Accused Witches in the Salem Witch Trials
- Bridget Bishop (4)
- Elizabeth and John Proctor (2)
- George Burroughs (4)
- Mary Easty (7)
- Rebecca Nurse (8)
- Sarah Good (4)
- Tituba (5)
Victims of the Salem Witch Trials
Twenty-four (and maybe more) people died. In alphabetical order, find those who were executed or who died in prison after being accused of witchcraft.
John Alden Jr.
John Alden Jr. was the son of Mayflower travelers Priscilla Mullins and John Alden -- known from the Longfellow poem. The son became embroiled in the Salem witch trials, and managed to escape possible execution by the simple act of fleeing the jail.
Bridget Bishop biography - a profile of Bridget Bishop, accused of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch trials, and the first to be hanged.
Edward Bishop and Sarah Bishop
Biography of Edward Bishop and Sarah Bishop, figures in the Salem witch trials of 17th century colonial Massachusetts.
Martha Carrier, described by Cotton Mather as a "rampant hag," was executed as a witch in the Salem witch trials.
Sarah Cloyce was accused in the Salem witch trials of 17th century colonial Massachusetts. Two of her sisters were executed.
Giles Corey, accused as a wizard or witch in the Salem witch trials of 17th century colonial Massachusetts, was pressed to death for refusing to plead either guilty or not guilty.
Biography of Elizabeth Colson, figure in the Salem witch trials of 17th century colonial Massachusetts who apparently eluded capture after being accused as a witch.
Martha Corey was hanged as a witch in the Salem witch trials of 17th century colonial Massachusetts. Her husband was tortured to death just a few days before her own execution.
Deliverance Dane was the daughter-in-law of a witchcraft skeptic in Salem, which may have gotten her mixed up in the accusations. Two sisters-in-law and five nieces and nephews as well as many friends were also accused.
Lydia Dustin biography - a profile of Lydia Dustin, who died in prison after being accused of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch trials.
Rebecca Eames was a spectator at one of the Salem witch hangings when she was arrested and charged with witchcraft herself.
Mary Easty, sister of Rebecca Nurse and Sarah Cloyce, was hanged as a witch in the Salem witch trials of 17th century colonial Massachusetts.
Abigail (Dane) Faulkner
Abigail Dane Faulkner, an unusually wealthy and powerful woman in Andover, was accused and convicted but execution was suspended because she was pregnant; she survived. The likely motives for accusing her? Her power? Her father's attitude toward the trials?
Abigail Faulkner Jr.
Abigail Faulkner Jr. was part of an extended family of women (and at least one boy) accused of witchcraft in the Salem Village witchcraft craze of 1692.
Biography of Dorothy Faulkner, figure in the Salem witch trials of 17th century colonial Massachusetts.
Ann Foster of Andover got caught up in the Salem witch trials when two accusers came to her town to try to figure out the fever of another Andover resident.
Abigail Johnson was a child caught up in witchcraft accusations. Her older sister, mother, two aunts and several cousins and a brother were also accused. Were they targeting her grandfather? Her mother's reputation? Her aunt's and her mother's control of property?
Elizabeth Johnson Jr.
Elizabeth Johnson Jr., daughter of Elizabeth Johnson Sr., was one of the first of a group of Andover women to be caught up in the Salem witch accusations of 1692.
Elizabeth Johnson Sr.
Accused witch Elizabeth Johnson Sr. was the sister of another accused witch, sister-in-law of another, mother of three (one daughter accused before her). She implicated her own sister and son in her confession.
Biography of Stephen Johnson, figure in the Salem witch trials of 17th century colonial Massachusetts. He was only 14 when accused; his mother, two sisters, two aunts and two cousins were also on trial.
Mary Lacey Sr. and Mary Lacey Jr.
The two Mary Laceys, mother and daughter, were caught up in the Salem witch trials of 1692.
Mary Osgood was the wife of a well-off farmer in Andover, and was one of a group of women from Andover caught up in the accusations of witchcraft in September, 1692. Her son was a constable, and also helped fight for her release.
Ann Pudeator, a well-off widow in her 70s, as among the last group executed in the Salem witch trials of 1692.
Rebecca Nurse, a respectable matriarch of Salem Village, was executed as a witch in the Salem witch trials of 17th century colonial Massachusetts.
List of all Persons Accused of Witchcraft in 1692
An exhaustive list of those against whom warrants or complaints were filed. Includes their name, town and the date of the initial complaint or warrant.
List of Defenders Connected with Salem Village
A list of those who testified in defense of accused witches, signed a petition in their favor, giving skeptical testimony and other defenders.
Persons Accused of Witchcraft
A list of the accused in the Salem witch trials.
Petitions for Compensation and Decisions
Cases of Mary Easty, Sarah Good and Dorcas Good are included in the petitions, and decisions for Elizabeth How, George Jacobs, Mary Easty, George Burroughs, Giles Corey, Rebeccah Nurse, John Willard, Sarah Good, Martha Carrier, Samuel Wardwell and wife, John Proctor and wife, Sarah Wild, Mary Bradbury, Abigail Foster, Anne Foster, Rebeccah Eames, Dorcas Hoar, Mary Post and Mary Lacey.
Petitions of Two Convicted Witches Awaiting Executions
Page includes the text of petitions of Mary Easty and John Proctor, questioning their convictions and asserting their innocence.
Carey Document: On the Trail of A Death Warrant
Exposure of one death warrant, supposedly from Salem, 1692, as a fake.
Biography of an accused Salem witch who confessed and then served as a witness against other witches, including her husband and the Rev. George Burroughs.
Arrest Warrant: Elizabeth Proctor and Sarah Cloyce
Reproduction and transcription of the April 4, 1692, document accusing two women of witchcraft.