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 491

Dorothy Headlowe, 22 years. Mrs Lockley’s maid. Utrum sit gravida [whether pregnant]. Monday 28 June 1596, 1.00 pm. The mistress made the question without consent of the maid.
She is with child about 38 weeks. She was delivered Thursday 8 July & the party did marry her before she was delivered.
I examined the maid about 2 the same day. And she confessed she was with child and who it was that lay with her one Richard.
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Case 13483

Gregory Reynolds’s maid came to clear herself. Tuesday 11 April 1598, 10.40 am. Suspected of adultery with her master. Had a child but she said it was by a servant of the house.
[Overleaf] When she intended to receive the communion [churching or thanksgiving].
Reynolds’ maiden came to me after she had her child & had been out of the parish & came again to the town. Tuesday 11 April 1598, 10.40 am.
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Case 78046

Elynor Aylet of Magdalen Laver, 41 years. Wednesday 14 August 1633, 1 pm. Metuit veneficium [fears witchcraft].
[Right column] Since her last sending unto me has been troubled with the toothache & swelling in their faces. Troubled with dreams & other pains. & her teeth ache. & has lost a very good goose 3 weeks since & her horse was put into a close & was found dead in the morning. Her cattle ill or dead & others likely to die. Has changed the air & has been often worse abroad than at home.
[Left column] Her old serv[ant] maid. A fly came to Faith Sage & did so hit her in her face she saw it not but heard the wing of it. She dwells but a mile from her mistress. Cannot rest day. Cannot rest day nor night for 5 days.
Her cow died. Gave their dugs few [meaning unclear], cannot make her cheese to run.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 12154

Isabell Linwell, servant to Thomas Buncher of Paulus Perrye, 30 years old, no father nor mother. Tuesday 27 of March 1599, 1.30 pm. A high coloured woman & sweateth. Heart swollen in the body & legs & chest. Faint that she can do no work. Head & heart beats. Short winded. Has been amiss this 3 weeks. Wakes.
[In chart] Head and heart amiss.
A white thin water reasonable good. Quivers & shakes. Has not had her courses but in little quantity or not at all. Stitches in her side. No lust to eat anything.
Now cold, then hot & worse with cold. Was likely to have had a husband but that her friends were against it. [Treatment including jeralog, scammony and senna.]
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Case 11285

Elisabeth Lee of Cublington, 33 years. Monday, 15 September 1600, 9 am. A servant. Her father dyed 2 years since.
Elisabeth Lee of Cublington, nata [born] 1567 [Sunday] being St Andrew’s day about evening prayer, betwixt 4 [and] 4 pm (sic) 1567.
Has been diverse times dissembled with. One made her stay 10 years & departed her & is married. The other, being Mr Fortescue’s grandson, has made her stay for him 9 years and now seems not to care much for her by reason of some false reports. She was likely the other day by the fall of a rotten barn to have been maimed. Has taken much grief. She will not now come to the her friend’s house as he was wont. Has taken much grief.
Let her talk with him September 21.
Consilium gratis [advice free].
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Case 13098

Florence Tickle of Woulverton, servant to old Mrs Longueville, 19 years. Tuesday 19 February 1600, 1.30 pm. For the green sickness. Pale & white coloured.
An Wilson, young Mr Harry Longueville’s chamber maid, 21 years. Pale & ill coloured. Tuesday 19 February 1600, 1.30 pm.
Florence Tickle’s water very well coloured.
Ann Wilson’s well coloured but hath now white motes & rags.
Sometimes they are not able to go nor fetch their wind. Both faint & feeble & at death’s door. Florence Tickle had not her [w or n, false start on a word?] sickness [menses] never had it all.
Ann Wilson will faint & swoon with it.
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Case 13928

An Kinge of Potters Perry, Mr Clarke’s servant, 25 years. Saturday 13 August 1603, 11.40 am. Was with me last Lent. Inquires an sit casta nec ne [whether chaste or not].
Very unwieldy in her body. Swollen mightily in her legs. Weeps for that she is accused. Has not had her sickness [menses] this 23 weeks. Denies her self to be with child. Chest worms in her body.
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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 67498

Anne Edmonds of London, 34 years. Saturday 18 December 1628, 6 pm.
[Right of page, running to bottom] My advice for her falling out with a woman, her landlady, midsummer last a twelvemonth. Fell out with her, & struck her about a sister in law of hers that lived with Mrs Edmonds. She struck her & gave her cursed words & one that followed her boy being 9 months old. Put her boy into a strange fit & so continued a good while & died in the end of the fever fits. The doctors said it was in shifting the boy into another house. Had no more fits for 14 weeks after. Then her lord lady’s sister her maid was warned by her to go out of her service. And Goody Crosse that had gotten her aforetimes & the maid leaving her to come to her old mistress that Goody Crosse that did help her to a service came railing to her & cursing Mistress Edmonds with bitter curses & said that she would make her to repent it for keeping of her servant. So her child fell into these fits again & so continued with 20, 30, 40 fits a day until it died. & the mother Mistress Edmonds dreamed that a woman did bewitch her child & Dr Lamb told her that Goody Crosse had bewitched her boy.
And for herself is fallen into the same fits and craves my counsel. This Mistress Crosse did say that she did no more against her child than what she was set on.
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