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In the spring of 1692 the fear of evil power and witches creeped into the village of Salem, Massachusetts.

The panic began when a young slave girl, Tituba, owned by The Reverend Samuel Parris began telling several young women stories of witchcraft. Soon after, the girls began to fall on the ground and shriek with pain. They claimed to be under the influence of a savage demon. The young women later named several "tormentors" in their community.

The Reverend Mr. Parris called in several ministers from different towns. All but one agreed the girls were victims of witchcraft. The Governor of Massachusetts then appointed a special committee which tried several hundred persons that summer for the crime of witchcraft.

Nineteen people were hanged. An eighty year old man would neither confess, or plead yes or no to his accuser, for this, he was pressed to death with weights on his stomach. The hysteria was not limited to people- two dogs were hanged just to be safe.

The Trials continued on through October when the wife of the Royal Governor was accused of being a witch. Governor Phips promptly dismissed the court and freed all who had been accused.

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Read Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's "The Little Maid at the Door"- mentions Sam Endicott & Mary Bradbury

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The Endicotts were even involved in the Salem Witch Trials. Zerubbabel and Samuel Endicott both testified against Mary Bradbury.

Zerubbabel along with one of the Carrs said that a blue boar had frightened their horses one evening just as they were turning a corner next to the Bradbury house.

Samuel Endicott related a story of Mary appearing as a ghost while he was at sea. It seems the Captain was angry at Mary for selling him "maggoty butter." Samuel said that Mary was so disturbed by the Captain's anger that she even caused a storm.

Mary Bradbury was very well thought of in the community, she was one of the lucky ones, and found to be innocent of the charges against her.

From "The Salem Witchcraft Papers"



Mary Bradbury (Indictment v. Mary Bradbury, No. 1.) Essex in the province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Anno R R's & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto Annoq'e Domini 1692/



Ss/ The Juriors for our Sov'r Lord and Lady the King and Queen doe present That Mary Bradbury Wife of Capt Thomas Bradbury of Salisbury -- In the County of Essex Gent upon the Twenty=Sixth day of July

In the yeare aforesaid and divers other dayes and times as well before as after Certaine Detestable arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries Wickedly Mallitiously and felloniously hath used practiced and Ex- ercised At and in the Township of Andivor in the County of Essex aforesaid in upon & against one Timothy Swann of Andivor In the County aforesaid Husbandman -- by which said Wicked Acts the said Timothy Swann upon the 26th day of July Aforesaid and divers other days & times both before and after was and is Tortured Afflic- ted Consumed Pined Wasted and Tormented, and also for Sundry other Acts of Witchcraft by the said Mary Bardbury Comitted and done before and since that time against the peace of our Sov'r Lord & Lady the King and Queen theire Crowne and dignity And the forme Of the Statute In that case made and Provided.

Wittness Mary Walcott Ann: Puttnam



(Reverse) Indictm't vs Bradbury for Bewitching Swan bila vera
( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 p. 34 .) ------------------------------------------------------- Page 116

(Indictment v. Mary Bradbury, No. 2) Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Anno R R's & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto Annoq'e Domini 1692.

Ss The Juriors for our Sover' Lord & Lady the King and Queen doe present That Mary Bradbury Wife of Capt Thomas Bradbury of Salisbury In the County of Essex Gent'm upon the Second day of July In the yeare aforesaid and divers other days and times as well before as after certaine detestable arts called Witchcraft and Sorceries Wickedly Mallitiously and felloniously hath used practised and Ex- ercised at and in the Towne of Salem in the County aforesaid in up- on & against one Sarah Vibber Wife of John Vibber of Salem afore- said Husbandman by which said wicked acts the said Sarah Vibber the second day of July aforesaid & divers other days and times both before and after was and is Tortured Afflicted Consumed Pined Wasted & Tormented & also for sundry other acts of Witchcraft by the said Mary Bradbury Comitted Acted and done before and since that time against the peace of our Sov'r Lord & Lady the King and Queene theire Crowne and Dignity and the forme Of the Stattute In that case made and Provided

Witness
Mary Walcott
Eliz. Hobard
Eliz. Booth
Mercy lewis

(Reverse) Indictmt. Bradbury -- Vibber bil a vera
( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 p. 34 )

(Answer of Mary Bradbury)
The Answer of Mary Bradbury in the charge of Witchcraft or familliarity with the Divell I doe plead not guilty.

