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CASE27980: Horary consultation concerning Horace Nichols (PERSON20403)

Question asked by the patient on 16 August 1606 at 12:00

RN horas nichols of Halsone 56 y Aug 16 hor. 12 1606

an ach in right shoulder & arme all along as benūmed

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 215, f. 250r (bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE63759: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Millicent [Villicent] Sanders [Temple] (PERSON58245)

Question asked by the patient on 25 April 1627 at 14:30

RN Mres Millecent Sainders sister to Sr Thomas Temple at Brisworth. 5 myles beyond North Hāpton 58 y Ap. 25. h. 2. 30 p m 1627

had a fall frō a horse 6 weekes a goe frō a horse by wch her hucklebone was set out of ioynt

Then it was set by Mr Hayles & cōtinued so a fortnight & then Allen of Leycestersheere in Norton put it better in being not well set & she found ease by it a fortnight & mended and about a ten days sinc she cōplayned of it yt she could not styrr Knee nor foote. /& her Knees & toes stand ever sinc outward\1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘hucklebone out of ioynt was set cānot styr her knee’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 227, f. 78v (upper left, and bottom right parts 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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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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CASE74216: Horary consultation concerning Mr W (PERSON60874)

Question asked by the patient on 4 April 1632 at 11:20

RN \It begā on thursday last betwene 4. 30 p {sic} 1632/ M W veneficū ach in his \right/ should in extrmty {sic}. ever sinc Easter day yt he cānot sleepe Ap. 4 h. 11. 20 ant m 1632

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 416, p. 47 (upper left 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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CASE30418: Horary consultation concerning Joan Woodward (PERSON26162)

Question asked by the patient on 3 January 1607 at 12:00

RN Ione Woodwarde of Hardmead 50 y Ian 3. {illeg}|| hor 12. in m. 1607.

lame in her backe loynes. feetes. cānot sty{rre}1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘lame in her ioyntes’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 193, f. 44v (upper right part of page)

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CASE71106: Decumbiture for Joan [Joanna] Bradbury (PERSON44643)

Question asked by the patient between 16 December 1630 at 13:20 and 17 December 1630 at 09:20

RN Ioane Bradbery of great Horwood 42 y taken strangly in her right hucklebone wth great ach about thigh & share pulling her in peeces cānot stand vppon it nothing to be sene taken Octob. 3. h. 5. 20 p m 1630

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 232, p. 21 (bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE12649: Decumbiture for Isabel Franknill (PERSON11939)

Question asked by Franknill (PERSON11935) on 6 September 1599 at 11:20

RN Isbell franknill of drayton sloe. 61. taken speechles last friday as at candle light. as shee was dressing of a sore leg. sodenly taken nowe question is wheathr p. taken or besp Sept. August. 31. die h. 7. p m. 1599. cannot styrre her syd nor hand. a ded palsye.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 195v (upper right part of page)

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CASE11755: Horary consultation concerning Thomas Travell (PERSON16536)

Question asked by the patient on 18 October 1598 at 14:09

RN Thomas Travell of Hanslop. 60 yeres old enquireth wheathr he be worded. the for his sore hand. wc stinketh & wasteth. the 5 of August: being . morning: /: he cane {sic} & enquired. this i8 of octob. die h. 2. 9. post m. 1598 /die \

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 228, f. 43v (upper right part of page)

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CASE77507: Horary consultation concerning Anne Silvester (PERSON58757) and Silvester (PERSON58755)

Question asked by Anne Silvester (PERSON58757) on 8 June 1633 at 06:00 or at 07:30

RN An Silvester of Hunsdon in Hartford sheere 42 y Iune 8 h {sic} hor 6 ant m 1633

strangly handled in her feete wth pulling & gnawing her feete wth extremity of payns & her hands pill all over & the tops wore away wth the payne & did extremely vomyte at the first for 4 days 16 weekes. & had 2 child wch vomyted sorely & on child dyed & she cānot sit vp nor goe but as she she {sic} is caryed nor cānot abyde any to touch her hands & feete & are extreme hot

vryne very good Iune 8. h {sic}. hor 6 ant m 1633. /h. 7. 30 ant m 1633\

[Astrological Chart]

Iune 8 h {sic} hor 6. ant m 1633.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 211, p. 206 (upper left, upper right, and middle centre parts of page)

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CASE66763: Horary consultation concerning Mr Clement (PERSON46338)

Question asked by the patient on 5 August 1628 at 12:00

RN Mr Clement a yorkesheer gentlemā a young mā strangly taken first with a b{ow}ing & now wth a hard wyndy bunch vnder the bending of his knees hard like a sp{asm}s yet heathy Aug 5 h. 12. 1628.

craved my consayle

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 405, f. 215v (bottom right part of page)

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CASE37480: Decumbiture for Elizabeth Eaton (PERSON30061)

Question asked by the patient on 30 January 1611 at 13:45

RN she was strangly taken wth her sicknes & a shak{ing} in her right arme. Sept 21. . h 4. p m 1610. {illeg} held her two houres. & th{en} tooke her a sonday being 23{illeg} in the after noone afore sone set & held all yt ni{ght} vntill ten the next daye h. 4. p m 16i0

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 200, f. 4v (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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CASE75775: Horary consultation concerning Rebecca Whitmell [Filpot] (PERSON61733)

Question asked by the patient on 25 October 1632 at 10:40

RN Rebecca Whitemeale of Meadesmorton 42 y octob 25. h. 10 40 ant m 1632 Vtrū venef sit passa lame in her thigh |vide octob 22|

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 214, p. 97 (upper left part of page)

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CASE75057: Horary consultation concerning John Johnson (PERSON52585)

Question asked by the patient on 11 July 1632 at 09:50

RN Iohn Ihounson 58 y Iuly 11. h. 9. 50 ant m 1632 /of Dodington by wellingborough\

shephead

a fortnight sinc was taken in his knee swelled & rūneth vp to his thighs & backe & cānot rise |a bad stomacke|1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘back thighs hucklebone & knee cānot styrre nor rise nor helpe him’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 416, p. 302 (upper right part of page)

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CASE58532: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth Meadowes (PERSON54606)

Question asked by the patient on 26 May 1624 at 06:30

RN Elis Meadowe of newport May. 27|6|. . h. 6. 30 ant m 1624 /goody Huet of newp suspected for her sore knee prickling & shooting.\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 413, f. 202v (upper left part 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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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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CASE76667: Horary consultation concerning Robert Summerley (PERSON59783)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON41796) on 13 March 1633 at 12:20

U[1624–34] Robt Suerly of Doddington 2. y. March 13. . h. 12. 20. p m 1633

simple & mopish, flesh fallen from ye wast downeward, weak at Knees, & cannot stand. was Sick \at/ a qrter olde, & was neur well since. feareth some ill to\u/ngue. Gadwife Purny Susp.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 214, p. 371 (bottom 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?f2-question-asked=Medical%3A%3AWitchcraft%20and%20devil;f3-question-asked=Medical%3A%3ASymptoms%20%28specified%29;f4-question-asked=Medical%3A%3AParts%20of%20the%20body%3A%3ALimbs%20and%20joints, accessed 28 February 2020.