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223

A man from Edmundbyres in the county of Durham, who is the husband of Margaret Hooper, a demoniac. Together, Stephen Hooper and Margaret Hooper have a young son. Stephen Hooper becomes concerned for his wife when she begins to act strange upon returning home from the village Hanstonueth. She begins to talk to herself, and "continued as if she had beene one bewitched, or haunted by an evill Spirit." Stephen Hooper becomes desperate to cure her, and tries to convince his wife to focus on God, and to pray with him. He himself undertakes praying for his wife, asking God to "send her a more quiet spirit, and to strengthen her." However, over time, Margaret Hooper becomes more troubled until one day, she experiences a fit, which causes such a fright for Stephen Hooper that he sends for her sister. Together, Stephen Hooper and Margaret Hooper's sister confine Margaret Hooper to her bed, where they notice she foams at the mouth, and shakes so badly, that the chamber and the bed shook with her. Stephen Hooper begins to pray for his wife again, and within a half-hour, she is much recovered, although still complains that she followed by a beast without a head or tail that no one else can see. Stephen Hooper still implores his wife to pray with him, which she did, and seemed fine for a week. However, after this time, Margaret Hooper begins to rage again, and has little memory of her fits, "to the great griefe of her husband." One night, Margaret Hooper wakes from a violent fit, and calls out for Stephen Hooper, claiming to "see a strange thing like unto a snale." Stephen Hooper tries to comfort his wife, but she remains fearful, asking him "doe not you see the Devill?" When Stephen Hooper counsels her to think of God, she tells him, "if you see nothing now, you shall see something by and by." Shortly after this, a great noise is heard in the street "as if it had beene the comming of foure or five carts." Looking up, Stephen Hooper sees a monster (Anonymous 245) coming towards their bed, "much like a beare, but it had no head nor taile," and was significantly taller. Stephen Hooper attempts to attack the beast with a stool, but it simply bounces off the monster as if it were a feather bed. The beast turns its attention to Margaret Hooper, stroking her on the feet three times. It then takes her out of the bed and rolled her around the chamber and under the bed. Finally, the apparition causes Margaret Hooper to put her head between her legs, and rolled her around like a hoop through the house, and down the stairs. Her husband does not dare go after at her, but instead weeps to see her carried away. The hall was filled with "an horrible stinke [...] and such fiery flames." Eventually, Margaret Hooper calls out to her husband, claiming the spirit is gone, and she comes up the stairs back to him. Together, with the rest of the household, Stephen and Margaret Hooper pray. During these prayers, the window is mysteriously opened, and suddenly, Margaret Hooper's leg's are thrust out the window, "so that they were clasped about the post in the middle of the Window betweene her leggs." As well, a great fire appears at her feet "the stink whereof was horrible." Her husband, and his brother decide to "charge the Devill in the name of the Father, the Sonne, and the holy Ghost to depart from her, and to trouble her no more," pulling her off the window. Margaret Hooper then cries out that she sees "a little child," (Anonymous 246) and upon looking out the window, a little child is seen, "with a very bright shinning countenance," that he outsides the candle. All present "fall flat to the ground," and pray. The child vanishes, and Margaret Hooper believes she is freed from her possession.(2 - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 2 - 6

