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ID Short Description & Text Name Preferred Name Person Type
85

A woman in Penzance in the county of Cornwall, who allegedly appears to John Tonken before his vomiting fits; Tonken claims that she sometimes appears in the form of a cat, and would tell him what he would vomit or put things into his mouth. Tonken is the only person who can see her, and describes her as wearing a blue jerkin and a red petticoat patched in yellow and green. At one time, when Tonken was having a particularly violent fit, he reported that she had told him she would kill him if it were in her power to do so. The last time she appeared to him, she was accompanied by two other women (Anonymous 373), and bid him farewell, saying she would trouble him no more. Two women were arrested on suspicion of witchcraft on Tonken's testimony: Jane Noal, and Betty Seeze.(2-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Account of a Strange and Wonderful Relation of John Tonken, of Pensans in Cornwall. London: 1686, 2-6

Anonymous 6 Witch
1065

A boy from Penzance in the county of Cornwall, known to be fifteen or sixteen years old, who allegedly suffers from strange and violent fits after seeing an unfamiliar woman (Anonymous 6) in a "blue Jerkin and Red Petticoat, with Yellow and Green patches" who told him he would not get better until he vomits "Nutshels Pins and nails." Soon after, Tonken is said to have vomited pins, nails, walnut shells and straw. The fits of vomiting strange objects continue, as do the apparitions of the woman, and sometimes that of a cat, whom Tonken identifies as the woman in another shape. The last time, three women appeared to him, and Anonymous 6 bid him farewell, saying she would trouble him no more; two days later he was well and able to go about on crutches. Two women were arrested on suspicion of witchcraft following his testimony, Jane Noal (alias Nickless) and Betty Seeze.(2-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Account of a Strange and Wonderful Relation of John Tonken, of Pensans in Cornwall. London: 1686, 2-6

John Tonken John Tonken Demoniac
1065

A boy from Penzance in the county of Cornwall, known to be fifteen or sixteen years old, who allegedly suffers from strange and violent fits after seeing an unfamiliar woman (Anonymous 6) in a "blue Jerkin and Red Petticoat, with Yellow and Green patches" who told him he would not get better until he vomits "Nutshels Pins and nails." Soon after, Tonken is said to have vomited pins, nails, walnut shells and straw. The fits of vomiting strange objects continue, as do the apparitions of the woman, and sometimes that of a cat, whom Tonken identifies as the woman in another shape. The last time, three women appeared to him, and Anonymous 6 bid him farewell, saying she would trouble him no more; two days later he was well and able to go about on crutches. Two women were arrested on suspicion of witchcraft following his testimony, Jane Noal (alias Nickless) and Betty Seeze.(2-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Account of a Strange and Wonderful Relation of John Tonken, of Pensans in Cornwall. London: 1686, 2-6

John Tonken John Tonken Victim
1949

Two unknown women of Penzance in the county of Cornwall, who allegedly appeared to John Tonken in the company of Old Woman (Anonymous 6); as with Old Woman, Tonken is the only person who can see them. They accompanied Old Woman on her last visit to Tonken, in which she bid him farewell, saying she would trouble him no more. Two women were arrested on suspicion of witchcraft on Tonken's testimony: Jane Noal, and Betty Seeze.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Account of a Strange and Wonderful Relation of John Tonken, of Pensans in Cornwall. London: 1686, 5-6

Anonymous 373 Witch
1950

A man from Penzance in the county of Cornwall, known to be the uncle of alleged demoniac John Tonken, who stayed by his nephew's bedside during his fits; Tonken would allegedly appeal to Plimrose to catch the woman tormenting him.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Account of a Strange and Wonderful Relation of John Tonken, of Pensans in Cornwall. London: 1686, 5

Edward Plimrose Edward Plimrose Relative of Victim
1950

A man from Penzance in the county of Cornwall, known to be the uncle of alleged demoniac John Tonken, who stayed by his nephew's bedside during his fits; Tonken would allegedly appeal to Plimrose to catch the woman tormenting him.(5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Account of a Strange and Wonderful Relation of John Tonken, of Pensans in Cornwall. London: 1686, 5

Edward Plimrose Edward Plimrose Witness
1951

A woman of Penzance in the county of Cornwall, who was arrested on suspicion of witchcraft along with Betty Seeze following alleged demoniac John Tonken's testimony regarding the women who had appeared to him during his fits.(6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Account of a Strange and Wonderful Relation of John Tonken, of Pensans in Cornwall. London: 1686, 6

Jane Noal Jane Noal Witch
1952

A woman of Penzance in the county of Cornwall, who was arrested on suspicion of witchcraft along with Jane Noal following alleged demoniac John Tonken's testimony regarding the women who had appeared to him during his fits.(6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Account of a Strange and Wonderful Relation of John Tonken, of Pensans in Cornwall. London: 1686, 6

Elizabeth Seeze Betty Seeze Witch
1953

A man from Penzance in the county of Cornwall, known to be a Justice, who took testimony from several people regarding John Tonken's fits and the women who appeared to him; he ordered the arrest and imprisonment of Jane Noal and Betty Seeze on suspicion of witchcraft in connection to this case.(6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Account of a Strange and Wonderful Relation of John Tonken, of Pensans in Cornwall. London: 1686, 6

John Geose John Geose Examiner/Justice