|Anonymous 185||A spirit or familiar from Pendle in the County of Lancashire, known to appear in the shape of a hare. This spirit appeared to James Device after he saw Thomas, Marie and Anne Redferne with clay images outside their home, and spat fire at him. The circumstances of its appearance suggests the hare may belong to Anne Redferne, who was accused of witchcraft.||The Examination of IAMES DEVICE, taken the day and yeare afore-said. Before ROGER NOWEL, and NICHOLAS BANNESTER, Esquires: two of his Maiesties Iustices of Peace within the said Countie of Lancaster. viz.
THe said Examinate vpon his oath saith, That about two yeares agoe, hee this Examinate saw three Pictures of Clay, of halfe a yard long, at the end of Redfernes house, which Redferne had one of the Pictures in his hand, Marie his Daughter had another in her hand, and the said Redfernes wife, now prisoner at Lancaster, had an other Picture in her hand, which Picture she the said Redfernes wife, was then crumbling, but whose Pictures they were, this Examinate cannot tell. And at his returning back againe, some ten Roods off them there appeared vnto him this Examinate a thing like a Hare, which spit fire at him this Examinate.
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, O2v