Sunday, 6 May 2012

'The Witch of Holme Hale'

Witch, Norfolk.

Died, Mrs. Parfrey, aged 80, wife of Mr. R. Parfrey, of Holme Hale, near Swaffham.  “The public will best recollect her, as a doctress, by her former name of Fyson, and for the many cures she made in dropsy and other complaints.”

Mrs Elizabeth Parfrey (1717-1803) married Mr Parfrey (1776-1856) at around the age of 80 years before being deserted by her husband who was probably around 60 years her junior. This genealogy has been well researched.

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