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SWP No. 113.15

( John Best, Jr. v. Ann Pudeator )

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The testimony of John best Junear hou testifieth uppon his oath before the grand Inquest that his Mother did severall tims in har siknis complain of ann pudeatar of salim the wife of Jacob pudeatar how she #(did captur) had beewiched har and that she did beleve she would kill har before she had dun: and soo she said severall times duering hear siknis: until har death: allso I this deponant: did severall tims goo in to the wouds to fech my fathars Cowes: and I did drive goode pudeatars Cow back from. our Cowes: and I being all alone: ann pudeatar: would Chide me when I Came houm: for turning the Cow bak: by Reson of which I this deponant did Conclude said pudeater was a wich

Jurat in Curia
(Reverse) John best: Junior against pudeatar
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 113 )