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SWP No. 17.3

(Recognizance for Mary Bridges, Sr. )

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Memorandum

That on the Twelfth Day of January 1692 In the fourth year of the
Reigne of o'r Soveraigne Lord and Lady William and Mary by the
Grace of God of England &c King and Queen Defenders of the faith
&c Personally appeared before William Stoughton Esq'r Chief Justice
of their Maj'ties Province of the Massachusets Bay in New England
Jno Bridges of Andover in the County of Essex Blacksmith and Jno Osgood of the same Towne Husbandman and acknowledged them-
selves to be joyntly and Severally Indebted unto o'r said Soveraigne
Lord and Lady and the Survivor of them Their Heires and Successors
in the Su[mbar ]e of One hundred pounds to be levied on their or Either
of their Lands and Tenem'ts Goods and Chatles for [the] use of our
said Soverainge Lord and Lady the King and Queen or Survivor of
them [th] On Condition that Mary Bridges haveing Stood Comitted for
Suspition of Witchcraft shall make her personall apperance Before
the Justices of o'r s'd Lord and Lady the King and Queen at the
next Court of Assizes and Gen'll Goal Delivery to be held for the
County of Essex Then & There to answer to all such matters and
things as shall in their Maj'ties Behalfe be aledged against her and to
doe and receive that w'ch by the said Court shall be then and there
enjoyned her and thence not to depart without lycence

Attest.
*Jon Elatson Cle[rbar ]

(Reverse) Recognizance of John Bridges & John Osgood for Mary Bridges
may: 10d Apears

( Mass. Archives Collection, vol. 135, no. 103. Massachusetts State Archives.)