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Mary (Andrews) Cummings (1638 - abt. 1692)

Mary Cummings formerly Andrews
Born in Boxford, Berkshire, Englandmap
Wife of — married 27 Nov 1659 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 54 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusettsmap
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Mary (Andrews) Cummings was a witchcraft accuser in witch trials


1 July 1638, Boxford, Berkshire, England [1] [2] [3]


1 July 1692, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts [3]


Isaac Cummings, 27 November 1659, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts [4] [2] [1] [5] [3]

Salem Witch Hysteria

Mary testified against Elizabeth Howe during the Salem Witch Hysteria. She described injuries to one of the family's horses and accused Elizabeth of being the cause. The complete records are maintained by the University of Virginia

( Mary Cummings v. Elizabeth How )
Jun 27 1692 The disposition of mary commings the wif of isaac commins sen'r aged about sixty yers or thare abouts who teseifieth and saith my hus band not being at home I was sent to by som parsons of ipswegent to me for to have me to write what I cold say of James how jun'r his wife elesbeth conscarning her life or conversation and that I would say what I cold say for or against her when the said hows wife sought to ajoyn with [the] the church at ipsweg and I spoke to my son Isaac to write that we hade used no brimston nor oyl nor no combustabls to give to our maer becaus thare was a report that the said hows wife hade said [thay] we hade givin the mear brimston and oyl and the like and a short time after I hade writen my testemony con sarning this hows wife my son Isaac his maer was mising that he could not find her in to or thre days. and in a short time after my son isaacs maer came in sight not fare from the hous and my son isaac praid me to go out and look on his maer when I came to her he asked me what I thought on her and I said if he wold have my thoughts i could not compair it to nothing elec but that she was riden with a hot bridil #[I said also to isaac that I hered that the said] for she hade divirses bruses as if she had bin over rocks an much wronged and where the bridel went was as if it hade bin burnt with a #[rade] hot bridel then I bide isaac take the mare and have her up amongst the nagbours that people might see her for I hered that James how jun'r or his wife or both hade said that we kept up our maer that popel might not see her and isaac did show his maer to saveril and then the said how as i hered did report that isac had riden to Lin spring and caryed his gairl and so surfited the maer the which was not so
Mary Comins owned this har testimony to be truth before the Juryars for Inquest: this. 29 of June: 1692
Jurat in Curia
(On the side) Mary Commings


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sidney Perley, editor, The Essex Antiquarian, An Illustrated Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Biography, Genealogy, History, and Antiquities of Essex County, Massachusetts (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Antiquarian, 1899), Vol. III, No. 8, Salem, Mass., August, 1899, pg. 113. Cit. Date: 14 December 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ellery Bicknell Crane, Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, pg. 325. Cit. Date: 14 December 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Brøderbund Software, Inc. Title: LDS Website - Publication: Release date: January 12, 1997; Customer pedigree. Family Archive CD, Tree #1696
  4. New England Historic Genealogical Society, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Boston: The New England Historic Genealogical Society. (The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011, database online. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011), Vol. 145, July 1991, pg. 239-240, citing: Cummings Genealogy, Isaac Cummings, 1601-1677, of Ipswich in 1638, Compiled by Albert Owens Cummins, [Montpelier, VT, 1904], p. 3-4.
  5. Essex County, Massachusetts Vital Records, Topsfield Marriages, p. 116.
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R) (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998), Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

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Not possible to have a living husband,
posted by Bob Keniston Jr.
Andrews-424 and Andrews-1700 appear to represent the same person because: Folks, this looks like a good match/merge... Thanks, Jeffrey Swett
posted by Jeffrey Swett

Rejected matches › Mary (Andrews) Bronson (1643-1708)

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