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Anne NaylerA girl from Thames Street near Broken Wharf in London, known to be the daughter of Master Nayler, and sister to George and Joan Nayler. Anne Kirk allegedly tormented Anne Nayler to death with an evil spirit, which caused her to have frenzied fits. Before she died, the spirit would talk to Master Nayler, and told him that "one would come after who should discouer the causer, and the truth of all."(101)Besides all these, among other mischiefes don by Satans instrument in the house of one M. Nayler dwelling in Thames street neere Broken wharf, she [Anne Kirk] torme[n]ted his sonne George in such grievous maner that he dyed. So also did she torment his daughter Anne till she dyed: who was oftimes vexed wth a frenzines: and with an evill spirit, to which this maide in her Fathers hearing did often talke. And being demaunded who was the causer of these her torments, the spirit which was within her said, that one would come after who should discouer the causer, and the truth of all; as afterwardes it came to passe by Ione Nayler, another of the saide M. Naylers daughters.()