Ghost of Sir Josceline Percy
An apparition at Beverley, in Yorkshire. The headless ghost of Sir Josceline Percy drives four headless horses nightly above its streets, pausing over a certain house, which was at one time tenanted by a certain Mr. Gilbey. This house was said to contain a chest with 100 nails in it, one of which dropped out every year.
Tradition avers that this nocturnal disturbance is connected with Sir Josceline once riding on horseback into Beverley Minster. There is in the Minster a Percy shrine.
- Henderson, W. (1879). Notes on the folk-lore of the northern countries of England and the borders. Covent Garden: W. Satchell, Peyton and Co., p. 327.
This article incorporates text from Notes on the folk-lore of the northern countries of England and the borders (1879) by William Henderson, which is in the public domain.