|Anonymous 98||A familiar which appears in the shape of a toad that belongs to Joan Upney of Dagenham, Essex. Upney allegedly sends this toad hopping over the threshold of her home or more likely Richard Fosters's home, as his wife was also approaching. The toad allegedly "pinched her." This was the last act attributed to this toad. It "neuer returned againe" to Upney.||The confession of Ioan Vpney of Dagenham, in the Countye of Essex, who was brought before Sir Henrye Gray Knight, the third of May. 1589. [...]
She saith, that one day another Toade went ouer her threshold as Richard Fosters wife was coming that way, and it went and pinched her, and neuer returned againe.
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, Sig. Aiiiv, B