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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
583

Henry Sellis describes (to Brian Darcey) how his mother, Cysely Sellis, kept her goose-eyed black male imp, Hercules (or Jacke) and her white female imp, Mercurie hidden by "foure Brome fagots" in the roots of a crabtree, where they "stand and lye vpo~ a sleese of wooll."(52)

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, 52

1582, March 3   St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England 
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John Sellis, the youngest son of Cysley and Henry Sellis, testifies (in front of Brian Darcey) against his parents. He describes an encounter with his parents' white familiar "Impe" and black familiar "John" claiming that "one night there was a blacke thing like his sister, that tooke him by the legge and that hee cried out, saying, father, father, come helpe me and defende mee, for there is a blacke thing that hath me by the legge: at which he saith, his father said to his mother, ye stinking whore what meane yee? can yee not keepe your imps from my children." He also claimed that he had seen "his father to feede them out of a blacke dish with a woodden spone," and "his mother to feed them twise, and that out of a dish with a spone with thinne milke."(53)

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, 53

1582, March 3   St. Osyth; St. Ofes; St. Oses  Essex  Essex  England