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    1. Re: [ENG-ESSEX-WITCHES] Gypsy-Travellers
    2. Reverend Steve
    3. Essex Records Office http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/default.asp Just type a word or name into the box and press search. It helps to add dates to narrow it down. > Where do I find the records on line- Jan > > -----Original Message----- > From: [email protected] > [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Reverend > Steve > Sent: Saturday, 23 January 2010 9:58 PM > To: [email protected] > Subject: Re: [ENG-ESSEX-WITCHES] Gypsy-Travellers > > Hi Jan, > Welcome to the list. > I've never come across references to Gypsies during this period, although > there are plenty of records of "rogues and vagabonds" which probably > included them. Fortune telling was not a hanging offence, in fact it was > widely practised with few prosecutions. Wealthier people tended to visit > Astrologers whilst us commoners would visit the local Cunning Man or > Woman. > Cunning Folk were occasionally accused of witchcraft but rarely found > guilty, as they were usually thought to combat witchcraft. See my site > http://www.cunning.org.uk . > > Best wishes > Steve > > ----- Original Message ----- > >> Hi List- Has anyone found any fortune tellers etc being executed as >> Witches. >> I am researching Gypsies in the UK and would appreciate any help from >> this >> list- Jan JAMES >> >> ------------------------- >> Details of the Essex Witch Trials can be found at >> http://www.witchtrials.co.uk >> ------------------------------- > > > > ------------------------- > Details of the Essex Witch Trials can be found at > http://www.witchtrials.co.uk > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without > the quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > ------------------------- > Details of the Essex Witch Trials can be found at > http://www.witchtrials.co.uk > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without > the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

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