Case 44867

Henry Mead of Gamlingay, 20 years. Friday 9 May 1617, 10.45 am.
It took him about a year since either with a strain of an over heavy burden which he bore being 5 bushels of wheat or else by a wrench of a strong man that griped him. & after that had a great tumour & swelling as big as two fists breaking out under his left flank. It never broke but ran with clear water & after it was burst it still mattered not. They did eat out with burnt alum the rotten flesh. Now feels all his pain on the other side in his bones & they fear lest the like swelling should take him in that place. & has lived 3 weeks day & night in intolerable pain on the better side. Nothing as yet appearing.
[Left margin] Eats little. Full of anguish. Can take no rest.
His urine indifferent good.
Has had a scouring about a week.
The sore where the swelling was is almost healed. The swelling is quite gone.
[Treatment information including diet drinks and a blister.]
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Case 12093

Alice Jones, 18 years, at Alderton a mile beyond Grafton. Friday 16 March 1599, 12.20 pm. Pale coloured. 3 quarters of a year green sickness. Came in her own person.
Water yellow but full of many white cloudy flakes.
Heart, back, chest, short winded. Frightened with the biting of a dog that bit a little piece of her flesh as big as a shilling. She never had her flowers [courses]. Cannot digest her meat but is driven to cast it up again. Hoven & swollen in the belly & stomach. She was of a good red colour but now pale & white. With cold and heat. All things bitter. I gave her [treatment information].
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Case 22274

Master Edmond Ibbot of St Neots, 35 years. Friday 25 June 1630, 2.30 pm. Sick since Shrovetide. Utrum veneficium sit passus sit [whether he is suffering witchcraft].
[In chart] Legs broken & yet struck not a stroke.
Urine very good.
Had his leg broken on Shrove Tuesday. The bones came through the skin. Has kept his bed ever since.
Not able to arise ever since.
Has had 2 or 3 surgeons come to him. No good. The dead flesh rises faster than they can cut it down. Puts him to intolerable pain.
Goody Hills suspected for witchery. Wished that he might break his neck or leg & that his brother should be hanged. & killing a man he was hanged indeed.
[Left of chart] Sigil Jupiter on Sunday next at 3.15 am 1630.
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Case 43321

Robart Ampes of Sundon, 72 years, [born] 22 February 1544. Came Saturday 4 May 1616, 11.00 am.
Ill in his head ever since Sunday last. Quite bereaved of his senses & can make no answer & was never so before. It seems that he saw some ill thing.
Nicholas Day the minister suspected for a bad man. Married. He & his wife agree not. No child. His neighbours suspect him given to ill vices. Preaches every Sunday.
Is very unruly. Urine good colour but has a white stinking sediment in it. Was costive but yesterday had a stool. Eats hungrily.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 41868

Anthony Brittain of North Crowly, 57 years. Sunday 15 May 1615, 10 am. A butcher. An ill living man. He fled away with men’s money & ran away beyond sea & was ever so vexed & tormented that he was forced to come again & to confess it & since is taken that he can scarce speak well & is taken all of one side that he has little use of it especially of his hand & can go. He can go & came hither & can speak though not plainly.
Was counted an honest man before & was by a proud son of his persuaded to run away with others [sic] men’s monies.
[Treatment in five steps: a purge, an oil of some sort, bloodletting, and a tin/Jupiter sigil on the neck, and ‘good counsell to serve God & he shall amend.’]
A good urine but full of gravelish stuff. Right arm and right cheek taken & has little use of it. Can speak little or nothing to be understood.
[Added later:] He mended not but died.
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Case 513

Mrs Clark utrum sit gravida [whether pregnant]. Friday 2 July 1596, 8.00 am.
Her urine sprinkles freshly but she should not be with child by her urine but stopped. But she is with child by the sign & conjunction of Saturn & Venus & has gone 14 weeks. She was not as it proved.
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Case 27618

Alice Chivoll of Great Woolstone, 32 years. 21 June 1606, 9.39 am.
Back ill. Back & belly as a woman that has throws. Her urine good. Motes, gravel.
Never well since she was laid of her last child. Quaerit an sit gravida [asks if pregnant]. Had 2 child. Has a mind to [smudged].
Has not had them these 16 weeks.
Counts she should quicken with[in] about 3 or 4 weeks. So is by fits as a woman in travail. Very fearful.
Arguit eam esse gravidam [shows her to be pregnant].
[Bottom left] Vide Alice Chivoll Whitsuntide was twelvemonth. Was with child.
[Treatment information.]
She was with child & was afterward brought abed & had 2 children at a birth.
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Case 587

Alice Sampson, 26 years. Thursday 22 July 1596, 7.00 am. Mr Spidells maid. Diz [the nature of the disease].
She should have much pain in the head heart & belly. But she seems to be with child. Her urine sprinkled a little & did cast as if she were with child. & pained stomach, rheumatic and has taken grief. And has not her course in order but is like to vomit. She says stoutly she is not with child.
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Case 300

Dorothy Midnol of 21 years. Saturday 15 May 1596 10.40 am. Utrum sit gravida [whether pregnant]. Set it at a 11.
[2 charts.]
Her urine sprinkles and she is much stopped & has not her course this 14 weeks. But I suppose her with child but either of some false conception or some sudden alteration of her body will follow.
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Case 20484

Luce Basell of Olnye, 40 years. Sunday 28 February 1602, 4.40 pm. Had not sickness [menstruation] till 8 or 10 weeks since. She cannot keep her meat ever since this sennet [sevennight]. Comes up, shakes and burns with cold. Quaerit an sit gravida [asks if she is pregnant]. Urina mediocris coloris [urine of a mediocre colour]. Jane Drubb did curse her, and presently had a calf that foamed and died. Beat hard against the ground. Taken grief and fear by the woman.
With child.
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Case 21091

Alice Woodward of Stoke Hammond, 38 years. Thursday 19 April 1604, 12.45 pm.
[In chart] Proved with child. As I think quick.
Much pain in her back. The whites much. Right side & the back. Has her red ones. Has taken much grief for that she had 7 children at full time & yet born still all saving her first. Stomach sides back. A great looseness ever since Shrovetide. Turns now of late to be red. Fears the bloody flux. Never had a child on this ground where now she dwells but in Brickhill she had one. Fears the ground to be ill.
[Right column] Takes her sometimes as if she dies in every place. Head legs arms.
Had a child on Hallowtide but stillborn. Cannot quiet her mind because she has not the like fortune that other women have. Fears Alice Colman. Urine yellowish with white dregs.
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Case 13646

Elizabeth Fawnes of Cranfield, 29 years. Tuesday 5 April 1603, 11.12 am.
[In chart] Troubled with the reds & whites. Much grief.
A patch of white matter grew in her urine, otherwise being of good colour. Married 14 years, never had child. Has taken much grief by reason her husband, the parson of Cranfield, has been long in law and has been s[o] much smayed. Has the whites that trouble her much & has the other that follow her exceedingly. A tall visage & of white paleish complexion. Asks whether she shall have children & the cause of her barrenness.
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Case 27141

Jane Varney of great Horwood, 29 years. [15 April 1606, c. 10.00 am.] Married 11 years. One child 10 years old. Had one after & abortum. With a continual a gnawing about her heart & right side. Most pitiful. Has them monthly a spot or 2. Troubled also with wind. Pale coloured. Urine good. Head, face, eyes now swelled. About a fortnight since.
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Case 58373

