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Mary WALCOTT

Mary WALCOTT[1]

Female 1675 - 1752  (76 years)

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  • Name Mary WALCOTT 
    Born 5 Jul 1675  Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Noteworthy One of the original accusers during the Salem Witch Trials 
    Salem Witch Trial Connection
    Died 1752  Townsend, Middlesex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31704  main
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2016 

    Father Capt Jonathan WALCOTT,   b. Abt 1640, Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1699, Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Mary SIBLEY,   d. ?  
    Married 1664  Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isaac FARRAR,   d. ?  
    Married 29 Apr 1696  Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F24912  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jul 1675 - Salem, Essex, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Apr 1696 - Salem, Essex, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1752 - Townsend, Middlesex, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The cousin of Ann Putnam Jr., Mary Walcott was a regular witness in the witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts. Mary was born to Jonathan Walcott, Captain of the Salem Village Militia, and Mary Sibley Walcott on July 5, 1675. When Mary was young, her mother died and her father married Deliverance Putnam, thus making him the brother-in-law of Thomas Putnam, Jr., who was not only one of the most powerful men in the village, but, also one of the major accusers.

      Her aunt was Mary Sibley Woodrow, who decided to try some white magic to fend off the evil powers in the village. She had shown Tituba and her husband, John Indian, slaves of the Reverend Samuel Parris, how to make the "witch cake" to discover witches that resulted in Elizabeth Parris and Abigail Williams making their first accusations. For this advice, Mary Sibley Woodrow was suspended from the church; but, was later reinstated after she made a confession that her purpose was innocent. In the meantime, her 17 year-old niece, Mary Walcott, had gotten caught up in the whole witch hunt affair.

      At the trials, while Mary Walcott was not the most notorious of the accusers, her role in the Salem witch trials was by no means minimal. She was said to have been calm in the beginning, but later, critics accused her of being a witch herself, who foiled her potential adversaries by distracting their attention away from herself onto innocent persons. However, Mary was never indicted for this accusation.
      http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ma-salemafflicted3.html

  • Sources 
    1. [S82] WOLCOTT Family Pages, The, Wolcott, John B.