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CASE14265: Horary consultation concerning Griffin Crokar (PERSON11060)

Question asked by the patient on 3 December 1603 at 09:50


RN Gryphen Crocker of litle Kymble 60 y. Decēb. 3. hor. 9. 50 ant m. 1603. his eyesight blasted on \fayled him/ yt by litle he knoweth not howe

his grond is haunted & treasure is hid there as the report goeth.

there is hard mutch musicke & melodye. |this Gryphen Crocker dwelleth in yt house hath seene light.| the son of Elsborough 16|7||8| y sinc delivered a note out of a booke vnto Henry Gynger yt now dwelleth at wiggynto in hartford sheere an old man of 80 yeres. as followeth.

Elsborough church & litle Kymble church of the right syde of the way betw even against the castle hill ther lyethe of gold & sylver & Iewels brasse & pewter a weane load layd in by lord Everet knotsby & his man at the conquest this was all yt was delivered him in a note wch he lost willing him to enquire furthr for he him selfe saw often a great light wch hath bene seene since by many sinc his death. & sometymes there will appeare a thing leeke a blacke hogge & very lately seene a \white/ catt wth a marvelous long & great teale wch rāne into a pond musick hard lately by Crockwell & his wife & children.

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Henry Ginger wth in those 2 yeres when some came to seek this treasure saw a white bullocke wthout ye eares & hornes. & others saw a feare gentlewomā. a lyon an Antlop a fyer {sic} wth a gray cloke cast vppō his shoulders. but none could fynd the treasure./

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 197, f. 116r (upper right, and bottom left parts of page)

Cite this as: Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins, Robert Ralley, John Young, Joanne Edge, Janet Yvonne Martin-Portugues, and Natalie Kaoukji (eds.), ‘CASE14265’, The casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634: a digital edition,, accessed 5 July 2022.