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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 WILDING 1
THE ALPHINGTON PONIES 16
MARIA FOOTE 21
CARABOO 35
JOHN ARSCOTT, OF TETCOTT 47
WIFE-SALES 58
WHITE WITCHES 70
MANLY PEEKE 84
EULALIA PAGE 95
JAMES WYATT 107
THE REV. W. DAVY 123
THE GREY WOMAN 128
ROBERT LYDE AND THE "FRIEND'S ADVENTURE" 136
JOSEPH PITTS 152
THE DEMON OF SPREYTON 170
TOM AUSTIN 175
FRANCES FLOOD 177
SIR WILLIAM HANKFORD 181
SIR JOHN FITZ 185
LADY HOWARD 194
THE BlDLAKES, OF BlDLAKE 212
THE PIRATES OF LUNDY 224
TOM D'URFEY 238
THE BIRD OF THE OXENHAMS 248
"LUSTY" STUCLEY 262
THE BIDEFORD WITCHES 274
SIR "JUDAS" STUKELEY 278
THE SAMPFORD GHOST 286
PHILIPPA GARY AND ANNE EVANS 292
JACK RATTENBURY 301
JOHN BARNES, TAVERNER AND HIGHWAYMAN 320
EDWARD CAPERN 325
GEORGE MEDYETT GOODRIDGE 332
JOHN DAVY 351
RICHARD PARKER, THE MUTINEER 355
BENJAMIN KENNICOTT, D.D 369
CAPTAIN JOHN AVERY 375
JOANNA SOUTHCOTT 390
THE STOKE RESURRECTIONISTS 405
"THE BEGGARS' OPERA" AND GAY'S CHAIR 414
BAMPFYLDE-MOORE CAREW 425
WILLIAM GIFFORD 436
BENJAMIN R. HAYDON 457
JOHN COOKE 478
SAVERY AND NEWCOMEN, INVENTORS 487
ANDREW BRICE, PRINTER 502
DEVONSHIRE WRESTLERS 514
TWO HUNTING PARSONS 529
SAMUEL PROUT 564
FONTELAUTUS 58l
WILLIAM LANG, OF BRADWORTHY 594
WILLIAM COOKWORTHY 600
WILLIAM JACKSON, ORGANIST 608
JOHN DUNNING, FIRST LORD ASHBURTON 618
GOVERNOR SHORTLAND & THE PRINCETOWN MASSACRE 633
CAPTAIN JOHN PALK 700
RICHARD WEEKES, GENTLEMAN AT ARMS & PRISONER IN THE FLEET    709
STEER NOR'-WEST 718
GEORGE PEELE 726
PETER PINDAR 737
DR. J. W. BUDD 754
REAR-ADMIRAL SIR EDWARD CHICHESTER, BART 772

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