Date Of Execution: 26 Sep 1603
Crime Location: Great Bentley , Essex
Execution Place: unknown
Joan Roach was convicted of murder by witchcraft. Was sentenced to hang but execution not confirmed.
On 20 June 1603 at Great Bentley she bewitched to death 3 cows (12 pounds) belonging to John Blackborne.
On 10 December 1599 at Great Bentley she bewitched John Bysshopp so that he languished until 28 February 1601 and then died.
Joan Roach was a spinster from Great Bentley.
see Brentwood Assizes, 26 September 1603 (Assizes 35/45/1) - Calendar of Assize Records - Essex Indictments James I