Case 62118

Mrs Nameless beyond Bedfordshire, 30 years. Unmarried. Francis Ablestone, a waiting gentlewoman. Friday 21 April 1626, 7.30 am.
[Right of chart] She took diverse things to cause abortion of diverse means but none would do. I gave her nothing.
Was in love with one. Is by child with him & he is fled to Ireland & she leaving Dunstable goes into Bedfo[rd].
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Case 14192

Frances Hulse of London, a poor goldsmith’s wife. Brave & fine. Married 5 years. Monday 17 October 1603, 2.45 pm. Quærit utrum habebit liberos et quali fortunæ fruetur [asks whether she will have children and what her fortune will be]. Boarding in Sir Edwin Sands’s house. Sun denotans maritum est peregrinus [the Sun, denoting the husband, is peregrine].
[In chart] Loves besides her husband as Mars in the seventh house shows.
A fully faced woman. Bold & little regards her husband. Had a child shortly after.
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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.
[Treatment information.]
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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 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.
She has been long lightheaded for she loved one that deceived her.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 29281

Robert Parker of Hanslop, 24 years. Friday 21 June 1605, 10.30 am.
Head light. Frantic. Talks godly. Can take no rest nor sleep. But talks to himself. His mother sent his water.
His greatest talk is of Jesus Christ. Denies that ever he was in love with any but it took him sitting on a cross upon Sunday in the afternoon about 2 of the clock. His urine good.
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Case 29049

Joan Clarke of Rhood, 25 years. Saturday 18 May 1605, 8.00 am. Sine consensu filiæ [without the daughter’s consent].
The mother thinks she is bewitched. Her mother would have her well matched & she is ever against it & will match with none but such as are beggarly & poor. Her friends would bestow her well but she will not be ruled. She will have one Francis Stoakes & says she will have him. She will give no entertainment to any substantial body.
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Case 72184

Master Michael Cole of Berkswell by Coventry, 30 years. Wednesday 25 May 1631, 11.00 am.
[In chart] Troubled mind.
Cursed in his love that his friends liked not of & broke it. Then at London a quarter of a year since had a burning fever & likely to die of it yet recovered. Since an unfortunate brother coming to see him in his sickness & finding him mopish & sottish & without sense.
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Case 44645

Joan Travell of Gothurst, 24 years. Tuesday 8 April 1617, 10.30 am. Troubled with foolish fancies.
Much troubled with wind in her bowels & guts. Cries out she shall be killed & will have no other talk & says that nobody can tell the sorrow that she endures. Her fancies much troubled. Talks well & sensibly. Sometimes will sing [?] 3 hours otherwise as heavy & as sad as can [breaks off].
Should have married one & they now at words as if she would not have him. & then bidding him to marry elsewhere fell into this passion. She knows that she shall never have him.
[Left column] [Treatment information including a suppository, clyster, horse leeches and diet drink.]
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Case 15351

Edward Pursell of Winslowe, 27 years. Tuesday 19 July 1603, 12.40 pm.
Beside himself. Fell into these fits on Friday last about noon. Says that he is so great a sinner that his sins cannot be forgiven. Affection to a young woman who also loves him. Troubles in love. His sister’s husband came for him to enquire whether Mr S. [Napier, known as Sandy] could do him any good or no.
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Case 19206

Mary Key of Wodell 7 miles hence, 29 years. Saturday 18 April 1601, 10.15 am. Unmarried. Dwells with Mr Worlye.
It is of Saturn in Scorpio. Maestititum concepit propter iuvenem male frugis quod perdite amabit domina illius eum dissuadit [took grief regarding a young man of little worth whom she loves desperately. Her mistress dissuaded him].
It is of Saturn in Capricorn. [Treatment information.]
Pained in her heart. Pursy. Short winded. Ache in her legs. Both swelled & so is her body. Swells at the change of the moon. April 16 Moon separating from Saturn approaching sextile with Mars and trine with Venus.
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Case 57610

Mrs Barkely, before [née] Elizabeth Conyers, married at 15 years. [Supplied: 16 January 1624, 11 am.] Of East Barnard. Born Tuesday 24 January, 1598, 10.00 pm. 2 children dead. Did love her husband very extremely & fondly now.
Born as I suppose January 24, Tuesday 9.30 pm 1598. 2 child, both died. Six years since her last child died. Never well since.
[Left] [Astrology.]
[Related case on right of page.]
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Case 18546