I am wholly inocent of any such wickedness through the goodness of god that have kept mee hitherto) I am the servant of Jesus Christ & Have given my self up to him as my only lord & saviour: and to ------------------------------------------------------- Page 117

the dilligent attendance upon him in all his holy ordinances, in utter contempt & defiance of the divell, and all his works as horid & detestible; and accordingly have endevo'red to frame my life; & conversation according to the rules of his holy word, & in that faith & practise resolve by the help and assistance of god to contineu to my lifes end: for the truth of what I say as to matter of practiss I humbly refer my self, #[my selfe,] to my brethren & neighbors that know mee and unto the searcher of all hearts for the truth & upright- ness of my heart therein: (human frailties, & unavoydable infirmi- ties excepted) of which i bitterly complayne every day:/

Mary Bradbury
( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 p. 35 )
(George Herrick v. Mary Bradbury, Sarah Rice, Wilmott Reed, and Elizabeth Fosdick) 16920526 1692 05 26 May 26'th 1692 Beeing at Salem village w'th Constable Josp Neale the persons under written was afflicted much and Complain- ed ag'st viz Mary Walcott Ann Putnam upon Capt Bradberys wife of Salsbury & Mary Walcott Ann Putnam: mrs Marshall upon Goodwife Rice of Reding & Mary Walcott ann Puttnam Marcy Lewis upon Goodwife Read of Marblehead & Mary Walcott Marcy Lewis Ann Puttnam upon Goody Fosdick the same woemen tells them that shee afflicts mr Tufts Negro

attest *Geo Herrick Marshall ( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2. p. 35 )
(Thomas Bradbury for Mary Bradbury) 16920728 1692 07 28 July the 28: 1692

Concerning my beloved wife Mary Bradbury this is that I have to say: wee have been maried fifty five yeare: and shee hath bin a
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loveing & faithfull wife to mee, unto this day shee hath been wonder- full laborious dilligent & Industryous in her place and imployment, about the bringing up o'r family (w'ch have bin eleven children of o'r owne, & fower grand-children: shee was both prudent, & provi- dent : of a cheerful Spiritt liberall Charitable: Shee being now very aged & weake, & greived under her affliction may not bee able to speake much for herselfe, not being so free of Speach as some others may bee: I hope her life and conversation hath been such amongst her neighbours, as gives a better & more reall Testimoney of her, then can bee exprest by words.

own'd by mee
*Tho: Bradbury.
(Reverse) Capt Bradberys testamony of his wif
( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft, Vol. 2 p. 36 )
(Summons for Witnesses) Wm & Mary by the Grace of God of England Scotland France & Ireland King & Queen defend'rs of the faith &c. a

L.S. To Thomas Ring of Amesbury or Salsbury Timothy Swann of Andover Richard Carr & James Carr of Salsbury.

Greeting Wee Co&mbar;and you all Excuses Set apart to be and personaly appear at the Next Court of Oyer & Terminer holden at Salem On Tuesday Next at Twelve of the Clock or as soon after as possible There to Testify the truth on Severall Indictments to be Exhibited against mrs Mary Bradbury & other prisoners to be Tried for the hor- rible Crime of Witchcraft, hereof Make return fail not dated in Salem Sep'r 5'th 1692 & in the fourth year of Our Reign

To the Sheriff of Essex or Constables of Andover Haverill Salsbury Amesbery, Bradford or Newbury.

*Stephen Sewall Cle&rbar;
(Reverse)

Zerub. Endecot, Sam. Endecot

James Carr
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Rich'd Carr Timo: Swan Jos: Ringg
( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 p. 36 )
(Deposition for Mary Bradbury) 16920722 1692 07 22 July 22'd 1692
Concerning m's Bradburies life & conversation
Wee the Subscribers doe testifie; that it was such as became the gospel shee was a lover of the ministrie in all appearance & a dilligent, attender upon gods holy ordinances, being of a curteous, & peace- able disposition & cariag: neither did any of us (some of whom have lived in the town w'th her above fifty yeare) ever heare or know that shee ever had any difference or falling oute w'th any of her neigh- bors man woman or childe-but was allways, readie & willing to doe for them w't laye in her power night & day, though w'th hazard of her health: or other danger: more might be spoken in her co&mbar;&ebar;&nbar;da&cbar;on but this for the &pbar;r'sent

