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ID Short Description & Text Name Preferred Name Person Type
521

A minister from Westwall who assisted in the dispossession of Mildred Norrington()

Appears in:
Scot, Reginald. Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft Proving the Common Opinions of Witches Contracting with Devils, Spirits, or Familiars. London: 1651,

Roger Newman Roger Newman Exorcist
522

A minister from Kinington, who came to assist in Mildred Norrington's dispossession(71)

Appears in:
Scot, Reginald. Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft Proving the Common Opinions of Witches Contracting with Devils, Spirits, or Familiars. London: 1651, 71

John Brainford John Brainford Exorcist
741

A man from Ashbie de la zouche in the County of Leicestershire, known to be a priest and traveling exorcist. He is the author "A brief apologie prouing the possession of William Sommers," which was allegedly published without his consent. Darrell came Nottingham so that he may cure William Sommers of his possession, and has Sommers pray and fast to effect his dispossession. After this, Darrell was retained as preacher in Nottingham and used his position to discover witches in the town. Darrell took the names of threescore persons willing to give deposition when Sommers claimed to have fakes his possession and named him as a co-consipirator; of these, seventeen were sworn, examined and their depositions taken. Sommers insisted that he had known Mr. Darrell some four years, that Darrell had hired him to counterfeit possession in Ashbie Park, and that when Darrell arrived in Nottingham, Sommers had received instruction from him on how to behave when being dispossessed. Darrell denied these accusations, but was nonetheless imprisoned for a week thereafter. Once the depositions taken against Sommers were heard, they were taken as proof of true possession, and Darrell redeemed. in 1598, Darrell was summoned to Lancashire by Nicholas Starchie to dispossess his children and others of his household, and claimed to have successfully dispossessed six of them in one day, and the seventh on the following day. In 1599, Darrell faced charges of instructing Sommers, Katherine Wright, Thomas Darling, Mary Couper and others to fake their possessions and dispossessions to bolster his own reputation.(Images 4, 6, 7, 12)

Appears in:
Co., G.. A Breife Narration of the Possession, Dispossession, and, Repossession of William Sommers. Amsterdam: 1598, Images 4, 6, 7, 12

John Darrell John Darrell Exorcist
937

A group of people from Stapenhill in the county of Staffordshire, described as the friends of Thomas Darling who are asked to pray for Darling in hopes of cruing him of violent fits.(3)

Appears in:
D., I.. The Most Wonderfull and True Story, of a Certain Witch named Alice Gooderige of Stapen hill. London: 1597, 3

Anonymous 327 (Plural) Exorcist
938

A boy from Burton upon Trent in the county of Staffordshire, who is asked by the friends of Thomas Darling to read from scripture, in the hopes of curing Darling of his violent fits.(3)

Appears in:
D., I.. The Most Wonderfull and True Story, of a Certain Witch named Alice Gooderige of Stapen hill. London: 1597, 3

Jesse Bee Jesse Bee Exorcist
966

An Irish Roman Catholic from the London Borough of Southwark, who attempts to cure James Barrow of his possession by putting a cross on the boy's head. James Barrow simply roars at the cross, and Anonymous 144 sends the boy to Lord Abony.(9)

Appears in:
Barrow, John. The Lord's Arm Stretched Out in an Answer of Prayer, or, A true Relation of the Wonderful Deliverance of James Barrow. London: 1664, 9

Anonymous 144 Exorcist
967

A servant from the London Borough of Southwark, who is of Lord Abony who pulls out a cross in the presence of the bewitched boy, James Darling.(9)

Appears in:
Barrow, John. The Lord's Arm Stretched Out in an Answer of Prayer, or, A true Relation of the Wonderful Deliverance of James Barrow. London: 1664, 9

Anonymous 145 Exorcist
970

A man from the London Borough of Southwark, who attempts to cure James Barrow of his bewitchment and possession. The gentleman (Anonymosu 146) uses holy water, ribbon, a candle, brimstone, and latin prayers in his curing efforts. None of these methods cure the boy of his possession.(9-10)

Appears in:
Barrow, John. The Lord's Arm Stretched Out in an Answer of Prayer, or, A true Relation of the Wonderful Deliverance of James Barrow. London: 1664, 9-10

