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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
GrizzelA familiar that appears in the form of a greyhound, and is allegedly kept by witches living in Manningtree, Essex (either Jane Wallis, Anne West, or Elizabeth Clarke). Grizzel is "found" under the auspice of Matthew Hopkins and John Sterne's witch hunts. Grizzell also appears with Greedigut, and the two also appear as humanoids to Joane Wallis of Keyston in Huntingdonshire. Wallis alleged in her confession that Greedigut and Grizzel had been given to her by a spirit calling himself Blackeman; she described them as dogs with bridles of hog's hair, and said they would come to her with Blackeman bearing two or three shillings at a time. Edward Wingfield alleged that Willis told him Greedigut and Grizzel would suck from her body where marks had been found, and that once they had pulled a man from his horse to rob him of his money.All these vanished away in a little time. Immediately after this Witch confessed severall other Witches, from whom she had her Imps, and named to divers women where their marks were, the number of their Marks, and Imps, and Imps names, as Elemauzer, Pyewacket, Peckin the Crown, Grizzel Greedigut, &c. which no mortall could invent; and upon their searches the same Markes were found, the same number, and in the same place, and the like confessions from them of the same Imps, (though they knew not that we were told before) and so peached one another thereabouts that joyned together in the like damnable practise, that in our Hundred in Essex, 29. were condemned at once, 4. brought 25. Miles to be hanged[.]

Appears in:
Hopkins, Matthew. The Discovery of Witches. London: 1647, 2-3