Daniel Eames (Ames) (1663 - d.) MP

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Birthplace: Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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About Daniel Eames (Ames)

Daniel was accused of being a witch during the infamous Salem Witch Trails. It was alleged that his mother, Rebekah, gave his soul to the Devil when Daniel was a baby. Click on 'media' to read his trial.

Sydney Blake

Event: deserted his wife and had a child with Mary Case Misc (no was)

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He later had a daughter, Kezia, with Mary Case. The child was baptised on 1 Mar 1695/6 in Hartford, CT.

"Mary Case of Hartford comlayned of Daniel Eames late of boxford for begetting her with child whoe being examined the sayd Eames & Mary Case both in court acknowledged that they had committed folly together sometime in January last by which the sayd Mary Case is with child as she sayth & that sayd Daniels wickedness is aggravated in that he had a wife of his owne at that time he committed that folly. We seize & sentence him the sayd Daniel Eames to be severly whipt upon the naked body on Wednesday imediately after the lecture And the sayd Mary Case for her committing fornication with the sayd Eames whoe is a marryed person & his wife now Liveing we doe sentence her to pay a fine of six punds or be severly whipt on the naked body as soon as she shall be in a capacity to receive her punishment & we doe order the sayd Eames to depart the colony forthwith & to return to his wife and famaly as the law requires." "Session of the hartford County Court, 18 June 1695, Lt Col John Allyn, Mr Nath, Stanly and Capt Jacob Stanly, presiding." Vol. 5, p. 87 1 4

Sources

  1. TORREY: EIMES/EAMES?, Daniel (he deserted his wf) & Lydia WHEELER, prob m/2 John KELLY 1716; 15? Apr, 25 Apr 1683; Andover/ Boxford {Boxford Hist. 30; Eames-Ames (ms) 5; R. Wheeler 49; Essex Ant. 3:88; Wheeler 1080}

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Daniel Eames's Timeline

1663
April 7, 1663
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
1683
April 25, 1683
Age 20
Massachusetts
1688
March 5, 1688
Age 24
Boxford, Essex, MA, USA
1696
March 1, 1696
Age 32
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
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