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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
166

A Tenant's (Anonymous 2) batch of bread moves overnight, seemingly of its own accord, from a table to another room, where they were "hid in Tubs and covered with linnen Cloathes." The tenant had the keys to all the doors at all times, and found the doors to all her rooms locked as she had left them overnight. A similar incident occurs with her cheeses and meat.(2)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 2

1671 Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
167

A Tenant's (Anonymous 2) cattle are killed in a strange manner. Among these, are a sow that "leap'd and danc'd in several unusual postures and at last fell down dead."(3)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 3

1671 Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
168

A Tenant's (Anonymous 2) stack of hay, and the building it was kept in, were set on fire. This fire is believed to be linked to other mysterious fires that start within the house.(4)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 4

1671 Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
169

A Tenant's (Anonymous 2) cheese and meat allegedly move to another room of their own accord.(2)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 2

1671 Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
170

A Tenant's (Anonymous 2) cabbage plants are moved by an unknown force. At night the plants are pulled up and laid down in "several formes, as Crosses, Flower-de-luces, and the like." Even upon raking the ground, no footsteps were found the following morning, but the plants had been pulled up again. Upon being replanted a third time, they were left alone.(2)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 2

1671 Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
171

A Tenant's (Anonymous 2) roasted pig is allegedly defleshed by an unknown force. Its bones are left in perfect order.(3)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 3

1671 Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
321

A tenant (Anonymous 2) leaves a bottle of vinegar in the dairy house along with the milk of six cows; in the morning she returns to find the bottle empty and the milk turned into a "perfect possett."(3)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 3

1671 Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
1791

A soldier (Anonymous 291) stationed on his Watch, near the Chappel of St. James's House is thrown over by an unknown being in the form of an affrightening shape. The soldier (Anonymous 291) saw the shape coming towards him and told it to stop or he would shoot it, when it ran upon him, and threm him over the way far off.(57-58)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 57-58

1671 London (Queen's Chapel at St. James' Palace)    London, City of  Middlesex  England 
2966

A tenant (Anonymous 2) puts a heap of malt and a heap of vetches together in a room, only to find the next morning that they have mingled together and been put into a new heap.(2)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 2

1671 Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
2967

A Tenant (Anonymous 2) keeps many cheeses within her cheese chamber on shelves; and a bag of hops in the same room. However, one morning, she finds that "the Cheese were all laid in the Floor in several forms," and the hops were "strewed about the Room." However, the door was found locked as it had been left at night. Sometimes, cheese was also found in the dairy house, from the trines her cows drank from.(2 )

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 2

1671 Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
2968

A Tenant (Anonymous 2) leaves "several dishes of cold Meat upon a hanging Shelf" in her buttery, but finds in the morning that a tablecloth has been laid upon the floor, and dishes and silverware set upon it, with most of the meat eaten.(2 - 3)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 2 - 3

1671 Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
2969

In order to discover the cause of a number of mysterious occurrences within her house, a Tenant (Anonymous 2) made sure that all the rooms in her house were locked, and strewed ashes across the entrance of all the doors. However, in the morning, "no footstep or track of any thing was found," even in rooms were objects had mysteriously moved.(3)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 3

1671 Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
2970

After experience a month of hauntings, possibly caused by a hag (Anonymous 485)'s "Hocus pocus Minor," some months go by without major incident, only to be ended one night when a Tenant (Anonymous 2) and her maid were going to bed, when they discovered that the hall, "dressed with green boughs, tyed on the Posts, after the Countrey fashion," was set afire, even though no fire had been made in the room for a fortnight, or any candles present. The fire was quickly put out by throwing water on it, but Anonymous 2's neighbours (Anonymous 486) come in and watch the house for the remainder of the night.(3 - 4)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 3 - 4

1671 Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
2971

A Tenant (Anonymous 2) finds that "a Mow of Pulse and Pease" was set afire while she out during the day, and that all the grain either burned or was spoiled. Burnt coals were found at the bottom of the mow, which she and her neighbours conclude could only be "convey'd thither but by Witchcraft."(4)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 4

1671 Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
2972

After a number of mysterious fires, a Tenant (Anonymous 2) moves out of her house, upon which occasion John Jones, "a valiant Welchman of the neighborhood," took it upon himself to sleep in the house and encounter the "Hagg" believed to be responsible for the mischief caused. John Jones takes with him "a large Baskethilted Sword, a Mastive Dog and a Lanthorn and Candle." He had not lain long, when he "heard great knocking at the Door," and suddenly, a great many cats came into the chambers and broke the windows, causing a "hideous noise." The dog howled and quacked, fearfully creeping close to his master, while the burning candle went out. The Welshman leaves the house running, protesting the next day that "he would not lye another night in the House for a hundred pounds."(4 - 5)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 4 - 5

1671 Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England 
2973

A Tenant (Anonymous 2) leaves a bowl of strawberries in a pewter dish in her buttery on a Friday night. However, upon waking, she finds both the dish and the strawberries gone, and searched all Saturday to no avail. On Monday morning, the dish appears on the foot of her bed, empty of strawberries.(5)

Appears in:
A., J.. The Daemon of Burton, or, A True Relation of Strange Witchcrafts or Incantations Lately Practised at Burton. London: 1671, 5

1671 Burton upon Trent    Staffordshire  Stafford  England