Case 16950

Thomas Piggott of Luton, 72 years. Tuesday 18 May 1602, 1.00 pm. Very sick long. Sleeps much. A cough & much phlegm. Taken grief that his children strive for his goods afore he be dead. Chiding & brawling one with another. A very thin water. Will die. A flux.
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Case 60743

Richard Harnesse of Ramsey, 34 years. Sunday 3 July 1625, 7.40 pm.
[In chart] Much grief for that his mother in law [ar]rested him.
It took him yesterday, was sennet. Can eat little yet casts not. Went not to stool since Thursday last. Very dry hot & thirsty & keeps his bed. Urine red & thick & white. Was a strong man & now very weak. Another & he went to law. They [ar]rested him & he paid them. But unjustly & since he rested them. & now he thinks he is damned for it. & his mother in law rested him & since he took grief & in his fits does always talk thereof. His mother-in-law when his father died rested him for 12 bags of malt & since taking grief says his sins be great. Was let blood that night in the arm about a pint & better & the most was water. Jupiter lord. Casts up his drink.
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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 17958

Anne Earle of Castlethruppe, 35 years. Tuesday 21 September 1602. 6.30 am.
[In chart] She hanged herself about 6 weeks after.
[Astrology.] A woman that has taken much grief for fear she shall want maintenance. Very worldly. Has been married 6 years. Never had child. Is persuaded that she shall die. A great rising up in her stomach with a gnawing and griping at her heart most commonly very cold. Very weak back. Of a good complexion.
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Case 56191

Thomas Burchmore of Carrington, hard by Luton, 28 years. Thursday 1 May 1623, 1 pm.
[Above chart to right] His brother cut the rope and saved him.
[In chart] Mopish. 3 weeks and extreme hard would hang and kill himself.
His brother cut it this Monday 31 March 1623, 6 am. His brother found him almost dead with a halter that he hanged himself. Cut and yet lives but very mopish and has a perfect remembrance.
His creditors bankrupt for debt of 8 pounds and his sheep rotten. Grown desperate and mopish otherwise a very honest man.
[Crossed out chart]
Know of his coming but not willing to make water. Had a tab[let] vomit and this wrought well.
Had a purge and that wrought indifferent well. Had pills and they wrought not at all which he took at night. A comfortable electuary of [leaves off].
[Left column] Urine good.
[Right column] Complains of his heart.
Grudges and pines at losses or money laid out. Horse leeches.
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Case 16201

Joane Pampion of Abington, 60 years. Friday 22 June 1604, 9.20 am.
A pain at her heart. Pulled in her shoulders and back. Took much grief for that her landlord since her husband’s death has taken her land away and given her other for it not so good, and now her senses are gone. Mopish. And cares not for any thing. Many times has idle speeches.
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Case 39207

Thomas Page of Wavendon, 50 years. Thursday 13 February 1612, 1.15 pm.
A butcher.
[In chart] Grew furious & raging about Thursday night.
Took grief for his wife’s death who died lately & has a child sick. Himself very godly. Confessed his sins & afterward grew into this melancholy sorrow crying out of devils, damnation & knaves & leapt out of his bed & pulled & held & now is grown mopish & speaks little.
Owes many debts & some came in for their debts. Grief for debts.
[Treatment information.]
It will do him good by God’s grace. Doubts he shall not have to discharge his debts.
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Case 17285

Richard Block of Cranfield, 30 years. Friday 18 June 1602, 9.30 am. Buried his wife & now married to another but an unkind wife that makes him to put out 4 children to board which is not able to maintain.
[In chart] A forward wife. Loves not his children nor him.
New ague. Arms heart & chest. Shortwinded. Has had a lask this fortnight.
Cannot eat anything but drink. Very dry. Very fearful that he shall die & then says he my children will beg. Has a bad wife & forward that cannot abide his children. A yellowish water & thick.
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Case 27768

Mary Laughton, my cousin Warrens servant, 20 years. Friday 11 July 1606, 2.00 pm.
John Blundell pretended love to her.
[Bottom left of chart] She mended & after gone to be as bad as before & at length amended.
Brows & eyes. Urine thin full of white long flakes & rags. Stomach hoven & swelling. Head ill. A noise in her ear[s] every three weeks. Has them [menses] but few.
[Treatment information.]
Grief touching her husband who was robbed of £10. Never well since.
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Case 10476

