52 Relatives in 2018 #43 Sarah Hooper Hawkes Wardwell (1650-1711)

Sarah Hooper Hawkes Wardwell

relationship: Mother-in-law of 2nd cousin 9x removed (Francis Johnson)

This has been a unique experience finding out about and how many of my relatives and ancestors were accused, arrested, and executed for witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials.

Sarah is the mother-in-law of Francis Johnson.  Francis Johnson is the grandson of Francis Dane.  His wife (Sarah Hawkes Johnson), mother-in-law (Sarah Hooper Hawkes Wardwell), sister-in-law (Mercy Wardwell), and father-in-law (Samuel Wardwell) were all accused and arrested.  His father-in-law Samuel Wardwell was executed on the same day as my 9x-great-Grandmother Mary Ayer Parker.  The connection of so many seems highly unlikely to be coincidence.

I’ve not found any direct evidence to support my hypothesis, but it sure seems like the family members of Francis Dane were targeted during this time period.

All of her property was confiscated upon her arrest.  Her children were placed in various households during her incarceration.  Upon her release in 1693, she was left destitute.   Her children petitioned for restitution and were awarded a settlement in 1712, after her death.

Copy and transcript of confession document (from Salem Witchcraft Papers)

wardwell sarah hooper salem witch trial confessionwardwell sarah hooper salem witch trial confession 2

The 1’rst Septemb’r 1692.
Before Maj’r Gidney Mr Hathorne Mr Corwin Jno Higginson Esq’r The Confession of Sarah Wardwel wife of Sam’ll Wardwel of Andivor after many Denials of w’t She was accused for & [pbar ]’rticularly of tormenting the afflicted [pbar ]’rsons by loocking on them w’th her Eyes before the Justices w’ch not withstanding was Evident to the behold’rs She was required to declare the truth in the fear of god, & then She Confeses as followeth that She thinks She has been in the Snare of the Divel 6 years at w’ch time #(theDivel) a man appeared to her & required her to Worship him & doe him Service he Said he was god & Should be worshiped & promised Me Such thing as I wanted as Cloathing & the like She Saith She Signed a peice of paper by putting her fing’r to it which (as She thinks) made a black mark being asked why She did not weep & lament for it She answered She could not Weep She S’d She was baptized in Shawshin River & he dipt her face in the Watt’r & at her baptizme She gave her Self Soul & body to him & he told her She was his Servant She Says She both went & Retturned on foot & was alone She was also once at Salem Village Witch metting where their ware many people & that She was Carried upon a pole in Company w’th 3 more Viz Good’y Fostter Good’y Carrier & Good’y Lawrence their was also aminister there & Some Men w’th pretty handsome apparell & that She Saw a weaman Cary wine & amongts them She S’d She knew Good’y Carrier to be a witch She S’d She afflicted none butt Marth’a Sprauge last night — being asked how She did it Said that Marthr Spraue was a means of taking up her husband & because he was gone from home & she much Vext at it & thereupon Suddenly Catcht up her Child in her armes & wished Sprauge might be afflicted a little after S’d She Squezed her Child w’th an Intention that the [pbar ]’rsons Should be afflicted She S’d She Never New her husband to be a witch till She was Such an one her Self & thinks her daughters have been so butt a little while not above a month She ownes She is Sorry for w’t She has done & promises to renounce the Divel & all his works & Serve the true Liveing god — Noate she is accused for afflicting Sprauge Marttin & Rosse fostt.’r & In the time of her Examination Struck them dwone w’th her Eyes & Recovered them by her touching of their armes as also Struck dwone Sarah Bridges & Hanah Post & Mary Warren Mary Lacy Jun’r & Martha Sprauge Testified they Saw her afflict Abigal Martin in the Court & Hannah Post S’d She Saw her afflict Sarah Bridges

Sarah Wardwell Signed & owned the above S’d Examination & Confession Before Me

The Mark
of Sarah Wardwel X
*John Higginson , Justice peace

 

birth: 7 December 1650 in Reading, Massachusetts, United States

parents:  William Hooper (1617-1678) and Elizabeth Marshall

marriages:

  1.  June 1670
  2.  9 January 1672 in Andover, Massachusetts, United States


spouses:

  1. Adam Hawkes (1605-1671)
  2. Samuel Wardwell (1643-1692)

 

children:

