Case 48986

Richard Bedford of Gadstone in Hertfordshire, 50 [years]. Monday 14 June 1619, 6.40 am.
Urine good. [In binding.] Somewhat mopish. Ca[res] not to go abroad, & he will keep his be[d] all the day. [In binding.] Costive.
[Left margin] [Treatment information including sigil tin/Jupiter.]
At the first he said he [was] so fat that he was [ashamed] to go abroad. Had been first heart sick & was twice let blood & [in margin]. Now will keep his bed almost all d[ays] & will not go out of his own house. He talks well & wisely & sometimes will [in margin]. I would wish all men to go to the church. Promises to go to church but they cannot bring him to it.
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Case 14488

Elizabeth Townsend of Odell, 80 years. Sunday 20 February 1603, 5 pm.
Without consent. A kinsman for his aunt. Without consent.
Light headed. Head and eyes. Cannot rest in her bed. Somewhat tempts her. Says that somewhat comes to her bed. Was up one night and went to a little spring and came in again herself all wet, and nobody knew of it till she was coming in.
She says if she had drowned herself she had saved her soul. For said she there was one of Harold that did so & saved herself. One Franklin’s wife.
She will pray well.
[Astrology.]
She has been long lightheaded for she loved one that deceived her.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 19702

Elisabeth Paxhoode Sympson of Grafton, 30 years. Tuesday July 28 1601, 4.20 pm.
[In chart] Maritus causa phrenesis [the husband is the cause of the frenzy].
Mater sine consensu per filia quaerit [the mother asks for the daughter without her consent].
This Elisabeth Sympson is exceedingly distracted. For that as is supposed, she found her husband in bed with Mrs George at such time as she went to Northampton assizes to speak to the judges for Mrs George.
It is of Venus in Cancer and Mars in Cancer.
She took it on the 15 of July being Wednesday at night between 10 & 11. At such time as she found them together, that is, Mrs George & her husband that never laid but once with her this 8 or 9 years since they were married but kept this Mrs George. This her husband killed a man & was cast into prison long since.
Syrup of poppy 2 ounces. Water of poppy 1 ounce. Diasc. 3 drams. Laudanum of Paracelsus 10 ounces. Ointment of mandrake. Item. Syrup of cowslip and water of cowslip 1 quarter each. sim. 3 ounces. 16 pence.
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Case 28866

Richard Cowly of Tinswicke, 30 years. Tuesday 30 April 1605, 9.00 am. A bachelor.
[In chart:] afflicted in mind. Frantic & lunatic.
Trine between Saturn and Venus.
7 trine with Jupiter and Mars.
Conjunction between Sun and Mercury.
Square between Jupiter and Venus.
Trine between Jupiter and Mercury approaching May 2.
He came yesterday to Mr Gerence when I was from home & he willed him to be let blood & he is somewhat mended but ever since Tuesday was sennet has take taken great grief touching one whom he loved & promised marriage & now is married. & he has much thought & grief. Very wild as one frantic. Much tormented in mind & very sick. Cannot sleep. [Added later:] Talks idly.
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Case 32676

I came to Mr Potkins of Lilly by the how, 62 years. Tuesday 4 February 1606, 10.15 am. Uxor pro marito sine consensu [the wife for the husband without consent].
[In chart] Frantic despairs ready to murder himself.
And beats his head[?] against the bedstead & says that he has given himself to the devil.
At a 11. After square with Sun. After square with Mercury.
Sextile between Jupiter and Venus approaching.
Conjunction between Sun and Mercury approaching.
Square between Mars and Mercury approaching February 11.
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Case 40373

Mary Goodman of Newnton, 30 years. Thursday 17 September 1612, 9.00 am. Child dead born.
[In chart] Frantic.
Brought abed. Sept. 10 Thursday 10.10. pm. Child dead & she well after it until Monday she rose & took a cold & never since well but has lost her remembrance & is mad for she cannot sleep.
Laudanum 2 ounces in posset drink. Ointment of mandrake 1 ounce. Vid sept 26 [see September 26].
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Case 40432

Mary Goodman of Newnton Blossomfild, 27 years. Saturday 26 September 1612, 10.30 am. Senses gone by fit last Thursday at night 11 pm Sept 10. In her senses until the 3rd day past. Cannot keep her clothes on her back.
[In chart] Newly about a fortnight brought abed. Frantic.
Half a dram my cousin Eving[ton] water 1 ounce. Diasc. 1 dram. Water of lettuce 2 and a half ounces. Syrup of poppy 1 ounce. Seeds of poppy 1 scruple. All.
Sent to me the 17 of September & then I gave her mandrake. Child dead borne. Urine red & thick with gravel.
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