date number involved name place sex notes
0980's 2 not known London male and female Woman and son punished for sticking pins in image of a man. She was drowned at London Bridge. The son was outlawed.
1177 5 Eleanor of Aquitaine not known female Queen Eleanor accused with four witches of poisoning Rosamund Clifford, the King's mistress.
1222 3 not known Oxford male and female Man and two women accused of crucifying a boy. Tried by Archbishop of Canterbury.
1222 1 not known England male Jewish man accused of wrapping a boy in a dead man's skin for magical purposes.
1279 1 not known York female A man killed a witch who had entered his house. The local priest had the body burned.
1286 1 Godfrey Darel York male Godfrey was a Cistercian monk and was reported to his abbot for practising witchcraft.
1289 1 Adam de Stratton England male He was chancellor of the Exchequer and was arrested for many crimes including sorcery
1301 1 Walter Langton England male He was Bishop of Coventry. Put on trial for devil-worship, but acquitted.
1302 1 John Mody Exeter male Put on trial for calling another man's wife a witch.
1302 1 not known Exeter female Woman put on trial for dealing with witches and enchanters.
1311 ?? not known London ??? Investigation by Bishop of London into widespread allegations of witchcraft.
1314 1 John Tannere or Canne England male Hung for attempting to gain the crown by devil-worship. Claimed to be son of Edward I. Said to have worshipped devil for 3 years.
1324 1 John of Nottingham Coventry male Died in custody awaiting trial for witchcraft.
1325 1 Robert le Mareschal Coventry male Landlord of John of Nottingham; charged with plotting to use witchcraft to kill King Edward II and other important officials.
1325 27 'The burghers of Coventry' Coventry male Acquitted of conspiring with John of Nottingham to kill the king and many other officials
1330 1 Edmund, Earl of Kent England male Condemned to death for getting important information from a demon.
1336 3 Not known Southwark, London male Three men tried for sorcery. They claimed they used magic to make friends but jury believed they intended murder.
1336 1 William Altefax England male He is mentioned in a letter from the Pope who says he practises black magic.
1337 1 not known Hatfield male Man put on trial for failing to summon up a devil after being paid to do so. Case dismissed.
1366 1 not known England male A carpenter died after confessing to priest and being forgiven his sins. He confessed to having served the Devil for 15 years.
1371 1 not known Southwark, London male Man put on trial for calling up demons, for owning a book of spells and a Saracen's head (!) for keeping demons in. Acquitted.
1376 1 not known St. Albans male and female A Friar and a woman called Alice Perrers were accused of using magic against King Edward III
1385 1 John Brugges London male He was a Chaplain. Imprisoned for using magic
1385 1 John Wyghton London male Imprisoned for using magic
1388 1 Sir Robert Tresilian London male Condemned to death and executed for calling up demons. Witnesses say he was doing so even as he was executed.
1390 1 John Berking London male Arrested for fortune telling. Sentenced to one hour in the pillry, 2 weeks in prison and banishment from london.
1401 1 John Kyme not known male No details
1417 1 John Smith Sleaford male Tried for using magic to track a thief.
1419 2 Joan of Navarre& Friar Randolph England female and male The king's mother, Joan of Navarre, was accused by henry V of trying to kill him by magic. She was imprisoned along with a priest.
1419 1 not known Canterbury male A Chaplain was tried for using magic.
1426 2 not known England male Two men and other associates put on trial for using magic.
1430 7 not known London female Accused of attempting to kill the king by magic. Imprisoned.
1432 3 Margery Jordemaine & 2 priests London male and female Arrested on charge of attempting to harm a man by sorcery.
1435 3 not known Durham male and female Accused of using magic to harm a man. Woman acquitted.
1440 2 not known Winchester male Tried for speaking to the dead and sorcery.
1441 1 Roger Bolingbroke aka Roger Witch Tyburn, London male Hung, drawn and quartered for plotting to kill King Henry VI using sorcery.
1441 1 Eleanor Cobham England female Duchess of Gloucester. Banished for trying to kill King Henry VI through sorcery, aided by Margery Jordemaine.
