The fear of witchcraft was rife in Exeter in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, according to new research from the University of Southampton, which has revealed the extent of court cases and executions in the Devon city over a year period. In fact, Exeter may have been one of the first places in the kingdom to sentence a witch to death.
In Exeter, there was a long succession of indictments and prosecutions during the 16th and 17th centuries, which resulted in many unlucky women and men being banished, imprisoned or sent to the gallows.
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The deep roots of witch-belief in the city are revealed in a new book by Professor Stoyle, Witchcraft in Exeter: Park and Mead were both found guilty, and although no record of their execution survives, if they did indeed fall victim to the noose — as seems all too likely — then they were among the first people in England to be executed for witchcraft following the passage of the statute. Further hangings of witches certainly took place in the city soon after this case. Then, in , an Exeter labourer named Richard Wilkyns was likewise hanged, after having been convicted of killing and hurting both people and livestock through witchcraft.
Other cases discussed in the book include those of Mary Stone, an Exeter widow, who in was accused of killing chickens, infesting a household with lice and killing a man by bewitching him — causing him to fall from a field stile.
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