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Jenny Greenteeth

Water spirit said to inhabit pools in Cheshire, Lancashire and Shropshire. If children venture too close, then she reaches out of the water and drags them in to their deaths.

Jerome Caminada

19th-century police detective in Manchester, England. Caminada served with the police between 1868 and 1899, and has been called Manchester’s Sherlock Holmes.

Jervaulx Abbey

Ruined Cistercian monastery and scheduled monument about one and a half miles (2.4 km) east of East Witton in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire.

Jessie Saxby

Author and folklorist from Unst, one of the Shetland Islands of Scotland. She also had political interests and was a suffragette.

Jimmy Goggles the God

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1898, about a treasure hunter who because of his diving suit is mistaken for a god.

Jinney Bingham, Mother Damnable

17th-century woman also known as Mother Red Cap and the Shrew of Kentish Town, suspected of being a witch, a murderer and poisoner.

Joan and Peter

Novel by H. G Wells published in 1918, about the education and adolescence of Joan and Peter, two samples of their generation, an excerpt of which was published under the title “Peter Learns Arithmetic” in 1958.

Joan Cunny, witch

One of the 31 Essex witches, hanged in 1589.

John Blenkinsop

Mining engineer at Charles Brandling’s Middleton Collieries who patented a rack and pinion system for a steam locomotive and commissioned the first practical railway locomotive from Fenton, Murray and Wood’s Round Foundry in Holbeck, Leeds in 1811.

John Collier (caricaturist)

English caricaturist and satirical poet (1708–1786).