An American Family History


Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Volume 1 Page 117
The Salem witch trials were between February, 1692 and May, 1693.

To the Marshall of the County of Essex or dept or Constables of Salem You are in theire Majest's names hereby required to apprehend and forth with bring before mee at the house of mr. Thomas Beadles in Salem the Body of Mary Easty the wife Isaac Easty of Topsfeild to be Examined Relateing to sundry acts of witchcraft by her Committed yesterday and this present day according to Complaint aboves'd and hereof you are not to faile Dated Salem May 20th 1692

John Hathorne. Assist
p order of the Councill.

I have taken the body of the above named Mary Estiee and
brought her att the time and place above named

Pe me Geo. Herrick Marshall of Essex

John Hathorne was born August 5, 1641 in Salem. He was distinguished in civil and military life and participated in the Indian wars. He was a magistrate and a cruel and intolerant judge during the witchcraft delusion.

Thomas Beadle's Tavern

Many factors led to the witchcraft accusations in Salem.



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