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ID Short Description & Text Name Preferred Name Person Type
197

An Anabaptist woman who lived on Old-Gravel lane in an unknown area of England, who was said to be possessed by the Devil and would speak in tongues, meow like a kitten and go suddenly blind. She becomes possessed after trying to convince her husband (Anonymous 482) to become baptized, and suffers from "strange and unusual Gestures, and involuntary Motions both of her Tongue and other Members." Ministers (Anonymous 483) visit her and converse with the spirit (Anonymous 240) possessing her, who admits to being sent from "a woman below." (Anonymous 238) These ministers believe the spirit is the Devil himself. The woman is unable to eat while possessed, as "the Vessels of her throat were stopped" whenever she attempted to eat. The spirit possessing her threatens in front of a number of Divines (Anonymous 484) to "throw her into the water, and so destroy her." It also tells the divines that it will make them sick for attempting to help the woman, and that "Prayers were not effectual, save only in [the] Pulpit." The woman remained possessed.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. News from Old-Gravel Lane. London: 1675, 2

Anonymous 19 Victim
197

An Anabaptist woman who lived on Old-Gravel lane in an unknown area of England, who was said to be possessed by the Devil and would speak in tongues, meow like a kitten and go suddenly blind. She becomes possessed after trying to convince her husband (Anonymous 482) to become baptized, and suffers from "strange and unusual Gestures, and involuntary Motions both of her Tongue and other Members." Ministers (Anonymous 483) visit her and converse with the spirit (Anonymous 240) possessing her, who admits to being sent from "a woman below." (Anonymous 238) These ministers believe the spirit is the Devil himself. The woman is unable to eat while possessed, as "the Vessels of her throat were stopped" whenever she attempted to eat. The spirit possessing her threatens in front of a number of Divines (Anonymous 484) to "throw her into the water, and so destroy her." It also tells the divines that it will make them sick for attempting to help the woman, and that "Prayers were not effectual, save only in [the] Pulpit." The woman remained possessed.(2)

Appears in:
Anonymous. News from Old-Gravel Lane. London: 1675, 2

Anonymous 19 Demoniac
2349

A man from Old Gravel Lane, who is the husband of a woman (Anonymous 19) allegedly possessed by the Devil in the form of a spirit (Anonymous 240). She is possessed when she tries to convince her husband to become baptized. After her possession, although Anonymous 482 encourages his wife to eat, she cannot do so without choking because of the spirit possessing her.(2-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. News from Old-Gravel Lane. London: 1675, 2-3

Anonymous 482 Relative of Victim
2349

A man from Old Gravel Lane, who is the husband of a woman (Anonymous 19) allegedly possessed by the Devil in the form of a spirit (Anonymous 240). She is possessed when she tries to convince her husband to become baptized. After her possession, although Anonymous 482 encourages his wife to eat, she cannot do so without choking because of the spirit possessing her.(2-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. News from Old-Gravel Lane. London: 1675, 2-3

Anonymous 482 Witness
2350

A number of men and women, from Old Gravel Lane in an unknown area of England, who including "Ministers and others." These people visit a woman (Anonymous 19) who is allegedly possessed by a spirit (Anonymous 240) that speaks through her. When questioned by Anonymous 483, the spirit admits to being sent to possess Anonymous 19 by "a Woman below" (Anonymous 239), and that he was sent to prevent the woman from convincing her husband (Anonymous 482) to be baptized. The ministers and others also ask the spirit how long he intends the possess the woman, to which he replied "As long as he could." Anonymous 483 collectively seem to agree that the spirit is probably the Devil.(3)

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

Anonymous 483 (Plural) Witness
2350

A number of men and women, from Old Gravel Lane in an unknown area of England, who including "Ministers and others." These people visit a woman (Anonymous 19) who is allegedly possessed by a spirit (Anonymous 240) that speaks through her. When questioned by Anonymous 483, the spirit admits to being sent to possess Anonymous 19 by "a Woman below" (Anonymous 239), and that he was sent to prevent the woman from convincing her husband (Anonymous 482) to be baptized. The ministers and others also ask the spirit how long he intends the possess the woman, to which he replied "As long as he could." Anonymous 483 collectively seem to agree that the spirit is probably the Devil.(3)

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

Anonymous 483 (Plural) Preacher/Minister
2351

A number of men from Old Gravel Lane in an unknown area of England, who speak with the spirit (Anonymous 240) possessing a woman (Anonymous 19) living there. The spirit tells one of the divins present that he would throw the woman "into the water, and so destroy her." He also threatens to make the divines sick, if they attempt to fast or pray for the woman, stating further that "Prayers were not effectual, save only in [the] Pulpit."(4)

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

Anonymous 484 (Plural) Witness