Master Wyllyscot of Berkshire sent for my opinion touching the rags & whites in his water since his cutting Thursday 6 May 1624, 8.45 am. Wrote it 16 April 1624. For preservation from the breeding of another stone.
[In chart] Stone once cut for it. Is subject to have it still.
[To right of chart] His stone four inches round, six inches & a half in length round abo[?] 3 inches & a quarter long.
Drinks next his heart every morning.
He sent me 10s. in gold for my counsel & craved my opinion whence he voids in his urine now [and] then sand, sometimes matter, whitish clots. These do sink down to the bottom of the urinal downy, woolly, linty, cobwebby threads, rags & drags. Sometimes higher or lower in his urine according to their thinness, lightness & heaviness of substance & matter. Proceeding as some think from [1] the ulcer that was in his bladder. 2 others from the foulness of his bladder. 3 others from the back. 4 others from the veins & the whole body generally.
He is desirous to know whence it comes, fearing lest it should be a waste of nature & a weakening of his body.
He was ever of a very thin body. Lean, brown hair, much subject him. He came to man’s state [with?] nocturnal pollutions. & to some looseness of nature upon some little dalliance & carnal provocation & in coitu promptus emittere semen [quick to emit seed during sex] & not with strong ejection of it.
Suspected it might come being to forward to have to do being young with womankind.
[Next column] Since his cutting he finds not in coitus neither that ability nor abundance of nature as formerly, which makes him to think that the abovesaid matter & stuff proceeds to argue for the most part a decaying of nature & want of the former strength of body.
A greedy eating & ingestion at meals but digestion too slow. Egestion slow. Costive naturally.
Since his cutting feels himself more strong & able either on foot or horseback. Indifferent able, good ease & appetite yet errs both in eating & exercise.
He cannot hold his water now so well as when he was sound. He is none of strongest natures.
About the small of his back none of the strongest. If he sleeps any space of time, in his back bending again he feels a weakness.
If his meat offend him, he feels it not at dinner but at supper till towards supper time & his supper will not till after his first sleep.
If since his cutting he take any cassia or turp[entine] for preserve or if he use violent exercise, he shall void more or less sand & going to stool & making of water feels some burning in the neck of his bladder. & offence as formerly. Although before taking of it was at good ease & did see no sand expelled in the space of weeks.
Would use some present physic lest the stone should increase. Yet on the other side a fear of overmuch tempering [tampering] & meddling will make him weaker & worse.
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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.
[Treatment information.]
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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 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 40432

Mary Goodman of Newton Blossomville, 27 years. Saturday 26 September 1612, 10.30 am. Senses gone by fit. Last Thursday at night h[ora] [hour] 11, September 10 Thursday h. 11 pm, 1612.
[Right of chart] In her senses until the 3 days was past. Cannot keep her clothes on her back.
[In chart] Newly about a fortnight brought abed frantic.
[Treatment information.]
Sent to me the 17 of September & then I gave her mandrake. Child dead born. Urine red & thick with great [illegible word that looks like ‘hellins’ or ‘sellins’].
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Case 29884

Joan Newman of Cranfield, 31 years. Thursday 7 November 1605, 10.25 am.
Had never but one child with which she was brought abed Sunday last was 5 weeks. Thursday 7 November 1605, 10.25 am.
[In chart] Brought abed that day. Her child dead pulled away.
Extreme ill since the physic I gave her. Brought abed that day but child was pulled from her dead. Her urine [breaks off]
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Case 41833

Elizabeth Whistler of Stoke Hammond, 30 years. Wednesday 10 May 1615, 1.15 pm.
[In chart] She was brought abed yesterday about sunrise.
She was brought abed of a boy which is well but not christened.
The boy was christened on Thursday & died on Friday night.
She complains of her head & brows that one is fain [obliged] to hold her head always.
She had a fall on her right shoulder on Michaelmas last from a horse & now applied bucks [rabbits] to her side upon stitches which she felt. & have also applied a rose cake with treacle & aquavitae warmed & sallet oil. But she feels no ease nor can take no rest.
Was ill on Monday last. Much urine but thin like well water.
Her pain took her when she was with child.
[Interpolated] Fully faced & red coloured.
Her flesh casts.
Fears a bad woman called Goody Parker.
Goody Gadstone cries out of this widow Parker.
Has her terms but now & then.
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Case 76882

