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SWP No. 90.2

(Recognizance for Jane Lilly )

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[December 8, 1692]

Memorand[ubar ]:

That on the Eighth Day of December 1692 in the fourth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord & Lady William & Mary by the Grace of God of England: &c King & Queen Defenders of the faith personally Appeared before us James Russell & Samu'll Heman Esq'rs. of their Majestes Councill: & Province of the Massachusets bay in New Engld & Justices of peace within the same; John; Pierson; George Lilly & Ruben Lilly all of Linn: husbandmen in the County of Essex And Acknowledged themselves and Each of them to be Indebted Unto our S'd Lord & Lady the King & Queen & the Survivor of them their heires & Successors in the some of Two hundred Pounds to be Leavied on their or Either of there Goods or Chattells Lands or Tenements for the use of O'r sd Lord & Lady the King & Queen or Survivor of them if Default be made in performance of the Condition und'r written Viz -- The Condition of the Above Recognizance is Such that whereas Jane Lilly of Reading in the County of Middlesex wass commited to Goall on Suspition of Witchcraft; If therefore the above S'd Jane Lilly Shall make her personall Appearance before the Justices of Our S'd Lord & Lady the King & Queen at the next Court of Assizes Oyer & Terminer And Generall Goall Delivery to be holden for & within the County of Middls'x: to Answer what Shall be Objected Against her in their Majests: behalf Refering to Witchcraft And to do & Receive that w'ch by S'd. Court Shall be then and there Injoned her not to Depart with out Licence then the Above Recognizance to be void or elce to Remain in full force And Virtue

*Ja: Russell JP

[Pbar ]'r *Samuell Hayman

( Suffolk Court Files, vol. 32, docket 2714, p. 52, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Judicial Archives, Massachusetts State Archives. Boston.)