There was evidently a fued betweenRichard Rose and Henry Sylles(Celles), a Little Clacton labourer and his wife Cecily. On 31 August 1581 Celles stole from Rose's grain barn, grain worth 100 marks, but was acquitted. On the following day, Cecily and a Thorpe spinster burnt Rose's barn and a field of corn, causing a heavy lose. They were found not guilty.
On 31 March 1582, she and her son again set fire to Rose's barn, full of grain, again not guilty.

At the same time she was also accused of bewitching John, son of Thomas Death on 4 June 1581, whereby he died on that day. She was found guily and remanded.