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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
HoltAn imp familiar in the form of a white kitten that is allegedly kept by Elizabeth Clarke. Although Holt is only ever mentioned by Hopkins, and is not mentioned in the other accusations against Clarke, he is named as part of the legal indictment against her, and she is found guilty of entertaining, employing, end feeding Holt, with the "intention of obtaining [its] help in "Witchcraftes, inchtement, charmes and sorecrices." Clarke is hanged on a different charge. This may the familiar represented as Anonymous 49.The Discoverer never travelled far for it, but in March 1644. he had some seven or eight of that horrible sect of Witches living in the Towne where he lived, a Towne in Essex called Maningtree, with divers other adjacent Witches of other towns [...] so upon command from the Justice, they were to keep her from sleep two or three nights, expecting in that time to see her familiars, which the fourth night she called in by their severall names, and told them what shapes, a quarter of an houre before they came in, there being ten of us in the roome, the first she called was 1. Holt, who came in like a white kitling. 2. Jarmara, who came in like a fat Spaniel without any legs at all, she said she kept him fat, for she clapt her hand on her belly, and said he suckt good blood from her body. 3. Vinegar Tom, who was like a long-legg'd Greyhound, with an head like an Oxe, with a long taile and broad eyes, who when this discoverer spoke to, and bade him goe to the place provided for him and his Angels, immediately transformed himselfe into the shape of a child of foure yeeres old without a head, and gave halfe a dozen turnes about the house, and vanished at the doore. 4. Sack and Sugar, like a black Rabbet.

Appears in:
Hopkins, Matthew. The Discovery of Witches. London: 1647, 2