People Accused of Witchcraft in 1692
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For each person accused during the Salem witchcraft trials, you can access a large number (not all!) of the primary sources on-line, detailing what happened to them, as available in the original legal records and contemporary accounts. This is not an absolute definitive list, but it will get you started. The columns on the right will give you an idea of what kinds evidence exists in the case of each person as found in Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt.

Accused: George Burroughs, of WellsReturn
No. 82: Letter of Thomas Putnam to John Hathorne & Jonathan Corwin                
No. 85: Statement of Benjamin Hutchinson v. George Burroughs                
No. 96: Complaint of Jonathan Walcott & Thomas Putnam v. George Burroughs, Lydia Dustin, Susannah Martin, Dorcas Hoar, Sarah Morey, and Philip English                
No. 97: Warrant for the Apprehension of George Burroughs, and Officer's Return                
No. 115: Letter of Elisha Hutchinson to John Hathorne & Jonathan Corwin Regarding Apprehension of George Burroughs                
No. 120: Examination of George Burroughs and Statement of Abigail Hobbs v. George Burroughs                
No. 121: Deposition of Sarah Bibber v. George Burroughs                
No. 122: Statement of Elizabeth Hubbard v. George Burroughs                
No. 123: Statement of Elizer Keyser v. George Burroughs                
No. 124: Deposition of Mercy Lewis v. George Burroughs, and Statement of Thomas Putnam & Edward Putnam v. George Burroughs                
No. 125: Deposition of Ann Putnam Jr. v. George Burroughs, and Statement of Edward Putnam & Thomas Putnam v. George Burroughs                
No. 126: Deposition of John Putnam Sr. & Rebecca Putnam v. George Burroughs                
No. 127: Deposition of Thomas Putnam & Edward Putnam v. George Burroughs                
No. 128: Statement of Susannah Shelden v. George Burroughs                
No. 129: Deposition of Mary Walcott v. George Burroughs                
No. 130: Depositions of Simon Willard v. George Burroughs, and Testimony of William Wormall v. George Burroughs                
No. 216: Census of Prisoners and Dates of Prison Transfers                
No. 255: Deposition of Abigail Hobbs, Deliverance Hobbs, & Mary Warren v. George Burroughs, Sarah Good, Sarah Osburn, Bridget Bishop, Giles Cory, Rebecca Nurse, Elizabeth Procter, Alice Parker, Ann Pudeator, Abigail Soames, John Procter, & Lydia Dustin                
No. 434: Summons for Witness v. George Burroughs, and Officer's Return                
No. 446: Testimony of Mary Webber v. George Burroughs                
No. 447: Testimony of Samuel Webber v. George Burroughs                
No. 452: Indictment No. 1 of George Burroughs, for Afflicting Mary Walcott                
No. 453: Indictment No. 2 of George Burroughs, for Afflicting Mercy Lewis                
No. 454: Indictment No. 3 of George Burroughs, for Afflicting Elizabeth Hubbard                
No. 455: Indictment No. 4 of George Burroughs, for Afflicting Ann Putnam Jr.                
No. 456: Fragment of a Statement of Richard Carrier, Mary Lacey Sr., & Mary Lacey Jr. v. George Burroughs                
No. 457: Deposition of Ann Putnam Jr. v. George Burroughs, and Statement of Thomas Putnam, Peter Prescott, Robert Morey, & Ezekiel Cheevers v. George Burroughs                
No. 458: Testimony of Mary Warren v. George Burroughs, John Alden, Martha Cory, & Ann Pudeator                
No. 473: Summons for Witnesses John Pierce & John Lane v. George Burroughs, and Officer's Return                
No. 474: Physical Examinations of George Burroughs & George Jacobs Sr.                
No. 491: Summons for Witnesses v. George Burroughs, and Officer's Return                  
No. 492: Deposition of Hannah Harris v. George Burroughs                
No. 493: Testimony of Thomas Ruck v. George Burroughs                
No. 530: Examination of Elizabeth Johnson Sr., Copy                
No. 612: Account for Payment Submitted by John Arnold, Jailkeeper                
No. 634: Deposition of Thomas Greenslit v. George Burroughs                
No. 635: Deposition of Thomas Greenslit v. George Burroughs, Second Version                
No. 636: Memorandum: Major Brown, Thomas Evans, Thomas Ruck, Martha Tyler, & Sarah Wilson Jr. v. George Burroughs                
No. 862: Account for Payment Submitted by Nathaniel Ingersoll, Innkeeper                
No. 896: Petition of Charles Burroughs for Restitution for George Burroughs                
No. 929: Recommendation and Authorization for Compensation Claims and Amounts Allowed                
No. 930: Summary of the Amounts Requested by the Victims & Their Relatives                
No. 931: An Act to Reverse the Attainders of George Burroughs et al. for Witchcraft          
No. 933: Request for Copy of Act for Restitution                
No. 934: Order for Payment of Damages by Governor Joseph Dudley                
No. 935: Division of Money in Burroughs Restitution                
No. 943: Order of Peter Thomas et al. for Payment, Case of George Burroughs                
No. 947: Order of George Burroughs Jr. for Payment, Case of George Burroughs                
No. 958: Summary of Receipts of the Relations & Sufferers                
No. 959: Receipts for Sums Paid in Restitution                
No. 962: Letter of Mary Burroughs, Case of George Burroughs                
No. 966: Petition of the Children of George Burroughs                
No. 967: Letter of Rebecca Fowle, Case of George Burroughs                
No. 968: Petition of the Children of George Burroughs for Restitution                
No. 969: Order of Jeremiah Burroughs for Payment, Case of George Burroughs                
No. 977: Memorial & Petition by Thomas Newman et al. for George Burroughs                
What kind of primary source evidence does a check in each column indicate?
  • Complaint or Arrest - Either a formal complaint or an arrest warrant against this person exists.
  • Examination - An account of an examination (interrogation) or confession before local magistrates or in prison exists.
  • Imprisonment - A mittimus to move this person to/from jail, a recognizance or bond to release the person from jail, a reference in a jailer's bill, or a request for compensation for time spent in jail exists.
  • Evidence Entered - At least one deposition, statement, testimony or petition from any proceeding (preliminary hearing, grand jury or trial) for or against this person exists.
  • Grand Jury or Indictment - A deposition, statement or testimony sworn before the grand jury of inquest, a physical examination of the body of this person, or an indictment brought before a grand jury exists.
  • Jury Trial - An entry in a court record book or a contemporary account of the trial exists.
  • Conviction - A death warrant indicating that the person was convicted, a notation about the case in a record book of the conviction, a statement that the person was convicted in either a request for reversal of attainder or for compensation from the Crown exists.
  • Execution - The return of an officer on a death warrant, a statement that the person was executed in a request for reversal of attainder or for compensation from the Crown, or an entry in Samuel Sewall's diary exists.
  • Restitution - Accounts submitted for restitution, orders for payment to survivors, acts for reversal of attainder or for payments of restitution, proclamations clearing the accused

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