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CASE47481: Horary consultation concerning Francis Silby (PERSON35323)

Question asked by Silby (PERSON35320) and Goody Silby (PERSON35327) on 10 September 1618 at 11:15

RN francis Silby \a boy/ of Shornebrooke 4 y the sonday before candelmas Daye after evening prayer about 5 of the clocke came to me wth father & mother sept. 10. h. 11. 1{5} ant m 1618. hath litle knowledge & vnderstanding

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 230, f. 27v (upper right part of page)

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CASE55579: Horary consultation concerning Thomas Morgan (PERSON20347)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON39605) on 1 February 1623 at 10:40

RN Thomas Morgan of Laundon 22|0| y feb 1 h {sic} h. 10 40 ant m 1623.

hath no wit to buye any thing

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 222, f. 167v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE16182: Horary consultation concerning Richard Feltes (PERSON11690)

Question asked by Feltes (PERSON11689) on 18 June 1604 at 10:45

GJ Richard Felt of Steventon 2 y. Iune 18 ho. 10 45 a m. 1604 vide Maij 9. cannot go nor vnderstand. Vng. Hyrund. j to annoynt the nape of the necke and that side wch he hath no vse of. pater filio

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 207, f. 198r (upper right part of page)

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CASE74784: Horary consultation concerning Mary French (PERSON49452)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON41567) on 5 June 1632 at 19:30

RN A dūbe litle child of Leycester shere six yers old |mary french of litle powtlin 5 y full borne tuesday night before miklemas| Dūbe borne & is always gogling of the head & body still in action wthout vnderstanding of her actions Iue {sic} 5 h. 7. 30 p m. 1632. |the child prsent| |h 8|9| p m the {s} {sic} tuesd night before miklemas 5 yers full|

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 416, p. 213 (upper right part of page)

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CASE24190: Horary consultation concerning Goodman John Snowe (PERSON25503)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON37260) on 26 December 1614 at 13:00

RN Iohn Snow of Padbery 47 y Decēb. 26 h. 1. p m. 1614. |a very godly man in his sences rageth & knoweth no mā. when he {sic}|1

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1 ‘lunatick & crasie of brayne.’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 237, f. 139v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE63782: Horary consultation concerning Joan Parkinson (PERSON56153)

Question asked by Mr Hammond (PERSON50735) on 1 May 1627 at 15:30

RW Ioane Parkinson of Pirton in Hartfordsheire. y. 20. d. . h: 3. 30. p: m: Maij. 1o. 1627. moopish this tweluemoneth, distracted of her witts: fell ill first vpon a beatinge by her dame: no sence or vnderstandinge at all, nor a word frō her can be gotten vnlesse they anger her, & then she bids a rat on them they trouble her. hath them well. eateth vnreasonably mr Hamond wrote for her in her behalfe a lustie wench

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 227, f. 82v (upper left 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,, accessed 6 March 2021.