Margaret Stevenson Scott was hung as a Witch on September 22, 1692 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She was over 70 years old, the mother of six children and a widow for over 21 years when she was accused of witchcraft on Sept. 15, 1692. She had been accused by Frances Wycum and by a husband and wife, Philip and Sarah Nelson, on September 15. She was executed seven days later.
(Indictment of Margaret Scott (copy))
Indicmt agst Margaret Scott, for bewitching Frances Wijcomb.
Essex in the Province Anno RR & Reginae Gulielmi
of the Massachusetts & Mariae &c Quarto An-
Bay in New Engld noq; Domi 1692. ss.
The Jurors for our Soue Lord and Lady the King
and Queen doe Present That Margaret Scott, of Row-
ley, In the County of Essex, Widdow: Upon the fifth
day of August In the yeare aforesaid and divers other
days and times as well before as after Certaine detesta-
ble Arts Called Witchcraft and Soceries Wickedly Mal-
litiously and feloniously hath used practiced and Exercised
At and in the towne of Salem in the County aforesaid in
upon and against one Frances Wijcomb, of Rowley,
aforesaid Single Woman by which sd Wicked Acts the said
Frances Wijcomb, ye day and yeae aforesaid and divers
other days and times both before and after was and is
Tortured Afflicted Consumed Pined Wasted and Tor-
mented, and also for sundry other Acts of Witchcraft by
the said Margaret Scott, Committed and done before and
since that time against the Peace of our Soue Lord and
Lady the King and Queen their Crowne and Dignity and
the forme of the Stattute In that case made and Provided.
Thomas Gage, The History of Rowley. (Boston: Ferdinand Andres, 1840) 169-170
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