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A woman from Old-Gravel lane (Anonymous 19) allegedly has a fit during which she cannot eat because her throat closes up. She thus refuses to eat with her husband (Anonymous 482) and friends, and the spirit (Anonymous 240) possessing her admits that he would choke her should she try to eat. After, whenever she attempted to eat, she could not swallow, because "the Vessels of her throat were stopped."(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. News from Old-Gravel Lane. London: 1675, 4

1675, March 22       Unknown  England 
424

A woman from Old-Gravel lane (Anonymous 19) is allegedly possessed, drawing ministers (Anonymous 483) and others to visit her out of both curiosity and charity. The spirit (Anonymous 240) possessing Anonymous 19 speaks with these witnesses. When asked who sent the spirit to possess the woman, it replied that it was sent by "a Woman below." (Anonymous 239). When asked why he was sent, the spirit answered it was to prevent the woman from "perswading her Husband (Anonymous 482) to be Baptized." The spirit expressed his desire to possess the woman for as long as he could. It is believed that the spirit is the Devil himself.(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. News from Old-Gravel Lane. London: 1675, 3

1675, March 22       Unknown  England