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the Salem witchcraft outbreak of 1692


Giles Corey
Deliverance Dane
Mary Bradbury
Mary De Rich
Ann Dolliver
Lydia Dustin
Sarah Dustin
Rebecca Eames
Mary Easty
Esther Elwell
Martha Emerson
Joseph Emons
Phillip English
Thomas Farrer
Edward Farrington
Abigail Faulkner, Sr.
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Mary Bridges, Sr.
Mary Bridges, Jr.
Sarah Bridges
Hannah Bromage
Sarah Buckley
George Burroughs
Martha Carrier
Richard Carrier
Sarah Carrier
Bethia Carter, Sr.
Elizabeth Cary
Sarah Churchill
Mary Clarke
Rachel Clenton
Sarah Cloyce
Sarah Cole (of Lynn)
Sarah Cole (of Salem)
Elizabeth Colson
Mary Black
Sarah Bassett
Mary Barker
John Alden
Bridget Bishop
Sarah Bibber
Martha Corey
Sarah Bibber

(John Porter and Lydia Porter v. Sarah Bibber)
The Testimony of John porter: And Lidia porter

The Testimony of John porter, who Testifieth & sayth that
Goodwife Biber sometime living amongst us I did ovserve her to be
a woman of An unruly turbulent spirit; And shee would often fall
into strange fitts; when shee was crost of her humor: Likewise Lidia
porter Testifieth, that Goodwife Bibber And her Husband would
often quarrel & in their quarrels shee would call him, very bad names,
And would have strange fitts when she was crost, and a woman of
an unruly turbulent spirit, And double tongued

(Reverse) Jno Porters Evidence in behalfe of the p'rsones in Invali-
dating -- Sarah vibber #[copy] copied

( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 Page 56 )

(Joseph Fowler v. Sarah Bibber)
The Testimony of Joseph fowler, who Testifieth that Goodman
Bibber & his wife, Lived at my house, and I did observe and take
notice, that Goodwife Bibber was a woman, who was very idle in
her calling And very much given to tatling & tale Bareing makeing
mischeif amongst her neighbors, and very much given to speak bad
words and would call her husband bad names & was a woman of a
very turbulent unruly spirit

(Reverse) Joseph Fowler Against Bibber & Wife

( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2. Page 56 )

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(Thomas Jacobs and Mary Jacobs v. Sarah Bibber)
The testymony of Thomas Jacob and mary his wife doth testyfy
and say that good bibbor#[and] now that is now counted aflicted
parson she did for a time [surgin] in our hous and good bibber wood
be very often spekeking against won and nother very obsa[n]ely
and thos things that were very falls. and wichshing very bad wichchis
and very often and she wichs that wen hor chill fell into the rever
that she had never pull#[our] hor chilld out and good bibbor yous
to wich ill wichches to horselfe and hor chilldren and allso to others:
the nayborhud werr she liveued amonkes aftor she bered hor fust
housbon hes tolld us that this John bibbor wife coud fall into fitts
as often as she plesed

(Reverse) Tho. Jacobs goody[b]iver

( Essex County Archieves, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 Page 57 )

(Richard Walker v. Sarah Bibber)
(In left margin) The Testimony of Richard Walker : who Testifieth:
that Goodwife Bibber somtimes Living neare to me, I did observe
her to be a woman of an unruly turbulent spirit, And would often
fall into strange fitts: when anything crost her humor

( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 p. 57 )

(Sarah Nurse v. Sarah Bibber)
the Testimony of Sarah Nurs aged 28 years of th [Torn] a bouts
who testifieth and saith that being in the Coun [Torn] this 29
of June 1692 I sawe goodwife bibber pull [Torn] pins out of her
Close and held them betwene h [Torn] fingers and Claspt her hands
round her knese and then she Cryed out and said goody Nurs prict

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her this I can testifie if Calld as witness my mark

Sarah Nurs

( Massachusetts Historical Society )