||Ann (Holland) Burt migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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||Ann (Holland) Burt was involved in the Salem Witch Trials.|
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She married (1) at Dorking 27 April 1623 Roger Bassett..
She married (2) by 1635 Hugh Burt.
She and Hugh were enrolled at London 17 June 1635 for passage to New England.
Ann and Hugh resided in Lynn, Massachusetts. He died in Lynn 2 Nov 1661
Ann Holland Basset Burt, a Quaker and a midwife, who was brought up on charges of witchcraft in 1669.
Grandmother of Elizabeth Proctor, who was later accused, and whose husband, John Proctor, was executed by hanging, 19 Aug 1692, during the Salem Witch Trials. (The unlucky couple were featured in the fictionalized film, The Crucible)
"30 Nov 1669 a complaint was made against Widow Burt for witchcraft. Several people deposed against her, but the record says nothing about the disposition of this complaint." She died after this date.
"Bethiah Carter, aged 23 years, deposed that she heard Sarah Towsan say when she was a maid & lived with Goodwife Burt that the latter told the said Sarah if she could believe in her God she would cure her body and soul, but Goodwife Burt said she could not cure her own husband because he would not believe in her God, but her maid did and was cured. Since then the said Sarah has been sorely afflicted with sad fits
...Apparently no action was taken against Widow Burt as a result of these charges. However, some of William and Sarah Bassett's children were not so lucky. Their oldest son William, Jr.' wife, Sarah Hood, was tried at Salem on 23 May 1692 and was sentenced to Boston prison where she was kept until 3 Dec. 1692... Ann Burt also left a will, which was dated 8 Jan 1664 and proved 26 Jun 1673. In it, she leaves her various household belongings to her son William and her grandchildren. The inventory of her estate totaled 47 pounds, 2 shillings, 6 d, including no real estate."
Ann died between Jan 1664/5 and June 1673.
Son: William Bassett was b at Dorking 30 May 1624, and sailed with Ann and Hugh Burt on the Abigail.
Hugh Burt (35), Ann (Holland, Bassett) Burt (32), William Bassett (9) and Edward Burt (8) were registered as passengers on the log of the ship "Abigail" on 17 June 1635 and Hugh Burt, Jr. (15) was registered on 1 July 1635 by Robert Blackwell, Shipmaster.
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