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Lithobolia, or, The stone-throwing devil

R. C.

Lithobolia, or, The stone-throwing devil

being an exact and true account (by way of journal) of the various actions of infernal spirits, or (devils incarnate) witches, or both, and the great disturbance and amazement they gave to George Waltons family, at a place call"d Great Island in the province of New-Hantshire in New-England ...

by R. C.

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Published by Printed, and are to be sold by E. Whitlook ... in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Witchcraft -- New Hampshire

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesLithobolia, The stone throwing devil, The stone-throwing devil
    Statementby R.C., Esq., who was a sojourner in the same family the whole time, and an ocular witness of these diabolick inventions ..
    SeriesEarly English books, 1641-1700 -- 134:14
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination[7], 16 p
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15019068M

    Since no culprits were ever seen, the Waltons believed the cause was what contemporaries called "lithobolia, or the stone-throwing devil" (lithobolia is Greek for stone-thrower).The Waltons became convinced that witchcraft lay behind these attacks, and so accused their elderly widowed neighbor, Hannah Jones, of being in league with the : Emerson Baker. Professor Baker’s book was not yet available when I wrote this column, but I look forward to reading his new perspectives on the case of the “stone-throwing devil.” Selected sources Davis, Walter Goodwin, The Ancestry of Lydia Harmon, – (Boston: Stanhope Press, ), 81– (reprinting Lithobolia: Or the Stone-Throwing Devil.

      THE DEVIL OF GREAT ISLAND: Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England User Review - Kirkus. A weird earlyth-century occurrence of "lithobolia, or the stone-throwing devil" in a religiously fraught area of coastal New Hampshire ten years before Massachusetts was gripped by witchcraft panic. The Devil of Great Island: Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England Emerson W. Baker. Palgrave MacMillan. Reviewed by David Rankine This book is an absorbing study of a little-known incident of lithobolia (stone-throwing devils) on Great Island in New Hampshire in , ten years before the Salem Witch Trials.

      Significantly, the attacks began just as Richard Chamberlain, a member of the colony's Royalist faction, began living at the tavern. Years later, he would write an account of the stone-throwing incidents, "Lithobolia, or, the Stone-Throwing Devil," which reads much like a modern-day police report. A weird earlyth-century occurrence of "lithobolia, or the stone-throwing devil" in a religiously fraught area of coastal New Hampshire ten years before .


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Lithobolia, or, The stone-throwing devil by R. C. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Lithobolia, or the “Stone-Throwing Devil,” was a term used to describe a type of poltergeist that reportedly harassed a New Castle New Hampshire family, and their houses or, in George Walton was the owner of the afflicted property.

Rocks and stones flew against his home, and also inside his house, in addition to the occupants being personal. Lithobolia, or the Stone-Throwing Devil records the remarkable events of that took place in the Great Island (present-day New Castle, N.H.) tavern of George and Alice Walton.

Lucy Treworgy Chadbourne’s brother Samuel was married to the Walton’s daughter, Dorcas. Town residents blamed what they called "Lithobolia" or "the stone-throwing devil." In this lively account, Emerson Baker shows how witchcraft hysteria overtook one town and spawned copycat incidents elsewhere in New England, prefiguring the horrors of by: 2.

We know of the events of this night because one of the people staying there, Richard Chamberlain, later wrote of it in his account titled “Lithobolia: or, the Stone-Throwing Devil.” published in Title: Lithobolia, or, The stone-throwing devil: being an exact and true account (by way of journal) of the various actions of infernal spirits, or (devils incarnate) witches, or both, and the great disturbance and amazement they gave to George Waltons family, at a place call'd Great Island in the province of New-Hantshire in New-England Author: R.

(Richard Format: Paperback. Lithobolia, or, The stone-throwing devil being an exact and true account (by way of journal) of the various actions of infernal spirits, or (devils incarnate) witches, or both, and the great disturbance and amazement they gave to George Waltons family, at a place call'd Great Island in the province of New-Hantshire in New-England Pages: Chamberlain wrote a pamphlet, Lithobolia, or the Stone-throwing Devil, etc., published under his initials, R.C.

Esq., in London in An earlier secondhand account was published in by the American Puritan minister, Increase Mather, in his book An Essay for the Recording of Illustrious Providences.