  • Sarah Hawkes Johnson (1671-1716) married Francis Johnson
  • Mary Mercy Wardwell (1673- ) married John Wright (1675-1752)
  • Elizabeth Wardwell (1675-1675)
  • Samuel Wardwell (1676-) married Return Ellinwood Piles
    • placed with Uncle John Ballard (married to Rebeckah Hooper) while parents jailed
  • William Wardwell (1679-1751) married Dorothy Wright (1688-1773)
    • placed with Corp. Samuel Fry while parents jailed
  • Eliakim Wardwell (1687-1753)  married Ruth
    • placed with Daniel Poor while parents jailed
  • Rebecca Wardwell (1691-1736) married Ezekiel Osgood (1679-1741)
    • placed with John Stevens while parents jailed

death:  Before 1711, due to court records about Salem Witch Trials presented by sons and stating she had died.

 

Sources:

Ancestry.com. New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3; The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volumes 1-6. Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.
Ancestry.com. American Marriages Before 1699 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.
Original data: Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926.
Title: Hooper Genealogy
Source Information: Ancestry.com. North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
Witches of Massachusetts – U-Z,  Legends of America, 2018, retrieved 9 Sept 2018,  https://www.legendsofamerica.com/ma-witches-u-z/
“The Salem Witchcraft Papers, Volume 1 : Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak of 1692 / Edited and with an Introduction and Index by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum / Revised, Corrected, and Augmented by Benjamin C. Ray and Tara S. Wood.” Edited by Benjamin Ray, Salem Witch Trials Notable Persons, The Rector and Visitors of University of Virginia, 2002, salem.lib.virginia.edu/texts/tei/swp?term=warsar1&div_id=n134.1&chapter_id=n134.
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52 Relatives in 2018 #42 Mercy Wardwell Wright (1673-1754)

Mercy Wardwell Wright

relationship: sister-in-law of 2nd cousin 9x removed (Francis Johnson’s sister-in-law)

The Ingalls branch of my family sure did have a horrible time during the Salem Witch Trials.  It sure does look like anyone associated with Francis Dane was targeted.  Mercy is the sister-in-law of Francis Johnson, who is the brother of Stephen Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, and Abigail Johnson.  All of these people are the grandchildren of Francis Dane.

Mercy was accused and arrested after her father, Samuel Wardwell, was arrested.  Mercy confessed to her “crime” on 15 September 1692.  She was released in early 1693 after spending about 5 months in prison.

Picture and transcription of indictment

wardwell mercy salem witch trial doc

Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Essex ss ]

Anno RR’s & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto Anoq’e Do[mbar ] 1692

The Jurors for o’r Sov’r lord & Lady the King & Queen present That Mercy Wardwell daught’r of Samuel Wardwell late of Andivor in the County of Essex oforesaid #(th) Sometime in this present yeare 1692, Wickedly mallitiously & felloniously A Covenant with the Divel Did make and Signed A pap to the Divill with a Red marke & Beleived the Devill & promised to Serve him & was Baptized by the Deivill & unto him Renounced hir form’r Baptizme By which Diabollicall Covenant With the Devill by the Said Mercy Wardwell in forme aforsaid made She is become a detestable Witch Contrary to the peace of o’r Sov’r lord & Lady the King & Queen Their Crowne & dignity & the Laws in that Case made & provided.

 

birth:  3 October 1673 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States

parents:  Samuel Wardwell (1643-1692) and Sarah Hooper (1650-1711)

marriage: 31 August 1697 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States

spouse: John Wright (1675-1752)

children:

Mercy Wright (1698-1759) married John Wilson
Susanna Wright (1700-1760) married Oliver Holt
John Wright (1701-1749)
Experience Wright (1711-1775)
Joshua Wright (1716-1795)

death: 16 February 1754 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States

 

Sources:

“The Salem Witchcraft Papers, Volume 1 : Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak of 1692 / Edited and with an Introduction and Index by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum / Revised, Corrected, and Augmented by Benjamin C. Ray and Tara S. Wood.” Salem Witch Trials Notable Persons, The Rector and Visitors of University of Virginia, 2002, salem.lib.virginia.edu/texts/tei/swp?term=warmer&div_id=n132.2&chapter_id=n132.
New England Historic Genealogical Society. Massachusetts, Town Birth Records, 1620-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
“Witches of Massachusetts U-Z.” Legends of America, Legends of America, 2018, http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ma-witches-u-z/
Ancestry.com. The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: New England Historic Genealogical Society. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston: The New England Historic Genealogical Society.
Ancestry.com. New England, Salem Witches and Others Tried for Witchcraft, 1647-1697 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: Original information from surviving legal records from the towns and villages in question and appearing in Godbeer, Richard, comp. The Devil’s Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England: Appendices A & B. [Information taken from Boyer, Paul and Stephen Nissenbaum, eds. The Salem Witchcraft Papers: Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak. 3 vols. New York, NY: 1977.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).

