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ID Short Description & Text Name Preferred Name Person Type
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Annis Dell is woman from Hatfield in the county of Hertfordshire, who is executed for the murder of Anthony James Jr. After having ransacked the James family home and killed the parents, a group of nine robbers kidnap the children and take them to the Inn run by Annis Dell. After discussing at length and showing Annis Dell the riches, she decides that the boy should be murdered and the girl have her tongue cut out. the plan is executed that night, Dell cutting out the girls tongue herself. Three weeks later, the murdered boy's body (Anthony James jr.) is found in a pond by men out with their dogs. The boy is recognized as having been at the Dells' Inn three weeks prior and so Annis Dell is questioned. Dell denies everything but is nevertheless suspected of foul play. She is brought to the assizes on several occasions because of this, but without further proof, is not convicted. It is only years later when Elizabeth James who had her tongue cut out is able to speak again and testify against Annis Dell that this woman is convicted and executed for her crimes.(16-17)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 16-17

Annis Dell Annis Dell Witch
24

George Dell is a man from Hatfield in the county of Hertfordshire and the son of Annis Dell, a woman who runs an inn. When a group of robbers show up to the inn one evening with the two James children they kidnapped, the Dells help them determine what to do with the children. It is determined that the boy (Anthony James Jr.) will be murdered and the girl (Elizabeth James) will have her tongue cut out. George Dell executes the murder of Anthony James Jr. who is drowned in a lake. George Dell is executed years later after Elizabeth James regains the ability to speak and miraculously tells the story of her family. (16-17)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 16-17

George Dell George Dell Witch
25

Johane Harrison is a suspected witch from Royston in th couthy of Hertfordshire (formerly Hartford) and mother of A. Harisson (also a suspected witch). Harrison allegedly did magic "by the helpe of her spirits, which she reported to haue 2 attending on her, one for men, another for cattell," and having committed her malefic acts using an inscribed parchment, 4 human bones, and human hair (thus establishing Harrison as a necromancer). Harrison and her daughter are both executed for having committed malefic murder on August 4th, 1606. (Image 11)

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Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, Image 11

Johane Harrison Joan Harrison Magician
25

Johane Harrison is a suspected witch from Royston in th couthy of Hertfordshire (formerly Hartford) and mother of A. Harisson (also a suspected witch). Harrison allegedly did magic "by the helpe of her spirits, which she reported to haue 2 attending on her, one for men, another for cattell," and having committed her malefic acts using an inscribed parchment, 4 human bones, and human hair (thus establishing Harrison as a necromancer). Harrison and her daughter are both executed for having committed malefic murder on August 4th, 1606. (Image 11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, Image 11

Johane Harrison Joan Harrison Witch
499

A wealthy yeoman from the Hundred of Devonshey in the county of Essex. Antony James is robbed and murdered by a group of eight men and one woman. The group had initially planned to simply ransack the house, but were disappointed with what they found. They killed Anthony James by stabbing him and proceeded to stab his wife and kidnap his children (one of whom they later murdered and the other, mutilated). (Image 3 - 4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, Image 3 - 4

Anthony James Anthony James Victim
604

A man from Hatfield in the county of Hartfordshire, who verifies that the body of a murdered young boy found in a lake is that of Anthony James (Jr.). (11-12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 11-12

Henry Whilpley Henry Whilpley Witness
605

A labourer from Hatfield in the county of Hartfordshire, who verifies that the body of a murdered young boy found in a lake is indeed that of Anthony James (Jr.). Deacon had been doing work for the Inn when the boy stayed there and recognized him immediately. (9-12)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 9-12

Nicholas Deacon Nicholas Deacon Witness
600

A seven year old boy from the county of Essex and the son of Anthony James who is murdered by George and Annis Dell. After his parents are murdered by the Dells, the children are kidnapped by the Dells and taken to Bishops Hatfield in Hartforshire. It is here that the Dells, after having cut out this sister's tongue (Elizabeth James), throw Anthony James Jr. into a pond to die. Three weeks later, his body is found by men whose dogs had sniffed James' body from under some weeds in the pond. After taking the boy out and laying him down on the ground and telling the town about the strange ordeal, a group of people came to see the body and many recognized the boy, having seen him with the Dells a few weeks earlier. When Annis Dell is called to come see the boy, she denies ever having seen him. She is suspected of lying, however, and upon this discovery is asked to appear at the next Assizes.(4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 4