1441 1 Margery Jordemaine Smithfield, London female Burned at the stake for plotting to kill King Henry VI using sorcery. Also known as 'the witch of Eye'.
1444 1 not known London male Placed in pillory for dealing with 'a wicked spirit'.
1446 2 not known Durham female Put on trail as sorceresses, accused of helping widows to get husbands
1447 1 not known Durham female Put on trial for using spells
1450 1 not known Durham female Tried as a sorceress
1450 1 Jack Cade England male Put on trial for summoning the devil in the shape of a black dog.
1451 1 not known Durham female Woman put on trial for using magic.
1452 1 not known Durham female Accused of using spells and making a priest fall in love with her.
1457 1 not known Hertford male Accused of speaking to the dead and having dangerous views on religion.
1465 2 not known Norfolk male Accused of summoning demons to find buried treasure.
1466 1 not known Ely male Punished for summoning demons
1467 1 William Byg England male Convicted of crystal gazing to find thieves. Had to appear in public with a scroll on his head.
1481 6 not known England male and female Between 1480 and 1515 five women and one man were put on trial for witchcraft.
1483 1 Elizabeth Woodville England female Accused of plotting to harm King Richard III through sorcery
1483 1 Jane Shore England female Accused of trying to harm Richard III through sorcery
1483 1 John Morton England male Bishop of Ely. Accused of sorcery
1483 1 Countess of Richmond England female Accused of practising sorcery
1490 1 not known London female Accused of using images in magic rituals
1492 2 not known London not known One accused of selling false love potions, the other made to do penance in public for using them.
1492 1 not known 'Rushbrok' (where?) male Accused of having a pact with the devil
1492 1 not known Winchester male Accused of summoning demons
1493 1 not known London female Accused of changing the weather, killing by using spells, and telling the future
1496 1 John Kendal London male Grand Prior of the Knights of St.John, accused of plotting to harm the royal family by use of magic
1496 1 Sir John Thonge London male A knight of the Order of St. John, accused of plotting to harm the royal family by use of magic
1496 1 William Horsey London male Archdeacon of London, accused of plotting to harm the royal family by use of magic
1497 1 not known London not known Accused of using magic to steal property
1499 1 not known 'Belynges Parva' (where?) female Accused of killing by use of magic. Allowed to be 'purged' as a punishment.
1521 1 Duke of Buckingham London male Accused of trying to find out how long the king would live by magic.
1525 20 not known not known male Acquitted of using a wax figure to kill by magic
1532 1 Elizabeth Barton Kent female Hung for claiming to have visions of the Virgin mary, who cured her illness, and told her the King's marriage to Anne Boleyn was sinful. Seems to have been encouraged by local priests who wanted to build a shrine.
1532 1 Sir William Neville London male Accused of trying to find out how long the king would live by magic.
1536 1 Anne Boleyn London female Second wife of King Henry VIII, accused of witchcraft during divorce and treason trial.
1541 1 Lord Hungerford London male Beheaded for attempting to use fortune-telling to find out when King henry VIII would die.
1544 1 Elizabeth Cross England female Claimed to be a clairvoyant
1546 1 Henry Neville London male On trial for trying to find out how long the king would live by magic.
1560 8 not known England male Group of men including two monks accused of using magic in conjuring tricks. Released after swearing not to do so again.
1562 1 Countess of Lennox London female Accused of trying to find out how long the king would live by magic.
1564 1 Elizabeth Lowys Colchester female Sentenced to hanging for witchcraft. She claimed she was pregnant and so was left in jail. Eventually she was found not to be pregnant. Outcome unknown.
1565 1 Edward More York male Grandson of Sir Thomas More. Given penance for using witchcraft.
1565 1 Joan Byden Kent female Hung for witchcraft
1566 1 Elizabeth Francis Chelmsford female Charged with bewitching the baby of William Auger, given one year in jail.
1566 1 John Walsh Dorset male Accused of witchcraft
1566 1 Agnes Waterhouse Chelmsford female Aged 63, accused of bewitching William Fynee
1566 1 Joan Waterhouse Chelmsford female Aged 18, accused of bewitching 12 year-old Agnes Brown
1570 2 Richard Stabler & Richard Dean York male Accused of witchcraft, released on bail.