 

52 Relatives in 2018 #41 Samuel Wardwell (1643-1692)

Samuel Wardwell

relationship:  father-in-law of 2nd cousin 9x removed

Samuel Wardwell had a propensity for “magic” tricks and also happened to be a Quaker.  These 2 things made him a prime target for the accusation of witchcraft.  Samuel was arrested 15 August 1692 and executed 22 September 1692.  His wife, Sarah Hooper Hawkes Wardwell, step-daughter Sarah Hawkes Johnson, and daughter Mercy Wardwell were also arrested.  He originally confessed to the charges but later recanted.  This was his downfall – the court didn’t like it when people recanted their guilty testimonies.

Samuel Wardwell was the only man hanged on this day.  Unfortunately, my 9x great-grandmother Mary Ayer Parker was also executed on this same day.  Both victims were from Andover.

birth:  16 May 1643 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States

parents:  Thomas Wardwell and Elizabeth Hooper

wardwell samuel birth recorded

marriage:

  1.  unknown
  2.  9 January 1672 in Andover, Massachusetts, United States

spouse:

  1.   unknown
  2.   Sarah Hooper Hawkes (1650-1711)

children:

Thomas Wardwell (1670-1706)
Mary Wardwell (1673- ) married John Wright (1675-1752)
Elizabeth Wardwell (1675-1675)
William Wardwell (1679-1751) married Dorothy Wright (1688-1773)
Eliakim Wardwell (1687-1753)  married Ruth
Rebecca Wardwell (1691-1736) married Ezekiel Osgood (1679-1741)
Samuel Wardwell

death:  executed on 22 September 1692 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States

burial:  Burial unknown

memorial:  Salem Witch Trial Memorial, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States

While we have visited the site, photos below are taken from TripAdvisor’s photo gallery for the Salem Witch Trial Memorial.

salem witch trial memorialwardwell samuel memorial

 

Sources:

Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).

Ancestry.com. The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: New England Historic Genealogical Society. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston: The New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Witches of Massachusetts – U-Z,  Legends of America, 2018, retrieved 9 Sept 2018,  https://www.legendsofamerica.com/ma-witches-u-z/

Gemma J, Salem Witch Trial Memorial, TripAdvisor Photo Gallery, TripAdvisor LLC, submitted Aug 2017, retrieved 9 Sept 2018 https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60954-d107576-Reviews-Salem_Witch_Trials_Memorial-Salem_Massachusetts.html#photos;aggregationId=101&albumid=101&filter=7&ff=274433776

Spinerz4, Salem Witch Trial Memorial, TripAdvisor Photo Gallery, TripAdvisor LLC, submitted Apr 2018, retrieved 9 Sept 2018 https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60954-d107576-Reviews-Salem_Witch_Trials_Memorial-Salem_Massachusetts.html#photos;aggregationId=101&albumid=101&filter=7&ff=311501467

Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 September 2018), memorial page for Samuel Wardwell (16 May 1643–22 Sep 1692), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8303, citing Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave.

52 Relatives in 2018 #40 Sarah Carrier (1684-1772)

Sarah Carrier

relationship: 2nd cousin 9x removed

Sarah is a child victim of the Salem Witch Trials, being just 7 years old at the time of her arrest.  Her mother Martha Allen Carrier and 3 brothers – Thomas, Richard, and Andrew – were also arrested.  Her mother was executed for witchcraft.

Sarah confessed to witchcraft.  She was released in October 1692 with her Johnson (Stephen and Abigail) cousins.

confession document and transcript

carrier sarah salem witch trials confession

[+August 11, 1692. ]

The Examination of Sarah Carrier Taken before Dudly Broad- steat Sarah Carrier being accused of witchcraft Confeseth as fol-
loweth that she hath been a witch Ever Since She was Six years Old
that her Moth’r brought a red book to her and She touched it that
her Moth’r Baptiz’d her in Andrew fostters pauster the day before
She went to prison & that her Moth’r promised her she should
not be hanged that her Mother taught her how to afflicte persons
by pinching them or Setting on them that She began to afflict Sarah Phelps last Satterdy & that Betty Johnson was w’th her that her
Moth’r gave her a Spear last Night & that She pricked Sarah Phelps
& Ann Puttnam w’th it.

