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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 
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 
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 
2721

Mother Alice Samuel makes an official confession while at Buckden before the Right Reverend Father in God, William, Bishop of Lincoln on December 26, 1592. During this confession, she alleges that a dun chicken sucked on her chin twice, but no longer since Christmas. It was no natural chicken, "because when it came to her chin she scarce feele it, but when she wiped it off with her hand, her chin did bleed." This chicken first came to her in Robert Throckmorton's home, and Mother Samuel identified it as the source of the Throckmorton children's trouble, but it was now gone from both them and her. (59)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 59

1592, December 26 Buckden    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2722

Mother Alice Samuel makes a second confession while in Buckden, this time on December 29, 1592 before Reverend Father in God, William, Bishop of Lincoln and Justices of the Peace for the County of Huntingdon Francis Crumwell and Richard Tryce, Esquires.(59)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 59

1592, December 29 Buckden    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2723

Mother Alice Samuel, in her confession, alleges that she only ever caused harm to the Throckmorton children. When asked how she knows the spirit in the shape of a dun chicken has gone from them, she claims that it, and the rest of her spirits, "are now come into her, and are now in the bottome of her bellie, and make her so full, that she is like to burst." They have made her so full and heavy that she could barely lace her petticoat that morning, and her weight caused her horse to fall down.(59)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 59

1592, December 29 Buckden    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2724

Mother Alice Samuel alleges during her confession that she received six familiar spirits from an "upright man" who told her Robert Throckmorton was "a hard man & would trouble her much," which is why she was instructed to use the spirits to trouble the Throckmorton children. She claims that the spirits were rewarded for their services by sucking her blood, and would also suck before she sent them out. She added that sometimes she would "giue a privie becke or nod, with her finger or head, & then the spirits presently stopped the childrens mouths, that they could not speake untill they came out againe: & then would y children wipe their eyes and be well again." The man who gave her these spirits also taught her how to call them, three by the names of Pluck, Catch and White, and the rest by three smacks of her mouth.(59-60)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 59-60

1592, December 29 Buckden    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2725

Mother Alice Samuel alleges in her confession that she sent two of her spirits to Robert Throckmorton and Mistress Throckmorton, but they returned claiming that "God would not suffer them to prevaile." She then sent her spirits to the Throckmorton's children and caused their strange torments; the claims the children made while in their fits were true.(59, 60)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 59, 60

1592, December 29 Buckden    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2726

Mother Alice Samuel alleges in her confession that she does not know the name of the man who gave her the six spirits. She is commanded by the court to go into another room and demand his name from the sprits, which she does with the words "O thou diuell, I charge thee in the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy-ghost, that thou tel me the name of the vpright man which gaue me the deuils: which thing she did three times." She returns claiming the man's name is Langlad. When she is unable to say where Langlad is from, she is sent back into the chamber to ask. This time, she claims that he has no dwelling, and is demanded to ask where he is at present from her spirits. She conveys the response as "he went on the last voiage beyond the seas."(59, 60-61)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 59, 60-61

1592, December 29 Buckden    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2727

Mother Alice Samuel and Agnes Samuel are committed to the Huntingdon Gaol to await the next Assizes. While imprisoned, Mother Samuel is suspected in the death of a Gaoler's servant and the "extreme sickness" of one of the Gaoler's children; the sickness is allegedly amended by scratching Mother Samuel.(59, 61)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 59, 61

1592, December 29 Huntingdon Gaol    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2728

Agnes Samuel is imprisoned at Huntingdon Gaol alongside her mother Alice Samuel until the Sessions held on January 9, 1593. On that day, Robert Throckmorton made a request to bail Agnes and have her live in his home to see "whether any such evidences of guiltinesse would appeare against her, as had before appeared in the children against the mother." The Justices were reluctant to grant Agnes bail, but Throckmorton managed to convince them by the afternoon.(61-62)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 61-62

1593, January 9 Huntingdon Gaol    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2803

Master Robert Throckmorton of Brampton gives deposition accusing Mother Alice Samuel of bewitching various of his livestock to death; he claims the animals died after he he had "dealt verie roughly in speeches with the saide mother Samuell." This included two yearling calves, a hog, a nursing sow and a cow. He added that he was advised, once his animals started dying, to burn the bodies, so he had the cow buried in a hole with faggots and set on fire, and after that the deaths ceased. Mother Samuel is said to have confessed to bewitching these animals the night before her execution.(110-111)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 110-111

1593, April 5 Brampton    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2804

The Jailor of Huntingdon gives deposition against Mother Alice Samuel alleging that one of his servants, Anonymous 445, became sick with tormenting fits after he chained her to her bedpost for unruly behavior. While in his fits, Anonymous 445 is said to have displayed the strength of two men and to have cried out against Mother Samuel. He died of this affliction about five or six days later. (111)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 111

1593, April 5 Huntingdon Gaol    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2805

The Jailor of Huntingdon give deposition against Mother Alice Samuel alleging that she bewitched his son, Anonymous 446. He claims his son became sick with the same tormenting fits that his servant, Anonymous 445, was afflicted with, and did not mend until he brought the boy to Mother Samuel's cell to scratch her.(111)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 111

1593, April 5 Huntingdon Gaol    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England 
2811

The day after Mother Alice Samuel, Agnes Samuel and John Samuel are condemned to death, numerous "godly men" come to Huntingdon Gaol to "perswade the condemned parties to repentance, and to confesse their sinnes to the world, and crave pardon at Gods mercifull hands." Mother Samuel, when asked directly whether she bewitched Lady Cromwell, denies it. John, hearing her denial, tells her to "denie it not, but confesse the trueth: for thou didst it one way or other."(112)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Strange and Admirable Discouerie of the Three Witches of Warboys . Unknown: 1593, 112

1593, April 6 Huntingdon Gaol    Huntingdonshire  Huntingdon  England