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SWP No. 16.15

(Testimony of William Carr for Mary Bradbury)

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[September 9, 1692 ]

The testamony of william Carr Aged 41 or ther abouts is That
my brother John Carr when he was yong was a man of as good capa-
sity as most men of his age but faling in Love with Jane Tru (now wif
of Capt John march ) and my father being pswaded by [some] of the
family (w'ch I shall not name) not to Let him mary so yong: my
father woold not give him a porsion w'r'upon the mach broke of
w'ch my brother layd so much to hart that he grew melencoly & by
degrees much crazed not being the man that he was before to his
dying day

I do farther testify that my s'd brother was sick about a fort-
night or three weeks & then dyed & I was present with him w'n he
dyed & I do aferm that he dyed peacibly and quietly never manifest-
ing the Lest troubl in the world about any body nor did not say any
thing mrs Bradbury n(o)r any body else doing him hurt & yet I was
with him till the breath & Lif was out of his body

Jurat in Curia
(Reverse) william Cars testamony
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem - Witchcraft, vol. 2, no. 82.)