Case 11665

Edward Mash that was betrothed came down to me with Ashburne that was betrothed to Alice Scambler. Friday 1 September 1598, 6.54 am. Quare veniunt quaero. Et qualis et uxor ejus futura. Et quale conjugium futurum [I ask why they come and what sort of people they are, and what sort of marriage they will have]. These were married at 8.15 in the morning. My man would have forbidden the banns if he [leaves off].
[In chart] My man was angry with me & if he had known of it by me he would have forbidden the banns & have law with them for his mother had [?ayd] of his.
This woman abuses her blind sister & brother & keeps from her that linen which her mother gave her.
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Case 4801

Whether Thomas Havers shall have the young wench he dreamed of to his wife or no. Question Monday 22 January 1599, 2.45 pm. And whether she shall be a good wife unto him & profitable.
Some 80 days hence this matter will grow to the highest.
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Case 5255

Mary Fowler, 21 years. Wednesday 25 April 1599, 6.30 pm. Whether it be best to go to her husband again or no. Whether she shall attain any yearly pension. What fortune she shall have year after.
Let her go to her husband for it is best so to do.
She shall hardly attain any pension.
She will have a hard life through her own folly but she may do well and she will. She would not go to him when he would have had her & after she had much trouble and was imprisoned.
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Case 77894

Goody Kirby of Newport, 48 years. Saturday 20 July 1633, 5.00 pm.
Her husband a miller left her 15 years [ago] & she lives at Newport, but at Newport fair went to him & lay with him 2 nights & 2 days. After that she came home the white ones passed down continually. Cannot rest at night for grief & thought of it.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 48944

Mistress Pedder of Potters Perry, 39 years last St. Lawrence’s day. Wednesday 10 August 1580, 11.30 am.
12 years married, our Lady Day’s eve three weeks before Michaelmas married.
Her husband abuses her. Rails on her, calls her whore bitch & beats her & swears that she is nought[y] & says he is bewitched. [Above the line] with Mr. Troughton.
Wednesday was sennet in the morning her husband beat her & kicked her 2 of June. [Astrology.]
Had 2 children. One died a year old 7 years since & miscarried of another.
[Right column] Master Pedder 43 years. 29 March last.
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Case 60491

Elizabeth Bondage of Thurleigh, 40 years. Saturday 21 May 1625, 10 am.
See 5 May. Was now present. 7 children.
[In chart] An unkind husband & a company keeper. Much grief.
Is hot upward, but always cold downward. Had a purge & was the better 4 days. Blood of the arm naught but of the foot very good & waterish. Terms stopped but a drop or two. Finds a great heat stomach but head specially & face & loves cold things to her brow.
[Bottom left] Elizabeth Bondage would have married a preacher whom she loved exceedingly but overruled by her mother married this unkind husband that beats her and deals rigorously with her & keeps ill company.
[Middle column] Cannot sweat yet being hot.
Costive by hard clots.
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Case 52582

Elizabeth Church of Castle Throp, 46 years. Saturday 2 June 1621, 8.30 am.
Was much troubled in her mind for one that she had loved long & ago who is now married & she meeting him of late told him that if her old husband dies that then she will marry him, but she meant it not as she told me because that his wife is living. Her husband is 80 years old & does whip her & scourge her black & blue egged on by his child. Casts all that she takes. Cannot rest nor sleep. Is somewhat wild & feels not the ground on which she goes. Troubled in her mind. Is much tempted by Satan that comes unto her in the likeness of a cat & tells her that Satan laboured to drown & to hang herself by Satan’s temptation.
[Left column. Treatment information.]
Teeth lost.
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Case 69966

Agnes Barnikle of Nappon on the Hill in Warwickshire, 30 years. Married three quarters of a year & better & is quick with child. Monday 18 January 1630, 4.20 pm. Her mind is sorely troubled & cannot abide her husband’s house but is gone home to her mother’s house. Her husband a husbandman with half a yard. Her husband cares not for her.
[Bottom right] Agnes Barnikle of Nappen, 30 years. Monday 18 January 1630, 4.30 pm. Urine good. Mind troubled. With child. Her husband does not love her. She is gone home to her own mother. Discontent in mind. Taken by her husband a while after that she was newly married. As one distracted. Asking how she shall live & what will become of her. [Treatment information.]
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Case 49919

Sara Haddon of Dunstable, 40 years. Tuesday 9 November 1619, 10.45 am.
[In chart] Mind troubled with her husband slandered to be nought.
Cannot sleep. Mind troubled. Perplexed that her husband was slandered to be nought[y]. Was not. & by fits will be pretty well then will rage & fight with her husband & children. 30 weeks gone with child. Has 9 children. 2 years ill & troubled in mind by fits. Cannot by fits abide her husband, children. Troubled with sudden fears & heats. Weeps much.
[Over page] Sara Haddon of Dunstable, 40 years. Tuesday 9 November 1619, 10.40 am. Mind much troubled about her husband. Slandered cannot brook him.
[Treatment information, including a sigil of Jupiter.]
Fears an ill tongue.
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Case 61917