(On side of paper) Sarah Carrier

 

birth:  17 November 1684 in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States

parents: Thomas Carrier (1626-1735) and Martha Allen (1649-1692)

marriage:  7 September 1707 in Colchester, Connecticut, United States

spouse:  John Chapman (1685-1745)

children:

Jeane/Jane Chapman (1708- )
Sarah Chapman (1710-) married Samuel Dodge
Luse Chapman (1712-)
John Chapman (1714- )
Jason Chapman (1716-)
James Chapman (1719- )
Abner Chapman (1722- ) married Dinah Butler
Ziporah Chapman (1724-1772 )
Gideon Chapman (1726- ) married Lucretia Chapman
Delight Chapman (1728- ) married Asahel Newton

death: 7 December 1772 in Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, United States

Sources:

Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Death Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
Ancestry.com. New England, Salem Witches and Others Tried for Witchcraft, 1647-1697 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: Original information from surviving legal records from the towns and villages in question and appearing in Godbeer, Richard, comp. The Devil’s Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England: Appendices A & B. [Information taken from Boyer, Paul and Stephen Nissenbaum, eds. The Salem Witchcraft Papers: Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak. 3 vols. New York, NY: 1977.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Ray, Benjamin ed, “Sarah Carrier”, Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project, 2002, retrieved 25 Aug 2018 from http://salem.lib.virginia.edu/texts/tei/swp?div_id=n26

Next Mayflower Application in the mail!

I sent my William Brewster Mayflower Society application into the state historian/genealogist for approval today – along with $135.

Sure hope it gets approved quickly.  Every generation has already been approved on various applications – this one should be a slam-dunk with minimal paperwork/documentation provided.

Already approved:  John Howland

Sent for approval:  William Brewster

Waiting to send:  Elizabeth Tilley Howland, John Tilley, Joan Hurst Tilley, Mary Brewster.  Can’t wait to send these in also!!

 

52 Relatives in 2018 #39 Andrew Carrier (1677-1749)

Andrew Carrier

relationship:  2nd cousin 9x removed

Another victim of the Salem Witch Trial.  Andrew’s mother Martha Allen Carrier, 2 brothers Thomas and Richard, and a sister Sarah were accused, arrested, and his mother executed.  After his mother’s death, the family moved to Connecticut.

arrest warrant and transcription

carrier richard and andrew salem arrest warrant

[July 21, 1692]

To the Sherriffe of the County of Essex or Deputy or Constable
of Andover You are in their Majesties names hereby required to
Apprehend and forthwith bring before us Richard Carrier and
Andrew Carrier Son of Thomas Carier of Andivor Husband-
man who Stands charged on behalfe of their Majesties with have-
ing Comitted Sundry acts of wichcraft on the body of Mary
Warren of Salem &c & that in order to his Examination relating
to the abovesaid premisses and hereof Faile not & you are like-
wise to inquire after & make Serch for any paper or popetts.
that may relate to witchcraft.

*Bartho’ Gedney
*John Hathorn
*Jonathan. Corwin
*John Higginson
Jus’s Peace
Dated in Salem 21 July 1692
in obedience to this warrant I have
sessed the body of richard carier and
andrew carier and have brought them
to the house of Mr Thomas [Beadle]:
By me *John Ballard
Constable in Andover

 

birth:  7 April 1677 in Billerica, Massachusetts, United States

parents: Thomas Carrier (1626-1735) and Martha Allen (1649-1692)

marriage:  11 January 1704 in Colchester, Connecticut, United States

spouse:  Mary Addams (?-1748)

children:

Andrew Carrier (1705-1776) married 1) Ruth Addams (1716-1734):  2) Rebeckah Rockwell (1715-1807)
John Carrier (1707-) married Rebecca Banister
Mary Carrier (1708-)
Thomas Carrier (1711-) married Deborah Day
Benjamin Carrier (1713-) married Elizabeth Kneeland

death:  23 July 1749 in Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, United States

burial:  Old Cemetery, Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, United States

photo from FindAGrave memorial

 

Sources:

