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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
Bethia Carter, Sr.

(Recognizance for Bethia Carter, Sr.)
(Case of Bethya Carter -- Witchcraft -- 8 Dec. 1692 )


That on the 8'th. Day of Decemb'r 1692 in the fowert Year of
the Reign of our Soveraign Lord & Lady William & Mary by the
Grace of God of England &c King & Queen Defenders of the faith
personally Appeared before us James Russell & Sam'll Heman Esq'r
of their Majests Councill & province of the Massachusets Bay in New
England & Justices of Peace within the Same John Pierson & George
Lylly of Lin in the County of Essex husbandman, And acknowledged
themselves & Each of them to be indebted unto our Said Lord
& Lady the King & Queen & the Survivor of them their Heires & Suc-
cessors in the Some of (two hundred pounds to be leavied on their
or Either of their goods or Chattels Lands or Tennements for the
use of our Said Lord & Lady the King & Queen or Survivor of them
if Default be made in the pformance of the Condition under-
written --

The Condition of the Above Recognizance is Such that where as
Bethya Carter of Wooburn Widdow in the County of Middlesex
Stands Charged with Suspition of the horrible Sin of witchcraft
& was Committed to Goale for the same; If therefore the Aforesaid
Bethya Carter who is Suspected as Abovs'd, Shall make her personall
Appearance before the Justices of our Said Lord & Lady the King
& Queen at the Next Court of Assize Oyer & Terminer & Generall
Goall delivery to be holden for & within the County of Middle-
sex . Afores'd to Answere what Shall be objected against her in their
Majests behalf refering to Witchcraft & to do & receive that w'ch by

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Said Court shall be then & there injoned her & not depart without
licence then the Above Recognizance to be void or elce to remain in
full force & virtue Capt & Recognit Die prediet Cor.

*Ja: Russell
*Samuell Hayman

Bethya Carter, Recognizance
appear at Middlesex Ct.

( Suffolk Court Records Case No. 2697 Page 22 )