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SWP No. 7

Abigail Barker

(See also: Mary Osgood -- Petition .)

SWP No. 7.1

(Indictment v. Abigail Barker for Afflicting Rose Foster )

[January 6, 1693 ]

Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts bay In New England ss// Anno RR's & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto Anoq'e \ Dom : 1692

The Jur'rs for o'r Sov'r lord and Lady the King and Queen present
That Abigaill Barker Wife of Ebenezer Barker of Andivor In
& upon the Eighth day of September last in the yeare aforesaid
& divers other days & Times as well before as after Certaine detes-
table arts Called Witchcrafts & Sorcerys wickedly mallitiously
& felloniously hath used practised & Exersised at & in the Towne of
Andivor aforesaid in the County of Essex aforesaid #[in] upon & Against
One Rose foster of Andivor [ ] by which Said Wicked Arts the Said
Rose foster the day & year afors'd & divers others days & times
both before & after was & is Tortured Aflicted Consumed pined
Wasted and Tormented Against the peace of o'r Sov'r lord & lady
the King & Queen their Crowne & dignity & the laws & Acts in
that Case made & provided

(Reverse) Abigaill Barker for bewitching Rose foster

( Massachusetts Archives Collection, vol. 135, no. 54.)