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A young man from Herringswell in the county of Suffolk, who was allegedly possessed by an Irish spirit named Aubon, and dispossessed through prayers led by his brother Edward Nyndge. The possession manifested in various ways, foremost in a swelling in his chest and body, accompanied by staring eyes and contortions of his body; at other times he would make strange gestures and engaged in peculiar behaviors such that those with him thought him mad. Alexander was also rendered unable to eat for extended periods, would sometimes have fits of shaking, a lump would be seen moving under his skin, and at times strange flapping noises would be heard from his body. He was prone to fits in which he would curl up under the bedcovers, then bounce up from the bed and beat himself against the ground and bedstead, such that he needed to be restrained to not do himself injury. The spirit is also said to have conversed with Edward Nyndge, and to have grotesquely deformed Alexander Nyndge, caused him to laugh, shriek or cry abundantly, and gave him such strength that five men would be needed to restrain him during these conversations.(A3-A5, A7)

Appears in:
Nyndge, Edward. A True and Fearefull Vexation of one Alexander Nyndge being Most Horribly Tormented with the Deuill. London: 1615, A3-A5, A7

Alexander Nyndge Alexander Nyndge Demoniac
2016

A man from Herringswell in the county of Suffolk, known to be a Master of Arts, author of "A True and Fearefull Vexation of One Alexander Nyndge" and the brother of alleged demoniac Alexander Nyndge. Edward Nyndge presents himself in his account of Alexander's possession by the Irish spirit Aubon as instrumental in Alexander's dispossession, claiming that Alexander declared the spirit afraid of him. Edward is said to have led prayers over his brother, conjured the spirit to converse with him, and to have finally driven the spirit out by invoking Scripture and Jesus Christ.(Title Page, A3 - A4, A5, A7)

Appears in:
Nyndge, Edward. A True and Fearefull Vexation of one Alexander Nyndge being Most Horribly Tormented with the Deuill. London: 1615, Title Page, A3 - A4, A5, A7

Edward Nyndge Edward Nyndge Witness
2016

A man from Herringswell in the county of Suffolk, known to be a Master of Arts, author of "A True and Fearefull Vexation of One Alexander Nyndge" and the brother of alleged demoniac Alexander Nyndge. Edward Nyndge presents himself in his account of Alexander's possession by the Irish spirit Aubon as instrumental in Alexander's dispossession, claiming that Alexander declared the spirit afraid of him. Edward is said to have led prayers over his brother, conjured the spirit to converse with him, and to have finally driven the spirit out by invoking Scripture and Jesus Christ.(Title Page, A3 - A4, A5, A7)

Appears in:
Nyndge, Edward. A True and Fearefull Vexation of one Alexander Nyndge being Most Horribly Tormented with the Deuill. London: 1615, Title Page, A3 - A4, A5, A7

Edward Nyndge Edward Nyndge Exorcist
2016

A man from Herringswell in the county of Suffolk, known to be a Master of Arts, author of "A True and Fearefull Vexation of One Alexander Nyndge" and the brother of alleged demoniac Alexander Nyndge. Edward Nyndge presents himself in his account of Alexander's possession by the Irish spirit Aubon as instrumental in Alexander's dispossession, claiming that Alexander declared the spirit afraid of him. Edward is said to have led prayers over his brother, conjured the spirit to converse with him, and to have finally driven the spirit out by invoking Scripture and Jesus Christ.(Title Page, A3 - A4, A5, A7)

Appears in:
Nyndge, Edward. A True and Fearefull Vexation of one Alexander Nyndge being Most Horribly Tormented with the Deuill. London: 1615, Title Page, A3 - A4, A5, A7

Edward Nyndge Edward Nyndge Relative of Victim
2017

A man from Herringswell in the County of Suffolk, known to have witnessed the affliction of and prayed over alleged demoniac Alexander Nyndge. Wakefield was present throughout Edward Nyndge's efforts to drive out the spirit Aubon, assisting in restraining Alexander Nyndge when required.(A4, A8)

Appears in:
Nyndge, Edward. A True and Fearefull Vexation of one Alexander Nyndge being Most Horribly Tormented with the Deuill. London: 1615, A4, A8

Thomas Wakefield Thomas Wakefield Witness
2018

A young man from Herringswell in the County of Suffolk, known to be a younger brother of Edward Nyndge and Alexander Nyndge, who allegedly participated in prayer over Alexander during his possession, and declared to the spirit Aubon that "Wee will keepe him from th[ee] tho[u] foule Spirit, in spite of thy Nose."(A5, A8)

Appears in:
Nyndge, Edward. A True and Fearefull Vexation of one Alexander Nyndge being Most Horribly Tormented with the Deuill. London: 1615, A5, A8

William Nyndge William Nyndge Jr. Relative of Victim
2018

A young man from Herringswell in the County of Suffolk, known to be a younger brother of Edward Nyndge and Alexander Nyndge, who allegedly participated in prayer over Alexander during his possession, and declared to the spirit Aubon that "Wee will keepe him from th[ee] tho[u] foule Spirit, in spite of thy Nose."(A5, A8)

Appears in:
Nyndge, Edward. A True and Fearefull Vexation of one Alexander Nyndge being Most Horribly Tormented with the Deuill. London: 1615, A5, A8

William Nyndge William Nyndge Jr. Witness
2019

A man of Herringswell in the County of Suffolk, known to be the Curate of the Town, whom Edward Nyndge bid conjure and charge the spirit allegedly possessing Alexander Nyndge so that it might be questioned, and who was instrumental in the prayers that resulted in the final exorcism of the spirit.(A5, A7)

Appears in:
Nyndge, Edward. A True and Fearefull Vexation of one Alexander Nyndge being Most Horribly Tormented with the Deuill. London: 1615, A5, A7

Peter Bencham Peter Bencham Witness
2020

A man from Herringswell in the County of Suffolk, known to have been a wealthy gentleman and the father of Edward Nyndge, Master of Arts, and Alexander Nyndge, alleged demoniac. He witnessed the possession of his son Alexander, and exorcism through prayer conducted by his son Edward, and is known to have gathered the neighbors to assist Edward in praying.(A3, A4)

Appears in:
Nyndge, Edward. A True and Fearefull Vexation of one Alexander Nyndge being Most Horribly Tormented with the Deuill. London: 1615, A3, A4

William Nyndge William Nyndge Relative of Victim
2020

A man from Herringswell in the County of Suffolk, known to have been a wealthy gentleman and the father of Edward Nyndge, Master of Arts, and Alexander Nyndge, alleged demoniac. He witnessed the possession of his son Alexander, and exorcism through prayer conducted by his son Edward, and is known to have gathered the neighbors to assist Edward in praying.(A3, A4)

Appears in:
Nyndge, Edward. A True and Fearefull Vexation of one Alexander Nyndge being Most Horribly Tormented with the Deuill. London: 1615, A3, A4

William Nyndge William Nyndge Witness