Witch-hunters in East Anglia (Matthew Hopkins (In Framlingham. Elizabeth…
Witch-hunters in East Anglia
Elizabeth Clarke 1645- one legged, old woman's confession heard by Stearne.
Thomasine Ratcliffe- blamed for causing death of a child, followed by another child's death
Joan Ruce- confessed to allowing imps to suckle her.
Alexander Sussums of Long Melford confessed to be suckled by imps more than sixteen years ago. Mother, aunt & grandmother executed for witchcraft.
John Bysack (male) in Waldingfield confessed to have made a pact with the Devil. Wife also investigated but cleared,
gave evidence against the accused in Hintlesham and assisted in Chattisham (East Suffolk)
Anne Alderman of Chattisham confessed to sleep with the Devil and be suckled by imp
Mary & Nathaniel Bacon confessed to witchcraft.
In Hintlesham Catholic sympathisers, The Timperleys were accused
In Copdock, Mary Skipper, named by Nathaniel
In Framlingham. Elizabeth Warne, elderly widow accused for making landlord's son ill
Mary Edwards accused for cursing
John Lowes, vicar who backed the Crown, defended an accused woman and became a subject of Hopkins' 'swim test'.
Anne West, Rebecca West, Elizabeth Gooding, Anne Leech, Helen Clarke.
Margaret Moone in Colchster,
Elizabeth Clarke- evidence against Clarke provided by Hopkins.
assisted Stearne as a search woman
Thomasine Ratcliffe body searched by Briggs, two teats found