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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
PiginOne 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, Tyttey, appears in the shape of black female toad. Kempe also claims that her female familiars "were to punishe with lamenes, and other diseases of bodyly harm: and also to destroy cattell." Pigin does not appear to have done these things with Pigin, however. Kempe later confessed that she sent Pigin to punish "Letherdalls Childe" and then "burst out in teares and fell vpon her knees, and asked forgiuenesse of the sayde Letherdalls wife."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