Gillian Charge of Amptill, 30 years. Thursday 1 May 1600, 9 am.
Gillian Charge afflicted & disquieted in mind. Thinks prayers will do her little good. It is of Saturn in Libra.
[Treatment information.]
She thought she should want living. She said the devil & the guardians of the world have overcome. Was once in mind to make herself away.
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Case 20302

Beatrice Miles of Stoke Golding, 30 years. Tuesday 26 January 1602, 11.00 am.
[In chart] Casts up her meat.
Has taken grief for at Christmas late she was excommuned for that she did prove her father’s will being made his executor not in the space of this 5 years. She was cited to the Emissary’s court.
Her husband would not meddle with it but would have her brother who had sold all the goods for her before they two were married together.
She took great grief that her husband would not meddle with it and end that business.
Casts up. Mighty grief that her husband made her believe as if she [breaks off].
[Next page] This Beatrice Miles casts up her meat. Very costive.
It is of Venus in Capricorn and Saturn in Scorpio.
[Treatment information.] This grief taken by her husband’s bad and uncourteous dealing has stopped her courses & is the principal cause of her sickness. [Payment: 8d].
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Case 49971

Goody Fisher of Cucknoll. Lunatick. Monday 22 November 1619, 10.38 am. Accuses her old sister to have received from her by times £60 for the use of her child which in concealing from her husband has bred a law controversy in law betwixt the brother & sisters. & is to be handled November 24. Her brother in law came to me to have some light but I told him I meddled in no such business. Whether his sister tells true that she lent so much money to her sister.
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Case 70078

John Stoe, minister but schoolmaster. Married Lanes, daughter of Lowton, 42 years. Monday 22 February 1630, 4 pm.
[In chart] A quartan fever half a year
Much grief taken for a former naughty wife that put him in debt and now suing for Lanes daughter her port[ion?] 300 pounds which he cannot get.
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Case 64036

Em Clark of Calverton, 45 years. Monday 11 June, 1627. A widow. 3 years troubled in mind & very wild & was kept bound in her bed, but now has been set at liberty a year. Cannot sleep. Her mind troubled with her children whom she cannot bring up by reason of her poverty.
[In chart] Mind troubled.
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Case 2434

Mrs Emilia Lanier. Friday 2 September 1597, 7.30 am. Whether she shall be a lady, & how she shall speed.
She has been favoured much of her majesty and of many noblemen & has great gifts & been much made of. And a nobleman that is dead has loved her well & kept her and did maintain her long. But her husband has dealt hardly with her and spent and consumed her goods and she is now very needy and in debt & it seems for lucre’s sake will be a good fellow for necessity doth compel. She has a wart or mole in the pit of the throat or near it.
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Case 12841

Katheren Wels, of Buckingham, 22 years, married, has one child a year old. Saturday 24 November 1599, 12 pm.
[In chart] Troubled in mind. Tempted to kill herself. Grief touching her husband that has spent her goods and cares not for her.
Kath. Wells. Disease is of Moon in Cancer and Venus in Virgo.
Troubled in mind. Tempted to kill herself. Casts away all things. A very sensible woman until the fit comes upon her which is once in 6 or 7 weeks. Her husband cares not for her company and has spent her goods which was 10 pounds. Her water reasonable good but has much melancholy in it.
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Case 63100

Mr Piland of London, 60 years. Saturday 18 November 1626, 9 am.
[In chart] Has little lust. Gonorrhoea. Little comes away.
Much grief for debts he owes. Married an honest woman that knew he was in debt & yet would needs marry him. Now he cannot perform his duty of marriage.
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Case 26735

Alice Gyrney of Edsborough, 36 years. Saturday 15 February 1606, 11.20 am. Married 9 years. Has had 4 children. Troubled in mind by fits and discontented with her husbands first wives friends and against her husband’s occasioners, because she thought her husband would have bought land and given it to his son by his first wife. Counseled by a woman in town against her husband & his friends & kindred.
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