I am Margie Tollas-4 and Mercy Holbridge-2 is my maternal 7th great-grandmother. I have written a well researched background paper about her father Arthur Holbridge-3 and about Mercy's trial for witchcraft in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1692,
Arthur, Susanna, Mercy and Thomas
Circa: 1613 to 1718
Margie Bernard \\ Their Twenty-First Century Ancestor
Mercy Disborough, you have been found guilty of the felonies and witchcrafts whereof you stand indicted. The court now passes sentence of death upon you as the law directs. You shall be carried from this place to the gaol from whence you came, and from thence to the place of execution, and there hung till you be dead. May the Lord have mercy on your soul.
Verdict of the Special Court delivered by Governor Treat
Fairfield, Connecticut, October 28, 1692.