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William Spicer allegedly makes a habit of taunting an old woman, Anonymous 8, whenever he passes the Alms-House where she lives. He would "call her Witch, and tell her of her Buns; which did so enrage the Old Woman, that she threatened him with a Warrant." Anonymous 8 appealed to a Justice of the Peace, which frightened Spicer into humbling himself before her and promising to cease. Spicer nevertheless begins to experience fits a few days later.(1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Great News from the West of England being a True Account of Two Young Persons Lately Bewitched in the Town of Beckenton in Somerset-shire. London: 1689, 1

1689 Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England 
231

William Spicer allegedly suffers from strange and violent fits over the course of a fortnight. During these fits, he claimed to see Anonymous 8 "against the Wall in the same Room of the House where he was, and that sometimes she did knock her Fist at him; sometimes grin her Teeth, and sometimes laugh at him." He displays such strength while afflicted that three or four men are needed to hold him. After he drinks small beer, he frequently vomits pins; over thirty pins are counted by the time his fits cease.(1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Great News from the West of England being a True Account of Two Young Persons Lately Bewitched in the Town of Beckenton in Somerset-shire. London: 1689, 1

1689 Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England 
1991

Richard Dugdale experiences a number of Fits, believed to be caused by the Devil. These fits are characterized by his ability to foretell things "which he could not possibly know by any ordinary means." This includes predicting the weather, when visitors will come to call, where persons might travel to, and the time and length of his next fit. These various fits are witnessed by the minister Mr. Jolly; James Abbot; Thomas Dugdale, his father; Nathaniel Waddington; John Fielding; William Livesay; Ann Whittaker; and Joshua Thomason.(45)

Appears in:
Jollie, Thomas. A Vindication of the Surey Demoniack as no Imposter. London: 1698, 45

1689 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
1999

Richard Dugdale of Lancaster experiences a number of fits, where "his ability of body is beyond the Joint Strength of many Lusty men." His fits are deemed beyond ordinary, possibly caused by the Devil, and witnessed by the minister Mr. Jolly; the apothecary Mr. Ainsworth; another apothecary (Anonymous 335); John Whitehead; and John Walmsly.(45)

Appears in:
Jollie, Thomas. A Vindication of the Surey Demoniack as no Imposter. London: 1698, 45

1689 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2189

The young man, Richard Dugdale, upon being seized by a number of strange fits, asks the minister Mr. Jolly to "set apart a Day of Fasting," in order to help him alleviate his fits.(2)

Appears in:
Jollie, Thomas. The Surey Demoniack, or, An Account of Satans Strange and Dreadful Actings. London: 1697, 2

1689 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2263

Mr. Jolly engages in a set pattern of "exercise" when helping Richard Dugdale with his fits, which are allegedly caused by the devil. This consists of preaching or reading the Bible; questioning the demoniack during fits; and praying when Richard Dugdale goes quiet during a fit. At the end of almost all of these exercises, Richard Dugdale allegedly foretold "precisely and punctually" when his next fit would be. (8)

Appears in:
Jollie, Thomas. The Surey Demoniack, or, An Account of Satans Strange and Dreadful Actings. London: 1697, 8

1689 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2264

During a fit, Richard Dugdale cried out for "Carlisle, Carlisle," and demanded to speak with Carlisle. Upon being denied by the minister Mr. Jolly, Richard Dugdale allegedly flew into a "seemingly extraordinary rage."(11)

Appears in:
Jollie, Thomas. The Surey Demoniack, or, An Account of Satans Strange and Dreadful Actings. London: 1697, 11

1689 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2265

The minister Mr. Jolly tells Richard Dugdale during one of his alleged fits caused by the Devil, that he will "never let thee alone till thou be gone from him." Richard Dugdale's face contorts upon hearing this, and as a Demoniack, "very furiously flung to and fro."(18)

Appears in:
Jollie, Thomas. The Surey Demoniack, or, An Account of Satans Strange and Dreadful Actings. London: 1697, 18

1689 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2266

Richard Dugdale is attended by seven Roman Catholic ministers during one of his alleged fits, including the reading of a paper which was thought to cure Richard Dugdale but did not. Two of these ministers fled during one of Richard Dugdale's fits; a third was "strong and old, but was thrown down, and in great danger of being kill'd by the Demoniack." Bystanders aided this minister, by pulling off Richard Dugdale "with great difficulty."(21-22)

Appears in:
Jollie, Thomas. The Surey Demoniack, or, An Account of Satans Strange and Dreadful Actings. London: 1697, 21-22

1689 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2268

After one of his Fits, Richard Dugdale allegedly "fell upon his knees and prayed with Tears in his Eyes."(22)

Appears in:
Jollie, Thomas. The Surey Demoniack, or, An Account of Satans Strange and Dreadful Actings. London: 1697, 22

1689 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2269

Robert Waddington submits a written confession stating his witness to Richard Dugdale's alleged fits, during which time, Richard Dugdale foretells the weather, vomited stones, foretold the death of a child, and dances in a way that "surpasseth, I suppose, any Artist."(23)

Appears in:
Jollie, Thomas. The Surey Demoniack, or, An Account of Satans Strange and Dreadful Actings. London: 1697, 23

1689 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2272

Richard Dugdale allegedly vomits a piece of paper, which when dried revealed Greek letters. It reveals that Richard Dugdale's alleged fits which are thought to be the result of a possession by the Devil are to last 600 days. At the end of this time, the paper "threatned...the Lord would plunge him in the Lake of burning."(34)

Appears in:
Jollie, Thomas. The Surey Demoniack, or, An Account of Satans Strange and Dreadful Actings. London: 1697, 34

1689 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2274

A "stranger wholly unknown at the Surey," laid a hand on a lump which allegedly appeared on Richard Dugdale's body. The lump then spoke to this stranger (Anonymous 381), advising him that no "Doctor of Physick" can help Richard Dugdale, but only "Doctors of Divinity." The stranger is in fact a physician.(42)

Appears in:
Jollie, Thomas. The Surey Demoniack, or, An Account of Satans Strange and Dreadful Actings. London: 1697, 42

1689 Lancaster  Lancaster  Lancashire  Lancashire  England