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CASE71284: Decumbiture for Mrs Sara Willows (PERSON61910)

Question asked by the patient on 24 January 1631 at 14:39

RN Mres Sara Wheelows first taken Ian 23 h|| 4 \3. 30/ 11. 30 30 p |ant| m 1631 |of Collingtree 2 myles frō Northāpton|

strangly taken wth strang fits lifting her vp as on shaken wth a shaking Ague wth a great hart beating |was prsent|

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 232, p. 79 (upper left part of page)

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CASE48391: Horary consultation concerning Anne Colman (PERSON29204)

Question asked by the patient on 15 March 1619 at 14:20

RN An Colemā of litle Brickhill 44 y march 15. h. 2. 20 p m 1619. |Is in strang fits. strangly handled wth quaking fits. witchery suspected|

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 230, f. 201v (upper right part of page)

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CASE48096: Horary consultation concerning Anne Colman (PERSON29204)

Question asked by the patient on 18 January 1619 at 12:00

RN An Colemā of litle Brickhill 44 y Ian 1{illeg}|8| h. 10 12. 1619 /strangly handled wth fits ye mother suspecteth witchery\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 230, f. 143v (upper right part of page)

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CASE78543: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Eleanor Aylet (PERSON43141) and Mrs Eleanor Aylet [Goody Aylet] (PERSON43142)

Question asked by Mrs Eleanor Aylet (PERSON43141) and Mrs Eleanor Aylet [Goody Aylet] (PERSON43142) on 31 October 1633 at 10:15

RN Mres Elenor Aylet of Madalen Laver. 17 octob 31 h. 10 15 ant m 1633 |hath thē well 2 y| |troubled in her sleepe| sent her water mother & daughter brought her|th|ere {sic} waters. |sleepeth well|

[Astrological Chart]

Elis: Spacy of High Rooding appeared plainly to her in her sleep |this night| & then not well 2 or 3 days after

Richard Pavet & h{is} wife susp:

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 412, f. 19v (upper right part of page)

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CASE57561: Horary consultation concerning Mr Oliver Boteler (PERSON28235)

Question asked by Lady Anne Boteler [Farrar] [Butler] (PERSON28242) on 3 January 1624 at 11:45

RN The lady \An/ Butler for her mr Oliver Butler 9 y next march bone {sic} 28 or 29 about 12 & on in the night. of Harolde sent to me for this child Ian 3 h {sic} hor 11. 45 ant m 1623 {sic}. extree {sic} weake & feeble & cā take no physick taken wth strang fits plucking his \right/ syde & rūneth to his back being holden harde & an extree {sic} cough almost halfe a yere. & is pyned & cā not stand nor goe Ill tong suspected

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 413, f. 53r (upper right part of page)

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CASE21520: Horary consultation concerning Margery Bly (PERSON9831)

Question asked by the patient on 27 September 1604 at 10:00

RN Margery Blithe of Okeley. 62 y septēb 27 hor. 10. 1604.1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘a fery pricke taken’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 415, f. 149v (upper right part of page)

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CASE44595: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Agnes Rawlins [Clason] (PERSON34605)

Question asked by the patient on 2 April 1617 at 11:15

RN Agnys Rawlins of Stoake Hamon. 30 y Ap 2 h. 11. 15 ant m. 1617. doubteth of ill words trēbleth /is greevously tormented stomack good\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 198, f. 109v (bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE55553: Horary consultation concerning Mr Thomas Gostwick (PERSON50162)

Question asked by Goody Anne [Agnes] Gale [Anne Morgan] (PERSON14264) on 28 January 1623 at 11:00

RN Goody Gale for her Thomas Gostick a yere & a halfe old borne the weddensday after mysdsomer. sent Ian. 28 h. 11. ant m 1623.

It doth pyne & eate litle & doth not sper nor cānot goe it is so weake.

