Baldwyn’s Threat

From my voluntarie Confession and Examination  (April 2, 1612)

“Richard Baldwyn sayd get out of my ground Whores and Witches, I will burne the one of you, and hang the other.

To whom [I] answered: I care not for thee, hang thy selfe.

Presently whereupon . . . going ouer the next hedge, the said Spirit or Diuell called Tibb appeared . . .and [I] sayd, Revenge thee of him.

[I] sayd againe to the said spirit Revenge thee eyther of him, or his.

And so the said Spirit vanished . . . and [I] neuer saw him since.”

Hanging

Source: Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster, 1613.

Poppets

Grave Robbers

From my voluntarie Confession and Examination  (April 2, 1612)

” . . . the speediest way to take a mans life away by Witchcraft, is to make a Picture of Clay, like unto the shape of the person whom they meane to kill,& dry it thorowly: and when they would have them to be ill in any one place more then the other; then take a Thorne or Pinne, and pricke it in that part of the Picture you would so have to be ill: and when you would have any part of the Body to consume away, then take that part of the Picture, and burne it. And when you would have the whole body to consume away, then take the remnant of the sayd Picture, and burne it: and so thereupon by that meanes, the body shall die.”

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Source: Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster, 1613.