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358

A man from London, who witnesses and publishes on Mary Glover's alleged bewitchment by Elizabeth Jackson. John Swan, a student of divinity, is witness to the dispossession of Mary Glover, during which time he consults with one of the preachers performing the dispossession, and comforts the father of Mary Glover, Tim Glover, when he breaks down in tears over the torment his daughter is in. John Swan also believes he sees something "creeping" out of Mary Glover's eye when she is dispossessed. He comforts the girl himself, and "bidd her grow in comforte and courage, & strength to resist." He also consults with her, and she tells him that although "she saw nothinge, but she did feele somewhat depart." In his publications, John Swan makes it clear that he believes Mary Glover to have subject to supernatural forces, and was not suffering from the suffocation of the mother, or some other disease. (21)

Appears in:
Swan, John . A True and Breife Report, of Mary Glover's Vexation and Her Deliverance. London: 1603, 21

John Swan John Swan Witness
358

A man from London, who witnesses and publishes on Mary Glover's alleged bewitchment by Elizabeth Jackson. John Swan, a student of divinity, is witness to the dispossession of Mary Glover, during which time he consults with one of the preachers performing the dispossession, and comforts the father of Mary Glover, Tim Glover, when he breaks down in tears over the torment his daughter is in. John Swan also believes he sees something "creeping" out of Mary Glover's eye when she is dispossessed. He comforts the girl himself, and "bidd her grow in comforte and courage, & strength to resist." He also consults with her, and she tells him that although "she saw nothinge, but she did feele somewhat depart." In his publications, John Swan makes it clear that he believes Mary Glover to have subject to supernatural forces, and was not suffering from the suffocation of the mother, or some other disease. (21)

Appears in:
Swan, John . A True and Breife Report, of Mary Glover's Vexation and Her Deliverance. London: 1603, 21

John Swan John Swan Preacher/Minister
358

A man from London, who witnesses and publishes on Mary Glover's alleged bewitchment by Elizabeth Jackson. John Swan, a student of divinity, is witness to the dispossession of Mary Glover, during which time he consults with one of the preachers performing the dispossession, and comforts the father of Mary Glover, Tim Glover, when he breaks down in tears over the torment his daughter is in. John Swan also believes he sees something "creeping" out of Mary Glover's eye when she is dispossessed. He comforts the girl himself, and "bidd her grow in comforte and courage, & strength to resist." He also consults with her, and she tells him that although "she saw nothinge, but she did feele somewhat depart." In his publications, John Swan makes it clear that he believes Mary Glover to have subject to supernatural forces, and was not suffering from the suffocation of the mother, or some other disease. (21)

Appears in:
Swan, John . A True and Breife Report, of Mary Glover's Vexation and Her Deliverance. London: 1603, 21

John Swan John Swan Author
359

A man from London, who is employed as a minister to guide fasting and prayer for Mary Glover's dispossession. Mr. Barber takes turns with other preachers in leading a group of witnesses and neighbours (Anonymous 437) through prayer for the girl, while she is in a violent fit. Mr. Barber is aided by five other preachers: Mr. Bridger, Mr. Lewis Hughes, Mr. Skelton, Mr. Swan, and Mr. Evans.(19)

Appears in:
Swan, John . A True and Breife Report, of Mary Glover's Vexation and Her Deliverance. London: 1603, 19

M. Barber M. Barber Preacher/Minister
359

A man from London, who is employed as a minister to guide fasting and prayer for Mary Glover's dispossession. Mr. Barber takes turns with other preachers in leading a group of witnesses and neighbours (Anonymous 437) through prayer for the girl, while she is in a violent fit. Mr. Barber is aided by five other preachers: Mr. Bridger, Mr. Lewis Hughes, Mr. Skelton, Mr. Swan, and Mr. Evans.(19)

Appears in:
Swan, John . A True and Breife Report, of Mary Glover's Vexation and Her Deliverance. London: 1603, 19

M. Barber M. Barber Witness
362

A man from London, who is employed as a preacher in fasting and praying for Mary Glover's dispossession. Mr. Skelton takes turns with other preachers in leading a group of witnesses and neighbours (Anonymous 437) through prayer for the girl, while she is in a violent fit. It is Mr. Skelton who preaches when Mary Glover is released from her possession, by first falling still as if dead. Mr. Skelton is aided by five other preachers: Mr. Bridger, Mr. Lewis Hughes, Mr. Barber, Mr. Swan, and Mr. Evans.(4-5)

