From Manx Soc vol IV,VII & IX
- A.D. 1446.
24 HEN VI
THE Kyng wol þt hs tres undr his pive seal be directed to Sir Th. Stanley to carie & do to be caried by land & by water Elianër Cobham in þisle of Man+ and þve þt he rule her as he hath yeve him cõmandemet
* on the 26th Oct., 1443, she was ordered to be conveyed from Chester Castle to Kenilworth Preparatory to being finally removed to the Isle of Man. According to Falgans Chronicle her crime was as follows :" In the reign of Henry VI. among the friends of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, his Duchess, Dame Eleanor was arrested. Roger Bolyngbroke, a man expert in necromancy, and a woman called Margery Jourdemain; surnamed the Witch of Eye, were charged with having at the request of the Duchess of Gloucester, devised an image of wax, like unto the king, which image they so dealt with, that by their devilish sorcery, they intended to bring the king out of life, for which reason they were adjudged to die."
+ Nicholas Proceedings and Ordinances of the Privy Council, c. 2075 p. 51.
[þ == th]
See also Mona Miscellany p48 and also 191