1570 1 Elizabeth Francis Chelmsford female Sentenced to four sessions in the pillory and a year in jail for bewitching Mary Cocke.
1571 1 Grace Sowden York female Not known
1571 1 Peter Carter York male Accused of witchcratf but released on bail.
1571 1 Edward More York male Grandson of Sir Thomas More. Given penance for using witchcraft.
1572 1 Roger Wyerhorne York male not known
1574 ?? not known England ?? Agnes Bridge aged 11 and Rachael Pindar aged 12 pretended to be possessed dy devils to get other people accused of witchcraft. Outcome not known.
1574 1 Alice Chaundler Chelmsford female Hung for witchcraft. Her daughter was hung five years later.
1574 1 surname Arnold Barking male Hung for witchcraft
1575 1 not known Kent female An old woman was accused of witchcratf by Mildred Nerrington
1578 3 not known Dorset not known Three people hung for witchcraft.
1578 1 Margey Stanton Essex female Found guilty of bewitching a horse.
1578 1 Janet Milner York female Accused of wichcratf by Ribert Singleton. He was made to apolgise to her.
1578 1 Margaret Webster York female not known
1579 1 Mother Dutten Abington female Hung for witchcraft
1579 1 Ellen Smith Chelmsford female Hung for witchcraft five years after her mother.
1579 1 Alice Freeman Nottingham female John Darrell forced his sister to pretend to be possessed by demons to get Alice accused of witchcraft. Case dismissed
1579 1 not known Flintshire not known Elizabeth Orton pretended to be possessed by demons to get other people into trouble.
1579 1 Elizabeth Francis Chelmsford female Hung for bewitching Alice Poole
1579 1 Margery Stanton England female Acquitted
1579 1 Alice Nokes England female Hung for witchcraft
1579 1 Ellen Smith England female Hung for witchcraft
1579 1 Mother Devell Abington female Hung for witchcraft
1579 1 Elizabeth Stiles Abington female Hung for witchcraft
1579 1 not known Nottingham not known A boy called William Somers pretended to be possessed by demons to get others into trouble. He said John Darrell had made him do it.
1579 1 Mother Margaret Abington female Hung for witchcraft
1582 1 Joan Pechey St. Osyth, Essex female Accused of witchcraft by Alice Hunt and Margery Sammon, but acquitted.
1582 1 Ursula Kempe St. Osyth, Essex female Hung for witchcraft
1582 1 Joan Robinson Walton, Essex female not known
1582 1 Elizabeth Ewstace St. Osyth, Essex female Accused of witchcraft but acquitted.
1582 1 Margaret Grevell St. Osyth, Essex female Accused of witchcraft but acquitted.
1582 1 Agnes Heard St. Osyth, Essex female Accused of witchcraft but acquitted.
1582 1 Alice Hunt St. Osyth, Essex female Accused of witchcraft by Ursula kempe and Margery Sammon, but acquitted
1582 1 Joan Turner St. Osyth, Essex female Accused of witchcraft by Ursula Kempe, given one year in jail
1582 1 Cecily Celles St. Osyth, Essex female Accused of witchcraft by Ursula Kempe but reprieved
1582 1 Alice Glascock St. Osyth, Essex female Accused of witchcraft by Ursula Kempe but reprieved
1582 1 Elizabeth Bennet St. Osyth, Essex female Hung for witchcraft, accused by Ursula Kempe
1582 1 Allison Laws Durham female Given penance for practising witchcrafat
1582 1 surname Gabley Kings Lynn not known Hung for witchcraft
1582 1 Margery Sammon St. Osyth, Essex female Accused of witchcraft by Ursula kempe and Alice Hunt, but acquitted. Her mother was a convicted witch
1582 1 Alice Newman St. Osyth, Essex female Hung for witchcraft, accused by Ursula Kempe
1583 1 Margaret Symons Kent female not known
1585 1 Margaret Hacket London female Hung for witchcraft
1589 1 Joan Coney Chelmsford female Hung for witchcraft within two hours of sentencing. Mother of Avice Cony and accused of witchcraft by her grand-daughter
1589 6 not known Chelmsford 5female 1 male Acquitted
1589 1 Avice Coney Chelmsford female Hung for witchcraft within two hours of sentencing. Accused of witchcraft by her daughter.
