A Witchfinder Major, and ancestor of Newton Pulsifer. He was responsible for the burning of Agnes Nutter at the stake, and subsequently, his own demise as well. The only remnant of him that later search parties were able to find was his hat.
In a twist of cosmic irony, Newton Pulsifer, as his first assignment as part of the Witchfinder Army, was sent off to find Anathema Device, a modern day witch and descendant of Agnes Nutter. The ancestral Pulsifer would have very much liked to see his revenge repaid on one of Agnes Nutter's descendants. However, what actually happened during the meeting would have left him turning in his grave, if he had one.