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CASE20990: Horary consultation concerning Goody Margaret Scrivener (PERSON15681)

Question asked by the patient on 9 April 1604 at 10:25

RN Margaret Scrivenour {of} yardly Gubbyn 46 y {A}pr. 9. hor. 10. 25. ant m. 1604 /hed back legs.\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 415, f. 70r (upper left part of page)

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CASE51309: Horary consultation concerning Goody Gaynes (PERSON49708)

Question asked by the patient on 28 July 1620 at 16:00

RN Goody Robynson.

Goody Gaynes of Lowick 30 y Iuly 28 h. 4. p m 1620

quærit an sit gravida

strangly handled in her legs wch seeme to buckle vnder her

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 414, f. 128r (upper right, and bottom left parts of page)

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CASE24231: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth Taylor (PERSON25676)

Question asked by the patient on 14 January 1615 at 10:25

RN Elis Tayler of Marson 47 y Ian 14. h {sic} hor 10. 25 ant m 1615.

payned in her lyms ever sinc the sonday before Christmas. left arme & left leg & hath no vse of it. in her {sic}

[Astrological Chart]

susp. Agnys Hamon

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 237, f. 147r (bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE69927: Horary consultation concerning an Anonymous (PERSON41064)

Question asked by the patient on 7 January 1630 at 11:30

RN A poer bagger womā cōpl of prickings shootings in head & legs almost 2 y caused by an ill body yt she susp Ian 7 h. 11. 30 ant m 1630

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 194, p. 48 (middle right part of page)

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CASE74396: Horary consultation concerning Goody Briggs (PERSON44811)

Question asked by Briggs (PERSON44805) on 23 April 1632 at 12:30

RN Goody Brigs of Thorneborough 62 y Ap. 23. h. 12. 30 ant m {sic}. 1632. |in a manor mopish cā rest day nor night & sencles a dead palsy vexed disq| |no vse of her right syde arne {sic} & leg.|

[Astrological Chart]

filius matre

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 416, p. 102 (upper left part of page)

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CASE78934: Horary consultation concerning Brown (PERSON45035)

Question asked by the patient on 25 March 1634 at 19:00

TG Thomas Brownes wife of Rance {illeg}|3|2 y. March 25 h. 7 p M. 1634 hath a heate & swelling which first begann in her face & now runneth from one member into anothersuspecteth wichcraft. hath beene troubled this 12 moneth.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 412, f. 111v (middle right part of page)

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CASE32306: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth Manners [Countess of Rutland] (PERSON24331)

Question asked by the patient on 21 October 1607 at 14:00

RN The Countes of Rutland 21 y Octob. 21 h. 2. p m. 1607 |hed strange legs & knes swell. back/|

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 193, f. 305r (upper left part of page)

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CASE10319: Horary consultation concerning Anne Thomson (PERSON16405)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON17499) on 12 April 1600 at 13:00

RN Itm’ An Tomson of Sherington 12d {sic} moneth old. Apr. 12 die . h. 1. p m. 1600

was here first on sunday last at 2 a clocke p m. 1600 troubled lame in on of the legs & on of the hands.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 202, f. 37r (bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE53433: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Mary Harte (PERSON51045)

Question asked by the patient on 27 December 1621 at 14:30

RN Goody Mar\r/y harte of Hatfild 46 y Deceb 27. h. 2. 30 p m of Astwicke 162i.

payne shooting in her lower t

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 231, f. 156r (upper right part of page)

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CASE62874: Horary consultation concerning Agnes [Anne] West (PERSON61455)

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

RN An West of Olny 30 y octob 5. h. 10: 30 ant m 1626 a nūnes in her hans {sic} & legs suddenly taken away

Ioane Chard susp but now dead 2 yeres sinc

[Astrological Chart]

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

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CASE22060: Horary consultation concerning Alice Cooper (PERSON46954)

Question asked by Cooper (PERSON46909) on 4 June 1630 at 14:45

RN Alce Coo of Emmerton 44 y Iune 4 h. 2 45. p m. 1630

lame in all her ioynts hands arms legs feet

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 238, f. 4r (upper right part of page)

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CASE28358: Horary consultation concerning Anthony Chandler (PERSON19243)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON21458) and Anonymous (PERSON21459) on 11 March 1605 at 08:00

