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ID Short Description & Text Name Preferred Name Person Type
240

A young woman from Bewdley in the county of Worcestershire, who wasformerly little taken notice of Religion, until about four years since [...] after hearing of a Sermon, seemed to be much wrought upon and dejected, who afterwards fell into some passion, and (as was conceived by her friends) Convulsion fits, which in time grown stronger upon her, and observed especially to take her in time of private prayer, or performance of pious duties. By 1642, Dovey, troubled by religious talk, preaching, and prayer, begins to have convulsions. Doveys possession might have been brought on by the belief of military man who, by some discourse, and other informations, strongly imagined, that shee is possessed. Her keeper "lifte[ed] his heart up to the Lord in prayer," and "without uttering the words," said that, if Dovey were indeed possessed, "the Lord would be pleased to make it manifest" (2). Dalton recounts how Dovey immediately acted like a woman possessed. The devil who occupied her body attempted to destroy it from the inside out, and God, in his infinite mercy, continued to preserve her. Throughout her trials, Dovey was "often en thrown against walls and into the fire, but all without any hurt" (ibid.). Dalton also recalls how, when she was "cast into a great fire, some would have taken her out but her keeper said, let her alone, and observe the providence of God and straight away she was snatched out without humane help, not having any hurt, or so much as the smell of fire on her clothes." Most brutally, Dovey appears to have tried to kill herself: she "snatched a paire of Cizzers from a womans girdle, and applied them to her throat, and another time a knife from another, in an admirable quick way, and strook her breast, yet both without so much as a scarre in either place." It is unclear if Dovey is ever cured. (1-4)

Appears in:
Dalton, James. A Strange and True Relation of a Young Woman Possest with the Devill, by name Joyce Dovey. London: 1647, 1-4

Joyce Dovey Joyce Dovey Demoniac
1507

A military chaplain who is stationed at or passing through Bewdley in the county of Worcestershire. Along with a captain of the same regiment, he visits Joyce Dovey and "by some discourse, and other informations, strongly imagined, that shee was possessed." This appears to be the first mention of her potential possession. (1-2)

Appears in:
Dalton, James. A Strange and True Relation of a Young Woman Possest with the Devill, by name Joyce Dovey. London: 1647, 1-2

Anonymous 263 Witness
1508

A military officer who is stationed at or passing through Bewdley in the county of Worcestershire. Along with a chaplain of the same regiment, he visits Joyce Dovey and "by some discourse, and other information, strongly imagined, that shee was possessed." This appears to be the first mention of her potential possession. (1-2)

Appears in:
Dalton, James. A Strange and True Relation of a Young Woman Possest with the Devill, by name Joyce Dovey. London: 1647, 1-2

Anonymous 264 Witness
1509

A man from Bewdley in the county of Worcestershire, described as Joyce Dovey's "Keeper." This man, supposing that Dovey may have been possessed, allegedly lifted "up his heart to the Lord in prayer, without uttering of words, that if she were possessed, the Lord would be pleased to make it manifest." Dovey responded immediately and violently; the Devil (within her) answered "with swearing, Wounds, Blood, &c".(2)

Appears in:
Dalton, James. A Strange and True Relation of a Young Woman Possest with the Devill, by name Joyce Dovey. London: 1647, 2

Anonymous 265 Witness
1510

A solider stationed near Bewdley in the county of Worcestershire who, along with two other soldiers, visits Joyce Dovey. While there, they "talk of Papists" making "Crucifixes, and Crosses," appear on Joyce Dovey's breast or throat. They react in terror and The Devil mocks them, laughing "haw, haw, haw."(2-3)

Appears in:
Dalton, James. A Strange and True Relation of a Young Woman Possest with the Devill, by name Joyce Dovey. London: 1647, 2-3

Anonymous 267 Witness
1511

A solider stationed near Bewdley in the county of Worcestershire who, along with two other soldiers, visits Joyce Dovey. While there, they "talk of Papists" making "Crucifixes, and Crosses," appear on Joyce Dovey's breast or throat. They react in terror and The Devil mocks them, laughing "haw, haw, haw."(2-3)

Appears in:
Dalton, James. A Strange and True Relation of a Young Woman Possest with the Devill, by name Joyce Dovey. London: 1647, 2-3

Anonymous 268 Witness
1512

A solider stationed near Bewdley in the county of Worcestershire who, along with two other soldiers, visits Joyce Dovey. While there, they "talk of Papists" making "Crucifixes, and Crosses," appear on Joyce Dovey's breast or throat. They react in terror and The Devil mocks them, laughing "haw, haw, haw."(2-3)

Appears in:
Dalton, James. A Strange and True Relation of a Young Woman Possest with the Devill, by name Joyce Dovey. London: 1647, 2-3

Anonymous 270 Witness
1513

A man from Chester in the county of Worcheshire, described as "one of the Canons of the Cathedrall churche of Chester, and Reader of the Divinity Lecture" who comes to visit Anne Mylner, along with diverse persons of good reputation from the area. He is so moved by the visit, that at the end of his sermon given circa December 30, 1564, he asks the congregants to kneel upon "their knees [to make] made speciall prayers unto God" for Mylner's deliverance from her possession.()

Appears in:
Dalton, James. A Strange and True Relation of a Young Woman Possest with the Devill, by name Joyce Dovey. London: 1647,

John Pierce John Pierce Witness
1513

A man from Chester in the county of Worcheshire, described as "one of the Canons of the Cathedrall churche of Chester, and Reader of the Divinity Lecture" who comes to visit Anne Mylner, along with diverse persons of good reputation from the area. He is so moved by the visit, that at the end of his sermon given circa December 30, 1564, he asks the congregants to kneel upon "their knees [to make] made speciall prayers unto God" for Mylner's deliverance from her possession.()

Appears in:
Dalton, James. A Strange and True Relation of a Young Woman Possest with the Devill, by name Joyce Dovey. London: 1647,

John Pierce John Pierce Preacher/Minister