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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
HornetAn familiar spirit allegedly belonging to Mary Johnson. This familar is manifest by making the deafening buzz of a hornet. It torments George Durrant, making him shriek, sweat, swell, and otherwise lay "in a great extremity."The Information of Anthall the wife of George Durrant taken upon oath before the said Justices, April 29. 1645. [...] And further this Informant saith, that she being charged by the Constable by vertue of a Warrant to give this her Information before the said Justices against the said Mary Johnson this day: this Informants husband called her up in the morning, wishing her to make her ready to go before the said Justices; And presently after he gave a great shrick, and said the said Mary Johnson would be his death, and had a great swelling risen up in his breast, and now lies sweating, and in great extremity. And at this very instant a noise was heard in the Roome where her husband lay like an Hornet, and thereupon her husband cried out, It comes, it comes, Now goodwife Johnsons Impe is come, Now she hath my life; And forthwith a great part of the wall in the said roome fell down. And this Informant saith, that she doth verily beleeve the said Mary Johnson was the cause of her childs death: And that she is now the cause of her husbands extremity.

Appears in:
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, 24-25