Folklore and Superstitions

Kidderminster Witches 1660


Category: Folklore
Again at Worcester, shortly before the Ursula Corbett case, a woman and her daughter, and a man, all from Kidderminster, were put through the barbarous trial by water. They were flung into the Severn where 'they would not sink but soared aloft'. Townsend of Elmley Lovett, in his diary, summed up the account of the Kidderminster witches by writing, 'many great charges, and little proven'.


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