About Jonathan Wildes
Soldier in King Philip's War.
John's son Jonathan was a somewhat peculiar person. His uncle John Gould testified at the witchcraft trial that when Jonathan was ill "in a straing maner" at the house of his aunt Mary Reddington, she said he would go out at the chimney tips into the barn where he would kill her hens." Rev. John Hale in a deposition said that Jonathan "did act very strangly Insomuch that I was invited to join Mr. Cobbet & others at Ipswich to advise & pray for ye said youth, whom some thought to counterfeit, others to be possessed by ye Devil. But I remember Mr. Cobbet thought he was under Obsession of ye Devil".(13)
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