Elner Warner her next neighb. Elis Steaphinson who dwell boath togeathr her mother hanged

cānot kepe his water.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 222, f. 164r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE23019: Decumbiture for Catherine Morgan (PERSON54961)

Question asked by the patient on 23 September 1630 at 06:30

RN This strang fit of ye ague tooke Sept 22 h. 6. 40 p m 1630 |it tooke her yest in great extremity feb malig|

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 238, f. 152v (upper right part of page)

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CASE48608: Horary consultation concerning Alice Rodes (PERSON34869)

Question asked by the patient on 2 May 1619 at 13:30

RN Alce Rhodes of Bledloe beyond Alesbury 5 miles May 2. h. 1. 30 p m 1619 strangly handled ague water lame & thick.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 230, f. 349r (upper right part of page)

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CASE62873: Decumbiture for Agnes [Anne] West (PERSON61455)

Question asked by the patient on 5 October 1626 at 10:30

RN An West \of Olny/ suddenly taken sept 24: h. 6. 30 p m. 1626. /francis Gaudorne & his sister susp. Katherin Chardge now Sterling would fome at her mouth wth strang f{its} of {weake} {illeg}\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 304r (middle left part of page)

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CASE64425: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Margaret Smith (PERSON35539)

Question asked by the patient on 10 August 1627 at 09:00

RN Margaret Smyth. of Broughton 43 y Aug. 10. . h. 9 ant m. 1627 |hath an ague every day sinc christmas|

strangly taken wth a rising at her hart likely to swound sa a knife & feareth to see a knife & trēbleth at it.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 227, f. 185r (upper left part of page)

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CASE63278: Horary consultation concerning Knight (PERSON53131)

Question asked by Goody Knight (PERSON32388) on 22 February 1627 at 08:00

RN Goody Knights child 9 y feb. 22. h 8 ant m. 1627 |falling sick a burning feaver|

[Astrological Chart]

witch feared by her mother

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 227, f. 3r (bottom right part of page)

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CASE74924: Horary consultation concerning The right worshipful gentlewoman Mrs Mary Peyton (PERSON56646)

Question asked by the patient on 21 June 1632 at 19:50

RN Mres Mary Pay Pea|y|ton of {sic} now at London Iune 2i . h. 7: 50 p m 1632 /paralytica cū convuls. paroxismus\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 416, p. 255 (upper left, and upper right parts 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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CASE49392: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Mary Olive [Hore] (PERSON33796)

Question asked by the patient on 30 July 1619 at 10:45

RN S{a} {sic}

ma\r/y Olive of Askot 30 y Iuly 30 h. 10. 45 ant m 1619 |wasteth mutch troubled wth wynd|

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 235, f. 129r (upper left part of page)

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CASE54588: Horary consultation concerning Isabel Fisher (PERSON49014)

Question asked by the patient on 10 July 1622 at 07:12

RN Isbell fisher 20 y. of this tow{ne} Iuly 10 h. 7. 12 ant m 1622 /strangly handled sleepeth mutch eateth litle.\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 223, f. 183v (upper right part of page)

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CASE59547: Decumbiture for Anne Shortread (PERSON58683)

Question asked by Shortread (PERSON58680) on 18 December 1624 at 08:30

RN sorely handled w{th} strang fits of con{vul}sion decēb. 12 h. 4 ant m. 16{24}

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 402, f. 127v (bottom right part of page)

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CASE62662: Horary consultation concerning an Anonymous (PERSON40341)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON40340) on 29 December 1626 at 12:00

RN a womā of Newp brought a child of 4 weekes old Decēb 29 h. 12. 1626. sup on goody Bechā Did harme it

the child wasteth & cōsumeth & so did another of her child yt dyed before

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 264r (upper right part of page)

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CASE32880: Horary consultation concerning Bridget Tomkins (PERSON25759)

Question asked by the patient on 25 February 1608 at 11:38

RN Bridget N{illeg} Tom{ky} {sic} |Tom|kyns of Newnton 60|3| y feb. 25. h. 11. 2{illeg}|38| ant m. 1608

could not sleepe but by a stūble onc or twice a weeke not these 9 \11/ weekes

feareth yt shee is vndr an ill tongue /feareth the loosing of her sences for lack of slepe/\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 229, f. 43r (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-hands=Mr%20Richard%20Napier%20%5BSandy%5D%20%5BRichard%20Napier%20%5BSenior%5D%5D;f2-querent-sex=Female;f3-question-asked=Medical%3A%3AWitchcraft%20and%20devil;f4-question-asked=Medical%3A%3ASymptoms%20%28specified%29, accessed 9 April 2020.