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SWP No. 137.26

( Elizabeth Bailey v. John Willard )

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The Testimonie of Elizabth Bayly aged twenty seaven years or there aboutes testifyeth and saith that John Willard lookeing his oxen mett w'th this deponant and told her that all the way from Francis Eliotts hous to his owne home hee #(ver) veryly thought that the Divell #(Devell) Came before him or behind him all the way which dreadfully frighted him the s'd Deponant asked him why he thought so he answered hee could not tell and Emediately fell a singing

The marke of

Elizabeth BaylyX #(Againest Ellieth)

Jurat in Curia
(Reverse) El Bayley
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 102 )