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SWP No. 98.2

(Indictment v. Mary Parker )

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

The Jurors for o'r Sov'r Lord and Lady the King and Queen do present That. Mary Parker of Andiver in the County of Essex Widdow Upon or about the first day of September In the year aforesaid and divers other dayes and Times as well before as after Certaine detestable Arts Called Witchcraft and Sorceries wickedly Mallistiously & felloniously hath used Practised and Exercised at and in the Towne of Andivor in the County aforesaid in upon and against one Hannah Bigsbee of Andivor in the County aforesaid Wife of Daniell Bigsby of Andivor afors'd Carpenter by whitch Said wicked acts the said Hannah Bigsby the Day & Yeare aforesaid and divers other dayes and Times both before and after was and is Tortured aflicted Consumed Pined Wasted and Tormented and also for Sundry othe[r] Acts of Witchcraft by the Said Mary Parker Comitted and done Before and Since That time against the peace of o'r Sov'r Lord and Lady the King and Queen theire Crowne and Dignity and the forome of the Stattute in That Case made and Provided.

Inquir'd of Capt. Chandler

(Reverse) Mary Parker Indictm't for bewitching Hanah Bigsby Billa Vera

( Essex Institute MSS Collection )