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SWP No. 57

Dorothy Faulkner

SWP No. 57.1

(Summary of the Confessions of Dorothy Faulkner , Abigail Faulkner, Jr. , Martha Tyler , Johannah Tyler , Sarah Wilson, Jr. , and Joseph Draper )

[September 17, 1692]

dorritye Forknor and Abigale Forknor children: to [Abigall Forknor of Andover now in prison confarsed before the honoured majastrats upon thire exsaminations heare in Salam the 16 day of this enstant subtember: 1692 that thire mother apared and mayd them witches and also marth [a] Tyler Johanah Tyler: and Sarih Willson and Joseph draper all acknowlidge that they ware lead into that dradfull sin of witchcrift by hir meanse: the fores'd Abigale forknor

The above named persons Each & Every one of them Did affirm before the Grand inquest that the above written Evidences are truth:

17 sept: 1692
(Reverse) Dorety Falkner vs Abigail Falkner
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2, no. 45 )

SWP No. 57.2

(Recognizance for Dorothy Faulkner and Abigail Faulkner Jr.)

[October 6, 1692]

Know all Men by these presents That I John Osgood sen'r. of Andover in the Cownty of Essex in New England And Nathan'll: Dean Sen'r of the Same Town & Cownty afforesaid Husbandmen Are holden & firmely Bownd Joyntly & Sevirally to theire Majesties King William & Queen Mary of England & Scottland France & Ireland King & Queen Defenders of the faith in the full & Juste Sum of five hundrid pounds Sterling for the True & Just payment of which s'd Sum of five hundrid Pownds to theire Majesties King William & Queen Mary Wee do bind Our Heires Executtors Adminstrators & Assignes firmely & By these presents Dated in Salem the Sixth day of october in the Year of Our Lord One thousand six hundrid & Ninety & to and in the fourth Year of the Reign of Our Majesties King William & Queen Mary King & Queen of England Scottland france & Ireland Deffenders of the faith --

The Condition of this Obligation is Such that whereas the Abovenamed John Osgood Sen'r , & Nathan'll: Dean Sen'r , Husbandmen Both of The Towne of Andover in the Cownty of Essex in New England have Taken into Theire Care and Custody the Bodyes of Dorothy Faukner Aged about Ten Yeares And Abigail Faukner Aged about Eight Yeares who was both Committed to theire Majesties Goale in Salem in the Cownty of Essex in New England for Having Used practised & Committed Divers Acts of witchcraft Upon the Bodyes of Sundrye persons who themselves also have Confessed the Same If that the Aforesaid John Osgood Sen'r , & Nathan'll Dean Sen'r. Aforesaid Husbandmen shall well & Truely keep the Aforesaid Dorothy faukner & Abigail faukner & Them Secure Untill they shall Receive Order from George Corwin Sherriff of the County of Essex to deliver the Aforesaid Dorothy faukner & Abigail faukner Unto William Downton Now keeper of theire Majesties Goale in Salem or to Any Other Whome the Afforesaid George Corwin shall Appoint, that then they shall forthwith delliver the Same Dorothy faukner & Abigail faukner According to his Order -- And if the Above bownd do performe the Above Mentioned Articles & shall pay Unto George Corwin the Sherrif aforesaid the forfieture of S'd Bond for there Maj'ties Use in Case of Defaulte then this Obligation shall be void & of Nowe Efect Or Otherwise to stand in full force & Virtue -- In Wittness hereof we have sett Our hands & Seals this Six Day of October in the Year of Our Lord One thowsand Six hundrid Ninety & two and in the fourth year of their Majesties Reigne

*John Osgood

*Nathaniel Dane

Witnis
*Joshua Conant

*Elizur Keysar
*Joseph Phippen Jun'r.
( Mass. Archives, Vol. 135 No. 56 )

SWP No. 57.3

(Recognizance for Dorothy Faulkner and Abigail Faulkner, Jr. )

[January 13, 1693]

Memorandum

That on the Thirteenth day of Jan'ry 1692 in the fourth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord & Lady William & Mary the Grace of God of England &c: King & Queen Defenders of the faith &c: Personally appeared before William Stoughton Esq'r cheife Justice of their Maj' ies Province of the Massachusets bay in New England Francis Falkner Husbandman & Joseph Marble Mason both of Andiver in the County of Essex and acknowledged themselves to be joyntly & severally Indebted unto our s'd: sovereigne Lord & Lady & the survivor of them their Heires & Successors in the sum of One Hundred Pounds to be levied on their or either of their Lands and Tenniments, goods & Chattles for the use of our s'd: sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen or survivor of them on Condition that Dorathy Forkner and Abigaile Forkner haveing stood committed for Suspition of Witchcraft shall make their p'sonall appearance before the Justices of our s'd: Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen at the next Court of Assizes and Generall Goal Delivery to be holden for the County of Essex then & there to answer to all such matters & things as shall in their Maj'ies behalfe be alleadged against them and to do and receive that which by the s'd: Court shall be then & there injoyned them & thence not to depart without licence

Attest

*Jona Elatson Cler.

(Reverse)

Recog'e; Francis Falkner Joseph Marble for Dorathy Falkner & abigaill Faulkner 10 May Apear'd Cleared by proclamation paying fees.

( Mass. Archives, Vol. 135 No. 104 )