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Salem Witch Trails
⟶ Updated 13 Dec 2018 ⟶
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Rev. Samuel Parris preaches in Salem Village for the first time.
Samuel Parris is officially hired as the Salem Village minister.
Samuel Parris' nine year old daughter, Betty, falls ill. More young girls in Salem Village also fall ill.
The Salem Village physician, Dr. William Griggs, concludes the girls are bewitched.
Thomas and Edward Putnam, Joseph Hutchinson and Thomas Preston swear complaints against Tituba, Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne. They are later arrested for suspicion of witchcraft
A warrant is issued for Martha Corey's arrest. Rebecca Nurse is accused of witchcraft by Abigail Williams.
Salem Town Magistrates John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin examine Tituba, Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne. Tituba confesses to witchcraft.
Sarah Osborne, Sarah Good and Tituba are sent to a Boston prison
Martha Corey is summoned to appear before the magistrates and answer questions
Edward and Jonathan Putnam file complaints against Rebecca Nurse
One of the afflicted girls, possibly Mercy Lewis, accuses Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft.
Warrants are issued for Sarah Cloyce and Giles Corey for the suspicion of witchcraft
Sarah Cloyce and Elizabeth Proctor appear before the Salem Magistrates. John and Elizabeth Proctor, Rebecca Nurse, Sarah Cloyce, Martha Corey and Dorcas Good are sent to a Boston prison on this night
Arrest warrants are issued for George Jacobs, Sr. and John Willard for the suspicion of witchcraft. Sarah Osborne dies in prison
Mary Easty is found guilty of witchcraft by the Salem Magistrates
Mary Easty is released from prison
Mercy Lewis becomes gets very ill and Mary Easty is blamed for her illness. She is arrested again for witchcraft.
An arrest warrant is issued for John and Elizabeth Proctor's daughter, Sarah
An arrest warrant is issued for John and Elizabeth Proctor's son, Benjamin.
An arrest warrant is issued for John and Elizabeth Proctor's second son, William.
The cases of Sarah Good, Sarah Wilds, Elizabeth Howe, Susannah Martin and Rebecca Nurse are heard by the court
Sarah Good, Susannah Martin and Rebecca Nurse are hanged on Gallows Hill
Six accused are tried and condemned by the court
Giles Corey refuses to stand trial, so the Court of Oyer and Terminer orders the sheriff to pile rocks on him
Nine accused are tried and condemned by the court
Giles Corey is pressed to death
Martha Corey, Mary Easty, Alice Parker, Ann Pudeator, Margaret Scott, Wilmot Reed, Samuel Wardwell and Mary Parker are hanged on Gallows Hill
Gov. Phips dissolves the Court of Oyer and Terminer
Gov. Phips pardons the remaining accused of witchcraft that were left.
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