RN Anthony Chaundler of drayton sloe 14 y martij 11. h 8 \7. 30/ ant m. 1605. taken lame in his armes & legs. yt he can not goe hath no feeling of his armes. on of his legs begyn to swell1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1metuit veneficiū’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 216, f. 1v (upper right part of page)

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CASE57900: Horary consultation concerning Mr Oliver Boteler (PERSON28235) and Ursula Clark (PERSON10635)

Question asked by Lady Jane Boteler (PERSON28244) on 13 March 1624 at 12:30

RN The lady Butler touching her child yt is well amended of his fits ye{d}|t| weake & not able to goe feets & legs swell still & cānot sleepe a weeke togeathr till after a eleaven in ye morning |marh {sic} 13 h {sic} h 12 30 p m 1624| sent for her neighb vrsula Clarke 50 y March 13 h {sic} hor. 12. 30 p m 1624

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 413, f. 108r (upper right part of page)

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CASE12696: Horary consultation concerning William Seer (PERSON15703)

Question asked by the patient on 14 September 1599 at 11:12

RN Will. Seer of Havershā 60 y. 53. y. for his Lamenes & leg wc rūneth & payneth him on hys syd. Septemb. 14 die h. 11. 12. 1599

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 202v (upper right part 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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CASE50356: Horary consultation concerning Agnes Leeke (PERSON32673)

Question asked by the patient on 10 March 1620 at 14:25

RW Agnes Leeke of Lichburne y. 36. d. h: 2. 25 p:m: Martij. 10. 1620. timet maleficiū; nescit an sit grauida hath them not. payned in her stomack & hearte, sometimes in her legs, thighes, & armes: doubteth a Consumption. ill 5 week.RN

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 213, f. 140r (upper right part of page)

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CASE29942: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Whaley (PERSON16998)

Question asked by the patient on 14 November 1605 at 14:00

RN Mres Whaly of Cosgrave. h. 1. 30 p m. 1605.

on leg swelled. y{sic} on & boath sid ill by fits. back extreme ill.

& on boath legs have red spots vp to her thighes & sweateth every night. / h. 2. p m 1605.

It.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 216, f. 231r (upper right part of page)

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CASE14079: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Anne Barber (PERSON9438)

Question asked by the patient on 28 September 1603 at 09:15

RN Mres An Barber of Kensworthe 46|5| y. sept 28. hor 9. 16|5|. ant m 1603.

was borne {illeg} {sic} on a {tuds} \shrovesōdaye/ after noone. an hour betwixt 4 & 5. /hath often bene let blood sicknes gone this 4 yeres.\ |extreeme hot. casteth vp sometymes leek whit of egge. sometymes blacke stuffe.|

[Astrological Chart]

Mres An Barber sept 28 hor. 9. 15 ant m. 1603. strangly handled wth her stomack burning & gnawing & then an intolerable paine of her hed for 20 houres not well for 40 houre & then it cōmeth once in a weeke in the wynter. & aftr hath a swelling & a gnawing in the calf of her legs.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 197, ff. 89v-90r (f. 89v upper right, and f. 90r upper left)

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CASE50666: Horary consultation concerning Mr Dr James [Justice of the Peace] (PERSON52432)

Question asked by Mrs James (PERSON52439) on 20 April 1620 at 15:20

RN D Iames of Oxford st|ran|gly {sic} \straungly/ taken wth a palsye on the left syde of the face hand & leg taken at church & great red blatches in t|H|is fac & bodye & his ey swelling & f|H|is face a yere before & sinc he contenting certen sup witches & on being acquitted he felt his strange stitch on his s {sic} left syde by fits he supposeth yt the womā susp for a witch but quitted by the Iudges did hurte him the 24 of feb. sep a ap yt night at sup first taken. had his first fit after he talked wth mr Rob. Conye. feb 18. in ye after noone his first fit but his worst fit the 24 of feb when the sup witch was acquitted/

Mres Iames mentioned Mr Doctor Iames |of oxford| Ap. 20 h. 3. 20 p m. 1620 /she related all at this tyme/\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 414, f. 5r (upper left, and upper right parts 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;f2-question-asked=Medical%3A%3AParts%20of%20the%20body%3A%3ALimbs%20and%20joints%3A%3ALegs, accessed 22 February 2020.