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ID Short Description & Text Name Preferred Name Person Type
297

A boy from Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be twelve years old and the servant of John Roberts, who was allegedly tempted into allowing the Devil to possess him after a Fair. The Devil appeared to him first as a woman who offered him money, which he refused, and then as a black dog with fiery eyes who came to him three nights running, again offering money, until he accepted and agreed to meet in a field in eight weeks time. The next morning, the money the Devil had given him had vanished, and he fell sick with a swollen stomach and a lack of appetite. This illness lasted a fortnight, then the swelling moved to his neck and throat. He also began to have fits, as if epileptic, and also convulsive fits. Soon, he began to have roaring and whistling fits whenever people conducted their religious duties around him, and fall into a dead sleep after. His mother, Dorothy Sawdie, eventually pressed him into confessing, after which the Devil appeared to him again, this time in the shape of a velvet-clad little man, who threatened him with his fist and told him he would fall down dead at the naming of God. The Devil would also appear to him at other times, sometimes showing him things, sometimes giving him visions of nearby towns and villages, and other times threatening him. John Roberts, after several weeks, appealed to various Ministers to help the boy, and they came to the house led by a Mr. Teag to pray over him for a day. They succeed in weakening the possession enough that, the next day, Thomas Sawdie is finally dispossessed after being made to recite the Lord's Prayer repeatedly.(Title Page, 1-3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, Title Page, 1-3

Thomas Sawdie Thomas Sawdie Demoniac
1972

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be the master of alleged demoniac Thomas Sawdie; he tried to help the boy first by hiring the services of the physician Mr. Cary, then once Sawdie confessed his compact with the Devil, by appealing to NIcholas Teag, a minister. At Teag's direction, Roberts, gathered together several other ministers to pray over Sawdie for a day, which seemed to have little effect. However, the next day, Sawdie was set to repeating the Lord's Prayer, and Roberts witnessed the possession ended by this act.(Title, 3, 6-7, 11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, Title, 3, 6-7, 11

John Robert John Roberts Witness
1971

A woman of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be the mother of alleged demoniac Thomas Sawdie, who watched over her son during his fits and finally pressed him into confessing that he had made a compact with the Devil.(1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 1

Dorothy Sawdie Dorothy Sawdie Witness
1971

A woman of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be the mother of alleged demoniac Thomas Sawdie, who watched over her son during his fits and finally pressed him into confessing that he had made a compact with the Devil.(1)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 1

Dorothy Sawdie Dorothy Sawdie Relative of Victim
1973

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be alleged demoniac Thomas Sawdie's uncle and the owner of an Estate, who took Sawdie to a cunning person named Condy in an effort to cure him of his possession.(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 3

Anonymous 376 Relative of Victim
1973

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be alleged demoniac Thomas Sawdie's uncle and the owner of an Estate, who took Sawdie to a cunning person named Condy in an effort to cure him of his possession.(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 3

Anonymous 376 Witness
1974

A man of Stoke Climsland in the county of Cornwall, known to be a cunning person, to whom alleged demoniac Thomas Sawdie's uncle (Anonymous 376) came for a cure for Sawdie's fits. Condy declaired Sawdie to be "overlookt" and first prescribed a plaster, a powder and a little bag to hang around the boy's neck. When this failed to cure him, Condy next prescribed only a powder and the promise of a cure; the third time, he simply charged Sawdie's family with watching him carefully and not to let the boy out of their sight.(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 3

Condy Condy Cunning-folk
1975

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, who advised John Roberts to bind alleged demoniac Thomas Sawdie. When Anonymous 377 came into the house to see Sawdie, the boy confronted him angrily about the suggestion of binding, and later claimed that Anonymous 377's conversation with Roberts had been reported to him by the Devil.(6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 6

Anonymous 377 Witness
1976

A man from Lawrack in the County of Cornwall, known to be a physician, whom John Roberts consulted to discover the cause of alleged demoniac Thomas Sawdie's illness. Sawdie's urine was found to be full of black dust and something that looked like rags of brown paper, which Carey proclaimed bewitched. He prescribed a julep, a plaster, a cordial of Alchermes and some other things, but none of it helped.(3)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 3

Cary Mr. Cary Physician
1977

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be a minister, to whom John Roberts appealed for help after Thomas Sawdie confessed to making a compact with the Devil. Teag presided over a day of prayers for Sawdie, along with fellow ministers Mr. Toms, Mr. Travers and Mr. Lydston, and discovered he had a great effect on the boy when touching his hand or making eye contact with his face. Though unable to end the possession, their efforts succeeded in weakening the Devil's hold on Sawdie.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 7

