Man, Marion

by Joan White at Bushey, 20th December 1590

Herts Assizes

Joan White, of Bushey, wife of Thomas White, of Bushey, labourer, “a common witch and enchantress”, for “devilishly bewitching Marion Man, daughter of William Man, of Bushey, tailor, through which she languished exceedingly from 20th December until 27th June next following when she died at Bushey”.

The Grand Jury’s verdict was that Joan White feloniously killed Marion.

She was acquitted at the Summer Session of Hertford Assizes.

(In 1595 a woman of the same name and perhaps the same person, was found guilty of witchcraft and the enchantment of goods. She received a year in prison and four appearances in the pillory.)

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