Margaret Prince (Skelling), Accused witch (c.1625 - 1706) MP

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Nicknames: "Skilling"
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
Managed by: James O'Rourke
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About Margaret Prince (Skelling), Accused witch

From Witches of Massachusetts

Margaret Skillings Prince (1625-1706) - Margaret was born to Mr. Skillings and Janet McIlwraith Skillings in 1625 in England. Somewhere along the line she immigrated to the America and she married Thomas Prince in Gloucester in 1649. The couple would have six children. Her husband, Thomas died on January 17, 1690. Two years later, the Widow Prince would be accused of witchcraft along with Elizabeth Dicer, also of Gloucester. The two were accused by Ebenezer Babson on behalf of his mother, the widow Eleanor Babson, on September 3, 1692. Interestingly, just weeks before his accusation, Babson had been involved in another paranormal (or paranoid incident) of spectral soldiers which were allegedly haunting him. Whether he was blaming this other incident on the two women is unknown. In any case, Margaret Prince was indicted and also accused of having afflicted Elizabeth Booth of Salem Village. Her daughter, Mary Prince Rowe, and granddaughter, Abigail Rowe were also accused. Margaret was released from the Ipswich on a £200 bond on December 15, 1692 and appears to have never been tried. She died on February 24, 1706 in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

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Margaret Prince, Accused witch's Timeline

1625
1625
England
1645
1645
Age 20
Gloucester, Essex, Ma
1650
October 24, 1650
Age 25
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1653
November 12, 1653
Age 28
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1658
July 19, 1658
Age 33
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1663
November 7, 1663
Age 38
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1665
1665
Age 40
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1706
February 24, 1706
Age 81
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts