The Parish of Selworthy in the County of Somerset: Some Notes on Its History

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Barnicott and Pearce, 1897 - 308 pages

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Page 228 - It may please your grace to understand that witches and sorcerers within these few last years are marvellously increased within your grace's realm. Your grace's subjects pine away, even unto the death ; their colour fadeth, their flesh rotteth, their speech is benumbed, their senses are bereft. I pray God they never practise further than upon the subject.
Page 90 - In every parish Church and Chapel within this realm, shall be provided one parchment book, at the charge of the parish, wherein shall be written the day and year of every christening, wedding, and burial, which have been in that Parish since the time that the law was first made in that behalf, so far as the ancient books thereof can be procured, but especially since the beginning of the reign of the late Queen.
Page 241 - Broomstaves, born up about a yard and a half from the ground. Two of them she formerly knew, which was a Witch and a Wizzard that were hanged for Witchcraft several years before. The third person she knew not. He came in the shape of a black Man, and tempted her to give him her Soul, or to that effect, and to express it by pricking her Finger and giving her name in her Blood in token of it.
Page 297 - Welles on Thursday* next after the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul in the fortieth year of the reign of King Edward...
Page 267 - And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son William E. Peach to be sole Executor of this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last Will and Testament.
Page 149 - Wales ; and therefore, upon all occasions, in company, and when the concourse of the people was greatest, would use great boldness towards him ; and, which was worse than all this, she affected in all companies, where she let herself out to any freedom, a very negligent and disdainful mention of the person of the king...
Page 150 - Wilmot to him, and acquainted him where he was, and " that he would gladly " speak with him." It was not hard for him to choose a good place where to meet, and thereupon the day was appointed. After the king had taken his leave of Mrs.
Page 138 - ... Willonghbye, at Seaton, in Devon, geve these. GEORGE MONTGOMERY TO JOHN WILLOUGHBY. I receaved your note before (since my home-coming) by my brother Alexr. and your letters now (7 Octobr dat. 1) by William Kirford, concerning the Escheatorship of Devon, which you would have to be procured for your uncle Andrew Willoughbye. I doubt when yourself and your unkle shall understand of the course intended to be held for the wards, you will skarsely be willing to hazard any mony in procuring that office....
Page 149 - Nihil muliebre prater corpus gerens, valued herself much upon the power and familiarity which her neighbours might see she had with the prince of Wales; and therefore, upon all occasions, in company, and when the concourse of the people was greatest, would use great boldness towards him; and...
Page 99 - An Act for the better regulating and preserving Parish and other Registers of Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials in England.

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