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SWP No. 33

Sarah Cloyce

(See also: Elizabeth Proctor -- Complaint, Warrant, Examination, Mittimus; Martha Corey -- Mittimus; Mary Esty -- Petition of Mary Esty and Sarah Cloyce .)

SWP No. 33.1

(Indictment No. 1 v. Sarah Cloyce , for Afflicting Abigail Williams)

[++ January 13, 1693 ]

Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Anno RR's & Reginae & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto Annoq'e Domini 1692.

The Jurors for our Soveraigne Lord & Lady the King and Queen
doe present That Sarah Cloyce Wife of Peter Cloyce of Salem --
in the County of Essex Husbandman upon or about the n'th Day of April -- In the yeare aforesaid and divers other Days and times as
well before as after Certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft and
Sorceries Wickedly Mallitiously and felloniously hath used practised
and Exercised At and in the Towne of Salem in the Country of
Essex -- aforesaid in upon and against one Abigail Williams of Salem --
aforesaid Single Woman -- by which said Wicked Acts the said Abi-
gaill Williams the Day & Yeare -- aforesaid and Divers other Days
and times both before and after was and is Tortured Aflicted Con-
sumed Wasted Pined and Tormented against the Peace of our Sov'r
Lord and Lady the King & Queen theire Crowne and Dignity and
The Law In that case made and Provided

(Reverse)
Ignoramus
Robert Payne
foreman

( Suffolk Court Files, vol. 32, docket no. 2677b p. 8. )


SWP No. 33.2

(Indictment No. 2 v. Sarah Cloyce , for Afflcting Manry Walcott)

[++ January 13, 1693 ]

Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Anno RR's & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto Annoq'e Domini 1692//

The Juniors for our Sov'r Lord and Lady the King and Queen doe
present that Sarah Cloyce wife of Peter Cloyce of Salem -- In the
County of Essex In or upon the Eleventh Day of Aprill -- In the yeare aforesaid and Divers other Days and times as well before as
after Certaine detestable arts called Withcrafts and Sorceries Wicked-
ly Mallitiously and felloniously hath used practised and Exercised At
and in the Towne of Salem -- aforesaid in the County of Essex --
aforesaid in and upon & against one Mary Walcott of Salem -- afore-
said Single Woman -- by which said Wicked acts the said Mary Wal- cott -- the Day & yeare -- aforesaid and divors other Days and times
both before and after was and is Tortured Aflicted Consumed Wasted
Pined and Tormented, and also for Sundry other Acts of Witchcraft
by the said Sarah Cloyce -- Comitted and done before and since that
time against the Peace of our Sov'r Lord and Lady the King and
Queen theire Crowne and Dignity and the forme in the Stattute
In that case made and Provided

(Reverse)
Ignoramus.
*Robert Payne
foreman

( Suffolk Court Files vol. 32, docket no. 2677a, p. 7. )


SWP No. 33.3

(Indictment No. 3 v. Sarah Cloyce , for Afflicting Rebecca Towne)

[++ January 13, 1693 ]

Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England ss// Anno RR's & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto Annoq'e Domini 1692

The Jurors for our Sover' Lord and Lady the King & Queen doe
present that Sarah Cloyce Wife of Peter Cloyce of Salem -- In the
County of Essex Husbandman -- In & upon the Ninth Day of the Inst September -- In the yeare aforesaid and Divers other Days and
times as well before as after Certaine Detestable arts called Witch-
craft and Sorceries Wickedly Mallitiously and felloniously hath used
practised and Exercised At and in the Towne of Salem in the County
of Essex -- aforesaid in upon and against one Rebeckah Towne of
Topsfeild in the County of Essex aforesaid Single Woman -- by which
said Wicked Acts the said Rebeckah Towne the Day & yeare -- afore-
said and divers other Days and times both before and after was and
is Tortured Aflicted Consumed Pined Wasted and Tormented, and
also for sundry other acts of Witchcraft by the said Sarah Cloyce --
Comitted and done be fore and Since that time against the Peace of
our Sov'rn Lord and Lady the King & Queen theire Crowne and
Dignity and the forme of the Stattute In that case made and Provided.

(Reverse)
Ignoramus
*Robert Payne
foreman

( Suffolk Court Records Case No. 2677 Page 8 )