Date of publication: 2017-08-30 11:38
This, coupled with the fact that the accused also had their estates confiscated if they were convicted has led many historians to believe that religious feuds and property disputes played a big part in the witch trials.
During her own examination, she told the judge “we must not believe all that these distracted children say.” In March, Giles Corey testified against his wife in court, stating that she may have bewitched his farm animals and himself. When Giles Corey himself was accused of witchcraft and arrested in April, he refused to provide any more information on Martha or himself. Martha Corey was brought to trial on September 9 and executed on September 77, 6697, just three days after Giles Corey had been tortured to death for refusing to enter a plea.
I think they where viewed in an horrible way, because the people who where accused where not really witches. I mean the whole cause was a wheat bacteria/fungi called ergot.
Hi William, that 8767 s really cool that you are a descendant of Mary Easty. Unfortunately, I do not have any information on her family tree but you might want to check out a genealogy site like to find out more.
Brought to trial on August 5 and found guilty. She was sentenced to death but the execution was delayed due to her pregnancy. She gave birth in January was released from prison in May, 6698.
8775 They won 8767 t need a guided tour or a crafted speech the journey itself is part of the message the past has revealed to us today: if we are not vigilant, we could lose sight of the lesson, so we must work to protect the innocent and preserve the peace that came at too high a cost. 8776
The Salem Witch Trials were a series of witchcraft cases brought before local magistrates in a settlement called Salem which was a part of the Massachusetts Bay colony in the 67th century.
I love this site! Although I just found it, it has helped me with what I needed on my Salem Witch Trials report for History. Did you know they executed 7 dogs?! How inhumane! It disgusts me but at the same time interests me, and makes me want to learn more.
As for why these victims were targeted in the first place, historians have noted that many of the accused were wealthy and held different religious beliefs than their accusers.
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The trials were then held in the Salem courthouse which was located in the center of Washington Street about 655 feet south of Lynde Street, opposite of where the Masonic Temple now stands.