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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
Hannah Bromage

(Examination of Hannah Bromage)
30 July

The Examination of Hannah Broomage [before]
Major Gedney Esq'r & other their Majesties justices.

Severall persons present who had not acused her being privatly de-
sired to look on her & take her by the hand, They did the same with-
out receiving any harm. But Mary Walcot & ann Putnam who had
acused her being called, and s'd Broomage being required to look on
them, She Essayeing so to Doe they wer Struck into fitts. & she re-
covered them again by her touch. s'd Mary Walcot & ann Putnams
testimonys wer read. Ann Putnam being afected, in a fitt. the rest
of the afflicted s'd they saw Broomage upon her.

Goody Bridges said that Broomage was in her society at Ballards
house telling to her face she was there in her spirit & urged her to
confess, that being the way to eternal life. S'd Bridges said further
that broomage hurt ballards wife by sitting on her breast. And Ann
Putnam being in a violent fitt, said Bridges & lacey S'd they saw
Broomage upon her and walcot s'd she saw broomage Stabb Put-
nam w'h a Spear. Said Bridges told Broomage that the devil would
not Leave her untill she did confess and therefore urged her so to

S'd Broomage said she had been under some dead nes w'h re-
spect to the ordnances for the matter of 6 weeks, And a sudden sug-
getion come into her heed sayeing I can help thee with strenth., To
which she answered avoid satan.

she being asked what shap the devil appeared to her answered
she believed the devil was in her heart And being asked severall other
questions, she returned negative answers./

( Suffolk Court Records Case No. 2674 Page 5 )

- 144-
(Indictment v. Hannah Bromage)
Province of the Massathuteth
Bay in New England
Essex Anno R R's & Reginae Gulielmi
& Mariae Angliae &c Quarto
Annoq'e Dom: 1692

The Jurors for our Sov'r Lord & Lady the King and Queen Pre-
sents That Hannah Bromage of Haverill wife of [] Bromage of
Haverill in the Court of Essex afors'd Upon the Thirtieth Day of
July last in the yeare 1692 aforesaid -- and Divers other Days and
Times as well before as after Certaine Detestable Arts called Witch-
craft & Sorceries: Wickedly Mallishously & felloniously hath used
Practised and Exercised at & in the Towne of Salem -- in the County
of Essex aforesaid upon and against one Mary Walcott of Salem afore-
said Single Woman By which Wicked Arts the said Hannah Bro-
mage -- The Day and year afore s'd and Divers [other] Days and
Times as well before as after was and is Tortured Afflicted Tor-
mented Consumed Pined & wasted ag't the Peace of our Sov'r Lord
& Lady the King & Queen their Crowne & Dignity and the Lawes
in that case made and Provided.

(Reverse) Ignoramus Robert Payne foreman:

( Suffolk Court Records Case No. 2674 Page 5 )