Anonymous 146 Exorcist
972

A group of friars from the London Borough of Southwark, who attempt to cure James Barrow of his bewitchment and possession by making him pray to St. James. John Barrow does not believe this cure is in accordance with scripture, and therefore asks the friars if they would keep to scripture when curing his son (James Barrow). When the friars do not listen, John Barrow ceases the prayers.(10)

Appears in:
Barrow, John. The Lord's Arm Stretched Out in an Answer of Prayer, or, A true Relation of the Wonderful Deliverance of James Barrow. London: 1664, 10

Anonymous 328 (Plural) Exorcist
984

A man from the London Borough of Southwark, who prays for James Barrow, a boy suffering from possession and bewitchment. He participates with John Barrow, Mother Barrow, Richard Webb and Richard Aylmore in fasting and praying for James Barrow, leading to the boy's dispossession, of which he is a witness. (13-14)

Appears in:
Barrow, John. The Lord's Arm Stretched Out in an Answer of Prayer, or, A true Relation of the Wonderful Deliverance of James Barrow. London: 1664, 13-14

John Clayton John Clayton Exorcist
985

A man from the London Borough of Southwark, who prays for James Barrow, a boy suffering from possession and bewitchment. He participates with John Barrow, Mother Barrow, John Clayton and Richard Aylmore in fasting and praying for James Barrow, leading to the boy's dispossession, of which he is a witness. (13-14)

Appears in:
Barrow, John. The Lord's Arm Stretched Out in an Answer of Prayer, or, A true Relation of the Wonderful Deliverance of James Barrow. London: 1664, 13-14

Richard Webb Richard Webb Exorcist
986

A man from the London Borough of Southwark, who prays for James Barrow, a boy suffering from possession and bewitchment. He participates with John Barrow, Mother Barrow, John Clayton and Richard Webb in fasting and praying for James Barrow, leading to the boy's dispossession, of which he is a witness. (13-14)

Appears in:
Barrow, John. The Lord's Arm Stretched Out in an Answer of Prayer, or, A true Relation of the Wonderful Deliverance of James Barrow. London: 1664, 13-14

Richard Aylmore Richard Aylmore Exorcist
1266

A minister (and exorcist) then preaching in the village of Tarporley in the county of Cheshire, described as a "late fellow of Christs Colledge in the University of Cambridge, & now a famous and godly Preacher of the Gospell of Jesus Christ." Lane, witnessing one of Mylner's fits during which she is contorts her body, "demaunded of her that kepte this cruell handled creature, whether shee coulde not keepe her downe?" He decided to test this theory himself, by taking her by the hand and "pluckt down her feete, and wyth more ado kept them downe, holdinge her handes, sytting vpon her legs, in whom he found such strength and vehement panges, that he was fully perswaded." In another attempt to put a stop to Mylner's fits, Lane blew vinegar into Mylner's nostrils again and again, instructing her to call on god for mercy, until she cried: "No, no, no more for Gods sake." Afterwards he leads them all in the lord's prayer and Mylner is proclaimed delivered. Lane preaches a sermon the next day at Saint Marie's (i.e. Church of St Mary-on-the-Hill, now St. Mary's Centre), a sermon Anne Mylner herself attends. Mylner becomes a celebrity in the city and, by extension, so must have John Lane.(15)

Appears in:
Fisher, John. The Copy of a Letter Describing the Wonderful Woorke of God in Deliuering a Mayden within the City of Chester. London: 1565, 15

John Lane John Lane Exorcist
1775

A man from St. Paul's Cross in London who was involved in the alleged exorcisms of both Rachel Pindar and Agnes Brigges in 1574. He spoke with Satan, and along with several other witnesses including William Turner, John Bowthe, William Pindar, Peter Pindar, Role Harris, Katherine of Bourne, Elizabeth Long, Jane Turner, Margaret Barkers, Katherine Chawke, Elizabeth Pindar, Sarah Dauars, Maryanne Resue, and Sarah Daders. They command Satan to depart, and that "thou shalt have nothinge."(4-11)