Anthony James Anthony James (Jr.) Victim
601

An eight year old girl, and the daughter of Anthony James, from the hundred of Devonshey in the county of Essex who is kidnapped and has her tongue cut out by George and Annis Dell. After watching her parents be brutally murdered, Elizabeth James is taken to Bishops Hatfield in Hartfordshire. One night, Elizabeth James and her brother are awakened and taken by men to Annis and George Dell. Then, Annis Dell cuts out Elizabeth James' tongue and threatens to slit her throat if she laments. Then the Dells force her to watch as they throw her brother into a pond, causing him to drown and force her to throw her tongue into the pond as well. The next day, the Dells take her to woods about two miles outside of Hatfield and sell her to a beggar. Elizabeth James escapes from the beggar, however, and makes her way to London where she meets a barber who takes her in out of poity. Over the next four years, he helped her mouth heal. Five years later she is miraculously able to tell others of her family's murder.(3-5)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 3-5

Elizabeth James Elizabeth James Victim
602

A woman from the Devonshey hundred in the county of Essex and the wife of Antony James. One evening, eight anonymous men and an anonymous woman decide to ransack the James family home. Displeased with the amount the bounty found in the house, the robbers decide to first murder Anthony James by stabbing him with daggers. They then turn to his wife who is calling out to her husband as he dying and the anonymous woman, described as being in a state of rage, stabs the woman in the stomach, thus killing her as well as her unborn baby.(3-4)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 3-4

Anonymous 66 Victim
606

A man from Hartford in the county of Huntingdonshire, described as neighbor of a Yeoman who is allegedly bewitched by Johane Harrison after he calls her an old hag. He helps the Yeoman concoct a plan where by he can lure Harrison to his home (not the Yeoman's) so the Yeoman can scratch her to unwitch himself.(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

Anonymous 70 Neighbor
606

A man from Hartford in the county of Huntingdonshire, described as neighbor of a Yeoman who is allegedly bewitched by Johane Harrison after he calls her an old hag. He helps the Yeoman concoct a plan where by he can lure Harrison to his home (not the Yeoman's) so the Yeoman can scratch her to unwitch himself.(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

Anonymous 70 Co-conspirator
606

A man from Hartford in the county of Huntingdonshire, described as neighbor of a Yeoman who is allegedly bewitched by Johane Harrison after he calls her an old hag. He helps the Yeoman concoct a plan where by he can lure Harrison to his home (not the Yeoman's) so the Yeoman can scratch her to unwitch himself.(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

Anonymous 70 Witness
607

A woman from York in the county of Yorkshire, described as the wife of a neighbor to the Yeoman (Anonymous 70) who is allegedly bewitched by Johane Harrison. Anonymous 71 aids her husband (Anonymous 70) by luring Harrison to thier home so the Yeoman can scratch Harrison.(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

Anonymous 71 Witness
608

A woman from Hartford in the county of Huntingdonshire, whose baby was allegedly murdered by Johane Harrison after she sprinkled dirty laundry water on Harrison while she was walking by; evidently the sprinkled water was done by accident.(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

Anonymous 72 Victim
608

A woman from Hartford in the county of Huntingdonshire, whose baby was allegedly murdered by Johane Harrison after she sprinkled dirty laundry water on Harrison while she was walking by; evidently the sprinkled water was done by accident.(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

Anonymous 72 Witness
609

A man from Hartford in the county of Huntingdonshire, described as a Yeoman whose cattle are allegedly bewitched to death by Johane Harrison after he tries to help his bewitched sister by riding to Cambridge to seek out 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

Anonymous 73 Witness
609

A man from Hartford in the county of Huntingdonshire, described as a Yeoman whose cattle are allegedly bewitched to death by Johane Harrison after he tries to help his bewitched sister by riding to Cambridge to seek out 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

Anonymous 73 Victim
835

A man from Hartford in the county of Huntingdonshire, described as a Yeoman who is allegedly bewitched by Johane Harrison after he calls her an old hag. He suffers from hot sweats, cold chills, and twitching limbs and becomes well again after he scratches Johane Harrison's face.(19-29)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 19-29

Anonymous 122 Un-witcher
835

A man from Hartford in the county of Huntingdonshire, described as a Yeoman who is allegedly bewitched by Johane Harrison after he calls her an old hag. He suffers from hot sweats, cold chills, and twitching limbs and becomes well again after he scratches Johane Harrison's face.(19-29)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 19-29

Anonymous 122 Victim
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A young girl who plays with Elizabeth James in a park approximately four years after the latter had had her tongue cut out. A crow lands near them at which point Elizabeth starts mocking the crow by singing a couple of rhymes. Surprised at Elizabeth's ability to speak, the girl runs home yelling out that Elizabeth could speak (but calls her Besse). This attracted much attention from the town and the residents flocked to her with many questions to which she answered fully and began recounting the murders.()

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

Anonymous 428 Witness
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A "barber-surgeon" from London who takes in Elizabeth James when she shows up at his door after having escaped the beggar who had accepted money from the Dells in order to take her with him in his travels. Master Allen, seeing that James' tongue had recently been cut out of her mouth, took her in out of pity and cured her over the space of four years.(10-11)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 10-11

Master Allen Witness