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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
1050

Thomas Spatchet allegedly loses the ability to speak. He later regains his voice, but then loses it again, this pattern repeating for the rest of the day. The loss of speech coincides with a grinding pain at the crown of his head. (4-5, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 4-5, 18

1660, March   Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
1051

Thomas Spatchet allegedly suffers from benumbing fits, during which he appears lifeless. His limbs become heavy and hang down, his eyes shut and do not open, and his teeth clench together; these paralyzing fits can continue for two or three hours.(5, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 5, 18

1660, March   Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
1053

Thomas Spatchet allegedly suffers from shaking fits. These fits would start off moderately, like a palsy, then become violent. They are said to start at his head and progress down his body, with only one part shaking at a time and the rest still, until it reached his legs, and then his whole body would shake violently.(6, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 6, 18

1660, March   Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
1054

Thomas Spatchet allegedly suffers from dancing fits, during which his legs and feet move with agility and harmony. His feet strike the ground as if they are bells ringing or are striking out a drumbeat, but Spatchet is said to have no previous musical talent.(6, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 6, 18

1660, March   Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
1069

Thomas Spatchet allegedly loses the ability to speak whenever he tries to pray or attempts to participate in his religious duties. He is able to go a little way, but soon falters and fails.(5, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 5, 18

1660, March   Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England