Appears in:
Chrysostom, John. The Disclosing of a Late Counterfeyted Possession by the Deuyl in Two Maydens within the Citie of London. London: 1574, 4-11

Willam Longe William Long Exorcist
1776

A man from St. Paul's Cross in London who was involved in the alleged exorcisms of both Rachel Pindar and Agnes Brigges in 1574. He spoke with Satan, and along with several other witnesses including William Long, John Bowthe, William Pindar, Peter Pindar, Role Harris, Katherine of Bourne, Elizabeth Long, Jane Turner, Margaret Barkers, Katherine Chawke, Elizabeth Pindar, Sarah Dauars, Maryanne Resue, and Sarah Daders. They command Satan to depart, and that "thou shalt have nothinge."(4-11)

Appears in:
Chrysostom, John. The Disclosing of a Late Counterfeyted Possession by the Deuyl in Two Maydens within the Citie of London. London: 1574, 4-11

Willam Turner William Turner Exorcist
1851

A man from Cawlke in Darbyshire, known to be a pastor, who accompanied John Darrell to Cleworth in Lancashire to assist in exorcising the seven possessed people in Nicholas Starchie's household.(8)

Appears in:
Darrel, John. A True Narration of the Strange and Greuous Vexation by the Devil, of 7. Persons in Lancashire, and William Somers of Nottingham. Unknown: 1600, 8

George More George More Exorcist
1977

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be a minister, to whom John Roberts appealed for help after Thomas Sawdie confessed to making a compact with the Devil. Teag presided over a day of prayers for Sawdie, along with fellow ministers Mr. Toms, Mr. Travers and Mr. Lydston, and discovered he had a great effect on the boy when touching his hand or making eye contact with his face. Though unable to end the possession, their efforts succeeded in weakening the Devil's hold on Sawdie.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 7

Nicholas Teag Nicholas Teag Exorcist
1978

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be a minister, to whom John Roberts appealed for help after Thomas Sawdie confessed to making a compact with the Devil. He prayed over the boy for a day along with fellow ministers Mr. Teag, Mr. Travers and Mr. Lydston. Though unable to end the possession, their efforts succeeded in weakening the Devil's hold on Sawdie.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 7

Toms Mr. Toms Exorcist
1979

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be a minister, to whom John Roberts appealed for help after Thomas Sawdie confessed to making a compact with the Devil. He prayed over the boy for a day along with fellow ministers Mr. Teag, Mr. Toms and Mr. Lydston. Though unable to end the possession, their efforts succeeded in weakening the Devil's hold on Sawdie.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 7

Travers Mr. Travers (2) Exorcist
1980

A man of Lawrack (Landrake) in the County of Cornwall, known to be a minister, to whom John Roberts appealed for help after Thomas Sawdie confessed to making a compact with the Devil. He prayed over the boy for a day along with fellow ministers Mr. Teag, Mr. Travers and Mr. Toms. Though unable to end the possession, their efforts succeeded in weakening the Devil's hold on Sawdie.(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. A Return of Prayer: or A Faithful Relation of Some Remarkable Passages of Providence concerning Thomas Sawdie. London: 1664, 7

Lydston Mr. Lydston Exorcist
2016

A man from Herringswell in the county of Suffolk, known to be a Master of Arts, author of "A True and Fearefull Vexation of One Alexander Nyndge" and the brother of alleged demoniac Alexander Nyndge. Edward Nyndge presents himself in his account of Alexander's possession by the Irish spirit Aubon as instrumental in Alexander's dispossession, claiming that Alexander declared the spirit afraid of him. Edward is said to have led prayers over his brother, conjured the spirit to converse with him, and to have finally driven the spirit out by invoking Scripture and Jesus Christ.(Title Page, A3 - A4, A5, A7)

Appears in:
Nyndge, Edward. A True and Fearefull Vexation of one Alexander Nyndge being Most Horribly Tormented with the Deuill. London: 1615, Title Page, A3 - A4, A5, A7

