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Ancestry.com. New England, Salem Witches and Others Tried for Witchcraft, 1647-1697 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: Original information from surviving legal records from the towns and villages in question and appearing in Godbeer, Richard, comp. The Devil's Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England: Appendices A & B. [Information taken from Boyer, Paul and Stephen Nissenbaum, eds. The Salem Witchcraft Papers: Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak. 3 vols. New York, NY: 1977.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

About New England, Salem Witches and Others Tried for Witchcraft, 1647-1697

This historical database lists over 200 individuals accused of witchcraft in New England between 1647 and 1697. The scope of the list is limited to individuals who were formally accused and underwent a trial process in a town court proceeding. Be aware that many "accusations" took place on an informal basis or did not actually reach trial, hence these individuals would not be listed in the database. Many of those listed in this collection were accused before or after the Salem trial in 1692 and resided in areas outside Salem, most notably Andover, Gloucester, Rowley, and other towns in Massachusetts, as well as towns in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Maine. The database lists the year the accused stood trial, first and last name, town or village where the trial took place, and the outcome of the trial (confession, acquittal, execution, escape, etc.).
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