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).
Sarah Rist (née Clarke) – resident of Redding and wife of Nicholas Rist; arrested at the same time as John Alden, Jr. and released at the end of the trials per the orders of William Phips, Governor of Massachusetts
^(Suffolk Court Records Case No. 2668 Page 149) = (Petition of Thomas Hart)
^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.
^Records of the Massachusetts Supreme Court of Judicature, 1692/3, Page 1. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Judicial Archives