British Executions

Alice Swallow

Age: unknown

Sex: female

Crime: witchcraft

Date Of Execution: 27 Aug 1569

Crime Location: Little Baddow, Essex

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Alice Swallow was convicted of murder by witchcraft. Execution not confirmed.

On 2 May 1568 at little Baddow, bewitched Elizabeth daughter of William Goores yeoman so that she died.

20 June 1568 she bewitched John Daggnell of little Baddow husbandman, so that his life was despaired of.

On 1 April 1569 bewitched Alice, the wife of William Basticke, so that she languished from that day until 1 May when she died.

On 27 February 1570 bewitched four horses worth 20 marks, belonging to John Francke there, so that they died.

see T/A 418/16/40 [ASS 35/12/4/40]

see T/A 418/16/42 [ASS 35/12/4/42]

see T/A 418/16/39 [ASS 35/12/4/39]

see T/A 418/16/41 [ASS 35/12/4/41]