Return to The Salem Witchcraft Papers | Print

Salem Witchcraft Papers

Case Files

SWP No. 94.5

(Indictment v. Rebecca Nurse , No. 2)

View Entire Case File

Anno Regni Regis et Reginae et Mariae nunc: Angliae &c Quarto: Essex ss

The Jurors for our Sovereigne Lord & Lady. the King & Queen [pbar ][ebar ]esents that Rebecca Nurse the wife of Francis Nurse sen'r of Salem Village in the County of Essex husb -- the four & twentyeth day of March in the fourth Year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord & Lady William & Mary by the Grace of God of England Scottland France & Ireland: King & Queen defend'rs of the faith &c and divers other Dayes & times as well before as after certaine detestable arts Called Witchcrafts & Sorceries: wickedly & felloniously used Practised & Exercised at & within the towneship of Salem in the County of Essex afores'd in and upon and ag't one Mary Walcott of Salem Village afores'd in the County afores'd husb -- by w'ch wicked Arts the said Mary Walcott the s'd four & twentieth Day of March in the fourth year aboves'd and divers other dayes & times as well before as after was & is hurt tortured afflicted consumed Pined wasted & tormented ag't the Peace of our s'd Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen and ag't the forme of the Statute in that Case made and Provided.

Wittnesses

Mary Walcott.

Abigaile Williams

Ann puttnam Jun'r

Elizabeth Hubbard

(Endorsement.)

(Reverse)

Bill Avara *John Rucke forman in [in] the nam of the Rest

(Reverse)

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 19 )