture for Elizabeth Butcher (PERSON10241)

Question asked by the patient between 14 October 1597 and 16 July 1598

RN Els. Butch: cæpit ægrot. 1597 Octob. 13. die . h. post {sic} h. 9. she ke {sic} quivereth & trembleth. shee feared least shee was bewitched but she mended a weake after.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 182, f. 111v (upper part of page)

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CASE12475: Horary consultation concerning John Robinson [Riddy] (PERSON15387)

Question asked by Robinson (PERSON15398) on 17 May 1599 at 10:30

RN Iohn Robinson of Astwood very sick this monethe of 6 yeres cōplayneth of his harte very white & pale & leane growen wth it. Asc: may the 17 die h. 10. 30. ant m. 1599. mater filio. sine consensu |Elisabeth Burgo a maide to bespeake it. 6 {sic} of 60. kept of almes.|

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 166r (upper left part of page)

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CASE11870: Horary consultation concerning Goody Frances Marshal (PERSON14021)

Question asked by Goodman Thomas Marshal (PERSON14014) on 12 December 1598 at 09:30

RN Frauncis Marshall of Newport very strangly can scarce speake, only maketh signes for water to coole her her mouth is furred white wth extreeme heate taketh her Drinke by a quill. first bound but yt I gave her vnbound her nowe in a laske & extreeme hot & drye Decēb. 12. die h. 9. 30. mi ant m 1598. troubled in her sleepe.

{sic} husband vxore sine cōsensu

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 65v (upper right part of page)

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CASE12847: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth Carter (PERSON10361)

Question asked by the patient on 26 November 1599 at 10:15

RN Elisab Carter of Cranfild 43 y. 14 y sinc had a childe novemb. 26. die h. 10. 15 ant m. 1599 never well sinc shee bred two twins & on dyed. /payned in her brest.\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 229r (middle, bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE11891: Horary consultation concerning William Seer (PERSON15703)

Question asked by the patient on 21 December 1598 at 12:45

RN Will: Seere of haversham. 53 yeres old sitteth vp by the fier, very stiffe & hardly to {ground} onc in 24 houres complayneth of his body & lims & legs most in on of his sides all over his left syde ever sinc March last: first amisse not able to goe over the Dore threshall. sinc Alhalloutide. sent his wife to me Decēb. 21. die . h. 12. 45. 1598. on of his legs the left wonderfully swelled. a very diseased body & hath had a greate cough.1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘feare lest he be beworded’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 70v (upper left part of page)

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CASE11811: Decumbiture for Margaret Fowler (PERSON11895)

Question asked by the patient on 18 November 1598 at 11:20

RN Margaret fowler of Newport of 30 yeres old. sick a longe time about his|er| hart & every ioynt & a great payne in her hed of long time. {t}|c|omplayned on thursdaye last

Margaret fowler of Newport vnmaried of 40 30 yeres old sick a long time in hed hed {sic} & hart & hath a great reume come over her eyes for this longe time complayneth sinc thursday last about 12 at midnight. die novemb 16. die . h. 12. at midnight 1598. they feare lest shee be bewitched of H.

[Partial Astrological Chart]

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 228, f. 54r-v (f. 54r bottom right, and f. 54v upper left)

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CASE18804: Horary consultation concerning Anne Middleton (PERSON4997)

Question asked by the patient on 5 February 1599 at 07:30

RN An Middleton 10 yeres old hath many strang fits a londonour over against Paules church. her fathr is a linnen Dra well his wife was Mr Grys syster. well acquainted wth my brothr Sandy

quærit causa morbi in prsentia filij et patris in prijs ædib patris sui feb. 5 die hor 7. 30 m: ant m 16 1599

veneficiu suspicatr

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 404, f. 11r (upper right part of page)

Cite this as: Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins, Robert Ralley, John Young, Joanne Edge, Janet Yvonne Martin-Portugues, and Natalie Kaoukji (eds.), The casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634: a digital edition, https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk/search?f1-date=1590-1599;f2-question-asked=Medical%3A%3AWitchcraft%20and%20devil;f3-question-asked=Medical%3A%3ASymptoms%20%28specified%29, accessed 17 February 2020.