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    1. [ENG-ESSEX-WITCHES] Gypsy-Travellers
    2. Jan James
    3. 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

    01/23/2010 09:08:30
    1. Re: [ENG-ESSEX-WITCHES] Gypsy-Travellers
    2. Reverend Steve
    3. 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 > -------------------------------

    01/23/2010 06:58:07