|Fillie||A familiar spirit in the form of a white cat which allegedly belonged to 'the strange woman' (Anonymous 116) for twenty years. ||There is a seventh which much afflicteth the children very frequently in apparitions and talking unto them but they know her not and therefore call her the strange woman. This individum hath a spirit in the likeness of a white cat which she calleth Follie she hath kept it twenty years.
She also saw the woman whom they usually call the strange woman, who now did first appear unto them; but they could never remember her countenance, neither can they (if they should see her person) challenge her as they think.
Therefore I was not forward to seek out the woman above named, yet I learn that Umpleby's wife, whose daughter she said she was, is a widow, dwelling some few miles distant from my house, and reputed a witch: but of her daughters I know nothing, and therefore I spare to question them, except I could find some confidence in my daughters that they could challenge her upon sight, as they did Jennit Dibb and Thorp's wife. I therefore must leave this person, that maketh up the number of seven, to be still called the strange woman; yet her spirit is well known, and is in the shape of a white cat, she calleth Fillie, and hath had it twenty years.|
Fairfax, Edward . Daemonologia: a Discourse on Witchcraft as it was Acted in the Family of Mr. Edward Fairfax. Unknown: 1621, 34, 85