Mistress Sara Edmonds of Holborn, 26 years. Saturday Midsummer Eve 1626, 11 pm.
But her mother came to me for her daughter Saturday 1 April 1626, 2.30 pm.
Is fallen out with her husband who bound her with fetters.
[Bottom right] Had a plague sore but it never broke out & grew maddish & melancholy & her husband bound her & since she cannot abide him upon any little occasion.
Urine red & aguish.
Is gone with child 15 weeks or 16.
Would have a sigil.
[Middle column]
Would live from him.
Ill since Michaelmas.
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Case 60289

Mistress Midlemore of Edgebaston, 29 years. Friday 22 April 1625, 5.20 pm.
Cannot endure her husband’s company.
Very rational & sensible but hates her husband whom she loved because he did set a woman over her that did overawe her. Desires to go from her husband & father’s house anywhere. Did take Mr. Bromhan’s physic well.
Was well brought abed yet a while after swooning & faint. Took hot waters & broths & cawdles & inflamed her blood & brain & so grew furious & frantic but now will speak little yet can speak well & sensibly & behave herself well. Terms stopped since.
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Case 28530

Margaret Mead of Fenny Stratford, 24 years. A year married, never had children. A bad spending husband giving to drunkenness & now he curses her because she is become deaf. Saturday 6 April 1605, 9.30 am.
Deaf. Cannot hear well ever since Shrovetide. Head hot. Mightily pained in her head. Cannot hear well. Arms stiff and shoots into her shoulders and hands & feet swelled & was hot & angry from the knees to the toes.
Much water thin like to a well water.
Complains of her head & limbs.
Much grief by reason of a bad husband. Has not had her woman’s sickness not this 2 months.
Her head like a block.
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Case 1398

Thomasin Goodrom of 18 years last midsummer was born Tuesday the 23 of June 1579 at high noon vz at 12 of the clock. The Rainbow & the Shears in Southwark in St Mary Ofories. Joan Bevin. Henry Goodrom.
She shall have disease of the throat belly and foot and shall be wrapped in many snares. And her adversaries shall speak ill of her and trouble her and she shall have debate and strife for things that belong unto her. And her state and life shall be changeable and unsteadfast and yet shall victor in all things and the father of her children shall never continue whole or long in quiet with her and she shall love true judgment in all things and she shall come to good religion and her unlucky days are Wednesday, Friday, Thursday, and she shall be famous and glorious in her acts and have enough in her old age and it shall be long before she have any child or else shall have but one son of which she shall much rejoice. And her gain shall come out of watery places or matter. And she shall take thought in some desserty place shall put herself in hazard of her life and shall be tormented with the continuance of many perils and she shall travail often and have some privy vice and in her age she shall have joy and her husband will be mad and she shall lose her substance and get it again and her profit must come by her own industry and she shall have children by another man or another man’s child not her husband’s shall be heir to her goods.
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Case 48779

Alice Marriot of Sirwell, 45 years next October 29. Her husband came for her without consent Thursday May 20 1619, 3.39 pm. Jealous furious mischievous to her husband & to certain women that she thinks that he has been nought with.
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Case 71500

Mistress Whelens of Collingtree by Northampton, 54 years. Wednesday 9 March 1631, 4 pm.
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[Over page] Mistress Whelens of Collingtree, 53 years. Wednesday 9 March 1631, 4 pm.
Much urine & good.
Troubled with a trembling of her heart. Ill if she goes to bed with her husband. Since the sises [assizes?] a passion of the heart makes her mopish & suggests ill thoughts against her husband.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 8778

Alice Chapman herself in Towar Street, 30 years. Monday 9 February 1601, 2.45 pm. For John Chennelhouse her husband. Whether ever they shall come together again or no as man & wife.
They shall come to conference. He is married to another woman on Newark on Trent & has a child by her & has been 5 years from this woman.
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Case 77231

Elizabeth Poulter of Willingham, 25 years. Friday 10 May 1633, 10 am. Denies her husband the use of her body.
[In chart] Mind troubled. Mopish & musing.
Married 3 quarters of a year. A month before Christmas. Has them well. Was let blood in her arm & foot 3 quarters of a year since. Mended & ser ward [afterward?] mend [?] on Christmas last grew to melancholy.
[On left] Can rest well & is only sick in her mind.
Could never endure to hear or to see that strange man that let her blood & professed surgery who is now gone from the town where he professed his surgery for a quarter of a year.
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