3 - Little Clacton
Cisley and Henry
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 02 December 2022
This chapter drills into the parish records of Little and Great Clacton to reveal new information about the Selles family, accused of witchcraft as tensions around child-rearing and illegitimacy reached a peak in a second village. It shows how parish records are vital to an understanding of the life circumstances of ordinary villagers and how much a name, a relatuonship or a life event can tell us about the processes of witch accusation.
- The Witches of St Osyth , pp. 100 - 135Publisher: Cambridge University PressPrint publication year: 2022