Examination of William Barker Sr.
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Source Citation Massachusetts Archives Collection, vol. 135, no. 39, p. 37. Massachusetts State Archives. Boston, MA.
Godbeer's The Salem Witch Hunt (2011) #76 (pp. 145-146): Confession of William Barker Sr., August 29, 1692
Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt (2009) No. 525: Examination of William Barker Sr.
  • Aug. 29, 1692: Examination
  • Sept. 5, 1692: Sworn Before a Justice of the Peace
  • Sept. 16, 1692: Sworn
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See pp. 98-99 of Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt
The Salem Witchcraft Papers (1977) Vol. 1, pp. 65-67: Examination of William Barker, Sr.
Levin's What Happened in Salem? (1960)
Woodward's Records of Salem Witchcraft (1864) not available


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