Robert Mathews’ brother-in-law of Whitfield came again for him. Tuesday 18 January 1603, 1.00 pm. Vide [see] January 11. He was Mr Thomas Spenser’s clerk. And took a surfeit and was drunken at London. After which time he took such a conceit that he was never well after, but his master’s maids made him believe sometimes that one of them loved him and sometimes another so that at length his mind ran altogether upon their love and he became sottish and now speaks he cannot tell what and talks idly never ceasing as long as he has any company. He sleeps well and eats whatever is given him.
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Case 48909

Joan Morgan of Lavendon. Monday 7 June 1619, 9.45am.
Thinks that God is angry with her because she vowed she would marry him & no other. Now she craves not for him. The man sends her his love tokens.
[In chart] Match broken.
[Left] [Astrology.]
The match broken. For so she comes to signify. They sent her letters to that purpose.
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Case 51832

Richard Carter of Lilly, 30 years. In love. Wednesday 6 December 1620, 3.00 pm. Sine consensu [without consent]. Widow Peddle. Is tempted that he cannot pray.
[Left side of chart] By fits well. Quakes. Cannot sleep.
[In chart] Tempted much.
Idle headed a week about Thursday night last. Sine consensu frat[er] p[ro] frater [without consent, the brother for the brother].
Opposition of Jupiter and Venus approaching. Keeps his bed & cannot make water since Sunday. His urine like grease. Will steal abroad without his bands very fondly. [Meaning: if you untie/unchain him, he’ll sneak out and behave in a deranged manner.] Thought he is in love. The last time mended presently being let blood, purged & a rose cake applied about last Whitsuntide. Is pained in his belly as if his body would part in the middle. Curses much & looks ghastly.
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Case 31853

William Flye of Hinton beyond Brackley, 22 years. Saturday 4 July 1607, 12.00 pm. His head ill. Mopish. Father for the child. Mopish.
[In chart] In love with one that he never did ask the question & now tempted.
[To right of chart] Grown mopish ever since May.
Worse than heretofore since Monday last. June 29, Saturday. Saturn separating from Moon, opposition Sun approaching opposition Mars. Says he is bewitched & that he must have the wench he loves. Sleeps ill.
[Treatment including mandrake and jeralog.]
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Case 36155

Mary Faulkner of Cowley, 26 years. Friday 7 July 1609, 1.45 pm. In presence herself.
[In chart] A love matter. Grief. Spits blood. Head heavy. No senses. Terms ill.
Vide [See] July 6. Quando dominus venerat pro sua serva [when the lord had come for his servant]. Weeps much & is very sad. Craves not to eat. Casts up much blood very often but looks well. Never had her sickness [menstruation] well. Stomach ill & back & fumes into her face.
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Case 45582

George Norris of Stevenage in Hertford parish, 32 years. Thursday 9 October 1617, 5.00 pm. Crazed his brains for love to a wench.
[In chart] Much melancholy. Mopish.
Has had 3 or 4 fits would not keep his bed but ris[e] & strike. A stout migh[ty] man. Was let blood & purged.
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Case 19276

Mary Kay of Wooddell, 28 years. A maiden. Saturday 25 April 1601, 2.00 pm.
It is of Sun in Taurus, Moon separating from Mars in Aries.
A griping & pulling at her heart. Doubts lest some ill thing haunted the house. A child of her four years lay grievously ill handled. Could not speak all that time but had the tongue drawn in & so died. A woman threatened her. Had also a sister that was suddenly taken being well. Margaret Bray 60 years. Dwells at Wodell. Elisabeth Parker. This Mary Kay bore affection to a young man who faithfully promised her & was broken by her mistress’s persuasion. Lord Jesus grant this may do her good. Vide April 18 Mary Kay.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 2209