Stephen Hooper Stephen Hooper Relative of Victim
223

A man from Edmundbyres in the county of Durham, who is the husband of Margaret Hooper, a demoniac. Together, Stephen Hooper and Margaret Hooper have a young son. Stephen Hooper becomes concerned for his wife when she begins to act strange upon returning home from the village Hanstonueth. She begins to talk to herself, and "continued as if she had beene one bewitched, or haunted by an evill Spirit." Stephen Hooper becomes desperate to cure her, and tries to convince his wife to focus on God, and to pray with him. He himself undertakes praying for his wife, asking God to "send her a more quiet spirit, and to strengthen her." However, over time, Margaret Hooper becomes more troubled until one day, she experiences a fit, which causes such a fright for Stephen Hooper that he sends for her sister. Together, Stephen Hooper and Margaret Hooper's sister confine Margaret Hooper to her bed, where they notice she foams at the mouth, and shakes so badly, that the chamber and the bed shook with her. Stephen Hooper begins to pray for his wife again, and within a half-hour, she is much recovered, although still complains that she followed by a beast without a head or tail that no one else can see. Stephen Hooper still implores his wife to pray with him, which she did, and seemed fine for a week. However, after this time, Margaret Hooper begins to rage again, and has little memory of her fits, "to the great griefe of her husband." One night, Margaret Hooper wakes from a violent fit, and calls out for Stephen Hooper, claiming to "see a strange thing like unto a snale." Stephen Hooper tries to comfort his wife, but she remains fearful, asking him "doe not you see the Devill?" When Stephen Hooper counsels her to think of God, she tells him, "if you see nothing now, you shall see something by and by." Shortly after this, a great noise is heard in the street "as if it had beene the comming of foure or five carts." Looking up, Stephen Hooper sees a monster (Anonymous 245) coming towards their bed, "much like a beare, but it had no head nor taile," and was significantly taller. Stephen Hooper attempts to attack the beast with a stool, but it simply bounces off the monster as if it were a feather bed. The beast turns its attention to Margaret Hooper, stroking her on the feet three times. It then takes her out of the bed and rolled her around the chamber and under the bed. Finally, the apparition causes Margaret Hooper to put her head between her legs, and rolled her around like a hoop through the house, and down the stairs. Her husband does not dare go after at her, but instead weeps to see her carried away. The hall was filled with "an horrible stinke [...] and such fiery flames." Eventually, Margaret Hooper calls out to her husband, claiming the spirit is gone, and she comes up the stairs back to him. Together, with the rest of the household, Stephen and Margaret Hooper pray. During these prayers, the window is mysteriously opened, and suddenly, Margaret Hooper's leg's are thrust out the window, "so that they were clasped about the post in the middle of the Window betweene her leggs." As well, a great fire appears at her feet "the stink whereof was horrible." Her husband, and his brother decide to "charge the Devill in the name of the Father, the Sonne, and the holy Ghost to depart from her, and to trouble her no more," pulling her off the window. Margaret Hooper then cries out that she sees "a little child," (Anonymous 246) and upon looking out the window, a little child is seen, "with a very bright shinning countenance," that he outsides the candle. All present "fall flat to the ground," and pray. The child vanishes, and Margaret Hooper believes she is freed from her possession.(2 - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 2 - 6

Stephen Hooper Stephen Hooper Witness
224

A man from Edmundbyres in the county of Durham, who allegedly witnessed the possession of Margaret Hooper. As part of the Hooper's household, he is also witness to the invasion of the bear-like monster (Anonymous 245) which pushes Margaret Hooper around the house; he is also present at the dispossession of Margaret Hooper, where a child surrounded by bright light (Anonymous 246) appeared while the household prayed together.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, Cover

John Hooper John Hooper Witness
225

A man from Edmundbyres in the county of Durham, who allegedly witnessed the possession of Margaret Hooper. As part of the Hooper's household, he is also witness to the invasion of the bear-like monster (Anonymous 245) which pushes Margaret Hooper around the house; he is also present at the dispossession of Margaret Hooper, where a child surrounded by bright light (Anonymous 246) appeared while the household prayed together.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, Cover

John Sky John Sky Witness
226

A man from Edmundbyres in the county of Durham, who allegedly witnessed the possession of Margaret Hooper. As part of the Hooper's household, he is also witness to the invasion of the bear-like monster (Anonymous 245) which pushes Margaret Hooper around the house; he is also present at the dispossession of Margaret Hooper, where a child surrounded by bright light (Anonymous 246) appeared while the household prayed together.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, Cover

Alexander Eglestone Alexander Eglestone Witness
227

A man from Edmundbyres in the county of Durham, who allegedly witnessed the possession of Margaret Hooper. As part of the Hooper's household, he is also witness to the invasion of the bear-like monster (Anonymous 245) which pushes Margaret Hooper around the house; he is also present at the dispossession of Margaret Hooper, where a child surrounded by bright light (Anonymous 246) appeared while the household prayed together.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, Cover

Anthony Westgrath Anthony Westgrath Witness
228

A woman from Edmundbyres in the county of Durham, who allegedly witnessed the possession of Margaret Hooper. As part of the Hooper's household, she is also witness to the invasion of the bear-like monster (Anonymous 245) which pushes Margaret Hooper around the house; she is also present at the dispossession of Margaret Hooper, where a child surrounded by bright light (Anonymous 246) appeared while the household prayed together.(Cover)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, Cover

Alice Egleston Alice Eglestone Witness
2362

A woman from Edmundbyres in the county of Durham, who is the sister of Margaret Hooper. Her brother-in-law, Stephen Hooper, and Margaret's husband, calls on her when Margaret Hooper experiences a fit so strong that "he was not able to keepe her in the bed." Together, Margaret's sister and Stephen Hooper keep her down on the bed, even though she shakes so bad that "the bed and chamber did shake and move." During this, Margaret Hooper's sister is also witness to foaming at the mouth. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 5