Edward Nyndge Edward Nyndge Exorcist
2038

A man from Westram in the county of Kent, who is a "Student of Physick and Astrology." He writes about his "marvelous cures" accomplished in Kent, Sussex, and Surrey. Dr. Skinner attends to Margaret Gurr who is "afflicted with Devils," which "entred into her, and spake in her, and tempted her to Kill her self;" as well as flown through the air by these devils and a witch. Dr. Skinner allegedly "cast out the Devils and Witch," essentially exorcising the demons from Margaret Gurr and curing her "of the scurvy and gout," she suffered from, within "the compass of twelve days, in which time with a Physical, Natural, and other means used, [she] was perfectly restored to [her] former health." The devils and witch never "attempted to meddle with [her] since." As well, as a result of Dr. Skinner's administrations, Margaret Gurr was granted the miracle of being able to read the Bible, "which before [she] could not." Dr. Skinner is also responsible for curing a young male servant of Henry Chowning, in Kent. The boy was allegedly visited by a spirit in the form of a greyhound, and came home "in a great fright" and "amazed." When the boy turns ill, he "grew worse and worse," and his speech began to fail, causing people around him to "resolve to look out for help, for the fear'd the Boy would make away with himself," as he suffered from an "extream melancholy." It was believed that the boy was "under an evil Tongue or bewitcht." It was upon this decision to seek help that Henry Chowning called upon Dr. Skinner, "hearing of the many Cures I have done," and Dr. Skinner "examined the business and well consider'd of it." He decides the boy is "possest with the Devil," as his eyes were fixed, and the boy confesses to Dr. Skinner "that he was tempted in his mind, and was led on and tempted to strange things, as to go to Sea." The boy also "seemed to ammend while he was in the room with" Dr. Skinner, and Dr. Skinner fells he "understood what the means must be that must relieve him, and gave order for the putting up of Medicines." These are administered quickly, and the doctor tells the boy's mother to visit him in a week. When she does, she tells him that the boy was "much ammended, to the admiration of many that heard how it was." Dr. Skinner provides more medicine for the boy when the boy complains of "a pain in his belly," and the boy is made well in "18 days time," so that "neither hath any thing attempted to trouble him since in the least." This is the second dispossession Dr. Skinner successfully treated with medicine. Dr. Skinner also treats Susan Woldredge in Sussex, who suffered from "the Evil in her Eyes, and a great Rheum and inflammation." Her father, Mr. Woldredge seeks out Dr. Skinner after several other doctors failed to help her, and upon finding Dr. Skinner, he is advised "she would be well and [to] go home." Mr. Woldredge did so, and at first, his daughter was "in extream misery with swelling and raging pain in her Eyes," but miraculously "on a sudden it began to mend." Her father visits the doctor again, and the doctor "send her a purge with some other matter," and she was made "perfectly well and continued every since." Her friends reward Dr. Skinner. Dr. Skinner is also responsible for the miraculous cure of a woman in West Groustead in Sussex, who suffered from an "Evil in her Throat." She encounters Dr. Skinner at a fair, and although he had "nought to give her," he bids her to come over. She promises to, and fails to show. Dr. Skinner sends inquiry as to why she never visited him, and finds that from the moment she met Dr. Skinner "she found her self begin to mend," and was cured. Dr. Skinner is also responsible for the miraculous cure of Goody Halle in Sevenoaks, Kent, who suffered from "the most lamentable pain in her head," which was so severe, she could not sleep. Several doctors fail to treat her, yet when she visited Dr. Skinner, "she was at ease immediately, and [...] Cured from that time," by the use of medicines Dr. Skinner provided. She remained afterward "in vivide and perfect health."(Cover)

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

Iohn Skinner Dr. John Skinner Exorcist
2204

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 436 Exorcist
2205

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 435 Exorcist
2206

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 434 Exorcist
2207

A man from Great Gadson in the County of Buckinghamshire, known to be one of four ministers who prayed and fasted over alleged demoniac Anonymous 28 at the request of her father, Anonymous 429. A fifth was supposed to have joined them, but was prevented by an unexpected accident, as predicted by the evil spirits possessing the girl. The ministers' efforts succeeded in driving out one of the two spirits, and in forcing the girl to read from the Bible despite the best efforts of the remaining spirit.(5-6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire. London: 1677, 5-6

Anonymous 433 Exorcist