Tag: William Phips

No ‘memento mori’ for Mary

Sometimes you’re so sure your ancestor is buried in a certain cemetery, but you can’t find any proof. Unfortunately, someone went too far. Besides the obvious lines to keep the lettering straight, these stones were not carved. You can tell

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Treasures of the court house

The Supreme Judicial Court celebrated its 325th anniversary in Salem in January. Previously known as the Superior Court of Judicature, this high court took over after the Court of Oyer and Terminer was dismissed by Governor William Phips in the

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Q&A with Juliet Mofford on Abigail Accused: A Story of the Salem Witch Hunt

Recently, Juliet Haines Mofford published a historical novel on Abigail (Dane) Faulkner, accused of witchcraft in 1692 in Andover, Massachusetts. I had some questions for the author of The Devil Made Me Do It: Crime and Punishment in Early New

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Salem witch trials’ 325th anniversary year in review

The year 2017 marked the 325th anniversary of the Salem witch trials in which 19 people were found guilty of witchcraft and were hanged between June and September 1692.  Lessons and legacies of 1692 symposium On June 10, the anniversary

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