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SWP No. 10.3

(Indictment of William Barker, Jr. for Covenanting)

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[+ January 1693 ]

Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Essex ss An'o RRs & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto Anoq'e Dom 1692

The Ju'rors for o'r Sov'r lord & Lady the King & Queen p'rsent
That William Barker Junio'r of Andvo'r in the County of Essex aforsaid
Sometime in the moneth of August last in the yeare 1692 aforsd
Att or in the Towneship of Andivo'r in the Country of Essex aforsd
Wickedly mallitiously & felloniously A Covenant with#[e] the Devill
did make & Signed the Devills Booke and by the Devill was Baptized
& before him Renounced his form'r Baptizme & promised to be the
Devills for ever and ever By which wicked & Diabollicall Covenant
the Said William Barker is become A Detestable Witch Against the
peace of o'r Sov'r lord & Lady the King & Queen their Crowne
& dignity And the laws in that Case made & provided.


William Barker Jun'r for Covenanting w'th the Devill
Billa vera
*Robert. Payne foreman:
ponet Se
Not Guilty
Court at Ipwich
Ipswich 2'd Tuesday May 1693

( Suffolk Court Files, vol. 32, docket 2761, p. 102, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Judicial Archives. )