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CASE12251: Horary consultation concerning Mr Edward Pen (PERSON14841)

Question asked by the patient on 19 April 1599 at 14:50

RN Edward Pen of Stony stratford 35 a ma{a{r}|l|efisenc} cōplayneth of his lims. at 2. 50 mi. p m. 1599.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 128r (upper right part of page)

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CASE75286: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Grisel Barrat (PERSON43632)

Question asked by the patient on 14 August 1632 at 07:00

RN Mres D|G|rysell \Barret. of. {sic}/ of Benson in Oxf sheere 30. y Aug. 14 h. 7. ant m 1632. |a mayden| /vtū {sic} patitr veneficiū taken strangly in all her lims 11 weekes\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 416, p. 374 (middle right part of page)

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CASE52422: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Mary Harte (PERSON51045)

Question asked by the patient on 9 May 1621 at 14:30

RN Goody Hart bish Hatfild may 9 . h. 2. 30 p m 162i

gr smytten wth ill mēbers

Mary Hart strangly hanted

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 233, f. 134v (bottom right part of page)

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CASE53144: Horary consultation concerning Susan Neythercot (PERSON55423)

Question asked by Neythercot (PERSON55421) on 17 September 1621 at 13:00

RN Susan Neythercot for a litle child \of Moulton/ a yere & a halfe old sept. 17 h. 1. p m. 162i hath smale vse of her Lims. & hath strange fits of crying & it will clutch her hands thought to be pospessed {sic}./ pater sine cōsensu./

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 231, f. 99r (bottom right part of page)

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CASE58617: Horary consultation concerning Anne Bunche (PERSON45182)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON39918) on 7 June 1624 at 13:00

RN came to me Iue {sic} 7 h 1. p m. 1624 4. y. An Bunch prsent1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘lame in his lyms borne.’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 413, f. 215v (bottom right part of page)

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CASE54340: Horary consultation concerning Thomas Atterbury (PERSON43055)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON39459) on 31 May 1622 at 10:30

RN Thomas Atterbery \of havrshā/ borne the weddens night about seav. before Candlemas was brought heather to me 16 weekes old last weddensday was brought vnto me may 31. . h. 10. 30 ant m. 1622 /the vse of the lims taken away\1

[Partial Astrological Chart]

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘lame in his lyms’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 223, f. 136r (upper left, and bottom right 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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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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CASE69055: Horary consultation concerning William Tomkins (PERSON60265) and Francis Tomkins (PERSON60257) and Marge Tomkins (PERSON60281)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON40971) on 25 July 1629 at 12:40

RN William Tomkins \9 y cānot feed him selfe toucheth his hands & legs evr sinc Easter./ Francis Tomkins 17 y {sic} |7 y| a boye Marg. Tomkins 14. y.

Williā Tomkins was stroken suddenly. lame in all his lims & cā speake but a litle yt on cā scarce vnderstand & when he goeth he rūneth as on yt should light on his head all halloutyde the weddensday after Alhalloutyde was 4 y. hath bene thick of hearing a weeke & curst wth all.

his right arme as stiffe as a stake came all to me at onc Iuly 25 h {sic} hor. 12. 40 p m 1629 All of thē prsent

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 406, f. 111r (upper left 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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CASE12053: Horary consultation concerning Jane Bacchus (PERSON9332)

Question asked by Richard Bacchus (PERSON17662) on 12 March 1599 at 08:56

RN Iane Bachouse of Hansloppe 7 yeres old. sick this twelfmoneth. cōplayneth in her bodye aches in her lims. pined away. speaketh very hartely & eateth her meate well. hath a great laske for this 2 moneths Marche 12 die h. 8. 56. ant m. cōplayneth of her hart & brest 1599. her lims will hardly beare her.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 98v (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-question-asked=Medical%3A%3AWitchcraft%20and%20devil;f2-question-asked=Medical%3A%3AParts%20of%20the%20body%3A%3ALimbs%20and%20joints%3A%3ALimbs, accessed 28 February 2020.