Martha Pike Sam'l Easman William Buswell Mary French his wyfe Sarah Buswell Abigayl French Samuell Felloes sen'r John Allin Rodger Easman Mary Allin Sarah Easman William Carr Joseph Fletcher & Elizabeth Carr his wyfe Sam'll Colby Joseph French Samuell French & his wyfe John French sen'r Henry Ambros & his wyfe Nathanel Stevens & his Philip Grele and his wyfe wyfe Richard Hubbard Ephraim Severans Martha [?] Hubbard his wyfe Lidia Severans Daniell Moody Sam'll Felloes jun'r Elizabeth Moody Abigail Felloes Isaac Morrill Phoeboe Morrill John Clough & his wyfe Elizabeth Easman John Maxfeild Joseph Eaton Jarves Ring Mary Eaton his wife Hannah Ring Robert Downer Nathanel Whitter Sarah Downer Mary Whitther Richard Long & his Jacob Morrill wyfe Susannah Morrill. Richard Smith & his wyfe Elizabeth Maxfeild Joseph True, & his wyfe Hanah Stevens widdow Andrew Greley & his John Stevens wyfe Dorethie Stevens William Hooke Joanna Stevens Elizabeth Hooke Sarah Hacket Benjamin Allin and Rachel Marthe Carter his wyfe Elizabeth Gettchell Benj Allin and Rachell Benj: Eastmen his wyfe Ann Easman Isaac Buswell, & his Benony Tucker wyfe Ebenezer Tucker William Allin Nathanel Brown Ephraim Eaton Hannah Brown Ephraim Winsley Tho: Evens Mary Winsley his wyfe Hannah Evens Nathaniel Eastman Abraham Brown & his wyfe Elizabeth Easman Tho. Clough & his wyfe John Eastman & Sarah Conner widow Mary Eastman his wife John Tomson Sarah Shepherd John Watson & his wyfe Willi: Osgood Steven Tongue & his wyfe Abigayl osgood John Connor & his wyfe Susanah Severance Joseph Page Onesiphris Page & his Meres Tucker & his wyfe wyfe Henry Brown Sen'r & Sam'll Bill & his wyfe his wyfe


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( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 Page 40 )
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(James Allen, Robert Pike, and John Pike for Mary Bradbury)

Being desired to give my testimony concerning the life & conver- sation of mrs Bradbury of Salisbury amonst us: w'ch is as followeth. viz. I having lived nine years at Salisbury in the work of the min- istry -- & now four years in the office a Pastour; to my best notice & observation of mrs Bradbury she hath lived according to the rules of the gospell, amongst us. was a constant attender upon the ministry of the word; & all the ordinances of the gospell; full of works of char- ity & mercy to the sick & poor. neither have I seen or heard any thing of her unbecoming the profession of the gospell: --

*James Allin.
mr James Allin made oathe to the truth of w't is above written Septem'r the 7'th: 1692: before me *Rob't Pike Asst

I do also aferm to the truth of w't is above testifyed upon up- ward of fifty years experience and shall so testify if opertunity do present w'ch I shall indever *Robt: Pike

Having lived many years in Salbury & been much Conversant there, according to my best notice & observation of Mrs Bradbury. must needs affirm to what is above written & add my oath to it if Called thereto

*John Pike
( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2. P 36 )
(Ann Putnam Jr. v. Mary Bradbury)

[The d] eposition of Ann putnam who testifieth and saith that I being at [A]ndevour on the 16920726 1692 07 26 26 day of July 1692 I saw there Mis Mary [Brad]bery the wife of Capt Tho: Bradbery of Salisbury or hir [App]erance most grevious afflecting and tormenting of Timothy Swan of Andevor allmost Redy to kill him also severall times before and sence that time I have seen mist. Bradbery or hir Apperance most greviously afflecting Timothy Swan and I beleve that Mis Brad- bery is a most dreadfull wicth for sence she has been in prison she

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or hir Apperance has com to me and most greviously afflected me ann putnam ownid before the grand Inquest this har evidens to be the truth one the oath that she hath taken: this: 8 day of September 1692
(Reverse) Anna putnam
( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 Page 37 )

