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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
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Doctor Pordage of Bradfield, Berkshire is allegedly haunted by three spirits that appear one night in the forms of a Everard, giant, and dragon. The Everard was "wearing Apparel, Band, Cuffs, Hat" and "seemed to walk once through the Chamber very easily, and so Disappeared." The giant, with sword in hand, "seemed to flourish against [Pordage]" and had a figure of a green tree beside him. The dragon took up "most part of a large Room" with "great Teeth and open Jaws" and "ejected fire." Dr. Pordage found protection from these spirits with the help of the Ministration of the Holy Angels. (11)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 11

1649 Bradfield  Bradfield  Berkshire  Berkshire  England 
1766

Doctor Pordage is accused of "entertaining at His House one Everard a reputed Conjurer" and conversing with angels. He is said to have looked "toward the unlawful Art of Black Magick." He is visited by two spirits, four years prior "for about three Weeks and no longer." They appeared in the form of a giant and a dragon. He assures the Commissioners that these visitations of apparitions were not initiated by him, but the work of "the Malice of the Devil toward [him]." (9-10)

Appears in:
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 9-10

1654, September 18 Bradfield  Bradfield  Berkshire  Berkshire  England