|Prickeare (2)||A familiar that appears in the form of a mouse, which Bridge Mayers allegedly "did enterteine, employ, and feede."
||Assizes held at Chelmsford 17 July 1645
Indictment of Bridget wife of George Mayers of Holland seaman, 6 May 21 Chas.I, there "did enterteine, employ and feede" an evil spirit in the form " of a mowse" called Prickeares, &c.v Pleads not guilty; guilty; hanged. Witnesses: John Alderton, Samuel Ray, John Rowlinson, John Basslitt, Frances Throten, [blank] Freeman widow, Ellen Mayers, Bridget Hunt, Dorothy Waltas. |
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