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My 'witchy' ancestors, accused, accusors and majestrates

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My 'witchy' ancestors, accused, accusors and majestrates

Lisa (View posts)
Posted: 5 Oct 2001 1:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Darling, Blood, Towne
Hi All,

I have several families in my lines which are connected to the Salem Witch Trials. I would like to correspond with any one descended from the following people.

Maj. Simon WILLARD--majestrate during the trials

Ann FOSTER who died in prison while awaiting trial for being a witch. Her daughter, Mary and grand-daughter of the same name both confessed to being witches and then testified against their mother. Her daughter, Sarah FOSTER married Samuel KEMP, their daughter Abigail KEMP married James BLOOD

Rebecca, Sarah and Mary TOWNE--Rebecca married Francis NURSE, accused of witchcraft and hung 7/19/1692. Sarah married Peter CLOYCE she was also accused but escaped hanging. Mary married Isaac ESTY she was hung 9/22/1692

Mercy LEWIS one of the 'afflicted girls'. Her aunt, Hannah LEWIS married my relative James DARLING. James posted bond and stood up for Mercy in court when she had a child out of wedlock. James DARLING gave testimony against Mary ESTY, Job TOOKEY and Rebecca NURSE. James married as his second wife Sarah PROCTOR possibly the d/o Elizabeth Proctor who escaped hanging.

I know there are other ancestors involved in the Witch Trials in my files but these are the ones coming to my head at the moment.

Please contact me if you have ancestors involved in the Witch Trials.


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