1589 1 Joan Upney Chelmsford female Hung for witchcraft within two hours of sentencing
1589 1 Joan Prentice Chelmsford female Hung for witchcraft within two hours of sentencing
1592 1 Mother Atkins Middlesex female not known
1593 3 surname Samuels Warboys, Cambridgeshire 2 female 1 male Father, mother and daughter hung after accusations of witchcratf by 5 girls
1595 1 Joane Newell Barnet female Hung for witchcraft
1595 1 Helen Calles Brayneford (where?) female Hung for witchcraft
1595 1 John Newell Barnet male Hung for witchcraft
1596 1 Isabel Cockie England female Burned at the stake, costin 5 5s and 4d
1597 1 Alice Goodridge Derby female Aged 60, convicted of witchcraft after accusation by a boy, Thomas darling. Sentenced to one year. Died in jail. Boy retracted accusation.
1597 1 Elizabeth Wright Derby female Convicted of witchcraft, outcome unknown. Mother of Alice Goodridge
1599 1 Anne Kerke London female Hung for witchcraft
1600 1 Margaret Johnson Lancashire female Accused of talking with the devil. Outcome not known
1600 1 Anthony Blake York male no details
1600 1 Agnes Cleane York female no details
1603 1 Mary Pannel Yorkshire female Hung for witchcraft
1604 2 Agnes & Mary Pepwell Berkshire female Acquitted after accusation by 14-year-old Mary Gunter, who pretended to be possessed by demons to cause trouble
1604 1 Elizabeth Gregory Berkshire female Acquitted after accusation by 14-year-old Mary Gunter, who pretended to be possessed by demons to cause trouble
1606 2 surname Harrisson Hertford female Mother and daughter hung for witchcraft
1607 ? not known Derbyshire not known several witches hung
1612 1 Anne Whittle Lancaster female Hung for witchcraft
1612 1 Alison Device Lancaster female Hung for witchcraft
1612 1 Jane Southworth Lancaster female Accused of witchcraft by her 14-year old grand-daughter Grace Sowerbutts, who was shown to have been put up to it by others. Case dismissed.
1612 1 Mother Sutton Bedford female Accused of witchcraft, beaten unconscious and drowned while being 'floated' to test whether she was a witch.
1612 1 Isobel Robey Lancaster female Hung for witchcraft
1612 1 Anne Redfearne Lancaster female Hung for witchcraft
1612 1 Elizabeth Demdike Lancaster female Convicted of witchcraft but died in jail
1612 1 John Bulcock Lancaster male Hung for witchcraft
1612 1 Jane Bulcock Lancaster female Hung for witchcraft
1612 1 Elizabeth Device Lancaster female Hung for witchcraft
1612 1 Alice Nutter Lancaster female Hung for witchcraft
1612 1 James Device Lancaster male Hung for witchcraft
1612 1 Helen Jenkinson Northampton female Hung for witchcraft
1612 1 Arthur Bill Northampton male Hung for witchcraft
1612 1 Joan Vaughan Northampton female Hung for witchcraft
1612 1 Agnes Brown Northampton female Hung for witchcraft
1612 1 Mary Barber Northampton female Hung for witchcraft
1612 1 Jennet Preston York female Hung for witchcraft
1612 2 Jennet & Ellen Bierley Lancaster female Accused of witchcraft by 14-year old Grace Sowerbutts, who was shown to have been put up to it by others. Case dismissed.
1612 1 Katharine Hewitt Lancaster female Hung for witchcraft
1613 1 Mary Sutton Bedford female Daughter of Mother Sutton. Hung for witchcraft
1614 1 Richard Ellson England male On trial for accusing another of witchcraft
1615 1 Joan Hunt Middlesex female Hung for witchcraft
1616 1 Agnes Berry Enfield female Hung for witchcraft
1616 1 Elizabeth Rutter Middlesex female Hung for witchcraft
1616 9 not known Leicester not known Hung for witchcraft on the word of a boy, John Smith
1616 1 Mary Smith Kings Lynn female Hung for witchcraft
1616 6 not known Leicester not known One died in jail, five released. Accused by John Smith.
