Case 13134

Susan Blundell 1597. Was grievously handled with a disease which takes her every Saturday since it began to take her which was not until this year 1597 & towards the latter end of January. She was grieved therewith on the 12 of February betwixt one & two in the morning. She is as one dead & swoons 2 or 3 times together. Or a little after midnight betwixt 12 & one. It took her commonly in her sleep.
[Incomplete chart.]
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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 64872

Alice Lambert of Northampton, 21 years. Friday 2 November 1620, 11 am. 21 a month before midsummer last at 11 at night, Saturday.
Married a fortnight. Sleeps much & ill a week over with musing. Urine red & thick. She does skrike & says that there is a black crow.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 53758

My Godson Richard Sharpe, 6 years a next Whitsuntide, born on a Monday about sun rising the Monday 3 weeks after Whitsuntide. Much troubled about 8 at night in his first sleep & will rise out of his bed & cry ‘O God, O God’ & stare & run about. This fortnight is frightened & does not remember it. Monday 25 March 1622, 2.25 pm. He was present for half an hour. Some ill thing feared.
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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 21485

Richard Kilpyne of Woulson great, 27 years. Taken frantic. Friday 14 September 1604, 7.45 am. Frater pro frater. Vel pater potius [Father. Brother for brother. Or rather father.]
[In chart] lightheaded & rabid. Was purged, let blood & mended god be thanked.
Since Wednesday last did eat little or nothing nor could sleep. Fat & red before now white & palish. Forgetful & melancholy almost half a year & mopish with all.
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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 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 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 42054

Cicely Cowden of Newport, 15 years. Saturday 24 June 1615, 5.20 pm.
At this time her laughing frantic fits began. She went to see a dead woman & two hours or 3 hours after fell frantic mad & laughs. Slept soundly yesterday night. Some think it may be bred because she has a mother. Something frantic at some times of the year. Some think it comes by her breasts swelling which did issue & now are stopped.
Antimony 4 quarters. Conserve half an ounce.
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Case 24087

Agnes Man of Great Gidding in Huntingdonshire, 24 years. Wednesday 9 November, 1614, 3.30 pm. A single woman.
[In chart] Lunatic a week before Michaelmas. Mended god be thanked.
Had a fit of lunacy every year for 3 years now about Michaelmas & is worse now than ever hencetofore. Will rage 3 days together & then will sleep & after sleep worse than ever. If she be not chained she will break the windows in the town. The mother sent for her daughter. [Treatment information.]
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Case 74758

Mrs Anne Bardall of Daventry born September 13 1596, 1.30pm. But sent to me Saturday 2 June 1632, 1.20 pm.
The more physic the more her pain. Extreme pain in her head. A giddiness rising out of her stomach to her head holding it for a year & a half & vomited much after her fit of dizziness. Since Easter her giddiness has left her & now has 6 or 8 passionate fits. In her head. Extremity of pain makes her mopish & senseless for a day & a half when she sweats a little after chill & cold. Apt to sleep.
[Right column] Was let blood in the arm & also by leeches & since the worse. Never had child. Married 4 years & a widow 6 years then married 5 years yet no child. Has very few & seldom.
[Treatment information, including sigil of Jupiter with a silk string to wear about 11.]
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Case 65367

Mrs Haws of Bedford, 47 years March 27 next. Wednesday 13 February 1628, 11.00 am.
Sick a long time but worse of late. Is corpulent. Can eat little. Troubled with fits of the mother.
Grief for her husband’s death. No physic. Sleeps much after her mother fits & complains of her legs.
[Treatment information.]
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