A prodigious & tragicall history of the arraignment, tryall, confession, and condemnation of six witches at Maidstone, in Kent, at the assizes there held in July, Fryday 30. this present year. 1652. Before the Right Honorable, Peter Warburton, one of the Justices of the Common Pleas. / Collected from the observations of E.G. Gent. (a learned person, present at their conviction and condemnation) and digested by H.F. Gent. To which is added a true relation of one Mrs. Atkins a mercers wife in Warwick, who was strangely caried away from her house in July last, and hath not been heard of since.

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A prodigious & tragicall history of the arraignment, tryall, confession, and condemnation of six witches at Maidstone, in Kent, at the assizes there held in July, Fryday 30. this present year. 1652. Before the Right Honorable, Peter Warburton, one of the Justices of the Common Pleas. / Collected from the observations of E.G. Gent. (a learned person, present at their conviction and condemnation) and digested by H.F. Gent. To which is added a true relation of one Mrs. Atkins a mercers wife in Warwick, who was strangely caried away from her house in July last, and hath not been heard of since.
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London :: Printed for Richard Harper, in Smithfield,
1652.
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"A prodigious & tragicall history of the arraignment, tryall, confession, and condemnation of six witches at Maidstone, in Kent, at the assizes there held in July, Fryday 30. this present year. 1652. Before the Right Honorable, Peter Warburton, one of the Justices of the Common Pleas. / Collected from the observations of E.G. Gent. (a learned person, present at their conviction and condemnation) and digested by H.F. Gent. To which is added a true relation of one Mrs. Atkins a mercers wife in Warwick, who was strangely caried away from her house in July last, and hath not been heard of since." In the digital collection Early English Books Online. https://name.umdl.umich.edu/A85451.0001.001. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 14, 2024.

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A true Relation of one Mrs. Atkins, a Mercers Wife in Warwick, who was strangely carried away from her house in July last, and hath not been heard of since.

IN Warwick Town one Mrs. Katherine Atkins, a Mer∣cers Wife, standing at her door on Saturday night, the 24. July, 1652. A certain unknown Woman came to her and sayd, Mistris, pray give me two-pence, she answered, two-pences are not so plentifull, and that she would give her no Mony. Pray Mistris, sayd she, then give me that Pin, so she took the Pin off her sleeve and gave her, for which she was very thankfull, and was going away. Mistris Atkins seeing her so thankfull for a Pin, called her again, and told her if she would stay, she would fetch some Victuals for her, or give her some thread, or some∣thing out of the shop. She answered, she would have nothing else, and bid a pox of her Victuals, and swore (by God) saying, You shall be an hundred miles off within this week, when you shall want two-pence as much as I, and so she went grumbling away.

Hereupon the sayd Mistris Atkins was much troubled in mind, and did advise with some Friends what were best to be done in such a case, but receiving no resolution from any one what to do, she attended the Event what might befall within such a time, and upon the 29. of July, she exprest to a Kinsman Mr. Nicholas Bikar, that she was much troubled about the foresayd businesse, but hoped the time was so near expired, that it would come to nothing.

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But the sayd Thursday night betwixt the houres of 8. and 9. She going into the Shop, and returning thence in the Entry ad∣joyning to the sayd Shop, she was immediately gone, by what means and whither we do not know, nor can we hear of upon en∣quiry made to this present.

The desire of her Husband and Friends is of all the Inhabi∣tants of this Nation, That if they hear of any such party in such a lost condition as is before expressed: That there may be speedy notice given thereof to her Husband in Warwick, and that all convenient provisions both of Horse and mony may be made for the conveying of her to the place aforesayd, and such as shall take pains, or be at expences herein shall be sufficiently re∣compenced for the same, with many thanks.

It's likewise desired that the Ministers in London, and else∣where, where the notice of these presents shall come, would be pleased to present her sad condition to God in their severall Con∣gregations. The truth hereof we testifie, whose names are sub∣scribed.

  • John Hallford,
  • Richard Vennour, Minister in Warwick.
  • Hen. Butler, Minister in Warwick.
  • Joseph Fisher, Minister.

FINIS.

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