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  SP 16/269, f.85; examination of suspected witches.This is part of a big investigation made by the government in 1634 into witches in Lancashire. This extract is a record of the confession of one of the accused, Margaret Johnson, to the bishop of Chester.
 
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  SP 16/269, f.85; examination of suspected witches
SP 16/269, f.85; examination of suspected witches
 
 
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