A-Z of the Accused: Anne Ashby

Name:Anne Ashby, (alias Anne Cobler) Location:Cranbrook, Kent Date:1652 Accusations:Anne, a spinster, was accused of bewitching the three year old daughter of Richard Wilding to death, and another infant on 4th December the year before. She was also accused along with four other women of bewitching Elizabeth Osborne on 19th April, 1652, causing her to languish until she died …

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