Samuel Endicott v. Mary Bradbury



Sam'll Endecott aged thirty one years or thereabout Testifies Thatt about eleven years since being bound upon a vioage to sea w'th Capt Sam'll Smith Late of Boston Diceas'd, just before we sayl'd mrs Bradbery of Salisbury the prisoner now att the barr came to Boston w'th some firkins of butter of w'ch Capt Smith bought two, one of them proved halfe way butter and after wee had been att sea three weekes our men. were nott able to eat itt, itt stanck soe and runn w'th magotts, w'ch made the men very much disturb'd about itt and would often say thatt they heard mrs Bradbury was a witch and thatt they verily beleived she was soe or else she would nott have served the Capt soe as to sell him such butter. And further this deponent Testifieth that in four dayes after they sett sayle they mett w'th such a violent storm that we lost our main mast and rig- gin & Lost fifeteen horses and thatt about a fortnight after we sett our jury mast and thatt very night there came up a Shipp by our side and Carried away two of the mizon shrouds and one of the Leaches of the mainsaile: and this deponent further sayth thatt after they arived att Barbados and went to Saltitudos & had Laden their vessell the next morning she sprang a leake in the hold w'ch wasted sevrall tunns of salt in soe much thatt we were forct to unlade our ves- sell again wholy to stopp our leake there was then four foot of water in the hold after we had taken in our lading again we had a good passage home butt when we came near the Land the Capt sent this deponent forward to looke out for land in a bright moone shining night and as he was sitting upon the windless he heard a Rumbling noise under him w'th thatt he the s'd deponent Testi- fieth Thatt he looked one the side of the windless and saw the leggs of some &pbar;son being no wayes frighted & Thatt presently he was
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shook and looked over his shoulder, & saw the appearance of a wom- an from her middle upwards, haveing a white Capp and white neck- cloth on her, w'ch then affrighted him very much, and as he was turning of the windless he saw the aforsaid two leggs.

Jurat in Curia Sep'r 9'th 1692 (Reverse) Sam. Endecott
( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2, Page 37 )
(Mary Warren v. Mary Bradbury)
The Deposition of mary warren who testifieth and saith that I have been along time afflected by a woman which tould me hir name was Mis Bradbery and that she came from Salisbury but on the 16920702 1692 07 02 2'th day of July 1692 : being the day of the examinat[ion of] mis mary Bradbery I then saw that she was the very [same] woman which tould me hir name was mis Bradbery and [she did] most [gre] vious- ly Afflect and torment me dureing [the time of hir] examination for if she did but #[strick] look upon [me she would] strick me down or allmost Choak me also on the da[y of her exa]mination I saw mis Bradbery or hir Apperance mo[st greviously] afflect and tor- ment mary wallcott Sarah vibber E[liz Hubbard] and Ann putnam and I beleve in my heart that mi[s] Bradbery is [a witch] & that she has very often afflected an[d tormented me] and several others by hir acts of wicthcraft

mary warrin ownid this har testimony one the oath whic[h] she hath taken before the grand Inquest this. 9th of September 92

(Reverse)
Mary Warren Dep&obar;ition
( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 Page 38 )

Richard Carr and Zerubable Endicott v. Mary Bradbury



The deposistion of Richard: Carr who testifieth and saith. that about 13 years ago presently after sume Diferance that hap-

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pened to be between my Hon'rd father mr George Carr: and Mis Bradbery the prisoner at the barr upon a Sabboth at noon as we ware riding hom by the house of Capt Tho: Bradbery I saw mis Bradbery goe into hir gate turne the corner of and Immediately there derted out of hir gate a blue boar and darted at my fathers horses ledgs which made him stumble but I saw it no more and my father said boys what doe you se: we both answed a blue bore:

Zorobabell Endicott testifieth and saith that I lived att mr George Carr: now deceased att the time above mentioned and was present with mr George Carr and mr Richard Carr and I also saw a blue bore dart out of mr Brdbery gate to Mr Gorge Carrs horses ledges which mad him stumble affter a strange manr and I also saw the blue bore dart from mr carrs horses ledgs in att mis Bradberys window: and mr carr immediately said boys what did you see and we both said a blue bore then said he from whence came it and we said out of mr Bradberys gate. then said he I am glad you see itt as well [a]s wel[l] as I. Jurat in Curia Sep'r 9'th 92 & they both further say on their Oathes that mr Carr discoursed w'th them as they went home about what had happened and they all con- cluded that it was mrs Bradbury that so app'rd as a blue boar.

(Reverse) Richard Carr Zorobable Endecott
( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 Page 38 )

(James Carr v. Mary Bradbury) The Deposistion of James carr. who testifieth and saith that about 20 years agoe one day as I was accidently att the house of mr whele- right and his daughter the widdow maverick then lived there: and she then did most curtuously invite me to com oftener to the house and wondered I was grown such a stranger and with in a few days affter one evening I went thether againe: and when I came thether againe: william Bradbery was there who was then a suter to the said wid- dow but I did not know it tell affterwards; after I came in the widdow did so corsely treat the s'd william Bradbery that he went away semeing to be angury: presently after this I was taken affter a strange maner as if #[every] liveing creature did run about every part of my body redy to tare me to peaces and so I continued for

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about 3 quarters of a year by times & I applyed myself to doctor crosbe who gave me a grate deal of visek but could make non work tho he steept tobacco in [bofit] drink he could make non to work where upon he tould me that he beleved I was behaged: and I tould him I had thought so a good while: and he asked me by hom I tould him I did not care for spaking for one was counted an honest wom- an . but he uging I tould him and he said he did beleve that mis Brad- bery was a grat deall worse then goody mertin: then presently affter this one night I being a bed and brod awake there came sumthing to me which I thought was a catt and went to strick it ofe the bed and was [seud] fast that I could not stir hedd nor foot but by and by coming to my strength I hard sumting a coming to me againe and I prepared myself to strick it: and it coming upon the bed I did strick at it and I beleve I hit it: and affter that visek would work on me and I beleve in my hart that mis Bradbery the prison'r att the bar has often afflected me by acts of wicthcraft

Jurat in Curia Septm 9: 92. (Reverse) James Carr Dep&obar;ition
( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 Page 38 )

(Mary Walcott v. Mary Bradbury)

[The depo]sistion of mary walcott who testifieth and saith that I being at Andevor on the later end of July 1692: and on the 26 day of the same [mo]nth I saw there Mis mary Bradbery the wife of Capt Tho: Bradbery of salisbury or hir Apperance most greviously afflet- ing and tormenting of Timothy Swan of Andevor allmost Redy to kill him: also before and sence that time I have seen mis Bradbery or hir Apperance most greviously affleting and tormenting Timothy Swan and I doe beleve in my heart that Mist. Bradbery is a most dreadffull wicth sence she has been in prison she or hir Apperance has come to me and most greviously tormented me

mary Walcot: affirmed: the truth of the above written evidence before the Jury of Inquest upon oath Sept'r 9: 1692
(Reverse) Mar[y Walcot]
( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 Page 39 )

