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Proctor and Nurse families

Posted: 3 Apr 2002 1:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Aug 2008 2:54PM GMT
Surnames: Proctor, Jacobs
I have many ancestors involved in the witchcraft era in Essex County. I've just come from the Nurse family burial ground behind Rebecca Nurse's homestead in Danvers, MA. There were stones for the Nurse family (of course) and John Jacobs (my ancestor, the reason for the visit) and also many Proctor stones. What is the relationship between the Proctors and the Nurse family?? Why were they in the same burial ground? The only relationship I know of of is that one of Rebecca and Francis Nurse's children and one of John Proctor's children both married siblings of the Very family. Were they neighbors, or did they have some other relationship? There was no caretaker at the house to answer questions since it is winter now.

Re: Proctor and Nurse families

LaurelW (View posts)
Posted: 5 Apr 2002 9:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Apr 2002 1:13PM GMT
Surnames: PROCTOR, NURSE
i belive that John Proctor was hung with Rebecca Nurse. i could be wrong, but i believe that they were two of the last people killed in the salem witch trials.

Re: Proctor and Nurse families

Posted: 6 Apr 2002 1:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Oct 2002 8:06AM GMT
Surnames: NURSE, PROCTOR
Hi Laurel,
I list that Rebecca Nurse was hanged July 19, 1692; that John Proctor was hanged August 19, 1692.
I hope someone will correct me if this is incorrect.
Ramona

Re: Proctor and Nurse families

Posted: 6 Apr 2002 5:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Jul 2005 4:12PM GMT
Surnames: PROCTOR, NURSE
no, you're right (see, i said i could be wrong, lol).

maybe it's just because they were both killed? it was a small town, maybe the proctors and nurses were just friends?

because rebecca is my ancestor, i have looked her up on search engines and i get a lot back. maybe if you just do some searching under both of their names you may find your connection?

Re: Proctor and Nurse families

Posted: 7 Apr 2002 2:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Oct 2002 8:06AM GMT
Surnames: NURSE
Hi Laurel,
I am the board admin for our board.
I don't know if I have connections to the families caught up in the Salem Witch Trials or not-I just love History.
Good luck researching the Nurse family.
Ramona

Re: Proctor and Nurse families

Lisa (View posts)
Posted: 15 Apr 2002 3:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Apr 2002 4:30PM GMT
Surnames: PROCTOR, NURSE
Hi,

Do you remember the names of the Proctors? Or the dates on the headstones? Anything about them is a help. I have several Nurse and several Proctors. It would be interesting to see what the connection is.

Lisa

Re: Proctor and Nurse families

Posted: 15 Apr 2002 6:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Apr 2002 4:32PM GMT
Surnames: NURSE, CHAPMAN, HOLT, PERLEY, PRENTISS, NOURSE, PROCTOR, PUTNAM, TARBELL
These names were found at the Nurse family cemetery on the grounds of the Rebecca Nurse homestead in Danvers, Massachusetts
Ames, Adrianna Oct 20 1858 Mar 7 Chapman
Chapman, Betsy Mar 20
Holt,Sarah
The Nurse Monument 22 names of persons who signed the Rebecca Nurse petition.
Nourse, Rhoda
Perley, Louisa Ann
Prentiss, Caleb H.
Prentiss, E. Florence Putnam
Proctor, Betsy
Proctor, John Jan 16
Proctor, John Oct 31 53 yrs 2 mos Proctor, Perley Jul21 ?4 yrs 6 mos
Proctor, Sally Putnam Sep 6 Putnam, Caroline 18 mos
|Putnam, Charles Sep 18 1837
Putnam, Edward A.
Putnam, Hannah, Mrs. Apr 29 67 yrs 3 mos
Putnam, Ludia Prince 1855
Putnam, Mary Jul 17 1837
Putnam, Orin Sep 24 1812
Putnam, Phinius
Putnam, Ruth
Tarbell, John Senior
Unknown, Ruth MARY

George Jacob's body was moved here in 1992 (on the 300th anniversary of the witch trials) and a replica slate gravestone was erected.

See the website ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ma/essex/towns/danvers/c...
for a listing names of people buried in the small, older graveyards of Danvers, Massachusetts. This listing is incomplete, but well done.

Re: Proctor and Nurse families

Posted: 7 May 2002 6:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 May 2002 10:55AM GMT
Surnames: COLLINS
In your surname list, you list COLLINS in there do you have any thing on that family
thank you
kim

Re: Proctor and Nurse families

Heather Wilkinson Rojo (View posts)
Posted: 7 May 2002 10:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Aug 2008 2:59PM GMT
Surnames: COLLINS, COCKERILL, BRAY
Francis Collins is my 9xgreat grandfather. He married Hannah Cockerill. He died in 1689 and she died about 1707, both in Salem.

" FRANCIS COLLINS, Salem 1637, had Hannah, wh. married 30 June, tho. ano. acco. says 27 Jan. 1669, John Brown of Salem; ask. permission in 1687, on the strength of his half century's resid. to keep a house of entertainm. and ten years lat. a widow C. probably his, of the same town, had the same leave." (from Savage's Genealogical Dictionary)

There is a Collins Cove at Salem, Massachusetts, named after this Francis Collins. This cove is used by the new age witches of Salem, MA for some rites. There appears to be a "conspiracy theory" that the Collins family was involved in witchcraft and the "illuminati", yet they were not persecuted during the hysteria of 1692. I have seen no reliable source to support any evidence of this.

I am descended through their daughter Christian Collins b. April 1665 and married to Captain Robert Bray on 05 November 1685 in Salem. They had five children. Francis and Hannah also had eight other children. They are all listed in Perley's History of Salem.

Do you have any further information on this family? This is all I have!

Collins family

Heather Wilkinson Rojo (View posts)
Posted: 7 May 2002 3:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 May 2002 10:57AM GMT
Surnames: COLLINS, COCKERILL, BRAY
Francis Collins is my 9xgreat grandfather. He married Hannah Cockerill. He died in 1689 and she died about 1707, both in Salem.

" FRANCIS COLLINS, Salem 1637, had Hannah, wh. married 30 June, tho. ano. acco. says 27 Jan. 1669, John Brown of Salem; ask. permission in 1687, on the strength of his half century's resid. to keep a house of entertainm. and ten years lat. a widow C. probably his, of the same town, had the same leave." (from Savage's Genealogical Dictionary)

There is a Collins Cove at Salem, Massachusetts, named after this Francis Collins. This cove is used by the new age witches of Salem, MA for some rites. There appears to be a "conspiracy theory" that the Collins family was involved in witchcraft and the "illuminati", yet they were not persecuted during the hysteria of 1692. I have seen no reliable source to support any evidence of this.

I am descended through their daughter Christian Collins b. April 1665 and married to Captain Robert Bray on 05 November 1685 in Salem. They had five children. Francis and Hannah also had eight other children. They are all listed in Perley's History of Salem.

Do you have any further information on this family? This is all I have!

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