Alice Parker (Salem witch trials)
September 22, 1692|
Salem Village, Province of Massachusetts Bay
|Cause of death||Execution by hanging|
|Known for||Convicted of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials|
Alice Parker, a resident of Salem Town, Massachusetts, was executed on September 22, 1692 during the Salem Witch Trials. Martha Corey, Mary Eastey, Ann Pudeator, and Dorcas Hoar were convicted and sentenced to death by hanging at the same time, but Hoar was given a reprieve after falsely confessing. Also hanged on that day were Mary (née Ayer) Parker and Samuel Wardwell. The Rev. Nicholas Noyes officiated. Mary Bradbury was sentenced, but escaped. The charges against Alice included the murder of Mary Warren's mother.
Some sources note that Alice was the wife of John Parker. There were several Parker families in the area which has resulted in some confusion.
- The Salem witchcraft papers, Volume 2: verbatim transcripts of the legal documents of the Salem witchcraft outbreak of 1692/edited and with an introduction and index by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum, etext.virginia.edu; accessed December 29, 2014.
- Salem witch craft trials of 1692
- Goss, KD (2008) The Salem witch trials: a reference guide (via google.com)
- Rosenthal, Bernard: "Salem Story", page 168. Cambridge University Press, 1995; ISBN 0-521-55820-4
- Kelly, J (2005) The untold story of Mary Ayer Parker: gossip and confusion in 1692 Berkshire Conference (via virginia.edu)
- Upham, Charles (1980). Salem Witchcraft: New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 2vv., v.2 pp. 179–85, 324.
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