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Name Description Original Text
Furze (Ghost)The ghost of the father of Mr. Philip Furze, who allegedly appears to the servant Francis Fey in Spreyton, in the county of Devon. The ghost approaches Francis Fey, "with a Pole or Staff in his hand, resembling that he was wont to carry when living, to kill the moles withal." He tells Francis Fey not to fear him, for he seeks only to have "several Legacies which by his Testament he had bequeathed were unpaid," be fulfilled. This includes giving ten shillings to two persons, one of whom is dead, and so the money went to the next relation. The specter also asked that twenty shillings be given to "a Gentlewoman, Sister to the deceased," and promised to leave the servant boy alone should this be fulfilled. The specter also speaks of his second wife, also deceased, as "a wicked woman," though she was otherwise generally "esteemed [...] a very good woman." After Francis Fey attempts to fulfill these wishes, the specter visits him, and learns that the Gentlewoman refused to accept the shillings, as she believed they were "sent her from the Devil." The specter replied that Francis Fey must go to Totnes, and "buy for her a Ring of that value," which she would then accept. This comes to pass, and the old Gentleman "hath seemed to be a rest, having never given the young man any further trouble."About the month of November in the year 1682. In the Parish of Spraiton, in the County of Devon, one Francis 178 Fey (Servant to Mr. Philip Furze) being in a Field near the dwelling house of his said Master, there appeared unto him, the resemblance of an Aged Gentleman, like his masters Father, with a Pole or Staff in his hand, resembling that he was wont to carry when living, to kill the moles withal: The spectrum approached near the young man, whom you may Imagin not a little surprized at the appearance of one that he knew to be dead; but the spectrum bid him not be afraid of him, but tell his Master (who was his Son) that several Legacies which by his Testament he had bequeathed were unpaid, naming Ten Shillings to one and Ten Shillings to another, both which persons he named to the young man, who replyed, that the party he last named was dead, and so it could not be paid to him; The Ghost answered, He knew that, but it must be paid to the next Relation, whom he also named: The spectrum likewise ordered him to carry Twenty Shillings to a Gentlewoman, Sister to the deceased, living near Totness in the said County, and promised if these things were performed to trouble him no further; but at the same time the spectrum, speaking of his second wife, (who was also dead, called her wicked woman; 179 though the Gentleman who writ the letter knew her, and esteemed her a very good woman: And (having thus related him his mind) the spectrum left the young man;

Appears in:
Bovet, Richard. Pandaemonium. London: 1684, 177 - 179