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From

DEVONSHIRE CHARACTERS AND STRANGE EVENTS

by S. Baring-Gould

London: John Lane, The Bodley Head 1908.

Provided by Michael Steer

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HUGH STAFFORD AND THE ROYAL WILDING1
THE ALPHINGTON PONIES16
MARIA FOOTE21
CARABOO35
JOHN ARSCOTT, OF TETCOTT47
WIFE-SALES58
WHITE WITCHES70
MANLY PEEKE84
EULALIA PAGE95
JAMES WYATT107
THE REV. W. DAVY123
THE GREY WOMAN128
ROBERT LYDE AND THE "FRIEND'S ADVENTURE"136
JOSEPH PITTS152
THE DEMON OF SPREYTON170
TOM AUSTIN175
FRANCES FLOOD177
SIR WILLIAM HANKFORD181
SIR JOHN FITZ185
LADY HOWARD194
THE BlDLAKES, OF BlDLAKE212
THE PIRATES OF LUNDY224
TOM D'URFEY238
THE BIRD OF THE OXENHAMS248
"LUSTY" STUCLEY262
THE BIDEFORD WITCHES274
SIR "JUDAS" STUKELEY278
THE SAMPFORD GHOST286
PHILIPPA GARY AND ANNE EVANS292
JACK RATTENBURY301
JOHN BARNES, TAVERNER AND HIGHWAYMAN320
EDWARD CAPERN325
GEORGE MEDYETT GOODRIDGE332
JOHN DAVY351
RICHARD PARKER, THE MUTINEER355
BENJAMIN KENNICOTT, D.D369
CAPTAIN JOHN AVERY375
JOANNA SOUTHCOTT390
THE STOKE RESURRECTIONISTS405
"THE BEGGARS' OPERA" AND GAY'S CHAIR414
BAMPFYLDE-MOORE CAREW425
WILLIAM GIFFORD436
BENJAMIN R. HAYDON457
JOHN COOKE478
SAVERY AND NEWCOMEN, INVENTORS487
ANDREW BRICE, PRINTER502
DEVONSHIRE WRESTLERS514
TWO HUNTING PARSONS529
SAMUEL PROUT564
FONTELAUTUS58l
WILLIAM LANG, OF BRADWORTHY594
WILLIAM COOKWORTHY600
WILLIAM JACKSON, ORGANIST608
JOHN DUNNING, FIRST LORD ASHBURTON618
GOVERNOR SHORTLAND & THE PRINCETOWN MASSACRE633
CAPTAIN JOHN PALK700
RICHARD WEEKES, GENTLEMAN AT ARMS & PRISONER IN THE FLEET   709
STEER NOR'-WEST718
GEORGE PEELE726
PETER PINDAR737
DR. J. W. BUDD754
REAR-ADMIRAL SIR EDWARD CHICHESTER, BART772