Case 29154

Elizabeth Earle of Blisworth, 20 years. Monday 3 June 1605, 11.10 am.
On Whitson Monday at evening prayer time. At church fell very ill. Came home and talks idly. Not well in her wits. Weeps much.
[In chart, overleaf] Elizabeth Earle of Blisworth distracted.
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Case 45641

Ellen Triploe of Little Paxon, 48 years. Tuesday 21 October 1617, 3.40 pm. Starts & skrikes & says sometimes that she shall be drowned & sometimes burned. With many idle speeches. Ill 4 days by fits. Slept never a whit last night. Is distracted, pulls and snatches. Took grief that her son did marry against her will, yet she gave her consent. Much against her will. Wished that she might see him buried. Husband sine consensu [asks without consent].
Moon separating from conjunction with Mercury approaching conjunction with Mars.
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Case 60744

[Richard Harnesse, as in Case 60743.] It took him first Tuesday 28 June 1625, 8.00 pm.
& then began to rage & about ten of the clock would have torn in pieces his sucking child he was so suddenly distracted. [Hour] 9.30 pm 1625.
[In chart] Distracted sorely despairing.
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Case 23797

Sara Pendred of Dunstable, 45 years. Friday 12 August 1614, 6.25 am. Maritus pro uxore sine consensu [the husband for the wife without consent].
Brought abed on Monday last was sennet.
He came for his wife who is distracted of her wits & did scratch her husband yesterday. & yet a very godly & a religious woman that cannot sleep nor take any rest.
She did talk idly by fits some 3 or 4 days ago but came into a fit of extremity about 2 in the morning. & ever since her wits have failed her and lies as one distracted of her wits. Has not gone to stool these 2 days.
Brought abed August 3 Wednesday 10 am 1614 of a boy who does well. Her daughter told her that was bound prentice to one in London who was a customer to her as she told her mother that she thought would put her out of her wits if she so continued.
[Treatment information.]
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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 66097

Parnell Clark, 21 years, of Dunton in Bedfordshire. Thursday 15 May 1628, 1 pm. Had the green sickness. Distracted 4 days. Taken by overmuch study of her book. Terms stopped. Is very fearful & raves much & was frightened & cannot better it. Lets her urine go. Cannot sleep & worse after sleep.
Is frightened, as she said, with 3 things. Did shake & quake & he will have her. Costive.
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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 23738

Anne Syred of Monkes Riseborough, 26 years. Thursday 28 July 1614, 9.15 am. Married.
[In chart] Frantic & mad. Distracted.
Urine indifferent but somewhat high coloured.
Mopish & distracted since Friday night & not before. Very froward & much dejected by reason of her sins. Has had 3 children, youngest about half a year & sucks. Yesterday they had much ado to keep her: & called them devils and rated all & was wonderful ill for two hours. Cries out of her sins. Desires to lie on the ground. Head very light.
1. Tab. 5 pence 12.
2. From the cephalic vein 8 ounces.
3. Extract of opium 2 and a half quarters.
Diasc. 1 dram. Syrup of poppy 1 ounce. Water of violets 2 ounces.
From the sapherous vein 7 ounces.
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Case 23753

Anne Syred of Monkes Riseborough, 26 years. Tuesday 2 August 1614, 2.30 pm. Vide Iulii 28 [see July 28].
Very hot inward in her chest & stomach. Distracted in her brain that she will tear anything. Sings & whoops.
1. Electuary of roses 5 drams. Garlic 1 scruple. Decoction 4 ounces. Jeralog 1 scruple, a small handful. Seeds of mandrake 1 scruple.
2. From the saphenous vein six ounces.
3. Extract 3 quarters. Diasc. 1 dram. Syrup of poppy 1 ounce. Water of violets 1 ounce. Fleawort.
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Case 48337

Goody Richardson Millers sister of Newport, 56 years. Tuesday 9 March 1619, 9.45 am. Filia pro mater [the daughter for the mother]. By fits mad & furious.
[In chart] distracted was so[me?]tymes.
Her fits take her commonly at 12 at midnight mar 8 Sunday [Sunday 8 March?] 12.00 pm. Cries out of the devil.
Was let blood. Had extract of opium 7 grains. Syrup of poppy. Yet cannot sleep. Make a blistering plaster for her neck. [Astrology.] Cries out of the devil that stands at her bedside & says she is doomed & rages by [in binding] extreme[?]. Cannot sleep.
1. antimony 5 quarters. Wine 4 ounces.
2. A blistering. Plaster.
3. Hamech. 5 drams. Garlic 10 quarters. Elect. 3 ounces. Syrup of [illeg.] 1 ounce.
4. Haemorrhoid vein.
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