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From: "Paulette Thompson" <>
Subject: Re: The EVILS
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 00:22:40 +0100
Chances are that the 'Evils" were something like epilepsy, which at the
time, they didn't understand. If someone started having convulsions and
foaming at the mouth, it was considered to be the work of the devil. I may
be wrong, so don't quote me on this, but being an epileptic myself, I know
how this has been referred to in the past.
Researching: BASHAM, BREWER, EVANS, HURL (HART?), ONG in Essex
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Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2000 10:26 PM
Subject: The EVILS
> While looking through a Burials Record, I came across someone who had
> of the Evils" Exactly what was the matter with the poor chap? Would the
> Evils refer to drink?