Hooper Hooper (sister) Relative of Victim
2362

A woman from Edmundbyres in the county of Durham, who is the sister of Margaret Hooper. Her brother-in-law, Stephen Hooper, and Margaret's husband, calls on her when Margaret Hooper experiences a fit so strong that "he was not able to keepe her in the bed." Together, Margaret's sister and Stephen Hooper keep her down on the bed, even though she shakes so bad that "the bed and chamber did shake and move." During this, Margaret Hooper's sister is also witness to foaming at the mouth. (5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 5

Hooper Hooper (sister) Witness
2363

A man from Edmundbyres in the county of Durham, who is the brother of Stephen Hooper, the husband of demoniac Margaret Hooper. Stephen Hooper's brother is witness to the dispossession of Margaret Hooper, as well as the invasion of the Hooper household by a monster (Anonymous 245). During Margaret Hooper's dispossession, Stephen and his brother pull Margaret Hooper off of a window to which she is wrapped around, with fire at feet that stank horribly. "In the name of the Lord, they did charge the Devil," and commanded him "to depart from her, and to trouble her no more." After this, she looks out the window, and sees a child who is surrounded by bright light (Anonymous 246), and all fall "flat to the ground." The child vanishes, and Margaret Hooper seems cured of the evil spirit.(5 - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 5 - 6

Hooper Hooper (brother) Witness
2363

A man from Edmundbyres in the county of Durham, who is the brother of Stephen Hooper, the husband of demoniac Margaret Hooper. Stephen Hooper's brother is witness to the dispossession of Margaret Hooper, as well as the invasion of the Hooper household by a monster (Anonymous 245). During Margaret Hooper's dispossession, Stephen and his brother pull Margaret Hooper off of a window to which she is wrapped around, with fire at feet that stank horribly. "In the name of the Lord, they did charge the Devil," and commanded him "to depart from her, and to trouble her no more." After this, she looks out the window, and sees a child who is surrounded by bright light (Anonymous 246), and all fall "flat to the ground." The child vanishes, and Margaret Hooper seems cured of the evil spirit.(5 - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 5 - 6

Hooper Hooper (brother) Relative of Victim
2364

A woman from Edmundbyres in the county of Durham, who allegedly possessed, and the wife of Stephen Hooper. Together, Stephen Hooper and Margaret Hooper have a young son. Margaret Hooper begins to act strange upon returning home from the village Hanstonueth, causing concern in her household, noticeably in her husband. She begins to talk to herself, and "continued as if she had beene one bewitched, or haunted by an evill Spirit."(Anonymous 248) Stephen Hooper becomes desperate to cure her, and tries to convince his wife to focus on God, and to pray with him. However, over time, Margaret Hooper becomes more troubled until one day, she experiences a fit, which causes such a fright for Stephen Hooper that he sends for her sister. Together, Stephen Hooper and Margaret Hooper's sister confine Margaret Hooper to her bed, where she foams at the mouth, and shakes so badly, that the chamber and the bed shook with her. Stephen Hooper begins to pray for his wife again, and within a half-hour, she is much recovered, although still complains that she followed by a beast without a head or tail that no one else can see. Stephen Hooper still implores his wife to pray with him, which she did, and seemed fine for a week. However, after this time, Margaret Hooper begins to rage again, and has little memory of her fits, "to the great griefe of her husband." One night, Margaret Hooper wakes from a violent fit, and calls out for Stephen Hooper, claiming to "see a strange thing like unto a snale."(Anonymous 247) Stephen Hooper tries to comfort his wife, but she remains fearful, asking him "doe not you see the Devill?" When Stephen Hooper counsels her to think of God, she tells him, "if you see nothing now, you shall see something by and by." Shortly after this, a great noise is heard in the street "as if it had beene the comming of foure or five carts." Looking up, Stephen Hooper sees a monster (Anonymous 245) coming towards their bed, "much like a beare, but it had no head nor taile," and was significantly taller. Stephen Hooper attempts to attack the beast with a stool, but it simply bounces off the monster as if it were a feather bed. The beast turns its attention to Margaret Hooper, stroking her on the feet three times. It then takes her out of the bed and rolled her around the chamber and under the bed. Finally, the apparition causes Margaret Hooper to put her head between her legs, and rolled her around like a hoop through the house, and down the stairs. Her husband does not dare go after at her, but instead weeps to see her carried away. The hall was filled with "an horrible stinke [...] and such fiery flames." Eventually, Margaret Hooper calls out to her husband, claiming the spirit is gone, and she comes up the stairs back to him. Together, with the rest of the household, Stephen and Margaret Hooper pray. During these prayers, the window is mysteriously opened, and suddenly, Margaret Hooper's leg's are thrust out the window, "so that they were clasped about the post in the middle of the Window betweene her leggs." As well, a great fire appears at her feet "the stink whereof was horrible." Her husband, and his brother decide to "charge the Devill in the name of the Father, the Sonne, and the holy Ghost to depart from her, and to trouble her no more," pulling her off the window. Margaret Hooper then cries out that she sees "a little child," (Anonymous 246) and upon looking out the window, a little child is seen, "with a very bright shinning countenance," that he outsides the candle. All present "fall flat to the ground," and pray. The child vanishes, and Margaret Hooper believes she is freed from her possession.(2 - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 2 - 6

