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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
Anonymous 97A familiar in the form of an imp who is sent by a woman from Suffolk in 1645 (Anonymous 274) "in the likenesse of a little black smoth Dog" to play with the young son (Anonymous 275) and only child of a gentleman (Anonymous 281) and his wife (Anonymous 282) who offended the woman by being discontented with her frequent visits. At first, the child "refused to play with it," but the imp persisted, until "at length the Child made much of it" and the imp brought the young son to " a water side, and there drowned the said child to the great grief of the parents."Another of these Witches by her owne confession affirmed that she owing a grudg to a Gentleman and his wife in Suffolke, having no occasion (but that they seemed discontented at her comming often to their house, and wishing her to forbeare comming) and onely for this cause she sent one of her Jmpes in the likenesse of a little black smoth Dog to play with their Boy being very young and their onely child But the child at first refused to play with it, but it comming often, at the length the Child made much of it till at last the Jmpe brought the child to a water side, and there drowned the said child to the great grief of the parents.

Appears in:
Anonymous. A True Relation of the Araignment of Eighteene Witches. London: 1645, 5