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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
JayA familiar that appears in the form of a bird, and is allegedly kept by Margaret Grewe. According to witnesses John Panant, Ellen Mayer, and Elizabeth Hunt, Grewe named the bird Jay, and possibly used it to bring about the instantaneous death of John Munt. After her indictment Grewe pled not guilty, but was found guilty and executed by hanging.Assizes held at Chelmsford 17 July 1645 Indictment of Margrey of John Grew of "Walton in Soken" husbandman, 20 September 20 Chas.I, there "did enterteine, employ and feede" an evil spirit in the form of a bird called a jay &c. Pleads not guilty; guilty; hanged. Witnesses: Samuel Munt, John Panant, Ellen Mayer, Elizabeth Hunt

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Essex Record Office, . Calendar of Essex Assize Records. Online. http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk: 2011, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=341098