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427

Mary Hill allegedly has three encounters with an old woman (Anonymous 8) in the days leading up to her first fits. First, Hill demands a ring from Anonymous 8, and threatens her when she refuses. Second, Hill refuses to escort Anonymous 8 to the neighbouring town of Froom to find spinning work. Third, Hill refuses to give Anonymous 8 an apple. Hill's first fit occurs within three days of refusing Anonymous 8 the apple.(1)

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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, July Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England 
428

Mary Hill allegedly suffers a pricking in her stomach the Sunday after refusing Anonymous 8 an apple. Monday at dinner, "something arose in her Throat, which was like to have Choaked her; and at the same time fell into Violent Fits, which held her till Nine or Ten a Clock at Night." The fits are so severe that four or five people are needed to restrain her. Hill claims to see Anonymous 8 standing against the wall grinning, and is seen to step around as if avoiding blows.(1-2)

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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, 1-2

1689, July Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England 
2646

Mary Hill allegedly has another day of violent fits following the first, in which she again sees an apparition of Anonymous 8. This time, she recognizes the old woman, and accuses her of being "the Person that had bewitcht her."(1-2)

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, 1-2

1689, July Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England 
2647

Mary HIll allegedly begins throwing up strange objects during her fits. It begins with crooked pins, progresses to nails and pins, and within a month her vomiting includes "Nails again, and Handles of Spoons, both of Pewter and Brass; several pieces of Iron, Lead, and Tin, with several clusters of Crooked Pins; some tied with Yarn, and some with Thread, with abundance of Blood between." The final catalog also includes window lead, pieces of lump lead, wire and large board nails.(2)

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, 2

1689, July Mendip  Beckenton  Somerset  Somerset  England