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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
425

Margaret Hooper is thought to be bewitched by a spirit (Anonymous 248) because of her incessant rambling. Her husband, Stephen Hooper, tries to convince her to "cal upon, God & that being the Creature of God, she should not forget to call upon her Creator ini the day of trouble," encouraging her also to pray with him. The Devil, however, causes her mind unrest, and her husband continues to pray for her.(2-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 2-3

1641, November 15 Edenbyres    Durham  Durham  England 
426

Margaret Hooper has a fit in the middle of the night in which she allegedly sees the Devil. She calls out to her husband, Stephen Hooper, saying that "shee did see a strange thing (Anonymous 247) like unto a snale, carrying fire in a most wonderfull sort." Her husband and others try to comfort her, and a candle is lighted. Margaret Hooper, however, continues to be fearful, crying out, "doe not you see the Devill?" When her husband urges her to focus on God, she cautions that "if you see nothing now, you shall see something by and by."(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 4

1641, November Edenbyres    Durham  Durham  England 
446

Margaret Hooper allegedly has a fit in which she violently thrashes in her bed, causing her husband, Stephen Hooper, to send for her sister. They try to hold down Margaret Hooper, but no one can hold her down, and she foams at the mouth. Her body shakes "with such force, that the bed and the chamber did shake and move" as well. Her husband continues to pray for her, and within half an hour, her fit is ended, although she claims afterward that a beast follows her around with no head or tail, though all tell her it is her imagination.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 5

1641, November Edenbyres    Durham  Durham  England 
485

Margaret Hooper allegedly acts as though bewitched. She comes home one day in a bad mood, speaking "much ildle talk," and grows increasingly irate when no one, especially her husband, will listen to her.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Most Dreadfull Discourse of a Woman Possessed with the Deuill who in the Likenesse of a Headlesse Beare Fetched her out of her Bedd. London: 1584, 2

1584 Durham    Durham  Dvrham  England 
486

Margaret Hooper has a fit during which she calls out to those around her, emphatically asking if they too could see the devil.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Most Dreadfull Discourse of a Woman Possessed with the Deuill who in the Likenesse of a Headlesse Beare Fetched her out of her Bedd. London: 1584, 5

1584 Durham    Durham  Dvrham  England 
487

A devil in the shape headless and tail-less bear appears to Stephen and Margaret Hooper and 'strokes' them.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True and Most Dreadfull Discourse of a Woman Possessed with the Deuill who in the Likenesse of a Headlesse Beare Fetched her out of her Bedd. London: 1584, 5-6

1584 Durham    Durham  Dvrham  England 
2596

Margaret Muschamp allegedly has a series of fits after her angels return to her in which she insists on going to the assizes herself to beg the Judges for justice, and that her angels would go as well. Mary Moore, "not daring to disobey such divine commands," takes Margaret and George Muschamp Jr. to goes before a judge to tell their story. Moore requests that Dorothy Swinow be moved to the county in which her crimes were committed to be tried, but the request is refused. When Moore consults a Counsellor for advice, he refuses to "meddle" in the case.(13-15)

Appears in:
Moore, Mary. Wonderfull Newes from the North. London: 1650, 13-15

1647, June Durham    Durham  Dvrham  England 
2598

Dr. Genison, witnessing Margaret Muschamp's fit in which she demands to return to the Judge to beg for justice, invites Mary Moore and her children to his home, which is next to the Judge's chamber, to await an appointment. He sends a message to the Judge on their behalf, asking whether evening or morning was more convenient, and an appointment is made for the evening. The appointment is well attended, the spectators including Dr. Clether, Mrs. Clether, Dr. Genison, Mrs. Genison and numerous others.(14-15)

Appears in:
Moore, Mary. Wonderfull Newes from the North. London: 1650, 14-15

1647, June Durham    Durham  Dvrham  England 
2599

Mary Moore begs for Dorothy Swinow to be extradited to Northumberland for trial a second time before a judge (Anonymous 237) and is refused once more. Margaret Muschamp allegedly falls into a fit in which she details the torments Swinow has visited upon her family and her hand in Lady Hambleton's death, concluding with a plea for justice lest their torments be increased. The judge declares Margaret's fit to be feigned. The onlookers are convinced, however, seeing "onely an innocent bashfull Girle, without any confidence at all when she was out of her fits."(15-16)

Appears in:
Moore, Mary. Wonderfull Newes from the North. London: 1650, 15-16

1647 Durham    Durham  Dvrham  England 
2600

Margaret Muschamp, during her fit before the judge (Anonymous 237), allegedly predicts that her sister, Betty Muschamp, will begin to consume. When Mary Moore and Muschamp return home after their appointment, they find that Betty has started consuming during their absence.(15-16)

Appears in:
Moore, Mary. Wonderfull Newes from the North. London: 1650, 15-16

1647, June Durham    Durham  Dvrham  England 
2984

Margaret Hooper experiences fits for a week, despite saying the Lords prayer with her husband and friends. She remembers little of her fits, "to the great griefe of her husband, friends, and neighbours."(5 - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 5 - 6

1641 Edenbyres    Durham  Durham  England 
2985

In the middle of the night, Stephen Hooper and Margaret Hooper, who have woken because of a fit she experienced, hear "a great noise in the street, as if it had beene the comming of foure or five carts." Upon looking up, Stephen Hooper sees something coming towards the bed, "much like a beare," (Anonymous 245) but without a head or a tail, and much larger in size. The apparition strokes Margaret Hooper on the feet three times, and then takes her out of the bed and rolled her around the chamber and under the bed. Finally, the apparition causes Margaret Hooper to put her head between her legs, and rolled her around like a hoop through the house, and down the stairs. Her husband does not dare go after at her, but instead weeps to see her carried away. The hall was filled with "an horrible stinke [...] and such fiery flames." Eventually, Margaret Hooper calls out to her husband, claiming the spirit is gone, and she comes up the stairs back to him. Together, with the rest of the household, Stephen and Margaret Hooper pray.(3 - 4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 3 - 4

1641, November Edenbyres    Durham  Durham  England 
2986

After being visited by a monster, Stephen Hooper and his wife, Margaret Hooper, pray by their bedside along with the rest of their household. During these prayers, the window is mysteriously opened, and suddenly, Margaret Hooper's leg's are thrust out the window, "so that they were clasped about the post in the middle of the Window betweene her leggs." As well, a great fire appears at her feet "the stink whereof was horrible." Her husband, and his brother decide to "charge the Devill in the name of the Father, the Sonne, and the holy Ghost to depart from her, and to trouble her no more," pulling her off the window. Margaret Hooper then cries out that she sees "a little child," (Anonymous 246) and upon looking out the window, a little child is seen, "with a very bright shinning countenance," that he outshines the candle. All present "fall flat to the ground," and pray. The child vanishes, and Margaret Hooper believes she is freed from her possession.(5 - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 5 - 6

1641, November Edenbyres    Durham  Durham  England