|Anonymous 83||One of the four toads allegedly owned by Joan Upney of Dagenham, Essex. Upney's final two toads perish after she flees, having been accused of being a witch by John Harolds (Harwood) and Richard Foster of being a witch. It presumably starves to death, or dies of neglect. ||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.
Other two Toades she left at home, when she ran away, but they consumed away.
She saith that her eldest Daughter would neuer abide to meddle with her Toades, but her youngest daughter would handle them, and vse them as well as her selfe.|
Anonymous. The Apprehension and Confession of Three Notorious Witches. London: 1589, A4v, B