Joan Dean of London the wife of one that is porter to the Earl of Northampton, dwelling in London, 36 years. Monday 8 April 1633, 10 am.
Brought abed a week after Christmas in Grasin in Maidenhead Alley.
[To right of chart, treatment information.]
[Right column] Has not had them since she lay in. & she lay in & was brought abed a week after Christmas. Never had her courses since. Very cold.
[Left column] Full of melancholy & has mind for nothing nor husband nor child.
Has 5 children. Mopish ever since 5 weeks before Michaelmas. Ever since that she quickened.
Cannot sleep.
Urine thick & has dregs in it of a good colour.
[Middle column] A neighbour fell out with her & ill ever since. Mary Dudwyn did curse her & her children. And Mistress Barbery also suspected.
[Left column] Complains of her stomach & head. Mopish. Has taken much physic of the doctors. Vomits & purges & was let blood.
Vomits, purges, pills was also let blood by the doctors yet never the better.
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Case 48556

Temperance Negoose of Dunton in Bedfordshire, 30 years. Tuesday 27 April 1619, 9.38 am.
Thursday next a week brought abed & is full of melancholy. Despairing & offering to drown herself. Was so a year since & mended with that I sent her. God’s name be praised for it.
Faint & weak.
Complains of her belly & griping.
Doubts of God’s grace.
Fearful in her sleep.
Belly griped.
Urine red & thick.
Her child was christened & that day hence doubts & despairs of her salvation.
It died & since she waxed m[gap].
Offers to drown herself. Cholical. Is loose bodied.
[Astrology beginning Saturn Lord of the 6th …]
Grief touching her child.
[Over page] Temperance Negoose of Dunton by Bedford, 30 years. Tuesday 27 April 1619. 9.39 am.
[Treatment information including an electuary, an unguent and a pigeon applied to her feet.]
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Case 62500

Mistress Ellen Ball of Northampton, 30 years. Tuesday 30 May 1626, 4 pm.
In childbed 3 weeks Sunday last at 3 in the morning.
Has been formerly troubled with the evil faint & had the king’s evil breaking out in her eyes & [was?] cured. Lost one [gap].
Her 7th child would gladly [gap] suckle it but her husband fears it will hurt her head & [gap] & weaken [gap]. Her urine good. Has an ague [gap] her 6 w[eeks] & cannot rest.
Is grown [gap]. Apt to catch her eye [gap] at one time then another. [Added above the line] & pained.
Eyebright water
Fennel water [gap].
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Case 57815

Mr Hatch for his child a year old. Wednesday 3 March 1624, 11 am.
[In chart and then across page] Her convulsions suddenly ceased upon the moment departing from London & since fallen into one side. Taken in one side.
[In chart] Dead on the right side.
[Left of chart, sideways, note to look on 26 Feb.]
Urine little white & thick being cold.
Used the pomander & the cord[ial?] lozenges.
It fell into her neck the fountain of the humours & has no sense nor motion of the right side.
Understanding indifferent. Sucking & eating indifferent well.
The gentlewoman that gives her suck has for these three weeks had her courses which do yet continue & make her sickly & knows not whether she had a mischance. Do fear her sucking to hurt the child. Would know my opinion & what diet drink Mistress Elizabeth might take & what physic & whether they should bring down the child.
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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 61917

Mistress Sara Edmonds of Holborn, 26 years. Saturday Midsummer Eve 1626, 11 pm.
But her mother came to me for her daughter Saturday 1 April 1626, 2.30 pm.
Is fallen out with her husband who bound her with fetters.
[Bottom right] Had a plague sore but it never broke out & grew maddish & melancholy & her husband bound her & since she cannot abide him upon any little occasion.
Urine red & aguish.
Is gone with child 15 weeks or 16.
Would have a sigil.
[Middle column]
Would live from him.
Ill since Michaelmas.
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Case 26180

