Date Of Execution: 2 Apr 1579
Crime Location: unknown
Execution Place: unknown
Margaret Ganne and Joan Norfolk were on trial for the murder of John Furmyn. Trial result or execution not confirmed.
The court heard that on 1 March 1578 they bewitched John Furmyn at Borley aforesaid on the above date, so that he languished vehemently until 1 May then next following when he died; and so the jurors say that the said Margaret and Joan killed and murdered the said John by witcheraft, contrary to the peace, etc.
A later inquisition taken at Braintree on 2 April 1578, where the jurors said that Margaret Gannd alias Welles and Joan Norfolk both of Borley spinsters, 1 March 1578 bewitched John Furmyn where of he died 1 May following. Both plead not guilty.
see T/A 418/31/51 [ASS 35/21/4/51]