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A woman from the district of Wapping in the City of London, wife of a carpenter, John Rogers and mother of two. Although she was formerly "a great professor of religion," Lydia becomes bedeviled in March of 1658 after she allegedly signs a blood contract with the devil in the shape of a minister who agrees to give her money for cloth that her husband will not provide. She suffers from "raving fits" that continually renew themselves. The tract concerns itself with making Roper an object lesson on church-hopping in an era of "heriticks, schismaticks, and seducers."(6)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Snare of the Devill Discovered. London: 1658, 6

Lydia Rogers Lydia Rogers Demoniac