Charity Palmer alias Pottell the daughter of John [and] Elizabeth Standback, 28 years. Wednesday 3 August 1597, 9.30 am. Pro [for] Henry Sevedell of 30 years. The wife of Edmond Pottell.
Henry the son of Elizabeth and Edmond of St Martins by Ludgate. He dwells in Paternoster Row.
She has loved this fellow this ten years and she cannot be quiet when she is out of his company. Her husband she shall bury him and she shall marry again.
On the side of the belly & two in the clitch between the belly & the thigh
[Drawing of face.] Colour & countenance
It seems he has dealt very friendly with her for money and else. And has known all parts of her body but has not carnally known her for he loathes a woman & cannot abide the smell of a woman, is sodomitical, secretly minded & very religious. Affair long & in love with another. He will never marry her. She had another husband and her master begot her with child & then married her to this base squire. Her first husband lived scant a year. This hath been married to her some year.
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Case 16553

Mrs Mary Woodward of Easton Maudit, 20 years. Thursday 21 February 1605, 9.45 am.
Moon separating from trine with Mars approaching trine with Saturn.
Taken with desperate fits. Her first fit began on Tuesday last. Took a conceit partly by hearing of Mr Isaac’s daughters of Fensham who as they report are possessed, & partly ex impatientia amoris [from impatience for love].
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Case 33528

Margery Geare of Wilsamsteed, 42 years. Tuesday 14 June, 1608, 1.15 pm.
Not well these 3 years. Disquieted in mind. Weeps & cries much. Trembles & quakes. A wheelwright offered to lie with her 5 years since. Never well since. Sometimes loves him better than her husband. Cannot put this thought out of her mind.
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Case 462

Mr Monson. Monday 21 June 1596, 1.40 pm. Utrum sit in amor cum aliquo alio [whether in love with someone else] and whether there be any man living by whom he shall reap any benefit by or no.
It seems he loves one base born that now belongs to some lady. By the approach of Moon to Mercury by sextile. & he has loved another which now he loves not so by Venus going from Mars. He loves not his wife. There is none by whom he shall have any benefit of living by and it seems the prince shall do him little favour. He shall not be knighted. He shall begin to fall before he rise and after his fall he shall rise again to greater wealth. His wife it seems he married against his will by whom he hath 3 daughters and no son. She is a tall brown woman somewhat long & visage very gentle & courteous but hard favoured & it seems he loves her little. He has spent much & consumed much and is much in debt. Wavering minded & incredulous.
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Case 29281

Robert Parker of Hanslop, 24 years. Friday 21 June 1605, 10.30 am.
Head light. Frantic. Talks godly. Can take no rest nor sleep. But talks to himself. His mother sent his water.
His greatest talk is of Jesus Christ. Denies that ever he was in love with any but it took him sitting on a cross upon Sunday in the afternoon about 2 of the clock. His urine good.
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Case 64288

Thomas Langley of Oxford, 28 years of Shrove Monday last. Never married, a shipwright. A bachelor. Tuesday 17 July 1627. 7.20pm. He was present. Cannot stay anywhere.
[In chart] A weakness in his brain.
[Bottom of chart] D Prideaux his wife died [belonging to case 64287 on facing page].
[Right of chart] Upon studying of matters too high for him cracked his brain. Losses troubled him.
A melancholy suspected by the doctors. Haunted. It would seem he has carried some affection to some woman that has distempered him.
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Case 49141

A French maid 18 years, servant to my lady Lee of Leighton. Friday 7 July 1619, 1.30 pm. Her father would have sent her to marry with one that she loves not & then she came over to England by stealth.
[Right of chart] Had a clyster last night. [Treatment information.]
[Left of chart] Urine indiff[erent].
[Left margin below chart] A rising in her stomach up to her throat stopping her wind.
Sick since Monday a tingling in her flesh, stitches in her right side. Spit blood. Was let blood & then it went into the left side & then back again to the right side. Is benumbed & pricked all over & ill her joints & has as it were passion of the mother & as one swounding. [Between lines] Terms stopped 2 months.
Desires to eat & cannot get it down & will by fits laugh & be again extreme sick by fits.
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Case 75152

Mary Harding of Shiddlington, 15 years. Monday 23 July 1632, 8.30 am. Married at Christmas last. Pained in her heart & stomach. Has little or no appetite to her meat. Cannot sleep. Ill 3 weeks. Stands as one in a trance.
[In chart] Convulsive fits. Mother.
In love with a young man & her friends against. Urine indifferent. 3 weeks sick. Yet married against her will. [Treatment information.] Has used all yet not the better.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 50434

