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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
588

George Dell murders Anthony James (Jr.) by first stuffing his mouth with cow dung so he would not make any noise, then slitting his throat from ear to ear. After the deed is done, George Dell ties the boy to a stake and throws him in a bottomless pond instead of giving him a proper Christian burial.(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, 5

1606 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
589

Elizabeth James (the sister of Anthony James (Jr.) and daughter of Anthony James and Anonymous 66) is miraculously able to tell others of her family's murder, after being mute for four years because her tongue had been cut out by George and Annis Dell. She is questioned by many authority figures - one dresses up as a devil to try and scare her - but Elizabeth James' story always stays the same and she is therefore considered to be telling the truth.(15-16)

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Most Cruel and Bloody Murder Committed by an Inkeepers wife, called Annis Dell, and her Son George Dell. London: 1606, 15-16

1606 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
661

The robbers (eight men and one woman) stop at an inn and show the hostess (Annis Dell) the loot they have stolen from the James family. The ask the hostess what they should do with the children, Elizabeth James and Anthony James (Jr.), whom they have kidnapped. She suggests that the boy be murdered and the girl have her tongue cut out. (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

1606 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  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 
663

Henry Whilpley and Nicholas Deacon give witness that the body of a murdered young boy found in a pond is in fact Anthony James (Jr.). When Annis Dell is questioned about the dead boy she denies having any knowledge or involvement with him.(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

1606 Hatfield Peverel   Hatfield Peverel   Essex  Essex  England 
1207

James Robinson alleges during his examination that, six years before, his wife hired Anne Whittle to card wool. While Whittle worked, she drew drink several times. For the next eight or nine weeks, all the drink in the house was found to be spoiled; Robinson accused Whittle of causing the spoilage.(E2-E2v)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, E2-E2v

1606   The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England