Name: Isobel Roby
Accusations: One of the less well-known of the “Pendle Witches”, Isobel Roby was unusual in that she was not actually indicted for a specific act of witchcraft against a named victim. Several people however spoke against her, including Peter Chaddock of Windle, Jane Wilkinson, Margaret Lyon, and Margaret Parre, who between them stated that a man had fallen ill after falling out with Isobel, and that a woman who had refused her milk had experienced an unexplained pinch to her thigh.
Outcome: Despite the scarcity of evidence or word against her and a plea of ‘not guilty’, Isobel was found guilty of witchcraft and sentenced to death with the rest of the Pendle victims. She was hanged on 20th August, 1612.