Reviews of FolkLore Scholarship: “Whyler Pystry”: A Breviate of the Life and Folklore-collecting Practices of William Henry Paynter (1901–76) of Callington, Cornwall

@article{Semmens2005ReviewsOF,
  title={Reviews of FolkLore Scholarship: “Whyler Pystry”: A Breviate of the Life and Folklore-collecting Practices of William Henry Paynter (1901–76) of Callington, Cornwall},
  author={Jason Semmens},
  journal={Folklore},
  year={2005},
  volume={116},
  pages={75 - 94}
}
William Henry Paynter (1901–76) was active as a folklore collector in Cornwall during the 1920s and 193076s. He specialised in collecting witch beliefs at a time when folk concepts of illness as arising from ill-wishing and of its cure by cunning-folk were fast disappearing. Today, he is largely forgotten as a folklore collector and his publications are little known or read. This paper focuses on his folklore collecting and related activities and on his attitudes to witch beliefs and charmers… 

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For details of Paynter's ancestry see the Censuses for the following years: 1871