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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
48

Annis Dell is executed at the Hartford Assizes in Hertfordshire on August 4,1606 after being found guilty of murdering Anthony James Jr. and for mutilating Elizabeth James by cutting out her tongue. (19-20)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 19-20

1606, August 4 Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
49

Johane Harrison is tried for witchcraft in Hertfordshire in August, 1606.(18)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 18

1606, August 4 Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
50

Johane Harrison is executed in Hertfordshire on August 4, 1606 after being found guilty of witchcraft.(24)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 24

1606, August 4 Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
112

Jane Stretton of Ware, Hartford suffers from "strange and extraordinary fits." When medicine is applied to her "as it is usual for the Tooth-Ach," it does not help, but rather causes her to be "more violently tortured still then before." It is believed that Jane Stretton suffers from "Witchcraft and such Diabolical means." This is further confirmed by the sightings of devils and imps (Anonymous 24), "sometimes in the shape of a Toad, at other times it resembled a Frog," while at yet other times it is in the form of a mouse. These imps and devils torment Jane Stretton for nine months. She is also incapable of taking any sustenance, safe "surrups and such like liquid ingredients." She is never dispossessed. (1)

Appears in:
Y., M.. The Hartford-shire Wonder. London: 1669, 1

1669 Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
293

George Dell is executed in Hertfordshire on 4 August,1606 after being found guilty of murdering Anthony James Jr. and participating in the mutilation of Elizabeth James.(24)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 24

1606, August 4 Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
662

George and Annis Dell cut out Elizabeth James' tongue after tricking her into a false sense of security by kindly mentioning her mother and father (who they murdered). Elizabeth James begins to cry and make noise after her tongue is gone, at which time Annis Dell threatens to kill her if she is not quiet.(6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 6-7

1606 Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
664

Johane Harrison confesses that she has two spirits (Spirit 1 and Spirit 2) that help her with witchcraft, one for men and the other for cattle. (19)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 19

1606, August 4 Hartford  Gadsden  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
665

Johane Harrison allegedly bewitches a Yeoman (Anonymous 122) after he calls her an old hag. The Yeoman suffers from hot sweats and cold chills, and his body twitches as if he were possessed. (19-20)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 19-20

1606, August 4 Hartford  Gadsden  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
666

Johane Harrison allegedly murders the baby of a woman (Anonymous 72) who accidentally sprinkled dirty laundry water on her while she was walking by.(20-21)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 20-21

1606, August 4 Hartford  Gadsden  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
667

Johane Harrison allegedly bewitches to death all of a Yeoman's (Anonymous 73) cattle after he had tries to help his bewitched sister by riding to Cambridge to see a scholar.(21)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 21

1606, August 4 Hartford  Gadsden  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
670

Jane Stretton, a twenty year old woman from Ware, is unaware of a fight her father, Thomas Stretton, has had with a cunning man (Anonymous 487). She is visited by the cunning man's wife (Anonymous 322), who offers the young woman "a pot of drink." Innocently, Jane Stretton drinks from this, and is soon after "taken with violent rageing fits, which torment her greviously." However, she does not suspect her fits are caused by Anonymous 322 yet.(3-4)

Appears in:
Y., M.. The Hartford-shire Wonder. London: 1669, 3-4

1669 Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
672

Jane Stretton has a strange and violent fit shortly after giving her neighbour's wife (Anonymous 322) a pin. Anonymous 322 is the wife of a cunning man (Anonymous 487), who was in an argument with Jane Stretton's father Thomas Stretton. This fit is worse than any she experienced before. Her "body swells like a bladder puft up with wind ready to burst," and her limbs are completely distorted. She goes to her Neighbour's house, where "her head being intoxicated by the violency of her fits, she falls down against the door and beats it open," and lies on the floor. (4)

Appears in:
Y., M.. The Hartford-shire Wonder. London: 1669, 4

1669 Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
673

Jane Stretton continues having fits for a space of six months, which "increased violently." She cannot eat and does not pass stool. People from all over come to see her and this "wonder." This great influx of people causes Thomas Stretton to move his daughter to the house of John Wood, a neighbour, in order "to purchase some quietness." However, during this time, friends and relations of Jane Stretton begin to suspect that her illness "proceeded from more then an ordinary cause."(5 - 6)

Appears in:
Y., M.. The Hartford-shire Wonder. London: 1669, 5 - 6

1668 Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
674

Jane Stretton continues to suffer from fits that prevent her from eating. Flax and Hair seems to "fall down upon a white sheet that was laid over her bed." Her tongue is found to often "hang or loll out of her Mouth," which upon being seen seems to have flax, hair, and thread points to be placed on it. When these are removed, "two flames in resemblance of fire, the one of a red colour, the other blew," and eleven pins, all crooked and distorted, come out of Jane Stretton's mouth. These events cause even more people to come and visit with Jane Stretton. (6)

Appears in:
Y., M.. The Hartford-shire Wonder. London: 1669, 6

1668 Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England 
1017

Johane Harrison allegedly practices image magic. She confesses to pricking a parchment with a pin to cause pain on the corresponding place on a human's body (19)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 19

1606, August 4 Hartford  Gadsden  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
1018

Johane Harrison allegedly practices necromancy. She uses the bones and hair of a man and woman to help power her image magic. She claims that, with the help of her spirit, she can inflict pain on anyone just by pricking the piece of parchment at the spot which represents the body part on which she wished to inflict pain. The pain inflicted was allegedly so great that death was regarded as a happier fate. (19)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 19

1606, August 4 Hartford  Gadsden  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
1019

A Yeoman (Anonymous 122), convinced he is bewitched by Johane Harrison, is carried to a neighbor's home. He had previously called Johane Harrison and old hag and, in response, Johane Harrison threatened to harm him. While ill, the yeoman became convinced also that he would get better should he be able to scratch Johane Harrison in the face. The neighbor's wife, feigning some other need, invited Harrison over to their home. There, the Yeoman scratched Harrison, and within three days was recovered.()

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606,

1604 Hartford  Gadsden  Cambridgeshire  Huntingdonshire  England 
2576

Elizabeth James regains the ability to speak four years after George and Annis Dell cut out her tongue. She is miraculously able to testify against Annis and George Dell at the Hartford Assizes. Her testimony leads to the Dells being convicted despite their vehement denial and consequently, they are executed. (17-18)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 17-18

1606, August 4 Hartford    Huntingdonshire  Cambridgeshire  England