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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
Anonymous 16A black devil of little stature and short, who appears to Margaret Gurr, enters her, and speaks in her. He crouches inside her, wishing sad wishes with the most ugly shrieking noises, and roaring out curses. The black devil instructs Gurr to curse and swear as I do and wish such wishes as I do and tells her that if she does, she should again be well. He and his accomplice, a grey devil, carry Margaret Gurr through the air. When Margaret Gurr prays, she is released from these temptations, and the black devil may be responsible for property destruction of the household of Margaret Gurr's master, Christopher Elderidge. The devil is cast out of Margaret Gurr by Dr. Skinner, and afterward bothers her no more.I Margaret Gurr, servant to Mr. Christopher Elderidge in the Parish of Tunbridge in Kent, had two Devils appeared to me about Ten of the Clock in the forenoon, one Sunday the 19th Day of July, 1681. One of these two Devils seemed to be in Gray Cloathing, and the other in Black: The black Devil was of little Stature and short, the gray Devil was of stout thick squat Stature; they both ran behind the Table that was in the Room. The gray Devil would have me hang my self with Clock-Lines that was in the Room; then the Devil told me, That if I would not hang my self with the Clock-Lines, I should put or thrust Knitting-Needles in my Ears, and so destroy or kill my self that way.

Appears in:
Skinner, John. A Strange and Wonderful Relation of Margaret Gurr of Tunbridge, in Kent. Unknown: 1681-1684, 1