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

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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)

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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 
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)

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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