March 23 (March 13, o.s.)

Massachusetts: Ann Putnam is afflicted by a new tormentor, though at first she can’t identify who it is.  She can, however, say that it is a woman from the village, and where she sits in the church.  With this information, the apparition is soon identified as Rebecca Nurse, a member of the Salem Town church who also sometimes attends services in Salem Village, where she lives with her husband, Francis Nurse.  Rebecca Nurse’s maiden name is Townes, and her family lives mostly in neighboring Topsfield and has had a long history of dispute with the Putnam family, whose lands lie near the border between Salem Village and Topsfield.

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Published in: on March 23, 2008 at 12:00 am  Comments Off on March 23 (March 13, o.s.)  
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