Mistress Holland of London, 23 years at Hallowtide last. Tuesday 6 May 1606, 10.00 am. Taken first on Wednesday Easter week at night in her bed at 12 pm. A thing like a dog came upon her. Made her foam & skrike. She said she saw some ill thing in her bed coming to her like a cat or a dog as she lay with her husband that struck her with a dead palsy.
Was a very modest woman. Cares not what she says in this taking. Taken with a palsy all over her left side. Mopish in her wits by fits at an instant. Draws her arms & legs after her. Talks idly. Is with child & looks to be delivered about a month hence. A very good urine with some motes. A sudden flash & motion of the brain.
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Case 20484

Luce Basell of Olney, 40 years. Sunday 28 February 1602, 4.40 pm.
Had not sickness till 8 or 10 weeks since. She cannot keep her meat ever since this sennet. Comes up shakes and burns with cold. Asks if she is pregnant. Urine of a mediocre colour.
[Right of chart] Jane Drubb did curse her, and presently had a calf that foamed and died. Beat hard against the ground. Taken grief and fear by the womb.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 70332

Margaret Foster of Cardington, 18 years. Friday 26 March 1630, 1 pm.
Ill a fortnight afore Christmas with a wringing pain of her heart & chest & navel with extreme grippings by fits & does cast often times & is not well until she has casted. Never had them [menstruation]. Urine good.
[Treatment information.]
Elizabeth Millard suspect gave her drink once and never since well. & Also Alice Hyde suspected. Said that she had a ready faery. & Came to her in the likeness of a cock and a child. Easter Monday about 9 put on her sigil of Jupiter 8 am.
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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 48188

Jeffery Hasker of Shenly, 38 years. Friday 5 February 1619, 12.39 pm. Much urine and thin. Argues [i.e. indicates] obstructions. He has taken much grief because his wife killed her child with beating & the Crown has set upon it. He fears that something did haunt his wife. Had lost her senses on a sudden. & this man thinks that he putting out his hand felt a thing like a cat. Complains of the reins of his back. Has a rising in his stomach.
[Left margin] Mind troubled.
[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 39575

Margaret Web, Elisabeth Baldwin’s servant, Tuesday 7 April 1612, 1.20 pm. Is frighted with ill sights. A tickling in her legs. Mind troubled. Fears ill disposed people. An Neals & Bassets wife. Pain suddenly anywhere. Urine good. Has something that comes down before her terms like a bag. Fears bursting or mother.
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Case 47179

Ellen Hands, servant to Sir John Temple of Staunton. Tuesday 18 July 1618, 6.30 am.
[In chart] Greensickness.
Back aches going or labouring. Never had them [menses]. Was so a year since.
I mean ill about her chest, heart, head & limbs. With a great laziness when she would labour or go about any business. But very well as long as she sits still. Neither eats fruit, salt or oatmeal. Has no great stomach [appetite]. Urine pale and thin. [Treatment.]
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Case 48272

Anne Smith of Stony Stratford, 30 years. Saturday 20 February 1619, 3.00 pm. Married. 12 days sick. Lies like a chrisom child all the day & always at night behaves her self like a bedlam & has in her mad fits cut off a great piece of her tongue. Cannot sleep these 12 days but lies broad awake.
Was suddenly frighted in the night as she thought seeing the devil coming to carry her to hell. The devil tells her that she shall hang in hell by the tongue. & calls & cries out of the devil. Will pray by fits & then again by fits rage. Cannot sleep. Will take nothing nor can abide the sight of any thing. Does lose her excrements of urine & ordure in her bed. [Treatment information including syrup of poppy and water of cowslip.]
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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 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 11071

Agnys Olny of Tebbath in Chalbrook parish. Friday 25 July 1600, 8.30 am.
Had a bad midwife. [Astrology.] It is of Jupiter in Leo and Mercury in Leo. Hot in her body full of aches cannot hold her water. Electuary lenitivi half an ounce. Diacatholicon 2 drams.
Sit over a close stool wherein sheeps’ heads had been sodden to stay her water. Her midwife used in great haste a very iron hook to deliver her child & so has harmed her. Has used to bath her body with French mallows, fennel, sheep’s suet & running water. But not the better. A white greasy water. Her water ready to burn her when it comes from her.
A thin plate of lead cooled in vinegar. Red sandalwood, water lilly, parsley, bole armeniac, dragons’ blood, myrtle berries, pomegranate blossoms, myrrh, frankincense. 12 pence.
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Case 19336

