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SWP No. 12

Sarah Bibber

SWP No. 12.1

( Testimony of John Porter and Lydia Porter v. Sarah Bibber)

[++ June 29, 1692]

The Testimony of John Porter: And Lidia Porter These

The Testimony of John Porter, who Testifieth & sayth that
Goodwife Biber Somtime living amongst us I did observe her to be
a woman of An unruly turbulent Spirit; And shee would often fall
into strange fitts; when shee was crost of her humor: Likewise Lidia Porter
Testifieth, that Goodwife Bibber And her Husband would
often quarrel & in their quarrels shee would call him, very bad names,
And would have strange fitts when she was crost, And a woman of
an unruly turbulent spirit, And double tongued

(Reverse) Jn'o Porters Evidence in behalfe of the p'rson'es in Invali-
dating Sarah vibber
copy
copied

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem - Witchcraft, Vol. 2, No. 119. )


SWP No. 12.2

( Testimony of Joseph Fowler v. Sarah Bibber) [++ June 29, 1692]

The Testimony of Joseph fowler, who Testifieth that Goodman Bibber
& his wife, Lived at my house, and I did observe and take
notice, that Goodwife Bibber was a woman, who was very idle in
her calling And very much given to tatling & tale Bareing makeing
mischeif amongst her neighbo'rs, & very much given to speak bad
words and would call her husband bad names & was a woman of a
very turbulent unruly spirit

(Reverse) Against Bibber & Wife
Joseph fowler

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem - Witchcraft, vol. 2, no. 120.)


SWP No. 12.3

( Testimony of Thomas Jacobs and Mary Jacobs v. Sarah Bibber)

[++ June 29, 1692]

The testymony of Thomas Jacob and mery his wife doth testyfy
and say that good bibbor #[and] now that is now counted aflicketed
parson she did for a time surgin in our hous and good bibber wood
be very often spekeking against won and nother very obsanely
and thos things that were very falls. and wichshing very bad wichchis
and very often and she wichs that wen hor chill fell into the rever
that she had never pull #[out] hor chilld out and good bibbor yous
to wich ill wichches to horselfe and hor chilldren and allso to others:
the nayborhud werr she liveued amonkes aftor
she bered: hor fust housbon hes tolld us that this John bibbor wife
coud fall into fitts as often as she plesed ["d" written over "s"]

(Reverse) Tho. Jacobs
goody fiber

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem - Witchcraft. vol. 2, no. 121.)


SWP No. 12.4

( Testimony of Richard Walker v. Sarah Bibber)

[++ June 29, 1692]

(In left margin) The Testimony of Richard Walker; who Testifieth;
that Goodwife Bibber Somtimes, Living neare to me, I did observe
her to be a woman of an unruly turbulent spirit, And would often
fall into strange fitts: when any thing crost her humor

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem - Witchcraft. vol. 2, no. 121. )


SWP No. 12.5

( Testimony of Sarah Nurse v. Sarah Bibber)

[++ June 29, 1692]

the testimony of Sarah Nurs aged 28 years or th[Torn] abouts
who testifieth and saith that being in the Cour[Torn] this 29 of June
1692 I sawe goodwife bibber pull o[Torn] pins out of her
Close and held them betwene h[Torn] fingers and Claspt her hands
round her knese and then she Cryed out and said goody Nurs prict
her this I can testifie if Calld as witnes my mark

mark
Sarah S Nurs
her


(Reverse) Evidences in behalfe of the prison'rs
( Massachusetts Historical Society, Witchraft Papers No. 37b )