17th Century New England, with special emphasis on the Salem Witchcraft Trials

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(Recognizance for Sarah Wilson, Sr. and Sarah Wilson, Jr.)


That on the Thirteenth day of January 1692 In the fourth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord & Lady Willam & Mary by the Grace of God of England &c: King & Queen defenders of the faith &c: Personally appeared before Wām Stoughton Esqār cheife Justice of their Majāies Province of the Massachusets bay in New England John Osgood of the Town of Andiver in the County of Essex husbandman & Joseph Wilson of the Same Towne and acknowledged themselves to be Joyntly and Severally Indebted unto our sād Sovereigne Lord & Lady and the Surviver of them their Heires & Successors in the sum of One Hundred Pounds to be levied on their or either of their Lands and Tennements, goods and chattles for the use of our said Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King and Queen or Survivor of them On Condition that Sarah Wilson the wife of Joseph and Sarah her daughter haveing stood committed for suspition of Witchcraft shall make their Personall appearance before the Justices of our sād Lord & Lady the King & Queen at the next Court of Assizes & Generall Goale Delivery to be holden for the County of Essex then and there to answer to all such matters & things as shall in their Majāies behalfe be alledged against them and to doe & receive that which by the sād Court shall be then & there injoyned them & thence not to depart wāth out license.

*Jona Elatson Cler --

Recognizance of Jno Osgood
Joseph Willson
Sarah Willson the wife of
Joseph Willson and Sarah her

May the 10āth Appeared

(Mass. Archives Vol. 135 No. 145)

from The Salem Witchcraft Papers, pp. 855-6

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