Appears in:
Swan, John . A True and Breife Report, of Mary Glover's Vexation and Her Deliverance. London: 1603, 4-5

Skelton M. Skelton Witness
362

A man from London, who is employed as a preacher in fasting and praying for Mary Glover's dispossession. Mr. Skelton takes turns with other preachers in leading a group of witnesses and neighbours (Anonymous 437) through prayer for the girl, while she is in a violent fit. It is Mr. Skelton who preaches when Mary Glover is released from her possession, by first falling still as if dead. Mr. Skelton is aided by five other preachers: Mr. Bridger, Mr. Lewis Hughes, Mr. Barber, Mr. Swan, and Mr. Evans.(4-5)

Appears in:
Swan, John . A True and Breife Report, of Mary Glover's Vexation and Her Deliverance. London: 1603, 4-5

Skelton M. Skelton Preacher/Minister
363

A man from London, who is employed as a minister to guide fasting and prayer for Mary Glover's dispossession. Mr. Bridger takes turns with other preachers in leading a group of witnesses and neighbours (Anonymous 437) through prayer for the girl, while she is in a violent fit. Mr. Bridger is aided by five other preachers: Mr. Skelton, Mr. Lewis Hughes, Mr. Barber, Mr. Swan, and Mr. Evans. During Mary Glover's worst fit of the dispossession, Mr. Bridger prays on one side of her bed, "mentioninge the seed of the woman that should breake the Serpents head."(4)

Appears in:
Swan, John . A True and Breife Report, of Mary Glover's Vexation and Her Deliverance. London: 1603, 4

Bridger M. Bridger Preacher/Minister
363

A man from London, who is employed as a minister to guide fasting and prayer for Mary Glover's dispossession. Mr. Bridger takes turns with other preachers in leading a group of witnesses and neighbours (Anonymous 437) through prayer for the girl, while she is in a violent fit. Mr. Bridger is aided by five other preachers: Mr. Skelton, Mr. Lewis Hughes, Mr. Barber, Mr. Swan, and Mr. Evans. During Mary Glover's worst fit of the dispossession, Mr. Bridger prays on one side of her bed, "mentioninge the seed of the woman that should breake the Serpents head."(4)

Appears in:
Swan, John . A True and Breife Report, of Mary Glover's Vexation and Her Deliverance. London: 1603, 4

Bridger M. Bridger Witness
2294

A woman from Shoreditch in the city of London, at whose house the second and final day of Mary Glover's dispossession occurred. The dispossession is attended by six preachers and a number of witnesses, and lasts over twelve hours.(8)

Appears in:
Swan, John . A True and Breife Report, of Mary Glover's Vexation and Her Deliverance. London: 1603, 8

Radcliff Mrs. Radcliff Witness
2296

A young man from London, who is witness to the dispossession of the fourteen year old girl, Mary Glover, afflicted after being threatened and cursed by the old woman, Elizabeth Jackson. Mr. Oliver is a "gratious yonge gentleman," who is known as "one of the Innes of Courte." When he first heard Mary Glover speak during her dispossession, and understanding what she said, he reportedly "hasted from her with blubbering cheeks, his tongue being scarse able to be the messenger of his hart," which was entirely "surcharged with ioye." He cries out, "I thanke God I conceaue good hope of happy deliuerance: I haue seene her often heeretofore in her fearfull fites, but I neuer saw or heard, that being once entered into a first fitt, she euer recouered free libertie of speech againe, till the last fitte was ended." Mary Glover's last fits of a session was usually the worst, and she would remain "both blink and dumb, thill then."(23-24)

Appears in:
Swan, John . A True and Breife Report, of Mary Glover's Vexation and Her Deliverance. London: 1603, 23-24

Oliver Mr. Oliver Witness
2297

A man from London, who is present at the alleged dispossession of the fourteen year old girl, Mary Glover, believed to be bewitched after the curses and threats of the old woman, Elizabeth Jackson. During one of Mary Glover's fits, Mr. Badger tried to bend her leggs, arms, and fingers on the left side of her body, which were "stretched a broade and standinge stiffe uprihte, inflexible as Iron." Mr. Badger also reports that Mary Glover opened and closed her mouth "very often without uttering any worde," kept her eyes shut, and had a swollen belly, breast, and throat.(37 - 38)

Appears in:
Swan, John . A True and Breife Report, of Mary Glover's Vexation and Her Deliverance. London: 1603, 37 - 38

