||Mary (Ayers) Parker was involved in the Salem Witch Trials.|
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Hanged in Salem, MA - on 22 September 1692 "Mary Parker was of Andover, and a widow. A warrant for her arrest was issued on September 1, being one of the latest issued for any person who was subsequently executed. She was examined on the following day before Hathorne, Corwin, Gedney and Higginson, "justices of the peace." She was charged with practicing witchcraft on Martha Sprague of Boxford. Samuel Shattuck at the trial testified that one time a man took her up to carry her home, "but in a little way going he let her fall upon a place of stones, which did not awake her, which caused me to think she was really dead, after that we carried her into the house and caused her clothes to be taken off, and while we were taking off her clothes to put her into bed she was up and laughed in our faces." "Jonathan Bullock testified to seeing Parker lying out in the dirt and snow. Mary Wardwell "owned she had seen the shape of Parker when she afflicted Swan and Martha Sprague, but did not know Parker was a witch." "As we have already seen, Martha Carrier and Mary Parker were of Andover. So, too, was Samuel Wardwell. Andover was particularly unfortunate during the rage of the witchcraft delusion. It suffered more than any place save Salem Village. The outbreak there, although closely connected with that in the Village, was yet somewhat independent of it." "Whereas ye Generall Assembly in their last Session accepted ye report of their committee appointed to consider of ye Damages Sustained by Sundry persons prosecuted for Witchcraft in ye year 1692 Viz: .......Mary Parker 8-0-0."
Hanged on Gallows Hill after being accused of witchcraft and found guilty in the witchcraft trials. The story I read was that she was accused by two young girls one with the last name of Chandler and the other last name Abbott who were neighbors. There is speculation that it was an attempted land grab since the property was well located and highly desired. The Homestead was in what is now North Andover near the intersection of the present rte 133 and 125 junction. The law was that a witch's property could be taken by the town and sold to the highest bidder.
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On 22 Oct 2018 at 02:49 GMT Julie (Payne) Williams wrote:
On 31 Jul 2013 at 21:28 GMT Jonathon Myers wrote:
Mary AYER [Ayer-8] (dates unknown) married Walter NEAL [Neal-44] and a daughter Mary. She is not the daughter of John AYER and Hanah EVERED.
Mary AYER [Ayer-44] (1634 - 26 Sep 1692) married Nathan PARKER and was executed for witchcraft. She is not the daughter of John AYER and Hanah EVERED.
Mary AYER [Ayer-63] (02 Aug 1618 - 23 Feb 1670) married William FELLOWS and had several childern. She is not the daughter of John AYER and Hanah EVERED.
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