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From: "Regas, Beve T (Cahners)" <>
Subject: RE: The EVILS
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 18:31:54 -0500
It was tuberculosis.
> From: Paulette Thompson
> Sent: Thursday, September 7, 2000 4:22 PM
> Subject: Re: The EVILS
> Hi Joye,
> 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
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> 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
> > Evils refer to drink?
> > Joye