Will Stampford of Teddington, 31 years. Saturday 25 March 1620, 2.20 pm. A bachelor born on St Mark’s day being Friday about 11. 30 am 31 years a mark he had in his forehead. The falling sickness many kinds of it.
[In chart] Epilepsia.
[Astrology.] Mater sine consensu [mother without consent]. Ready to die in his fits. Is never [breaks off]. 3 years ill by fits taken suddenly light headed senseless sometimes 24 hours & better sometimes 2 or 3 days & nights. Mopish sometimes it will hold but one hour & well a fortnight. Voids at his mouth almost a quart of roping water like the white of an egg. It is ready to strangle him like the mother. He will rove & roam & skrike & roam with his hands as one besides himself & as if he would die for the time. Urine good. Love as is thought betwixt him & a wench.
[Top right] Will Stampford of Teddington, March 25 Saturday 2.20 pm, 1620. He looks thin, yellow. A good urine. Will eat [out] of the fit. [Left] Reddish hair.
[Treatment information.]
Grief brings him to his fit. Mopish & childish.
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Cases 33877, 33879

Case 33877
Jane Dickerson of Hartwell, 27 years. Monday 25 July 1608, 9.30pm. Her first fit.
[In chart] Took grief for one that did love her. & Married another. Falling sickness.
Burned that day, & after a great heat took cold. Head ache & tooth ache. Did take grief touching one that she loved & did mock her & now is married about a year since.
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Case 33879
Jane Dickerson of Hartwell now of Sawcy Forrest, 27 years. Thursday 4 August 1608, 1.45 pm.
[In chart] Falling sickness.
On monday was sennet [seven nights] at evening late had a sore fit.
[Between lines] Face does swell.
July 25 the first fit betwixt 9 & 10 at night. Has them very well.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 20832

Ralf Webster of Quainten 30 years a bachelor. Monday 19 March 1604, 2.48 am.
[In chart] Falling sickness.
Took a grief for one that loved him & married another. Has taken much grief as as soon as he starts he falls. If he hears any noise he starts & falls. The noise of a dog makes him to start & to fall.
Right side & head. & his eyes run with water & smart. Trembles & starts much.
2 years amiss.
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Case 50854

Mr Fettyplace, Tuesday 16 May 1620, 12.20 pm. Born Wednesday 3 October 1593, 3pm. Mr Fettyplace came to me not of his own accord but by the appointment of his lady mother a young gentleman. Loved one that his mother despised.
[In chart] Mopish by fits & furious. Could not be cured.
It is by fits in his head mopish & will not speak a word a week or better & by fits mends & will speak. Well sensed a quarter of a year. Ill 2 years by fits. [Astrology.]
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Cases 58589, 58589

Case 58588
Elizabeth Lawrence of Luton Hoe 20 years. Tuesday 1 June 1624, 3.30 pm.
[In chart] Mad with love & melancholy & full of prate. Long ere she mended.
Apt to sigh.
1. was let blood arm & foot
2. had a vomit
Has had them but 4 times. The middle of her head ill & cannot sleep. Head & heart ill. Apt to talk of religion. Had the green sickness but now had them not this twelvemonth since last harvest. Always sickly. Despairs of gods mercy. [Treatment information.]
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Case 58589
Elizabeth Lawrence was sent Monday 24 May 1624, 5.45 am. Tempted by Satan fell into a pond & likely to be drowned but was safely delivered very godly & religious & of a good mind and faith.
Full of sad heavy melancholy thoughts. Back & head eyes run with water. Trembles and quivers.
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Case 34388

Elisabeth Seer of Fosket, 22 years. Friday 11 November 1608, 11.00 am.
Long sick. Head & left side & heart. Head swelled. Ready to stop her wind. [Treatment information.]
Is thought to take grief touching one that she loves. Being crossed in her match. Might have been matched once or twice & her father hinders the marriage.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 16760

John Spencer Sir Robartes Spencers servant. Tuesday 30 March 1602, 9.00 am. Complains of his left side & spleen & swelling of his leg. Asks a remedy for Alice Faulkner, 23 years, troubled with the green sickness. Has taken many vomits but none would work with her. Craves a vomit. Sick in the stomach. Asks whether Alice Faulkner loves the man or not.[In chart] Much grief & discontentment.
[Treatment information.]
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