Jourdain — “Margery,” 2 HENRY VI., i. 2. 75. “It appears from Rymer's Fœdera, vol. x. p. 505, that in the tenth year of King Henry the Sixth, Margery Jourdemayn, John Virley clerk, and friar John Ashwell were, on the ninth of May 1433, brought from Windsor by the constable of the castle, to which they had been committed for sorcery, before the Council at Westminster, and afterwards, by an order of Council, delivered into the custody of the Lord Chancellor. The same day it was ordered by the Lords of Council that, whenever the said Virley and Ashwell should find security for their good behaviour, they should be set at liberty, and in like manner that Jourdemayn should be discharged on her husband's finding security. This woman was afterwards burned in Smithfield, as stated in the play and also in the chronicles” (DOUCE) .
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