1618 1 Joan Flower Lincoln female Died in jail before trial
1618 1 Phillippa Flower Lincoln female Hung for witchcraft
1618 1 Margaret Flower Lincoln female Hung for witchcraft
1619 1 Ellen Green Leicester female Hung for witchcraft
1619 1 Anne Baker Leicester female Hung for witchcraft
1619 1 Joan Willimot Leicester female Hung for witchcraft
1620 1 Jane Clark Stafford female Accused of witchcraft by a child, William Perry. Charges eventually dropped.
1621 1 Joan Guppy South Perrot, Dorset female not known
1621 5 not known Yorkshire not known Five people accused by Edmond Fairfax of bewitching his children. Case dropped for lack of evidence
1624 2 not known Bedford not known Hung for witchcraft
1626 1 Edward Bull England male Accused of witchcraft by Edward Dinham. Outcome not known
1626 1 Joan Greedy England female Accused of witchcraft by Edward Dinham. Outcome not known
1628 1 Dr. John Lambe London male Beaten to death by a mob at St. Paul's cross
1630 1 surname Utley Lancaster not known Hung for witchcraft
1630 1 not known Sandwich not known Hung for witchcraft
1631 1 Edward Bull Taunton male Hung for witchcraft (possibly same man as 1626)
1633 17 not known Lancaster male and female Convicted of witchcraft but acquitted
1643 1 not known Newbury female Shot by Parliamentary soldiers as she walked along the surface of a river(!)
1644 1 surname Wanderson England female Hung for witchcraft
1645 1 Jane Holt Faversham female Hung for witchcraft
1645 1 Joan Cariden Faversham female Hung for witchcraft
1645 1 Joan Williford Faversham female Hung for witchcraft
1645 1 surname Lakeland Ipswich not known Burned for witchcraft
1645 1 Anne Leech Bury St. Edmunds female Tried by Matthew Hopkins and hung for witchcraft
1645 1 Mary Skinner Bury St. Edmunds female Tried by Matthew Hopkins and hung for witchcraft
1645 1 Susan Manners Bury St. Edmunds female Tried by Matthew Hopkins and hung for witchcraft
1645 1 Katherine Fooley Bury St. Edmunds female Tried by Matthew Hopkins and hung for witchcraft
1645 1 Jane Rivers Bury St. Edmunds female Tried by Matthew Hopkins and hung for witchcraft
1645 1 Mary Smith Bury St. Edmunds female Tried by Matthew Hopkins and hung for witchcraft
1645 1 John Lowes Bury St. Edmunds male A 70 year-old parson. Hung for witchcraft on the evidence of Matthew Hopkins
1645 1 Sarah Spinlow Bury St. Edmunds female Tried by Matthew Hopkins and hung for witchcraft
1645 1 Mary Sparham Bury St. Edmunds female Tried by Matthew Hopkins and hung for witchcraft
1645 1 Mary Clowes Bury St. Edmunds female Tried by Matthew Hopkins and hung for witchcraft
1645 1 Mary Fuller Bury St. Edmunds female Tried by Matthew Hopkins and hung for witchcraft
1645 1 Rebecca Morris Bury St. Edmunds female Tried by Matthew Hopkins and hung for witchcraft
1645 1 Mary Bacon Bury St. Edmunds female Tried by Matthew Hopkins and hung for witchcraft
1645 1 Thomas Edward Cooper Bury St. Edmunds male Tried by Matthew Hopkins and hung for witchcraft
1645 1 Anne Wright Bury St. Edmunds female Tried by Matthew Hopkins and hung for witchcraft
1645 19 Clarke, West, Mayers etc. Chelmsford female Hung for witchcraft on the evidence of Matthew Hopkins. Mostly elderly and disabled. Some died in prison awaiting sentence.
