Ursula Shipton

Standard Name: Shipton, Ursula
Used Form: Mother Shipton

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1641
The first pamphlet appeared on the subject of Mother Shipton, a Yorkshirewoman credited with magic powers including divination.
25 March 1645
In the first case of witchcraft managed by Matthew Hopkins , Elizabeth Clarke of Manningtree in Essex (who had probably been deprived of sleep during interrogation) confessed to using familiars.
30 August 1667
Anne Maxwell of Thames Street in London (a master printer with about a hundred imprints between 1660 and 1684) entered as hers in the Stationers' RegisterThe life and death of Mother Shipton (a folk...