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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
Anonymous 150A spirit or familiar known to appear in the form of a rat, and allegedly kept by Joan Flower. According to Joan Willimott, Anonymous 150 appears with another spirit, Anonymous 151, which appears in the form of an owl. These two spirits are said to suck from beneath Flower's right ear, and to have told Flower that she "should neyter be hanged nor burnt" for witchcraft, which proved true as Flower died before her trial. The Examination of Ioane Willimot of Goadby in the County of Leicester Widdow, taken the 17. of March, 1618 by Sir Henry Hastings Knight, and Samuel Fleming Doctor of Diuinitie, two of his Maiesties Iustices of the Peace of the said County of Leicester. [...] Further she saith, that Ioane Flower, Margaret Flower and shee, did meet about a weeke before Ioane Flowers apprehension, in Blackborrow-hill, and went from thence home to the said Ioan Flowers house, and there she saw two spirits, one like a Rat, and the other like an Owle; and one of them did sucke vnder her right eare, as shee thought: and the said Ioan told her, that her spirits did say that shee should neyther be hanged nor burnt.

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, E4v-F