Margret Hooper Margaret Hooper Victim
2364

A woman from Edmundbyres in the county of Durham, who allegedly possessed, and the wife of Stephen Hooper. Together, Stephen Hooper and Margaret Hooper have a young son. Margaret Hooper begins to act strange upon returning home from the village Hanstonueth, causing concern in her household, noticeably in her husband. She begins to talk to herself, and "continued as if she had beene one bewitched, or haunted by an evill Spirit."(Anonymous 248) Stephen Hooper becomes desperate to cure her, and tries to convince his wife to focus on God, and to pray with him. However, over time, Margaret Hooper becomes more troubled until one day, she experiences a fit, which causes such a fright for Stephen Hooper that he sends for her sister. Together, Stephen Hooper and Margaret Hooper's sister confine Margaret Hooper to her bed, where she foams at the mouth, and shakes so badly, that the chamber and the bed shook with her. Stephen Hooper begins to pray for his wife again, and within a half-hour, she is much recovered, although still complains that she followed by a beast without a head or tail that no one else can see. Stephen Hooper still implores his wife to pray with him, which she did, and seemed fine for a week. However, after this time, Margaret Hooper begins to rage again, and has little memory of her fits, "to the great griefe of her husband." One night, Margaret Hooper wakes from a violent fit, and calls out for Stephen Hooper, claiming to "see a strange thing like unto a snale."(Anonymous 247) Stephen Hooper tries to comfort his wife, but she remains fearful, asking him "doe not you see the Devill?" When Stephen Hooper counsels her to think of God, she tells him, "if you see nothing now, you shall see something by and by." Shortly after this, a great noise is heard in the street "as if it had beene the comming of foure or five carts." Looking up, Stephen Hooper sees a monster (Anonymous 245) coming towards their bed, "much like a beare, but it had no head nor taile," and was significantly taller. Stephen Hooper attempts to attack the beast with a stool, but it simply bounces off the monster as if it were a feather bed. The beast turns its attention to Margaret Hooper, stroking her on the feet three times. It then takes her out of the bed and rolled her around the chamber and under the bed. Finally, the apparition causes Margaret Hooper to put her head between her legs, and rolled her around like a hoop through the house, and down the stairs. Her husband does not dare go after at her, but instead weeps to see her carried away. The hall was filled with "an horrible stinke [...] and such fiery flames." Eventually, Margaret Hooper calls out to her husband, claiming the spirit is gone, and she comes up the stairs back to him. Together, with the rest of the household, Stephen and Margaret Hooper pray. During these prayers, the window is mysteriously opened, and suddenly, Margaret Hooper's leg's are thrust out the window, "so that they were clasped about the post in the middle of the Window betweene her leggs." As well, a great fire appears at her feet "the stink whereof was horrible." Her husband, and his brother decide to "charge the Devill in the name of the Father, the Sonne, and the holy Ghost to depart from her, and to trouble her no more," pulling her off the window. Margaret Hooper then cries out that she sees "a little child," (Anonymous 246) and upon looking out the window, a little child is seen, "with a very bright shinning countenance," that he outsides the candle. All present "fall flat to the ground," and pray. The child vanishes, and Margaret Hooper believes she is freed from her possession.(2 - 6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Most Fearful and Strange News from Durham being a True Relation of one Margaret Hooper of Edenbyres. London: 1641, 2 - 6

Margret Hooper Margaret Hooper Demoniac