pendle witch

The Pendle Witch Trials

Edmund Dawson, a boy involved in the Pendle Witch Trials, claimed he had been possessed by a spirit and confessed to his father, hoping that his Father would believe him and spare him punishment. However, his story was not true, and he may have simply been distracted by friends in the fields. His story, however, became an important part of the case as he was the star witness in the case.

In 1633, Elizabeth Device, her husband James Device, and their five children were accused of being witches. Other women, including Alice Gray and Jennet Preston, were also implicated. There was also an unnamed woman, who was named Mary Bulcock, who was a healer. In rural England, this was an accepted practice, and the Pendle Witches were convicted and executed for it. Today, the town of Pendle is popular for its associations with witchcraft.

The Pendle Witches were made up of two local families and their friends. Elizabeth Southerns, also known as Old Demdike, and Elizabeth Device, her sister, were the two women who led the group. Other members of the group included Alison Device and James Device. Jennet Device, another daughter of Elizabeth, was not accused of witchcraft. Instead, she gave testimony against her own family members during the trial. The verdicts remained inconclusive and her trial was subsequently dropped.

The Pendle Witch trials lasted five months. The defendants were the Elizabeth Device, Alizon Device, James Device, and Anne Whittle. They were accused of practicing witchcraft, as well as the eight women from the Southerns and Device families. The other four were Alice Nutter, Alice Redferne, and Katherine Hewitt. Aside from the three women, there were also six children, Alice Grey, and Jennet Preston.

Although the Pendle Witch Trials took place in 1574, the actual crimes are unclear. Some of the suspected Pendle Witches were members of two local families and friends. The oldest was Elizabeth Device, known as the Old Demdike, and the second was Elizabeth Device. Both were suspected of witchcraft and were tried to death. Their trial is a testament to the power of the women in Lancashire. There were many women in the town of Pendle.

The Pendle Witch trials were held in the 1670s. Several of the accused women, including Elizabeth Device, were executed. Their trial was based on the evidence that she confessed to being a witch. In addition to her victims, two women were accused of murder: Alizon Device and Anne Whittle. The former was the first to be tried. Neither was tried for the other. The convicted witches were the most feared.

The Pendle Witches were a group of women who were accused of witchcraft. The first was Elizabeth Southerns, who was also known as Old Demdike, and the second was Elizabeth Device. The three women were all women and were found guilty of witchcraft. The Pendle Witches had no formal legal status and were executed for their beliefs. In some cases, the witches were executed as a result of religious persecution.

After the trials, the Pendle Witches were executed, and a number of them were tried for their crimes. The Pendle Witches were convicted of murder, as they had performed rituals that led to a devil’s wrath. The accused witches were a part of the village’s religious life. In the pendle area, it was common for village healers to perform rituals for the people living there.

The Pendle Witches consisted of two families in the town. The Elizabeth Device family was led by Elizabeth Southerns. Her daughter, Elizabeth Device, was known as Old Demdike. The family also included two daughters, Jennet Preston and Alison, and a son, James. Other people accused of witchcraft included Alison Device, Katherine Hewitt, and Alice Grey. Some of the accused were jailed, while others were executed.

The Pendle Witches were convicted for practicing witchcraft and put to death. In 1612, they were grouped together with the Samlesbury Witches. In fact, three of them were convicted. In addition to Elizabeth Southerns, there were three other women in the Pendle Witches. All of them were accused of practicing witchcraft, and were imprisoned at Lancaster Castle. All of them were condemned to death. The Pendle Witches had a reputation for being extremely violent.