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SWP No. 76.1

(Complaint against John Jackson, Sr. ; John Jackson, Jr. ; and John Howard )

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[August 25, 1692 ]

Ephriam foster , of Andivor. & Joseph Tyler of Boxford Complaine to their Majesties Justices of the Peace in Salem against John Jackson Sen'r: & his Son John Jackson Jun'r & John Howard. all of the Towne of Rowley. Labourers for that they & Every of them have Comited Severall acts of witchcraft upon the bodys Martha Sprag of Boxford & Rose foster of Andivor Singlewomen to their Great hurt, & the Said Eph'm. foster & Joseph Tyler doe by these presents oblige themselves Joyntly & Severaly to our Sover'n Lord & Lady King William & Queen Mary in the full & whole Sume of one hundred pounds Bond Currant mony of New England The Condition is that they will prosecut the abov said Complaint to Effect as the law directs -- 25 Aug'st. 1692

This Recognizance taken before me

*Ephraim Foster

*John Higginson Just'e Peace *Joseph Tiler

( MS Ch K 1.40, vol. 2, p. 196, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA. Boston. )