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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
NedA familiar in the shape of a black frog, one of four "principle" spirits (of nine in total) which allegedly belonged to Joan Cunny of Stisted, Essex, which allegedly include Jack, Jyll, Nicholas, and Ned which allegedly "did sucke commonly vpon a sore leg which this mother Cunny had." Unlike Jack and Jyll, however, the shape and function of Ned, Nicholas, and four other unnamed spirits is not mentioned. The ninth spirit is described as a toad faced black dog. This witch had nine Spirits 1. of them were like vnto a black dog, hauing the faces of a Toade.

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, A3