New England Historic Genealogical Society. Massachusetts, Town Birth Records, 1620-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Death Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: The Charles R. Hale Collection. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 August 2018), memorial page for Andrew Carrier, Sr (7 Apr 1677–23 Jul 1749), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7015846, citing Colchester Burying Ground, Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Linda Mac (contributor 47062703) .
Ancestry.com. New England, Salem Witches and Others Tried for Witchcraft, 1647-1697 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: Original information from surviving legal records from the towns and villages in question and appearing in Godbeer, Richard, comp. The Devil’s Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England: Appendices A & B. [Information taken from Boyer, Paul and Stephen Nissenbaum, eds. The Salem Witchcraft Papers: Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak. 3 vols. New York, NY: 1977.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Ray, Benjamin ed. “Warrant for apprehension of Richard Carrier and Andrew Carrier and Officer’s Return”, Salem Witch Trials Document Archive and Transcription Project, The Rectors and Visitors of the University of Virginia, 2002.  retrieved 25 Aug 2018  from http://salem.lib.virginia.edu/texts/tei/swp?term=carand&div_id=n25.1&chapter_id=n25

52 Relatives in 2018 #38 Richard Carrier (1674-1749)

Richard Carrier

relationship:  2nd cousin 9x removed

Richard Carrier is another victim of the Salem Witch Trial hysteria.  His mother Martha Allen Carrier was accused, arrested, and executed.  His brothers Andrew and Thomas were accused and arrested.  His sister Sarah was also accused and arrested.  During examination, he provided testimony against his mother.

arrest warrant and transcription

carrier richard and andrew salem arrest warrant

[July 21, 1692]

To the Sherriffe of the County of Essex or Deputy or Constable
of Andover You are in their Majesties names hereby required to
Apprehend and forthwith bring before us Richard Carrier and
Andrew Carrier Son of Thomas Carier of Andivor Husband-
man who Stands charged on behalfe of their Majesties with have-
ing Comitted Sundry acts of wichcraft on the body of Mary
Warren of Salem &c & that in order to his Examination relating
to the abovesaid premisses and hereof Faile not & you are like-
wise to inquire after & make Serch for any paper or popetts.
that may relate to witchcraft.

*Bartho’ Gedney
*John Hathorn
*Jonathan. Corwin
*John Higginson
Jus’s Peace
Dated in Salem 21 July 1692
in obedience to this warrant I have
sessed the body of richard carier and
andrew carier and have brought them
to the house of Mr Thomas [Beadle]:
By me *John Ballard
Constable in Andover

 

birth: 16 July 1674 in Billerica, Massachusetts, United States

parents:  Thomas Carrier (1626-1735) and Martha Allen (1649-1692)

marriages:

1) 18 July 1694 in Andover, Massachusetts, United States
2) 29 July 1707 in Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, United States

spouses: 

1) Elizabeth Sessions (1672-1704)
2) Thankful Brown (1680-1759)

children:

Elizabeth Carrier (1695-?)
John Carrier (1697-1746)  married Mary Brown
Timothy Carrier (1699-1704)
Sarah Carrier (1701-1717)
Martha Carrier (1702-1766)
Mehitable Carrier (1702-1751) married Benjamin Wentworth (1697-1764)

Hannah Carrier (1708-1741) married Joseph Peck (1706-1776)
Thankful Carrier (1711-1711)
Remembrance Carrier (1715-1790) married Curtice Cleveland (1701-1758)
Amos Carrier (1722-1793) married Phebe Kneeland (1729-?)

death:  17 November 1749 in Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, United States

burial:  Old Cemetery, Colchester, Connecticut, United States
photos from FindAGrave.com

 

Sources:

Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
Ancestry.com. Materials for a history of the Sessions family in America : the descendants of Alexander Sessions of Andover, Mass., 1669 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Sessions, Francis C.. Materials for a history of the Sessions family in America : the descendants of Alexander Sessions of Andover, Mass., 1669. Albany, N.Y.: Munsell’s Sons, 1890.
Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: The Charles R. Hale Collection. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 August 2018), memorial page for Richard Carrier (19 Jul 1674–17 Nov 1749), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7015844, citing Colchester Burying Ground, Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Linda Mac (contributor 47062703) .
Wikipedia contributors. (2018, February 23). Richard Carrier (Salem witch trials). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 00:41, August 26, 2018, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Richard_Carrier_(Salem_witch_trials)&oldid=827305670
Ancestry.com. New England, Salem Witches and Others Tried for Witchcraft, 1647-1697 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: Original information from surviving legal records from the towns and villages in question and appearing in Godbeer, Richard, comp. The Devil’s Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England: Appendices A & B. [Information taken from Boyer, Paul and Stephen Nissenbaum, eds. The Salem Witchcraft Papers: Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak. 3 vols. New York, NY: 1977.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
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