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Name Description Original Text
Jacke (4)One of four familiars which allegedly belong to Ursula Kempe of St. Osyth, Essex, which, according to her son, Thomas Rabbet, she allegedly feeds with "beere to drinke, and of a white Lofe or Cake to eate," and allows "sucke blood of her vpon her armes and other places of her body." According to both Kempe and her son, this familiar, Jacke, appears in the shape of black male cat. Kempe claims that her "two hee spirites were to punishe and kill unto death." This is consistent with the rest of her confessions; Kempe later confessed that "shee was the death of her brother Kemps wife, and that she sent the spirite Iacke to plague her, for that her sister had called her whore and witche."The enformation of Thomas Rabbet, of the age of viii. yeres or there abouts, base sonne to the said Vrsley Kempe alias Grey, taken before me Brian Darcey esquire, one of her Maiesties Iustices, the xxv. day of February, against his said mother. THe saide Thomas Rabbbet saith, that his said mother Ursley kempe alias Grey hath foure seuerall spirites, the one called Tyffin, the other T[y]ttey, the third Pigine, & the fourth Iacke & being asked of what colours they were, saith, that Tyttey is like a little grey Cat, Tyffin is like a white lambe, Pygine is blacklike a Toad, and Iacke is black like a Cat. And hee saith, hee hath seen his mother at times to giue the[m] beere to drinke, and of a white Lofe or Cake to eate, and saith that in the night time the said spiri[...]es will come to his mother, and sucke blood of her vpon her armes and other places of her body.

Appears in:
W., W. . A True and Just Record, of the Information, Examination and Confession of all the Witches, taken at S. Osyth in the county of Essex. London: 1582, A3v-A4