Alice Parker (Salem witch trials)

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Alice Parker
Died (1692-09-22)September 22, 1692
Salem Village, Province of Massachusetts Bay
Cause of death Execution by hanging
Nationality English
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.[1] 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.[2] Also hanged on that day were Mary (née Ayer) Parker[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]


  1. ^ 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,; accessed December 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Salem witch craft trials of 1692
  3. ^ Goss, KD (2008) The Salem witch trials: a reference guide (via
  4. ^ Rosenthal, Bernard: "Salem Story", page 168. Cambridge University Press, 1995; ISBN 0-521-55820-4
  5. ^ Kelly, J (2005) The untold story of Mary Ayer Parker: gossip and confusion in 1692 Berkshire Conference (via

Further reading[edit]

  • Upham, Charles (1980). Salem Witchcraft: New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 2vv., v.2 pp. 179–85, 324.

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