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CASE17484: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth Jarvis (PERSON13183)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON18261) on 12 July 1602 at 09:00

GJ Elsabeth Iarvyes of Kempson ix y. Iulij 12. ho 9 a m. eates nothing but drinkes.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 221, f. 133v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE11747: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Margaret Page (PERSON14607)

Question asked by the patient on 13 October 1598 at 11:15

RN Margaret Page of Lathbury 35 yeres old. shee lieth in & was delivered of a child 3 weekes since wilbe muday {sic} next. shee lacketh her milk & can scarce digest her meate shee feareth lest shee is ill bespoken. shee hath had many losses of cattell &{c} Octob. 13. die h. 11. 15. 1598.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 42v (upper left part of page)

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CASE21258: Horary consultation concerning Marian Web (PERSON16903)

Question asked by the patient on 12 July 1604 at 09:30

RN maryon web 20 y Iuly 12. . hor. 9. 30 ant m 1604.

faynt & feeble. stomacke. can not eate any thing

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 415, f. 107r (upper left part of page)

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CASE48784: Horary consultation concerning Joan Handes (PERSON31312)

Question asked by Handes (PERSON31310) on 21 May 1619 at 11:39

RN Ione Hands of Laytonstone in Essex. 32 y may 21. h. 11. 39 ant m 1619 |marit v{illeg}|x|ore sine consensu.| /will not eate meate sometyes. at others tye will.\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 235, f. 10r (upper left part of page)

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CASE21664: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth Clark (PERSON10601)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON18661) on 29 October 1604 at 12:30

RN Elis Clark of Quinton 18 y Octob. 29. 18 y Octob 29.  {sic} hor. 12. 4|3|0 p m 1604.

cānot staye vp out of her bed cānot eate nor drinke1

but speaketh fondly

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘Doe feare the measels.’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 415, f. 172r (upper right part of page)

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CASE47159: Decumbiture for Joan Hall (PERSON31290)

Question asked by the patient on 24 July 1618 at 15:20

RN Ione Hall of waresly 66 y Iuly 24  {sic} \13. / h. 3. 25|0| p m 1618. {sic} /Iuly 13 h. 7 p m 1618\

subito correpta pedib tergo et stomacko. cā not swallow any thing by reason yt the flegme coming vp troubleth her excedingly1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1

Ellen Hollan a widowe.

Alce

’ in the left margin

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 201, f. 197r (upper right part 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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CASE11901: Horary consultation concerning Goody Elizabeth Buckingham [Honour] (PERSON10131)

Question asked by Goodman Honour (PERSON12882) on 27 December 1598 at 08:45

RN Goodman Honour of Newport for his wife who hath bene longe sick & is nowe very exceeding ill h {sic} as her husband telleth me. hanc male suspicantr de veneficio

Elisabeth Buckingham. Otherwise Honour about 50. a great pulling in her left syde wc maketh her to Crye/

shee is not able to styrre no meate will tary wth her. shee goeth not onc in a sennet to ground very costive & mutch bounde. 27 of Decēb. die h. 8. 45. ant m. 1598. /complayneth of her hart chest left arme.\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 72r (upper right part of page)

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CASE18322: Horary consultation concerning Agnes Thornton (PERSON16423)

Question asked by the patient on 29 November 1602 at 12:30

RN Agnys Thorneton 40 \38/ y of Eckton Novemb 29 hor. 12. 30 p m 1602. {mi}|Wo|nderfully tormented in her throate cānot swallowe any thinge ioynt ill shoulder & head as if it would pull her in peeces. & yet not harte sicke. suspect some to have done her harme on of them was hanged & thothr in northāpton geale Alce Smyth thought to have done all the mischiefe who is nowe in pryson. ever sinc whitsontyde

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 221, f. 256r (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?f2-practice=Napier;f3-question-asked=Medical%3A%3AWitchcraft%20and%20devil%3A%3AWitchcraft%20suffered%20%28medical%29;f4-question-asked=Medical%3A%3ASymptoms%20%28specified%29%3A%3AEating%20and%20drinking%20problems, accessed 24 February 2020.