Salem Witch Trials
Between 1692 and 1693 there was about 19 people accused of being witches
-June 10: Bridget Bishop,
-July 19: Rebecca Nurse, Sarah Good, Susannah Martin, Elizabeth Howe, Sarah Wildes,
-August 19: George Burroughs, Martha Carrier, John Willard, George Jacobs, Sr. John Proctor,
-September 22: Martha Corey, Mary Eastey, Ann Pudeator, Alice Parker, Mary Parker, Wilmott Redd, Margaret Scott, Samuel Wardwell
-More accused witches died in prison: Sarah Osborn, Roger Toothaker, Lyndia Dustin, Ann Foster,
-Giles Corey was pressed to death after failing to plead guilty or not guilty
The top 5 ways to be "proven" guilty in the Massachusetts Bay colony
1.Bound Submersion- There hands and feet were tied together and you were thrown in with a heavy rock attached to them, if they drown they were a witch if they didn't drown they weren't a witch
2.Pressing-torture designed to make the accuser talk when a large rock was placed on there chest
3.Forced Confession by Dunking-Accused would be held under water repeatedly until they would give tell them what they wanted
4.Touch Test- When the accused would try to fight they would become calm after a hand was placed on them5. Lords prayer test-Accused would be made to recite the “Lord’s Prayer” from heart without any error including stumbling
-The importance of the lords prayer was that any body should be able to recite the Lord's Prayer without messing up under "God's Eyes"
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