Harry Peach of Brayfield of the Green, 19 years. Saturday 2 May 1601, 10.50 am.
Sine consensu pater pro filio [father for the son without consent].
[In chart] Frantic with grief.
Cries out of his heart.
Urina bona [a good urine] on Saturday. [Cross symbol.]
Jeralog. 1 dram. water of [illeg.] Dns Jesus benedicit hinc medic. et conter caput serpentis [Lord Jesus, bless this medicine and crush the head of the serpent]. Stibium quarter tablet. 3 [illeg.] grains.
[Bottom left of page] Harry Peach grown stark mad by means of a cruel Aunt that whipped him naked with a cart whip in the night and threatened him again. A very devilish woman. And then threatened again by her ran out at night in his shirt to the minister of that town & since is grown stark mad & cries out against his Aunt & the devil & says his good spirit is gone & that he is haunted & would throttle himself still but that he is pinioned. Pined by his bad diet with his Aunt. Eats ravenously.
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Case 19379

Harry Peach of Brayfield in the Green, 20 years. Thursday 7 May 1601, 9.45 am.
[In chart] Frantic. He mended god be thanked.
He escaped god be thanked. Pater sine consensu filij utrum filius evadet nec ne mortis periculum [the father without consent of the son. Whether his son will escape or whether he is danger of death]. He had a tablet and jeralog. I cured him.
Sun lord of the ascendant for the father. And Mercury lord of the hour for the father. Et Jupiter Lord of the eighth for death. Jupiter Lord of the fifth for the son. Lord of the eighth for death. Growing into Jupiter lord of the ascendant argues escaping. Lord of the fifth and eighth Jupiter argues danger of death. Moon lord of the eighth in last three degrees, with Saturn in the fourth, argues danger of death. Urina satis bona nisi quod plena sit melanch. humoribus. Vid maii 2. [Urine good enough, except that it is full of melancholy humours. See May 2.] All his stibium tablets went downward & his other physick.
I gave him again tablets stibium 3. pro valesci. 1 dram.
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Case 21573

Jane Broughe of Stonystratford, 52 years. Saturday 13 October 1604, 9.15 am.
[In chart] mad frantic. Extreme sick. Sent afterward to be let blood. Died.
Taken with a hot burning ague ever since Tuesday. Head ill & giddy feels as it were a noise in her ears. Casts up everything she takes. If she takes any conserves they broil in her stomach & she is worst after it. Talks idly. Head very light. Urine not high coloured.
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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 26630

Agnes Mabbet of Wellingborough, 28 years. Sunday 19 January 1606, 4.40 pm. Pater sine filiae consensu [the father without consent of the daughter].
[In chart] Frantic maddish by fits.
Long visage. Frantic maddish 4 or 5 days by fits. Took it with a cold & could not sleep & now raves & cries out that the devil will have her in most fearful manner. Water indifferent. Has a cough.
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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 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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Case 40648

Margaret Middleton of Hushon, 11 years. Saturday 28 November 1612, 3.00 pm. Sick two days & yesterday frantic. Suspect Goody Campbell.
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Fell sick on Thursday[?] and was as one frantic yesterday by fits. & voids worms. Urine good. Antimony 2 and a half ounces. Absinth 2 drams. Cries out upon a woman that did threaten her.
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Case 45459

Joan Rogers of Little Barford. Wednesday 13 August 1617, 10.20 am. Now married about 2 years. A young child about a year old which she nurses until now.
[In chart] Distracted.
Urine red & thick. Taken in her head. Taken as she was going to make hay & ever since has been distracted for the most part. Whoops & hallows & spits in everybody’s face. She fights & beats her husband & all that come to her. Such as she can master. She says that God, on Monday last was sennet in the morning, gave her to the Devil & then the Devil said to her that he must have her. [Treatment information.]
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