Francis Fry

About November last, in the parish of Spreyton, in the county of Devon, there appeared in a field near the dwelling house of Phill. Furze, to his servant Francis Fry, being of the age of 21 next august, an aged gentleman with a pole in his hand, and like that he was wont to carry about with him when living, to kill moles withal, who told the young man not to be afraid of him ; but should tell his master, i.e. his son, that several legacies that he had bequeathed were unpaid, naming 10s. to one, 10s. to another, &c. Fry replied that the party he last named was dead. The spectrum replied, he knew that, but said it must be paid to (and named) the next relation.