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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
Esther Elwell

(Warrant for Arrest of Esther Elwell, Abigail Roe,
and Rebecca Dike)
To the Sheriffe of Our County of Essex, his under Sheriffe or De-
puty . or Constable of Glocester, or Constable. Whereas Complaint
Is made by Leut. James Stevens & William Stevens & Nathaniel Coyt
all of Glocester, In the County of Essex In behalfe of their Majes-
ties , unto -- thair Majesties Justices. of the peace. against Esther
Ellwell the wife of Samuel Elwell, & Abigail Roe daughter of Hugh
Roe: & Rebecka Dike, the wife of Richard Dike. all of Gloster, af-
foresaid , for that they have Grounded suspicion that the Said Elwell
Dike & Roe have wickedly & felloniously Comitted Sundry acts of
witchcraft upon the body of Mrs. Mary fitch the wife of Mr. John
fitch of Gloaster afforesaid, unto the Wasteing pineing & Consume-
ing of her body Contrary to the peace of our sovereigne Lord & Lady
the King & Queen & Contrary to the forme of the statutes in that
Case made & Provided. & have Craved Justice & have Entered into
Recognisance, to prosecute the Said Complaint to Effect. the which
is therefore In their Majesties Names. William & Mary of England &c
King & Queen to Require you by vertue hereof forwith or as soon as
may be, to Apprehend Seize & Secure the Said Esther Ellwell Re-
becka Dike & Abigall Roe & them haveing So Secured You are the
first Convenient time to bring before their Majesties Justices of the
Peace for the County of Essex that thay may be Examined & Pro-
vided with as the Law Directs of which You are not to faile at your
Perrill & for So Doeing this shall be Your sufficient Warrant,
& make a true Returne under Your hand according to Law --

Ipswich Novemb'r. 5th 1692 Given under my hand

*Tho's. Wade. J: P.

( Suffolk Court Records Case No. 2689 No. 17 )

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(Testimony of James Stevens)
James Stevens testifieth and saith that Mary Fitch did say that she
felt A woman upon the bed, and put forth hir hand, and felt the
hair and felt the hair of hir head and A peg in it, also testifieth
that she said she was squesed to pieces, whereas I saw no body
hurt hur.

Ipswich Nov'br: the 8th 1692 sworne
before us,

*Daniell Epps, J: P:
Tho's. Wade: J: P:

( Suffolk Court Records Case No. 2689 Page 17 )