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Mary Towne

Female Abt 1634 - 1692


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  • Born  Abt 1634 
    • ||She was age 58 at death
    Gender  Female 
    Died  22 Sep 1692  Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1312  Bradley - Post
    Last Modified  12 Apr 1998 

    Father  William Towne,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Joanna Blessing,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F341  Group Sheet

    Family  Isaac Estey,   b. Bef 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1712, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Isaac Estey,   b. 1656, Topsfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1714, Topsfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Joseph Estey,   b. 05 Feb 1658, Topsfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sarah Estey,   b. 30 Jun 1660, Topsfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Hannah Estey,   b. Aft 1663, Topsfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Estey,   b. 02 Jan 1663, Topsfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Benjamin Estey,   b. 29 Apr 1669, Topsfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Samuel Estey,   b. 25 Mar 1672, Topsfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Jacob Estey,   b. 24 Jan 1674, Topsfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Joshua Estey,   b. 02 Jul 1678, Topsfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F340  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Estey, Mary tombston
    Estey, Mary tombston
    Mary Estey tombstone "hanged"; Mary Estey "hanged"

    Headstones
    Mary Estey headstone
    Mary Estey headstone

  • Notes 
    • ||||Mary and her sister Rebecca were among those accused at the Salem Witchcraft Trials and put to death by hanging on Gallows Hill. From her prison cell, she wrote:

      "...seeing we are unable to plead our own cause, nor is counsel allowed to those in our condition...you who are our judges...please be of counsel to us...direct us where in we may standin need. We are not conscious to ourselves of any guilt in the least degree of that crime whereof we are now accused...nor of any other scandalous evil, or miscarriage inconsistent withChristianity."