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

Witch-Hunting in Early New Hampshire

Eunice Cole

Eunice Cole of Hampton, NH, was accused of witchcraft in 1656, 1673, & 1680.

For more details, see pp. 213-229 of Hall, David D. Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England. Second Edition. Northeastern University Press, Boston: 1999.

The original legal papers from cases against Eunice Cole are available at the Massachusetts Archives, Vol. 135 (Coming soon!):

  • Deposition of Goody Maston and Susanna Palmer in the case of Eunice Cole, September 4, 1656
  • Deposition of Thomas Filbrick in the case of Eunice Cole, September 4, 1656
  • Deposition of Sobriety Moulton, wife of Henry Moulton, and Goodwife Sleeper in the case of Eunice Cole, September 4, 1656
  • Deposition of Mary Coleman, wife of Thomas Coleman, in the case of Eunice Cole, September 4, 1656
  • Deposition of Richard Ormsbey, Constable of Salisbury, and John Goddard, in the case of Eunice Cole, September 4, 1656
  • Deposition of Abraham Perkins and John Redman in the case of Eunice Cole, September 4, 1656
  • Deposition of Abraham Drake in the case of Eunice Cole, September 4, 1656
  • Deposition of Ann Huggins in the case of Eunice Cole, October 12, 1672
  • Deposition of Sarah Clifford in the case of Eunice Cole, October 12, 1672
  • Names of witnesses who testified in the case of Eunice Cole: Abraham Perkins, Sr., Mary Perkins, Abraham Drake, Alexander Dunnum, Bridget Clifford, Sarah Clifford, John Mason, Ann Smith, Ephraim Winslow, Mrs. Person, wife of George Person, and the wife of Capt. Ed. Hucherson, April 1673
  • Deposition of Mary Perkins, wife of Abraham Perkins, Sr., in the case of Eunice Cole, April 7, 1673
  • Commitment of Eunice Cole to the gaol at Boston, April 29, 1673
  • Summons for witnesses to appear in the case of Eunice Cole, August 5, 1673
  • Return of service on said summons, August 17, 1673
  • Deposition of Bridget Clifford in the case of Eunice Cole, August 21, 1673
  • Appointment of John Samborn or Mr. Ware to collect and present evidence in the case of Eunice Cole
  • Deposition of Robert Smith, Constable of Hampton, and Susan Smith, his wife, in the case of Eunice Cole, August 29, 1673
  • Verdict in the case of Eunice Cole, signed by Jonas Clarke
  • Memoranda as to testimony in the case of Eunice Cole
  • Indictment of Eunice Cole of Hampton by the grand jury
  • Memoranda of charges in trial of Eunice Cole

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