Badger M. Badger Witness
2314

A company of twenty four men and women from London, who are witness to the dispossession of Mary Glover as performed by five preachers: Mr. Evans, Mr. Lewis Hughes, Mr. Bridger, Mr. Barber and Mr. Skelton. These witnesses rejoice upon the release of Mary Glover, and are led in prayers and fasting for the girl by the preachers. At times, these witnesses are "fearfull" of Mary Glover when she is in her fits, and express much thanks when she is released. These witnesses visit Mary Glover some time after her dispossession as well, in order to assure themselves that her affliction has not returned. However, these witnesses are "slandered" by the Bishop Bancroft when he hears of their work in the dispossession of Mary Glover, named "a rout, rable, and swarme of giddy, idle, lunatick, illuminate, holy spectators, of both sexes." (41-42)

Appears in:
Swan, John . A True and Breife Report, of Mary Glover's Vexation and Her Deliverance. London: 1603, 41-42

Anonymous 437 (Plural) Faster
2314

A company of twenty four men and women from London, who are witness to the dispossession of Mary Glover as performed by five preachers: Mr. Evans, Mr. Lewis Hughes, Mr. Bridger, Mr. Barber and Mr. Skelton. These witnesses rejoice upon the release of Mary Glover, and are led in prayers and fasting for the girl by the preachers. At times, these witnesses are "fearfull" of Mary Glover when she is in her fits, and express much thanks when she is released. These witnesses visit Mary Glover some time after her dispossession as well, in order to assure themselves that her affliction has not returned. However, these witnesses are "slandered" by the Bishop Bancroft when he hears of their work in the dispossession of Mary Glover, named "a rout, rable, and swarme of giddy, idle, lunatick, illuminate, holy spectators, of both sexes." (41-42)

Appears in:
Swan, John . A True and Breife Report, of Mary Glover's Vexation and Her Deliverance. London: 1603, 41-42

Anonymous 437 (Plural) Witness
2316

A man from London, who is employed as a minister to guide fasting and prayer for Mary Glover's dispossession. Mr. Evans is described as an "auncient preacher," who takes turns with other preachers in leading a group of witnesses and neighbours (Anonymous 437) through prayer for the girl, while she is in a violent fit. Mr. Evans is aided by five other preachers: Mr. Skelton, Mr. Lewis Hughes, Mr. Barber, Mr. Swan, and Mr. Bridger. Mr. Evan's prayers as described as "sweete, mylde (according to his disposition) long earnest, and powerfull." Also of "charitably disposed minde," Mr. Evans takes notice of the condition of Mary Glover, and is the first to call for a "little pawse," in the midst of prayers, when the maid is "wax pale coloured, weepinge, and answeringe faintly." He often prays even when Mary Glover herself is prayer, in order to aid with her deliverance. On one occasion, while Mr. Evans prayed "God to rebuke this foule malstious Devill," Mary Glover turns towards him in a fit, and "did barke out froth at him." However, he continued to pray for her regardless. (13-14)

Appears in:
Swan, John . A True and Breife Report, of Mary Glover's Vexation and Her Deliverance. London: 1603, 13-14

Evans M. Evans Witness
2316

A man from London, who is employed as a minister to guide fasting and prayer for Mary Glover's dispossession. Mr. Evans is described as an "auncient preacher," who takes turns with other preachers in leading a group of witnesses and neighbours (Anonymous 437) through prayer for the girl, while she is in a violent fit. Mr. Evans is aided by five other preachers: Mr. Skelton, Mr. Lewis Hughes, Mr. Barber, Mr. Swan, and Mr. Bridger. Mr. Evan's prayers as described as "sweete, mylde (according to his disposition) long earnest, and powerfull." Also of "charitably disposed minde," Mr. Evans takes notice of the condition of Mary Glover, and is the first to call for a "little pawse," in the midst of prayers, when the maid is "wax pale coloured, weepinge, and answeringe faintly." He often prays even when Mary Glover herself is prayer, in order to aid with her deliverance. On one occasion, while Mr. Evans prayed "God to rebuke this foule malstious Devill," Mary Glover turns towards him in a fit, and "did barke out froth at him." However, he continued to pray for her regardless. (13-14)

Appears in:
Swan, John . A True and Breife Report, of Mary Glover's Vexation and Her Deliverance. London: 1603, 13-14

Evans M. Evans Preacher/Minister