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CASE24835: Decumbiture for Robert Huggins (PERSON13010)

Question asked by the patient on 24 May 1610 at 07:00

RN Robart Huggyns first taken after yt he had lapped a tree & then did did {sic} drink & grew worse taken strangly may 19 h {sic} hor 10 ant m 16i0

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 239, f. 43v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE30652: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth Warner (PERSON25943)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON26283) on 16 February 1607 at 07:30

RN Elis. Warner of Thrapson 22 y feb. 15|6| 16. h. 7. 30 ant m 1607.1

Notes:

1 ‘strangly handled as on bewitched’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 193, f. 80v (upper left part of page)

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CASE30909: Horary consultation concerning Sara Quincey (PERSON24988)

Question asked by the patient on 20 March 1607 at 10:50

RN Sara R|Q|uincy of lowick 36 y march 20 h. 10 50 ant m 1607 |strangly handled|

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 193, f. 117r (upper right part of page)

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CASE37924: Decumbiture for Edward Child (PERSON28907)

Question asked by Child (PERSON28905) on 25 April 1611 at 08:45

RN Edward Child of Silsoe taken on the 17 of Apr . about 6 \30/ in the morning {A} {sic} 1611. strangly taken & doth {m}

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 200, f. 69v (upper right part of page)

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CASE38236: Horary consultation concerning Edward Child (PERSON28907)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON37535) on 11 June 1611 at 08:38

RN Edward Child lyeth very strangly handled. as on yt were bewitched stragling biting catching & sighing 2 y. old Iune 11. h. 8 38. ant m 1611.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 200, f. 108v (upper left part of page)

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CASE43376: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Anne Norton (PERSON33734)

Question asked by the patient on 13 May 1616 at 13:20 or at 13:30

RN mres An Norton of Bedford 38 y may 13. . h. 1. 20 a|p| m 16i6 |had a child a yere & 3 quarters sinc. & hath her terns {sic} well but hath a very strang & tender body.|

[Astrological Chart]

mres An Norton of Bedford May 13. h. 1. 30 p m 16i6.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 408, ff. 88v-89r (f. 38v upper left, f. 38v bottom right, and f. 39r upper left)

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CASE45411: Decumbiture for Mary Burrells (PERSON28582)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON38276) on 6 August 1617 at 07:15

RN Mary Borrell first taken on last Aug 4. h 12 \20/ in m. {sic} p m 1617 strangly taken.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 220, f. 55v (bottom centre part of page)

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CASE47343: Decumbiture for Thomas Dyson (PERSON30018)

Question asked by the patient on 22 August 1618 at 07:45

RN Thomas Dyson was strangly taken Aug 9 h. 4 ant m 1618 31. y

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 230, f. 4v (upper right part of page)

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CASE48945: Horary consultation concerning John Bird (PERSON9742)

Question asked by the patient on 11 June 1619 at 15:00

RN Iohn Byrd of this towne sent his water beīg strangly handled & ready to die Iune 11 h. 3. p m. 1619.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 235, f. 37v (upper right part of page)

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CASE56500: Horary consultation concerning Sir Robert Boswell (PERSON44503)

Question asked by the patient on 13 June 1623 at 08:00

RN Sr Rob Boswell 64 y Iune 13 h. 8 ant m {1623} was strange hurted

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 218, f. 131v (bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE59546: Horary consultation concerning Anne Shortread (PERSON58683)

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

RN An Shortreed 3 quarters Old Decēb 18 h 8. 30 ant m 1624

mater infante strangly handled

[Astrological Chart]

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

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CASE61425: Decumbiture for Anne Martin (PERSON54410)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON40215) on 24 December 1625 at 11:30

RN Taken strangly Decēb 18 h. 11 p m 1625

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 62r (bottom right part of page)

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CASE67303: Decumbiture for John Goldsborough (PERSON49991)

Question asked by Sir Robert Pain (PERSON55949) on 3 November 1628 at 08:25

RN Iohn Goldsbborow the gradchild {sic} to Sr Iohn Robart Pean Pain of Sowthoe 4 y suddenly & strangly taken Octob 25 hor. 10 ant m 1628

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 405, f. 310v (upper left part of page)

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CASE68982: Decumbiture for Emmanuel Scrope [First Earl of Sunderland, Lord President of York] [Lord Scrope] (PERSON58391)

Question asked by the patient on 15 July 1629 between 16:00 and 19:00

RN My H lord strangly & desperately taken Iu Easter Eve last being h {sic}. h 12. at night Apr 4. h {sic} hor. 12 at midnight 1629

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 406, f. 100v (upper left part of page)

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CASE69100: Decumbiture for William Barringer (PERSON43647)

Question asked by the patient on 28 July 1629 at 08:00

RN Will. Barrenger of Steaphinton taken strangly 26 Iuly. h. 12. p m 1629

[Astrological Chart]

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 406, f. 115r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE72320: Decumbiture for Alice Thomson (PERSON60069)

Question asked by Thomson (PERSON60040) on 10 June 1631 at 11:30

RN This child was strangly taken may. 30. h. 12 at noon 1631

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 232, p. 416 (upper right part of page)

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CASE26975: Horary consultation concerning Agnes Atwell (PERSON18925)

Question asked by the patient on 24 March 1606 at 13:00

RN Agnys Atwell of pullox hill 69|8| y march 24. h. 1. 2 p m 1606 mightely troubled wth belching of wynde./ in most strang māner 6 or 7 d|t|yes a daye night & daye. |h 2. p m 1606|

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 215, f. 80v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE31296: Decumbiture for Mr Francis Shaxton (PERSON15740)

Question asked by the patient between 21 April 1607 at 19:50 and 22 April 1607 at 06:25

RN Mr Shaxton taken wth a strang fit Apr 21. h. 8. 25 p m {sic} \7. 50. p m/ 1607 /put it for 7. 50 p m 1607.\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 193, f. 169r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE37789: Horary consultation concerning Swynckshead (PERSON35884)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON37496) on 28 March 1611 at 14:45

RN a boy of a yere old goody Swinshheds child of Donstable march. 28 . h. 2. 45 p m 1611. |vnquiet|

strangly taken quærit wheather taken & will live

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 200, f. 50v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE40064: Horary consultation concerning an Anonymous (PERSON37755)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON37756) on 20 June 1612 at 17:50

RN a litle child of 13 wekes old taken yesterday & strangly. Iune 20 h {sic} hor 5. 4|5|0 p m 1612. like on yt had ye palsye

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 409, f. 117v (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, https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk/search?f1-question-asked=Medical%3A%3AWitchcraft%20and%20devil%3A%3AStrange%20affliction, accessed 13 November 2019.