Nicholas Teag Nicholas Teag Witness
1977

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be a minister, to whom John Roberts appealed for help after Thomas Sawdie confessed to making a compact with the Devil. Teag presided over a day of prayers for Sawdie, along with fellow ministers Mr. Toms, Mr. Travers and Mr. Lydston, and discovered he had a great effect on the boy when touching his hand or making eye contact with his face. Though unable to end the possession, their efforts succeeded in weakening the Devil's hold on Sawdie.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 7

Nicholas Teag Nicholas Teag Preacher/Minister
1977

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be a minister, to whom John Roberts appealed for help after Thomas Sawdie confessed to making a compact with the Devil. Teag presided over a day of prayers for Sawdie, along with fellow ministers Mr. Toms, Mr. Travers and Mr. Lydston, and discovered he had a great effect on the boy when touching his hand or making eye contact with his face. Though unable to end the possession, their efforts succeeded in weakening the Devil's hold on Sawdie.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 7

Nicholas Teag Nicholas Teag Exorcist
1978

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be a minister, to whom John Roberts appealed for help after Thomas Sawdie confessed to making a compact with the Devil. He prayed over the boy for a day along with fellow ministers Mr. Teag, Mr. Travers and Mr. Lydston. Though unable to end the possession, their efforts succeeded in weakening the Devil's hold on Sawdie.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 7

Toms Mr. Toms Witness
1978

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be a minister, to whom John Roberts appealed for help after Thomas Sawdie confessed to making a compact with the Devil. He prayed over the boy for a day along with fellow ministers Mr. Teag, Mr. Travers and Mr. Lydston. Though unable to end the possession, their efforts succeeded in weakening the Devil's hold on Sawdie.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 7

Toms Mr. Toms Preacher/Minister
1978

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be a minister, to whom John Roberts appealed for help after Thomas Sawdie confessed to making a compact with the Devil. He prayed over the boy for a day along with fellow ministers Mr. Teag, Mr. Travers and Mr. Lydston. Though unable to end the possession, their efforts succeeded in weakening the Devil's hold on Sawdie.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 7

Toms Mr. Toms Exorcist
1979

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be a minister, to whom John Roberts appealed for help after Thomas Sawdie confessed to making a compact with the Devil. He prayed over the boy for a day along with fellow ministers Mr. Teag, Mr. Toms and Mr. Lydston. Though unable to end the possession, their efforts succeeded in weakening the Devil's hold on Sawdie.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 7

Travers Mr. Travers (2) Witness
1979

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be a minister, to whom John Roberts appealed for help after Thomas Sawdie confessed to making a compact with the Devil. He prayed over the boy for a day along with fellow ministers Mr. Teag, Mr. Toms and Mr. Lydston. Though unable to end the possession, their efforts succeeded in weakening the Devil's hold on Sawdie.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 7

Travers Mr. Travers (2) Preacher/Minister
1979

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be a minister, to whom John Roberts appealed for help after Thomas Sawdie confessed to making a compact with the Devil. He prayed over the boy for a day along with fellow ministers Mr. Teag, Mr. Toms and Mr. Lydston. Though unable to end the possession, their efforts succeeded in weakening the Devil's hold on Sawdie.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 7

Travers Mr. Travers (2) Exorcist
1980

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be a minister, to whom John Roberts appealed for help after Thomas Sawdie confessed to making a compact with the Devil. He prayed over the boy for a day along with fellow ministers Mr. Teag, Mr. Travers and Mr. Toms. Though unable to end the possession, their efforts succeeded in weakening the Devil's hold on Sawdie.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 7

Lydston Mr. Lydston Witness
1980

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be a minister, to whom John Roberts appealed for help after Thomas Sawdie confessed to making a compact with the Devil. He prayed over the boy for a day along with fellow ministers Mr. Teag, Mr. Travers and Mr. Toms. Though unable to end the possession, their efforts succeeded in weakening the Devil's hold on Sawdie.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 7

Lydston Mr. Lydston Preacher/Minister
1980

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be a minister, to whom John Roberts appealed for help after Thomas Sawdie confessed to making a compact with the Devil. He prayed over the boy for a day along with fellow ministers Mr. Teag, Mr. Travers and Mr. Toms. Though unable to end the possession, their efforts succeeded in weakening the Devil's hold on Sawdie.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 7

Lydston Mr. Lydston Exorcist