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SWP No. 9.2

(Warrant for apprehension of William Barker, Sr. , Mary Marston and Mary Barker , ) [August 25, 1692]

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Essex To the Constables of Andov'r

Complaint being made to me this day, by Sam'l Martin of Andover
& Moses Tyler sen'r of Boxford, against Willia Barker sen'r
Mary Marstone the wife of John Marstone jun'r & Mary Barker the
daughter of Lef't John Barker , all of Andov'r in that the aboves'd
William Barker Mary Marstone & Mary Barker, have woefully afflicted
& abused, Abigail Martin & Rose foster of Andov'r, & Martha Sprague
of Boxford by witchcraft, Contrary to the peace of o'r sovereigne
Lord & Lady #[King] William & Mary King & Queen of England &c: & to
their Majes'ts Laws in that Case provided:

These therefore require you in their Majes'ts names upon sight hereof,
to apprehend & seize the bodies of William Barker sen'r
Mary Marstone the wife of John Marstone jun'r & Mary Barker the
daughter of Lef't John Barker all of Andov'r & them safely Convey
to Salem, before their Majes'ts justices of the peace there, to be ex-
amined & proceeded with according to law, for which this shall be
yo'r warrant: given und'r my hand & seal this #[eighteenth] 25'th [25]
day of August Anno Domini 1692: in the fourth year of their Majes'ts
Reigne:/

*Dudley Bradstreet justice of Peace

The s'd Martin & Tyler have given suffitient bond to prosecute s'd
persons to effect, which bond remains with me:
(Reverse) [torn]
In Obediance Two this warant I have aprehended the within Riten
persons and have brought them to Salom the 29'th of August 1692
Before their honours mentined in the Rit:
[pbar ] me *Ephraim Foster
Constable of Andover

W'm Barker
Mary Marston
Mary Barker
Exa'd 29: 6. 92

( MS Ch K 1.40, vol. 2, p. 108, Boston Public Library.)