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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
Anonymous 130A familiar spirit from Molesworth in the County of Huntingdon, which appeared in the form of "a Spirit, blacke and shaggy, and having pawes like a Beare, but in bulk not fully so big as a Coney," and known to belong to John Winnick. Anonymous 130 first appeared to Winnick when he was cursing the loss of his purse, which contained 7 shillings, and offered its assistance in exchange for Winnick's soul and worship. It produced the purse the next day, in the company of two other spirits (Anonymous 131 and Anonymous 132), whom it demanded Winnick also worship. Anonymous 130 had Winnick sign a compact with blood it extracted from Winnick's head; thereafter it would suck from marks on Winnick's body along with its two fellow spirits. This spirit's function was to ensure that Winnick never wanted for food, and in that capacity intimidated Anonymous 88 into stealing food from her master's house at Winnick's behest.He saith that on a Friday being in the barne, making hay-bottles for his horses about noon, swearing, cursing, raging, and wishing to himself that some wise body or (Wizzard) would helpe him to his purse and money again: there appeared unto him a Spirit, blacke and shaggy, and having pawes like a Beare, but in bulk not fully so big as a Coney. The Spirit asked him what he ailed to be so sorrowfull, this Examinate answered that he had lost a purse and money, and knew not how to come by it againe. The Spirit replied, if you will forsake God and Christ, and fall down & worship me for your God, I will help you to your purse and mony againe. This Examinate said he would, and thereupon fell down upon his knees and held up his hands. Then the Spirit said, tomorrow about this time of the day, you shall find your purse upon the floor where you are now making bottles, I will send it to you, and will also come myself. Whereupon this Examinate told the Spirit he would meete him there, and receive it, & worship him. Whereupon at the time prefixed, this Examinate went unto the place, and found his purse upon the floore and tooke it up, and looking afterwards into it, he found there all the money what was formerly lost: but before he had looked into it, the same Spirit appears unto him and said, there is your purse and your money in it: and then this Examinate fell downe upon his knees and said, my Lord and God I thanke you. The said Spirit at that time brought with him two other Spirits, for shape, bignesse, & colour, the one like a white Cat, the other like a grey Coney: and while this Examinate was upon his knees, the Beare Spirit spake to him, saying, you must worship these two Spirits and you worship me, and take them for your Gods also: then this Examinate directed his body towards them, and calld them his Lords and Gods. Then the Beare Spirit told him that when he dyed he must have his soule, whereunto this Examinate yielded. Hee told him also that they must suck of his body, to which this Examinate also yielded, but they did not sucke at that time. The Beare Spirit promised him that he should never want victualls. The Cat Spirit that it would hurt cattel when he would desire it. And the Coney-like Spirit that it would hurt men when he desired. The bear Spirit told him that it must have some of his blood wherewith to seale the Covenant, whereunto this Examinate yeelded, and then the beare Spirit leapt upon his shoulder, and pricked him on the head, and fr[om] thence tooke blood: and after thus doing, the said Spirits came to him while hee was in the field, and told him the were come to such of his body, to which he yielded, and they sucked his body at the places where the marks are found, and from that time to this, they have come constantly to him once every 24 hours, sometimes by day, and most commonly by night. And being demanded what mischiefe he caused any of the said Spirits to do, he answered never any, onely hee sent his beare Spirit to provoke the Maid-servant of Mr. Say of Molmesworth to steal victualls for him out of her Masters house, which she did, and this Examinate received the same.

Appears in:
Davenport, John. The Witches of Huntingdon. London: 1646, 3-4