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From: "Anne Major" <>
Subject: Re: The EVILS
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 17:06:35 +1000
This is actually what 'The King's Evil' was - scrofula which is:
"A form of tuberculosis, it manifests intself in enlarged lymph nodes in the
neck, which often fill with blood and pus and drain into the skin of the
neck and chest. In earlier centuries scrofula was widespread; like
tuberculosis itself, however, it has become much less common in recent times
and usually responds to treatment by antibiotics"
Taken from an article by John Titford in the July edition of 'Family Tree'
Anne - Oz
From: Regas, Beve T (Cahners) <>
Date: Friday, 8 September 2000 9:33
Subject: RE: The EVILS
>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
>> be wrong, so don't quote me on this, but being an epileptic myself, I
>> 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