1645 1 Jane Limstead Bury St. Edmunds female Tried by Matthew Hopkins and hung for witchcraft
1646 124 not known Suffolk not known Estimated 124 people accused by Matthew Hopkins. 68 were hung.
1648 2 not known Norwich not known Hung for witchcraft
1649 14 John Palmer and associates St. Albans male and female John Palmer hung for witchcraft
1649 1 Elizabeth Knott St. Albans female Hung for witchcraft
1649 14 not known Newcastle not known Hung for witchcraft
1649 3000+ not known England not known Unconfirmed estimate of witches executed during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. May or may not be accurate
1650 1 Joan Allen London female Hung for witchcraft
1651 1 Anne Bodenham London female Hung for witchcraft
1652 1 Anne Wilson Maidstone female Hung for witchcraft
1652 1 Mary Reade Maidstone female Hung for witchcraft
1652 1 Anne Ashby Maidstone female Hung for witchcraft
1652 1 Anne Martyn Maidstone female Hung for witchcraft
1652 1 Mary Browne Maidstone female Hung for witchcraft
1652 1 Elizabeth Hynes Maidstone female Acquitted
1652 1 Francis Adamson Durham male Hung for witchcraft
1652 1 surname Powle Durham not known Hung for witchcraft
1652 1 Catherine Huxley Worcester female Hung for witchcraft
1652 1 Joan Peterson London female Hung for witchcraft
1652 1 Elizabeth Sawyer London female Hung for witchcraft
1652 1 Mildred Wright Maidstone female Hung for witchcraft
1653 1 Elizabeth Newman London female Hung for witchcraft
1654 1 Mother Lakeland Ipswich female Accused of witchcraft and of murdering her husband. Burned at the stake.
1655 2 surname Boram Bury St. Edmunds female Mother and daughter hung for witchcraft
1658 1 surname Orchard Salisbury not known Hung for witchcraft
1658 1 Mary Oliver Norwich female Accused of witchcraft and of murdering her husband. Burned at the stake.
1658 1 Jane Brooks England female Hung for witchcraft
1660 1 Joan Neville London female Hung for witchcraft
1663 1 Julian Cox Taunton male Hung for witchcraft
1664 1 Rose Cullender Bury St. Edmunds female Hung for witchcraft
1664 1 Amy Duny Bury St. Edmunds female Hung for witchcraft
1664 1 Elizabeth Style Taunton female Died in prison
1668 1 Mary Banister Norfolk female Charges dropped
1674 1 Anne Foster Northampton female Hung for witchcraft and barn burning
1675 1 Mary Baguley Chester female Hung for witchcraft
1682 1 Temperance Lloyd Bideford, Devon female Hung for witchcraft
1682 1 Susanna Edwards Bideford, Devon female Hung for witchcraft
1682 1 Mary Trembles Bideford, Devon female Hung for witchcraft
1682 1 Alice Molland Bideford, Devon female Hung for witchcraft
1691 2 not known Exeter female Acquitted
1693 1 Widow Chambers England female Died in prison after torture called 'walking' (possibly being made to walk or attached to a horse?)
1694 1 Margaret Elnore Ipswich female Accused of fortune telling that resulted in someone's death. Acquitted
1695 1 Mary Guy Cornwall female Acquitted
1696 1 Elizabeth Horner Exeter female Acquitted
1701 1 Susan Moredike England female Acquitted, but her accuser, Richard Hathaway, was jailed
1712 1 Jane Wenham Hertford female Found guilty of witchcraft, but reprieved.
1717 3 Jane Clerk, son & daughter Leicester female Case dismissed
1717 2 Ruth & John Osborne Tring, Hertfordshire female Husband and wife were beaten by a mob. John Osborne was killed. The mob leader was hung for murder
1808 1 Alice Russel Great Paxton, Cambridgeshire female Killed by a mob
1809 1 Mary Bateman Yorkshire female Hung for fraud and murder. She claimed to be a witch and sold potions that killed.
1865 1 'Dummy' Sible Hedington, Cambridgeshire male Killed by a mob. Deaf and dumb man, real name unknown.
1875 1 Ann Turner England female Murdered for being a witch.