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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
447

Anonymous 26 appears to his sweetheart a month after he was thought dead, and carries her over forty miles to her father's house in two hours.(441)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Suffolk Miracle. London: 1693, 441

1693     Suffolk  Suffolke  England 
466

Sarah Bowers, a fourteen year old girl, described as "of a Temper pretty Brisk and Lively, somewhat given to Pride," starts having fits the day when she feels an invisible hand might hit her on the back while in a yard near her aunt's house. She is struck to the ground, where she lies some time as if dead. These fits continue for weeks.(3)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 3

1693 Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
467

Sarah Bower has a fit during which she cannot speak for days and has visions during which she sees heaven and hell and speaks to something that "appear'd to her in the shape of an Angel with Wings, in a flaming Light, which she calls the Man of God." This Angel (Anonymous 27) councils her not to fall prey to Satan and predicts she will die soon. The Angel also passed on words for Sarah Bower to repeat to the people of England," That if the People of London, and England, did not speedily repent from their Sins, especially that of Pride in Apparrel and turn from the Evil of their Ways, God Almighty would give them up as a Prey to their Enemies." Sarah Bower then concludes that her speech would be taken away again, only to be restored on St. Thomas' Day at Christmas, when she "should declare many more Things." These events are witnessed by her neighbours (Anonymous 100).(4-5)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 4-5

1693 Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
468

Sarah Bowers, a fourteen year old girl suffering from fits, declares that "at Two a Clock in the Afternoon, she must go and meet the Black Man that had appeared to her in the Neighbours House afore-mentioned," a man (Anonymous 237) who allegedly offered the girl riches in return for blood from her arm. Sarah Bower's speech then leaves her, and "she began to throttle in her Mouth as formerly," and she takes to reading Chapter 17 of the Gospel of Matthew in the Bible, while making a buzzing noise and pointing to every Verse and Line with her finger, as her neighbours (Anonymous 100) witness.(5 - 6)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 5 - 6

1693 Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
849

Sarah Bower, a fourteen year old girl, finds her side is numb after her fit. She bends at the waist from the weight of her limbs that hang as though dead, although before these fits she was "very straight and went very well." She is only somewhat recovered when "A Chyrurgeon (Anonymous 99) being sent for [...] blooded her." (3)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 3

1693 Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
851

After six weeks of experiencing fits, Sarah Bower rises in the monring and "out of her wonted Fits, she was taken Speechless," and her tongue is placed at the back of her throat. Richard Dirby, with the permission of Sarah Bower's aunt, tries to move it, but it is fixed.(4)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 4

1693 Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
853

Sarah Bower, a fourteen year old girl suffering for a number of extraordinary fits, is approached by a "Gentleman all in Black" (Anonymous 237) who offers her riches in the form of money, suits of head-cloths, and very high top-knots in exchange for blood from her arm, which would make her his. The gentleman takes out a knife "she thought, to cut her Arm," causing her to cry out so her neighbours (Anonymous 100) come, upon which the "Devil immediately Vanished." When Sarah Bower tries to explain what happened, all assume that "some Rogue had attempted to Rob the House," and Sarah Bower remains speechless until the following Thursday, upon which occasion she told her neighbours of the gentleman in black, and how "he had sort of broad Feet like a Cow."(3-4)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 3-4

1693 Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
857

Jane Walter is allegedly bewitched "for a long time" by a familiar (Anonymous 236) allegedly belonging to Teecle's wife. Her tongue was found "tied in her Head with a Hempenstring, and run full of Pins, and she had many strange Fits," allegedly as often as 20 times in a day. The toad would creep several times into Jane Walter's lap. Teecle's wife was suspected of being a witch for some time. When the toad was to be burned, "it vanished away, that none knew what became of it."(7)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 7

1693     Norfolk  Norfolk  England 
859

John Ballard's daughter from Norfolk is bewitched for two years. She voids stones, pins, glass, a buckle and other things from her mouth, and suffers from "many strange Fits in a day." These were all presented before the Mayor and Alderman of the city of Norwich (Anonymous 101) by the John Ballard himself.(7-8)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 7-8

1693     Norfolk  Norfolk  England 
860

Ann Burgess is allegedly bewitched for several years. She suffers up to twenty fits a day and vomits pins, tobacco pipes, nails, quills, and a bent farthing. This witnessed by many, and evidence shown before the mayor of Norwich (Anonymous 101).(8)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 8

1693 Norwich    Norfolk  Norfolk  England 
861

Grace Brown is allegedly bewitched for several years. She vomited many things, including pins. These were shown before the mayor of Norwich (Anonymous 101).(8)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 8

1693 Norwich    Norfolk  Norfolk  England 
1070

Thomas Spatchet allegedly suffers from wringing fits, during which his hands lay over one another, with one hand wringing the other, moving about his body and winding about furniture. These fits were said to last half an hour and were not accompanied by shaking. When his hands were done, his head would be affected, and then his body until he would be wrung around or almost off his chair.(8, 9, 18)

Appears in:
Petto, Samuel. A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful and Extraordinary Fits . London: 1693, 8, 9, 18

1693   Dunwich  Suffolk  Cookly  England 
2959

Sarah Bower, a fourteen year girl, experiences "most strange and unaccountable Fits," in intervals over several weeks. These fits are thought to be caused by "Fright she might receive by the Stroke on the Back." Many doctors (Anonymous 481) visit Sarah Bower, including Richard Dirby, and gave her "Comfortable things to take." However, they all believe "they never were with any Patient that had such Fits before."(3)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 3

1693 Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
2960

Two a Clock, the day Sarah Bower predicted she must meet a Gentleman in Black (Anonymous 237) who visited her and offered her money for blood for her arm, "with great Strength and Violence she found her self or was forced out of the Room," and went to the yard, where "she was soon thrown to the Ground in a strange manner," and experienced fits more violent than she ever had before. However, all witnesses (Anonymous 100) could see "no Form or Shape visible to them," that would cause her to fall.(6)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 6

1693 Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
2961

Sarah Bower, a fourteen year old girl from Wapping, continues to experience fits as witnessed by many of her neighbours (Anonymous 100). It is observed that sometimes her fits, believed to be caused by the Devil in the form of an "evil spirit" (Anonymous 238) are quiet before a divine visits her, but causes her nonetheless to "be troublesome, sometimes falling out a Laughing, other times making Faces at them." Sarah Bower sometimes barks like a dog during prayers, or spits in the faces of those praying. She also is allegedly thrown from "one end of the Bed to the other," and tears her clothes. She becomes so strong that "scarce six Men can hold her in." Other strange noises Sarah Bower reportedly makes are lowing like a bull, and roaring like a lion. The Devil (Anonymous 238) is thought to appear before her in the "hideous Shape of a Monstrous Fiery Dragon, other whiles a Lyon." She seems caught between the Angel pulling her towards God, and the Devil towards Hell.(6 - 7)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 6 - 7

1693 Wapping    London, Greater  London  England 
2962

A young man (Anonymous 479) from Suffolk finds himself allegedly bewitched for some time. The witch (Anonymous 480) responsible for his circumstance was executed for it.(7)

Appears in:
Dirby, Richard . Dreadful News from Wapping. Unknown: 1693, 7

1693     Suffolk  Suffolke  England