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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
1249

Alison Device alleges in her confession that her familiar (Anonymous 186) appeared to her in the form of a black dog this last March, when she tried to buy some pins from a pedlar, John Law, and was refused. Her familiar asked what she would have him do to Law, and she instructed him to lame him. Law fell down in the road.(R3v-R4)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, R3v-R4

1612, March 18 Coln  Colne  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
1253

John Law gives deposition alleging that this last March, he walked through Colne with his pack of wares and there met Alison Device. Device demanded pins, but he would not give her any, and she became angry. When he left her, he fell down lame. After some time, he was able to make it to a nearby ale-house, and lay there in great pain unable to stir his limbs. He saw a great black dog standing by him, with fiery eyes, large feet and a "terrible countenance." Device came shortly thereafter, looked at him for a short time, and left. He claims that he was tormented day and night by Device thereafter, and remained lame.(R4v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, R4v

1612, March 18 Coln  Colne  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2377

A young man (Anonymous 407) "in a Bravado, and Defiance of the Devil," walks at night in a churchyard, where alleged the Devil greeted him "in the shape of a Black Dog with terrible Eyes." This brings such terror to the young man, "that he was never quiet in his Mind till he got into good Society."(153)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 153

1691 Coln  Colne  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2378

A young man (Anonymous 407) who in "Defiance of the Devil," walked at night in a graveyard, and had the Devil appear to him in the shape of a "Black Dog with terrible Eyes," goes to stay with Mr. Shepherd and Mr. Harlakenden in Colne. When the young man prays, "the Black Dog was seen by the Man as if he would have tone Mr. Harlakenden's Throat out." However, the young man feared not while praying. He "continued long in this condition," which "proved [him] a most ferious Christian," although the Devil changed his form "as a Fly or a Flea, and various shapes."(153)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 153

1691 Coln  Colne  Lancashire  Lancashire  England 
2379

Upon the death of a young man (Anonymous 407) who "in Defiance of the Devil," walked a churchyard at night, and was plagued by apparitions of the Devil for the rest of his life in the shape of "a Black Dog with terrible Eyes," or "as a Fly or a Flea and various shapes," he has "Victory over the fear of Death." This is because "this Dog or Flea made no impression upon him," such was his desire "to be dissolved."(153)

Appears in:
Baxter, Richard. The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits and, Consequently, of the Immortality of Souls. London: 1691, 153

1691 Coln  Colne  Lancashire  Lancashire  England