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Mary Barnes the "witch"

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Re: Mary Barnes the "witch"

Posted: 6 Feb 2010 6:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Oct 2012 9:51AM GMT
Mary Barnes is believed to have been hanged 25 Jan 1662/3 -- but there is no firm documentation that I know of. We know that she was condemned to die, and we know that the Greensmiths were condemned at the same time, but details on the actual execution are hard to establish with great confidence.

You're quite right about the difference in record-keeping between Hartford and Salem. I'm related to many of the central figures in the Salem witch trials, including my 7th-g-grandfather, Deacon William Fisk, who was one of the 12 jurors who signed the Letter of Regret. There's a plethora of great documentation to sift through on Salem. Conversely, the Barnes case is hard to piece together because there's scant reliable info out there and a whole lot of erroneous info and unfounded speculation that keeps getting repeated.
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Fisk_Scoville 7 Feb 2010 1:17AM GMT 
johnhopkinsde... 7 Feb 2010 3:38AM GMT 
PlumbChild 28 Nov 2010 12:21AM GMT 
NomsPerdus 27 Dec 2010 3:13PM GMT 
johnhopkinsde... 7 Feb 2010 12:43AM GMT 
NomsPerdus 8 Feb 2010 2:59PM GMT 
glass600 23 Dec 2012 12:05AM GMT 
DHohanshelt 6 Jul 2013 3:45PM GMT 
AnneStewartso... 18 Sep 2011 12:53AM GMT 
chambmuggle 24 Jun 2012 11:33PM GMT 
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