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 50735

[Recorded on 27 or 28 April 1620.] On Sunday 23 April 1620, 14.00 am (sic) Mr Underhill dreamed of light which did much amaze him.
He doubted whether this dream vision & sight of a strange light did signify good or bad.
The dream did so terrify him with melancholy for a day or 2 after that he supposed that he should die about a week after.
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Case 37896

John Mobs of Wolverton, 60 years. Tuesday 23 April 1611, 7.15 am. New Ague. Is sore.[Chart.]
Michael [Crossed out: Will die about 2 or 3 days hence.] He did not die but mended.
Very hot, was let blood. Very costive. Cannot eat anything nor sleep. It is of Venus in Pisces, the Moon separating from Jupiter in Gemini.
[Treatment information: Diacatholocon five drams, senae, rhubarb, of each one scruple, decoctum commune four ounces.]
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Case 37943

John Estwood of Groondon, 58 years. Thursday 25 April 1611, 2.15 pm.
A spiry man. Stuffed in his chest & has a cough & would wane if he could & has a stitch under his side. Hot & sweats. Very thirsty & dry.
[In margin] Unspecified angel: Not to be cured, will die of it.
An aguish water.
[Treatment information: Diaphænicon three ounces, diacatholocon three ounces, decoctum commune four ounces.]
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Case 37886

Goody Fowler of Newport, 50 years. Sunday 21 April 1611, 5.30 pm.
[In chart] A dropsy.
Unknown angel: Will die of it, not likely to be cured.
[Astrology: Saturn approaching trine with Mars, Saturn approaching trine with Mercury, Mars approaching sextile with Mercury, Jupiter approaching sextile with the Sun, Jupiter approaching a sextile with Mercury, Sun approaching a conjunction with Mercury, Saturn approaching a square with Mercury, Mars approaching a square with Venus, May 16.]
First she was sick of an Ague 13 weeks since. & About 10 weeks hence, she began to swell first in her belly which is [illeg.] & grows greater & greater & very exceeding hard. & her legs do swell at all times this fortnight & her face & other limbs. Pine & consume.
[Treatment information: juice of flower de luce. a little egg full with sugar, lily wholes baked with her band & powdered & mixed with anise seeds or cumin seeds. Suppositories with mice dung dry, asarabacca.]
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Case 38692

Barbara Hopkins of Pitchlie, 28 years. Wednesday 11 September 1611, 3.15 pm.
Complains most of her belly with a gripping ever since Whitsuntide. Most by fits. Colic.
[Name of angel in binding]: Will mend by god’s grace.
[Treatment information: Diaphænicon five drams, pulvis hiera picra and sancti, of each half an ounce, saxifraga, chamomile, of each one ounce, decoction two ounces.] Quaerit an sit gravida [asks whether pregnant].
Raphael: Is not.
Fears consumption.
[Treatment information: Conserve Rosarum one and a half ounces, theriaca [illeg.] half an ounce, diagalangae one scruple, theriaca Andromachi half a dram.]
[Right column] Troubled with the wind colic. Faint & short winded.
Michael: She is but a week gone with child & will die about 24 weeks hence.
Thinks herself not to be with child. If it were so, she thinks that she is near her time of quickening. Was very lame that she could not go nor rest for the extremity of pain & ache. Feels a rumbling in her belly. Is lame still but a little mends. Has had an extreme scouring a great while.
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