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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
Prickeare (3)One of three familiar spirits, two mice and one frog, allegedly owned by Joan Cooper. Prickeare, a mouse spirit, may be the imp Cooper sent to kill "a child of one Thomas Woodward, which her said Imp did kill within a fortnight after." The Examination of Johan Cooper, widow, taken before the said Justices, May 9. 1645. This Examinant saith, that she hath been a witch about twenty yeers, and hath three Familiars, two like Mouses, and the third like a Frog: The names of the two like Mouses, are Jack, and the other Prickeare, and the name of the third like a Frog, is Frog: And this Examinant saith, that she sent one of her said Imps to kill a child of one Thomas Woodward, which her said Imp did kill within a fortnight after: And this Examinant saith, that shee did send her said Imp called Frog, to kill two of John Cartwrights children, of Much-Holland in the County of Essex aforesaid, which said Imp did kill the said two children within a fornight or three weeks after: And this Examinant saith further, that at another time shee sent her said Imp Frog, to destroy the wife of one George Parby of Much-Holland aforesaid, which did kill her within three dayes after.

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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, 38