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SWP No. 137.22

(Elizabeth Booth v. John Willard )

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The Deposistion of Eliz: Booth agged about. 18 years who testifieth and saith that severall times sence the later end of June 1692 I have ben most greviously afflected and tormented by John willard or his Apperanc by pinching pricking and almost choaking me to death: also I have often seen John willard or his apperanc most greviously tormenting and afflecting my Brother George Booth almost Redy to kill him:

Susannah Shelden also Testfieth that within this fortnight she hath seen John willard or his Apparancs most greviously torment and afflect George Booth almost Redy to prese him to death.

Susannah Shelden also Testfieth that within this fortnight she hath seen John willard or his Apparancs most greviously torment and afflect George Booth allmost Redy to prese him to death. ( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 100 )