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ID Short Description & Text Name Preferred Name Person Type
251

A girl from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to have been sixteen or seventeen years old at the time of her possession. She is said to be "descended of honest Parents of good [repute], and by them carefully educated in the Principles of Christianity; nor was there a young maid of a more lovely innocent Beauty, sweet Carriage, or virtuous Disposition." Her father allegedly had a falling out with an unnamed woman with an "evil name" and not long after, she began to have strange fits. Two egg-sized bunches would rise in her throat and a strange voice, rough and guttural, would be heard within her speaking blasphemies; this voice would often converse with bystanders. Through these conversations, it was learned that there were two spirits possessing her, and that they had been sent into her by two women when the spirits found her father praying and were unable to enter him. Her father engaged five ministers to fast and pray to exorcise her (only four came, as predicted by the evil spirits), succeeding in removing one of the two. The spirit that remained inside her began tossing her about, taking the use of her legs, and contorting both her body and her face; it also caused her to ride home facing the rear of the horse. At other times, it would cause her to make a dog's barks, a bull's bellows or to roar. She is also said to have once attended a party, at which she lost the use of her legs to prevent her from drinking and tried to make her drown herself in the well in the yard. Her possession was still in effect at the time of the account's publication, about 13 years later.(2-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 2-4

Anonymous 28 Victim
251

A girl from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to have been sixteen or seventeen years old at the time of her possession. She is said to be "descended of honest Parents of good [repute], and by them carefully educated in the Principles of Christianity; nor was there a young maid of a more lovely innocent Beauty, sweet Carriage, or virtuous Disposition." Her father allegedly had a falling out with an unnamed woman with an "evil name" and not long after, she began to have strange fits. Two egg-sized bunches would rise in her throat and a strange voice, rough and guttural, would be heard within her speaking blasphemies; this voice would often converse with bystanders. Through these conversations, it was learned that there were two spirits possessing her, and that they had been sent into her by two women when the spirits found her father praying and were unable to enter him. Her father engaged five ministers to fast and pray to exorcise her (only four came, as predicted by the evil spirits), succeeding in removing one of the two. The spirit that remained inside her began tossing her about, taking the use of her legs, and contorting both her body and her face; it also caused her to ride home facing the rear of the horse. At other times, it would cause her to make a dog's barks, a bull's bellows or to roar. She is also said to have once attended a party, at which she lost the use of her legs to prevent her from drinking and tried to make her drown herself in the well in the yard. Her possession was still in effect at the time of the account's publication, about 13 years later.(2-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 2-4

Anonymous 28 Demoniac
2200

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be the father (Anonymous 429) of alleged demoniac Anonymous 28. He is said to have had a falling out with a woman with an "evil name" (Anonymous 430), after which his daughter became possessed by two evil sprits. These spirits claimed that they had been sent by two women (Anonymous 430 and Anonymous 431), and had been meant to possess him, but found him at prayer and could not enter; they had possessed the girl instead. Anonymous 429 persuaded five ministers to fast and pray over his daughter (one was unable to come, as the evil spirits predicted). He witnessed the spirits speak through his daughter, cause her to jump, and contort her into strange postures.(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 4

Anonymous 429 Witness
2200

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be the father (Anonymous 429) of alleged demoniac Anonymous 28. He is said to have had a falling out with a woman with an "evil name" (Anonymous 430), after which his daughter became possessed by two evil sprits. These spirits claimed that they had been sent by two women (Anonymous 430 and Anonymous 431), and had been meant to possess him, but found him at prayer and could not enter; they had possessed the girl instead. Anonymous 429 persuaded five ministers to fast and pray over his daughter (one was unable to come, as the evil spirits predicted). He witnessed the spirits speak through his daughter, cause her to jump, and contort her into strange postures.(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 4

Anonymous 429 Relative of Victim
2201

A woman from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, who allegedly had a falling out with Anonymous 429. She is said to have summoned two demons with Anonymous 431 and sent them to Anonymous 429; the spirits could not enter him because he was praying. They sent the spirits into his daughter Anonymous 28 instead.(2-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 2-3

Anonymous 430 Witch
2202

A woman from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, who assisted Anonymous 430 in summoning two spirits to possess Anonymous 429. The spirits could not enter him because he was praying, so Anonymous 430 and Anonymous 431 ordered them to possess his daughter Anonymous 28 instead.(2-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 2-3

Anonymous 431 Witch
2203

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be the anonymous author of "Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire, or, A Perfect Relation How a young Maid hat been for Twelve years and upwards possest with the Devil; And continues so to this very day in a Lamentable Condition." He claims to be a first-hand witness to alleged demoniac Anonymous 28's possession; he came to see it for himself after hearing the reports, and was thus present during the exorcism of one of the two evil spirits possessing her. He was allegedly present to witness her bark like a dog, bellow like a bull, roar and be flung up to a great height, and to have spoken to the remaining spirit. He was allegedly present at a party she also attended, witnessing the spirit remove the use of her legs to prevent her from drinking and hearing it order her to drown herself in the well in the yard.(5-8)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-8

Anonymous 432 Witness
2204

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 436 Exorcist
2204

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 436 Preacher/Minister
2204

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 436 Witness
2204

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 436 Faster
2205

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 435 Witness
2205

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 435 Preacher/Minister
2205

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 435 Exorcist
2205

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 435 Faster
2206

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 434 Witness
2206

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 434 Preacher/Minister
2206

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 434 Exorcist
2206

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 434 Faster
2207

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 433 Witness
2207

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 433 Preacher/Minister
2207

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 433 Exorcist
2207

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 433 Faster