British Executions

Agnes Steadman

Age: unknown

Sex: female

Crime: witchcraft

Date Of Execution: 27 Aug 1572

Crime Location: Halstead, Essex

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Agnes Steadman was convicted of witchcraft although her sentence is not known or any execution confirmed.

On 1 May 1572 she bewitched three cows worth £4, belonging to John Rome so that for three days they languished.

On 7 June 1572 she bewitched a cow worth 30s., belonging to Owin Norman so that it became violently ill.

On 1 July 1572 she bewitched Sibel Bentall, wife of Thomas Bentall yeoman there, so that for the space of twelve days she was violently ill and despaired of her life.

see T/A 418/20/39

see T/A 418/20/40

see T/A 418/20/38

see Witching

see Essex Archives Online