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List of people of the Salem witch trials
This is a list of people associated with the Salem Witch Trials, a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between March 1692 and May 1693. The trials resulted in the executions of twenty people, most of whom were women.
Surnames in parentheses preceded by "née" indicate birth family maiden names (if known) of married women, who upon marriage generally took their husbands' surnames. Due to the low population of the Massachusetts North Shore at the time of the trials, a significant percentage of local residents were related to other local residents through descent or by marriage. Many of the witchcraft accusations were driven at least in part by acrimonious relations between the families of the plaintiffs and defendants. Unless otherwise specified, dates provided in this list use Julian-dated month and day but New Style-enumerated year (i.e., years begin on January 1 and end on December 31, in the modern style).
- Elizabeth Booth
- Elizabeth Hubbard – niece of Dr William Griggs, local physician
- Mercy Lewis – servant of Thomas Putnam; former servant of George Burroughs
- Elizabeth "Betty" Parris – daughter of the Rev. Samuel Parris
- Ann Putnam Jr. – daughter of Thomas Putnam and Ann Putnam Sr.
- Mary Warren
- Abigail Williams – cousin of Betty Parris
Other accusers (including accused witches who "confessed")
Physician who diagnosed "bewitchment"
- Bridget Bishop (née Playfer; executed June 10, 1692)
- Rebecca Nurse (née Towne; July 19, 1692)
- Sarah Good (formerly Poole, née Solart; July 19, 1692)
- Elizabeth Howe (née Jackson; July 19, 1692)
- Susannah Martin (née North; July 19, 1692)
- Sarah Wildes (née Averill; July 19, 1692)
- George Burroughs (August 19, 1692)
- George Jacobs Sr. (August 19, 1692)
- Martha Carrier (née Allen; August 19, 1692)
- John Proctor (August 19, 1692)
- John Willard (August 19, 1692)
- Martha Corey (September 22, 1692; wife of Giles Corey)
- Mary Eastey (née Towne; September 22, 1692)
- Mary Parker (née Ayer; September 22, 1692)
- Alice Parker (September 22, 1692)
- Ann Pudeator (September 22, 1692)
- Wilmot Redd (September 22, 1692)
- Margaret Scott (September 22, 1692)
- Samuel Wardwell Sr. (September 22, 1692)
- Giles Corey (September 19, 1692) - Pressed to death.
Died in prison
- Ann Foster (née Alcock) – died in custody in December 1692
- Sarah Osborne - died in prison May 29, 1692, at age 49
- Abigail Faulkner Sr. (née Dane), who was pregnant
- Dorcas Hoar, "confessed"
- Elizabeth Proctor (née Bassett), who was pregnant
Not found guilty or otherwise survived the trial period
Released on bond
– Arrested Aug 18, 1692. Released December 21, 1692.
Died in prison
- Lydia Dustin - Arrested April 30, 1692. Tried in January/February 1693, found not guilty but not released until payment of court fees. Died in jail on March 10, 1693.
Born in prison
- Mercy, daughter of Sarah Good, born and died in prison sometime before her mother's execution.
- John, son of Elizabeth Proctor and John Proctor
Died in prison
- Ann Foster (née Alcock)(Important in Salem)
- Mercy, infant daughter of Sarah Good
- Sarah Osborne (née Warren) — died in prison (May 10, 1692) before she could be tried
- Roger Toothaker – died before trial (June 16, 1692) probably due to torture or maltreatment
Released from prison after the Governor ended the witch trials
- Mary Black – a slave who was arrested and indicted but never went to trial
Indicted by grand jury
- Elizabeth Hutchinson Hart – released after 7 months in jail after her son Thomas filed petitions on her behalf
- Israel Porter
- Sarah Cloyce (née Towne) – sister of Rebecca Nurse and Mary Eastey
- Thomas Farrer Sr. (or Farrar) – spent 7 months in Boston jail before being released[why?]
- Sarah Clarke Rist Arrested May 31, 1692, put in a Boston jail as there were no space left in Salem. Released on October 19 on her husband's petition.
Named, but no arrest warrant issued
- Rev. Percy Jackson – the minister in Andover, Massachusetts
- Sarah Hale (née Noyes) – wife of Rev. John Hale, minister in Beverly, Massachusetts
- James Howe (or How) – husband of Elizabeth Howe
- Lady Mary Phips (née Spencer) – wife of Massachusetts Governor Sir William Phips
- Margaret Sheaf Thacher (née Webb) – Jonathan Corwin's mother-in-law
- William Stoughton, Chief Magistrate
- John Richards
- Nathaniel Saltonstall (resigned from the court over the nature of the proceedings)
- Waitstill Winthrop
- Bartholomew Gedney
- Samuel Sewall
- John Hathorne
- Jonathan Corwin
- Peter Sergeant
- John Hale, of Beverly, Massachusetts
- Cotton Mather, of Boston, Massachusetts
- Increase Mather, of Boston, Massachusetts
- Nicholas Noyes, of Salem
- Samuel Parris, of Salem Village – father of Betty Parris and uncle of Abigail Williams
- Samuel Willard, of Groton, and Boston (both Massachusetts)
- Thomas Barnard, of Andover, Massachusetts 
- Suffolk Court Records Case No. 2668, p. 149, "Petition of Thomas Hart"
- Israel Porter
- "People Accused of Witchcraft in 1692". www.17thc.us. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
- Massachusetts Archives Collections, Governor's Council Executive Records, Vol. 2, 1692, pages 176–177. Certified copy from the original records at Her Majestie's State Paper Office, London, UK, September 16, 1846.
- Records of the Massachusetts Supreme Court of Judicature, 1692/3, Page 1. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Judicial Archives
- "Not for Filthy Lucre's Sake: Richard Saltar and the Antiproprietary Movement" by Daniel Weeks, p. 40
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