Neither account is specific or clear. Richard Chamberlain, secretary of the New Hampshire colony, was a boarder at the tavern during the incidents and was a first-hand witness to the unusual activity which included rocks being thrown against the sides of the building, objects inside the tavern moving of their own accord, disembodied footsteps, and “snorting” sounds (attributed to a “daemon”).

Town residents blamed what they called "Lithobolia" or "the stone-throwing devil." In this lively account, Emerson Baker shows how witchcraft hysteria overtook one town and spawned copycat incidents elsewhere in New England, prefiguring the horrors of by: 2.

Lithobolia, or, The stone-throwing devil being an exact and true account (by way of journal) of the various actions of infernal spirits, or (devils incarnate) witches, or both, and the great disturbance and amazement they gave to George Waltons family, at a place call'd Great Island in the province of New-Hantshire in New-England.

The Devil of Great Island book. Read 18 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Inten years before the infamous Salem witch tria /5(18). This book is an absorbing study of a little-known incident of lithobolia (stone-throwing devils) on Great Island in New Hampshire inten years before the Salem Witch Trials.

The author expertly blends historical details of comparable incidents with a comprehensive exposition of the major players and the social undercurrents of the situation/5(4).

Town residents blamed what they called "Lithobolia" or "the stone-throwing devil." In this lively account, Emerson Baker shows how witchcraft hysteria overtook one town and spawned copycat incidents elsewhere in New England, prefiguring the horrors of Salem. Richard Chamberlain, Secretary of the British Colony of New Hampshire, who was staying with the couple documented the events and coined the word, Lithobolia,a Greek-sounding one that translates as Stone-Throwing Devil.

Like on Facebook To stay in touch & get our latest news He published a book about the seventeenth century. Town residents blamed what they called "Lithobolia" or "the stone-throwing devil." In this lively account, Emerson Baker shows how witchcraft hysteria overtook one town and spawned copycat incidents elsewhere in New England, prefiguring the horrors of : St.

Martin's Press. Lithobolia, or, The stone-throwing devil: being an exact and true account (by way of journal) of the various actions of infernal spirits, or (devils incarnate) witches, or both, and the great disturbance and amazement they gave to George Waltons family, at a place call'd Great Island in the province of New-Hantshire in New-England.

Storm and the devil: Book review. April 3, My favorite part was learning about lithobolia, the stone-throwing demon. This sparked a new interest for me in the poltergeist- and Bigfoot-related activity of rock assaults. A “monstrous” birth could get you accused of cavorting with the devil.

Baker shows us that the lithobolia incidents. This book can be found in: History > Regional & national history > Americas zoom Lithobolia, Or, the Stone-Throwing Devil: Being an Exact and True Account (by Way of Journal) of the Various Actions of Infernal Spirits, or (Devils Incarnate) Witches, or Both, and the Great Disturbance and Amazement They Gave to George Waltons.

The event was witnessed Richard Chamberlain, the secretary of the colony of New Hampshire, was boarding at the Walton tavern. He kept a journal account of the incedent which he published in In his account he names the event Lithobolia and calls it the "Stone-Throwing Devil.

raries called "lithobolia, or the stone-throwing devil" (lithobo- lia is Greek for stone-thrower). The Waltons became convinced that witchcraft lay behind Great s an Witchcraft Conflict in Early New England a er me r son these attacks, and so accused their elderly widowed neighbor, Hannah Jones, of being in league with the devil.

My new book,Author: Emerson Baker. Inten years before the infamous Salem witch trials, the town of Great Island, New Hampshire, was plagued by mysterious events: strange, demonic noises; unexplainable movement of objects; and hundreds of stones that rained upon a local tavern and appeared at random inside its walls.

Town residents blamed what they called "Lithobolia" or "the stone Author: Emerson W Baker."Lithobolia", or stone throwing Devil. Being an Exact and True account (by way of Journal) of the various actions of infernal Spirits or (Devils Incarnate) Witches or both: and the great Disturbance and Amazement they gave to George Walton's family at a place called Great Island in the county of New Hampshire in New England, chiefly in throwing about (by an Invisible hand) Stones.

"Lithobolia: or, The stone-throwing devil By R.C., esq. London, ", p. [93], has reproduction of the original title page Harmon of Wells and ScarboroughRoberts of Oyster River, New HampshireGoodale of Salem and WellsCousins of WellsHoyt of Amesbury, Newington and ScarboroughBrown of SalisburyTaprill of Great Island, New Pages: