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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
465

John Darrell has Anne Starchie, John Starchie, Margaret Hardman, Elizabeth Hardman, Eleanor Holland, Margaret Byrom and Jane Ashton brought together for observation, noting that of all of them Jane Ashton and the Starchie children are most grievously tormented. Satan is said to have exceeded for cruelty with John Starchie in particular. During the observation, three or four of them scoffed and blasphemed. At one point, they allegedly all join hands to cause a strange and supernatural loud whupping noise in the house and grounds, driving Darrell and his companion George More from the room.(9)

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Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, 9

1598, March Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2046

John Darrell, accompanied by George More, local pastor Mr. Dickens, and 30 others, gathers Anne Starchie, John Starchie, Margaret Hardman, Elizabeth Hardman, Eleanor Holland, Margaret Byrom and Jane Ashton in the parlor for a day of prayer and fasting; all seven have fits throughout the day and six are allegedly successfully dispossessed. At the end, the seven are extremely tormented, beating their bodies and needing to be held, crying in a supernatural manner and lying as if dead. Margaret Byrom is the first dispossessed, followed by John Starchie. Jane Ashton allegedly pretends to be dispossessed at the end of the day, but has not truly been.(10-11)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, 10-11

1598, March Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2048

John Darrell takes accounts from Margaret Byrom, John Starchie, Anne Starchie, Eleanor Holland, Margaret Hardman and Elizabeth Hardman, asking them to describe how the Devil looked when he left them. Byrom alleges that she felt something come up from her belly to her breast and saw a dark mist emerge from her throat that left a foul smell behind, and went out the window in a flash of fire. John Starchie alleges it left him like an ill-favored hunchbacked man; Margaret Hardman says the same. Anne Starchie alleges he left like a foul ugly man with a white beard and a bulge on his breast the size of a man's head; Eleanor Hardman says she saw the same thing save the beard. Eleanor Hardman alleges it was like an urchin, who left through a tiny hole only to return in a foul shape promising gold; he threatened her when she refused and left again in the urchin shape.(11)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, 11

1598, March Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2049

The Devil appears to Anne Starchie, John Starchie, Elizabeth Hardman, Margaret Hardman and Eleanor Holland in the night immediately after their dispossession, and attempts to get their permission to repossess them with gold and threats. He appears to them variously as a hunchbacked man, a man with a bulge at his neck, a bear with fire in its mouth, an ape and a dove.(11-12)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, 11-12

1598, March Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2050

Jane Ashton is alleged to still be possessed the day after the exorcism of Margaret Byrom, John Starchie, Anne Starchie, Eleanor Holland, Margaret Hardman and Elizabeth Hardman; she is observed to be tormented, vomiting, shaking and weeping. She lays as dead for a while after John Darrell performs another exorcism on her, and rises up giving thanks for her deliverance. She claims that the Devil rose up in her throat and bid her to say that he was gone from her, promising not to hurt her any longer and to ensure that she lacked for nothing if she did. (12-13)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, 12-13

1598, March Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2051

John Darrell alleges that the Devil returned over the next few days following the exorcisms to torment Margaret Byrom, John Starchie, Anne Starchie, Eleanor Holland, Margaret Hardman, Elizabeth Hardman, and Jane Ashton. It throws them down, deprives them of the use of their limbs, promises worldly goods and makes threats to try to get them to consent to repossession. They resist, and are not tormented further to his knowledge.(13)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, 13

1598, March Greater Manchester  Leigh  Lancashire  Lancashire  England