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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
Anonymous 50One of three familiar spirits allegedly owned, fed, and entertained by Mary Johnson. She allegedly keeps this particular familiar in her pocket, and describes it as being "in shape somewhat like a Rat, but without tayl and eares." Johnson uses this familiar to kill Elizabeth Otley's child. The Information of Elizabeth Otley of Wyvenhoe taken upon oath before the said Justices, April 25. 1645. THis Informant saith, that Alice Dixon (who now stands committed for a suspected Witch) did in the presence of Mary Johnson of the same Town, charge and accuse the said Mary Johnson to be the death of his Informants child, saying, that the said Mary Johnson did carry an Impe in her pocket to this Informants house, and put the said Impe into the house, at an hole in the doore, bidding it go rock the Cradle, and do the businesse she sent it about, and return to her again: And this Informant saith, that upon a Munday before Michaelmas last, the said Mary Johnson came to the house of this Informant, and gave her child an apple, and kissed it; And within a short time after the said child sickened and died: And the said Alice Dixon did also affirm, that the Impe which the said Mary Johnson sent to this Informants house, was in shape somewhat like a Rat, but without tayl and eares. And this Informant saith, that the said Mary Johnsons answer was, that if she did it, she did it, she could but receive punishment for it.

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H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 21-22