Date Of Execution: 27 Aug 1572
Crime Location: Danbury, Essex
Execution Place: unknown
John Smythe was convicted of murder by witchcraft. Execution not confirmed.
John Smythe was a Danbury beer-brewer and a common wizard.
He bewitched a man and a woman in 1560, who thereupon languished, the former for 3 weeks, the latter for 3 months, when they died.
He had been accused of witchcraft in 1560, 1561, 1572 while his wife Joan, was also accused in 1572 1560.