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 126 (William Carr for Mary Bradbury) The testamony of william Carr Aged 41 or ther abouts is That my brother John Carr when he was yong was a man of as good capa- sity as most men of his age but faling in Love with Jane Tru (now wif of Capt John march) and my father being pswaded by [some] of the family (w'ch I shall not name) not to Let him mary so yong: my father woold not give him a porsion w'r'upon the mach broke of w'ch my brother layd so much to hart that he grew melencoly & by degrees much crazed not being the man that he was before to his dying day I do farther testify that my s'd brother was sick about a fort- night or three weeks & then dyed & I was present with him w'n he dyed & I do aferm that he dyed peacibly and quietly never manifest- ing the Lest troubl in the world about any body nor did not say any thing mrs Bradbury nor any body else doing him hurt & yet I was with him till the breath & Lif was out of his body Jurat in Curia (Reverse) William Cars testamony ( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 Page 39 ) (Elizabeth Hubbard v. Mary Bradbury) The [deposi]tion of Eliz: Hubberd who testifieth and saith that I have along [torn] ben afflected by a woman which tould me hir name was Mist. Bradbery of salisbury but on the: 16920702 1692 07 02 2 day of July 1692 being the day of the Examination of Mist. Mary Bradbery I then saw that it was the very same woman that tould me hir name was Mist' Bradbery: and she did most greviously torment me dureing the time of hir Examination for if she did but look upon me she would strick me down or allmost choake me also on the day of hir Examination I saw Mist. Bradbery or hir Apperance most greviously afflect & tor- ment mary wolcott Sarah Vibber and Ann [Putnam] and I beleve -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 127 in my hart that Mist. Bradbery is a wicth and that she has very often afflected and tormented me and the afforrmentioned persons by hir acts of wicthcraf for sense she has ben in prison she or hir Apperance has com to me and most greviously tormented me which if she were not a wicth she cold not doe elizabeth huberd on hear owned this har testimony to be the truth before the grand Inquest this 9 dy of September 92 ( Massachusetts Historical Society ) (Ann Putnam, Jr. v. Mary Bradbury) The deposistion of Ann putnam who testifieth and saith that ever sence the begining of May 1692 I have ben afflected by a woman which tould me hir name was Mis Bradbery and that she came from Salisbury, but on the 16920702 1692 07 02 2'th day of July 1692 being the. day of the Ex- amination of Mis Mary Bradbery I then saw that she was the very same woman that tould me hir name was Mis Bradbery and she most greviously afflect and [and] torment me dureing the time of hir Examination for if she did but look upon me she would strick me down or almost choak me also on the day of hir Examination I saw mis. Bradbery most greviously afflet and torment mary walcott. Sarah Vibber and Eliz. Hubburd and I beleve in my hart that Mis Bradbery is a wicth & that she has often affleted me and severall others by hir acts of wicthcraft: also there Appered to me my uncle Jno Carr in a winding sheet: whom I very well knew in his life time: and he tould me that mis Bradbery had murthered him and that his blood did Crie for venjance against her: also mis Bradbery or hir Apperance tould me that it was she that made my fathers sheep to run a [torn] they were all lost: and that she had killed my fathers [torn] and also kiled that horse he took such delight in An: Put- nam affirmed to the Jury of inquest: to the truth of the above writ- ten evidence on oath Sept'r 9: 1692 ( Massachusetts Historical Society ) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 128 (Sarah Bibber v. Mary Bradbury) [Torn] Deposistion of sarah vibber who testifieth and saith [torn] have along time ben afflected by a woman which tould me hir name was Mis Bradbery and that she came from Salisbury but on the 16920702 1692 07 02 2 day of July 1692 being the day of the Ex&abar;&mbar;&ibar;&nbar; of Mis Mary Bradbery I was most greviously tormented by hir dureing the time of hir Exami- nation : tho for a good while she would not let me se hir parsonally but at last I saw hir and then I saw that it was the very same wom- an that tould me hir name was Mis Bradbery and she has most grev- iously affleted me sence that time allso I have seen Mis Bradbury or Hir [Torn] perance severall times afflecting the bodyes of mary walcott and [Torn] tnam and I beleve in my heart that mis Bradbery is a [Torn] nd that she has often afflected and tormented me and the [Torn] med persons by hir acts of wicthcraft [Torn] bber ownd to Jury of Inquest that the above written evidence is the truth upon her oath [Torn] 1692 ( Massachusetts Historical Society ) (Mary Walcott v. Mary Bradbury) [Torn] posistion of mary walcott who testifieth and saith that I [Torn] een along time afflected with a woman which tould me hir [Torn] was Mis: Bradbery: and that hir husband was Capt of Salis- bury [Torn] the 16920702 1692 07 02 2 day of July 1692 : being the day of the Examination [Torn] Bradbery of Salisbury I then saw that she was the very [Torn] woman that tould me hir name was Mist. Bradbery and then [Torn] most greviously afflect and torment me dureing the time [Torn] xamination for if she did but look upon me she would strick [Torn] wn or all most choak me: also on the day of hir Examination [Torn] mist mary Bradbery or hir Apperance most griviously afflect [Torn] torment #[mercy lewes] Eliz. Hubberd mary warren #[Sarah vibber] [Torn] Ann putnam and I verily beleve that mistris mary Bradbery is a -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 129 [Torn] most dread wicth and that she hath very often afflected me and the [Torn] e named parsons by acts of wicthcraf for sence she has been in -- [Torn] son she or hir apperanc has come to me and has most grev- iously tormented [Torn] me: also their appeared to me a yong man in a winding sheet [Torn] tould me his name was Jno Carr and that Mis Bradbery had murth [Torn] that his blood did cry for venjance against hir [Torn] Walcot affirmd: to the truth of the above written evidence before [Torn] the Jury of Inquest: upon her oath [Torn] 1692 ( Massachusetts Historical Society )


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