List of people of the Salem witch trials

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The central figure in this 1876 illustration of the courtroom in the Salem witch trials is usually identified as Mary Walcott, one of the accusers.

This is a list of people associated with the Salem witch trials, a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. The trials resulted in the executions of twenty two people, most of them women.

Surnames in parentheses preceded by "née" indicate birth family maiden names (if known) of married women, who upon marriage generally took their husbands' surnames. Due to the low population of the Massachusetts North Shore at the time of the trials, a significant percentage of local residents were related to other local residents through descent or by marriage. Many of the witchcraft accusations were driven at least in part by acrimonious relations between the families of the plaintiffs and defendants.

Unless otherwise specified, dates provided in this list use Julian-dated month and day but New Style-enumerated year (i.e., years begin on January 1 and end on December 31, in the modern style).




Physician who diagnosed "bewitchment"[edit]

Found or pled guilty[edit]

Convicted and executed[edit]

Convicted and died in prison[edit]

  • Ann Foster (née Alcock) – died in custody in December 1692 before she could be hanged

Convicted but escaped[edit]


Convicted and pardoned[edit]

Pled guilty and pardoned[edit]

  • Mary Lacey (née Foster), Sr. – daughter of Ann Foster

Not found guilty[edit]

Refused to plea[edit]

Died in custody[edit]

  • Lydia Dustin – found not guilty but died in custody

Found not guilty[edit]

  • Abigail Barker (née Wheeler)
  • Mary Barker
  • William Barker, Jr.
  • Mary Bridges, Jr.
  • Mary Bridges (née Tyler), Sr.
  • Sarah Bridges
  • Sarah Buckley (née Smith)
  • Sarah Cole (née Aslebee)
  • Lydia Dustin – died in custody after trial
  • Sarah Dustin
  • Eunice Frye (née Potter)
  • Sarah Hawkes, Jr.
  • Margaret Jacobs
  • Rebecca Jacobs (née Andrews)
  • Elizabeth Johnson (née Dane), Sr.
  • Mary Lacey, Jr. – daughter of Mary Lacey, Sr. and granddaughter of Ann Foster
  • Mary Marston (née Osgood)
  • Hannah Post
  • Susannah Post
  • Susanna Rootes – either released or found not guilty; died at age 78 in 1692
  • Mary Toothaker (née Allen) - wife of Roger Toothaker and sister of Martha Carrier
  • Hannah Tyler
  • Mary Tyler (née Lovett)
  • Mercy Wardwell
  • Mary Witheridge (née Buckley)

Released on bond[edit]

  • Dorothy Good – daughter of Sarah Good
  • Sarah Carrier
  • Thomas Carrier, Jr.
  • Dorothy Faulkner
  • Abigail Faulkner, Jr.
  • Sarah Wilson (née Lord)
  • Frances Hutchins (née Alcock)
  • Margaret Prince
  • Elizabeth Dicer
  • Mary Rowe
  • Abigail Rowe


  • John Alden, Jr.
  • Edward Bishop, Jr.
  • Sarah Bishop (née Wilds)
  • William Barker, Sr.
  • Edward Farrington
  • Andrew Carrier
  • Phillip English
  • Mary English (née Hollingsworth)

Not tried[edit]

Born in prison[edit]

  • infant daughter of Sarah Good, born and died in prison some time prior to Sarah's execution

Died in prison[edit]

Released from prison after the Governor ended the Witch Trials[edit]

  • Sarah Rist (née Clarke) - died 33 May 1698 Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Indicted by grand jury[edit]

  • Stephen Johnson
  • William Barker, Sr.
  • Edward Farrington
  • Elizabeth Hutchinson Hart (released after 7 months in jail after her son Thomas filed petitions on her behalf)[1]

Not indicted[edit]

  • John Porter Sr.
  • Israel Porter
  • William Proctor
  • Sarah Cloyse (née Towne)
  • Phillip English
  • Mary English (née Hollingsworth)
  • Tituba
  • Thomas Farrer, Sr. – spent 7 months in Boston jail before being released

Evaded arrest[edit]

  • George Jacobs, Jr.
  • Daniel Andrew

Named, but no arrest warrant issued[edit]

Court personnel[edit]


Superior Court of Judicature, 1693[3][edit]


The list of jurors who served in the trial of Rebecca Nurse does not include other jurors who served in prior and subsequent trials.

Trial of Rebecca Nurse[edit]

  • Captain Thomas Fisk, Sr., jury foreman
  • John Bacheler
  • John Dane
  • Andrew Eliot
  • Joseph Evelith
  • Captain Thomas Fisk, Jr.
  • William Fisk
  • Henry Herrick, Jr.
  • John Peabody
  • Thomas Pearly, Sr.
  • Thomas Perkins

Public figures[edit]



  1. ^ (Suffolk Court Records Case No. 2668, p. 149, "Petition of Thomas Hart)
  2. ^ Massachusetts Archives Collections, Governor's Council Executive Records, Vol. 2, 1692, pages 176–177. Certified copy from the original records at Her Majestie's State Paper Office, London, September 16, 1846.
  3. ^ Records of the Massachusetts Supreme Court of Judicature, 1692/3, Page 1. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Judicial Archives

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