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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
455

William Hynde gives deposition alleging that he saw William Sommers with swelling on his neck the size of a walnut that moved to his cheekbone and then to his eye, causing the eye and skin to turn black. The swelling trembled when touched.(Image 13)

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Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 13

1598, March 20 Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
898

Thomas Hays gives deposition alleging that he witnessed William Sommers having a violent fit. During this fit, Thomas Hays saw one of Sommers' legs bent crooked, and something run out if it and into the other leg. After, Sommers' belly swelled, and the swelling moved to his throat, tongue and base of his ear, now the size of an egg. Not knowing what to think of this, Hays went to Mr. Arkinson, and then Mr. Ebings and Mr. Aldridge. From conversing with all three, Hays determined that no illness but the Devil could be the cause of Sommers' affliction.(Image 12)

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Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 12

1598, March 20 Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
905

William Aldred gives deposition on his participation in the exorcism of William Sommers performed by John Darrell. He alleges that he was among the 150 people who witnessed or became directly involved. Aldred says that he was invited to give a prayer, during which Sommers was tormented by fits. John Darrell gave the next prayer, during which Sommers' fits doubled in intensity, and Sommers menaced Darrell and had to be restrained. At the end of the exorcism, Aldred saw Sommers thrown grovelling onto a bed, and lay there as if dead. Darrell praised God and willed the watchers to be thankful, at which time Sommers was seen to thank God for his delivery from possession.(Image 13-14)

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Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 13-14

1598, March 20 Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
918

Joan Pie gives deposition against William Sommers alleging that she visited Sommers many times to see the events that people said showed him to be possessed, and came away from it all satisfied that he was indeed possessed.(Image 13-15)

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Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 13-15

1598, March 20 Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
930

Richard Newton gives deposition against William Sommers alleging he saw Sommers have a fit, during which he spoke in Latin with his mouth open but without moving his lips or his tongue.(Image 15)

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Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 15

1598, March 20 Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
931

Henry Nussie gives deposition against William Sommers in which he claims to have seen Sommers speak words in Latin to John Wigan without moving his mouth or tongue.(Image 15)

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Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 15

1598, March 20 Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
1992

Thomas Westfield gives deposition alleging that he saw William Sommers with swelling behind his ear the size of a walnut that then moved to his eye where it reduced in size but caused a blackness in the eye. When Westfield touched the swelling, it moved, and the eye returned to its natural colour. Westfield witnessed the eye change colour eight more times.(Image 13)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 13

1598, March 20 Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England 
1998

W. Hunt gives deposition against William Sommers alleging that he saw Sommers in a fit lying as if dead, speaking for a full quarter hour with his lips shut and without moving his mouth or jaws. Hunt also saw a lump the size of a walnut running about Sommers' face, forehead, eyes and to his ears.(Image 19)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Image 19

1598, March 20 Nottingham    Nottinghamshire  Nottinhamshire  England