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From: "Anne Major" <>
Subject: Re: The EVILS
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 09:06:00 +1000
I should think it refered to "the Kings Evil", or scrofula as we know it, a
dreadful disease which it was said could be cured by the touch of the King.
The monarch of the time used to hold sessions where people could go to be
touched by him in the hope of a cure. Did'nt work needless to say!! For
a complete article on the subject, see July's edition of 'Family Tree'
magazine, the English one.
Anne - Oz
Date: Friday, 8 September 2000 7:28
Subject: The EVILS
>While looking through a Burials Record, I came across someone who had "Died
>of the Evils" Exactly what was the matter with the poor chap? Would the
>Evils refer to drink?