Mary Basset de Rich, Salem Witch Trials

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Mary de Rich (Bassett)

Birthplace: Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. William Basset, Sr. of Lynn, MA and Sarah Bassett
Wife of Michael Derich
Mother of John de Rich, Salem Witch Trials
Sister of William Bassett Jr.; Elisha Bassett; Elizabeth Bassett Proctor, Salem Witch; Sarah Elwell; John Bassett and 5 others

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About Mary Basset de Rich, Salem Witch Trials

Imprisoned for Witchcraft on 23 May 1692 in Salem Massachusetts. The Governor of the Colony had appointed a Commission of Judges to hold a court trail. Fourteen women and five men were hanged on Gallow's Hill near Salem. In 1693, twent-one peresons were tried, and eighteen were acquitted and three condemned. The Governor ordered one hundred fifty persons liberated and the Witchcraft trials ended.

Mary was imprisoned for 6 months

Mary Bassett was mentioned in the will of her father as Mary Ruck or Rich.

Source: 'Lilly Families in America', Charles Lilly, 1976, p 5. 'Salem Possessed', Paul Boyer & Stephen Nissenbaum, 1974, p 182, 184. 'The Devil Discovered', Enders A. Robinson, 1991, p 280, 290.

1692 NEng/MA Salem (V)* 1 DeRich, Mary f (Aka Rich, Mary de) Examined. Sister of Elizabeth Proctor and daughter of the Lynn Quaker, William Bassett Sr. (Sources: Boyer and Nissenbaum. The Salem Witchcraft papers. 1977; Heyrman, Christine. Commerce and Culture, The Maritime Communities of

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Mary Basset de Rich, Salem Witch Trials's Timeline

March 8, 1649
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
July 25, 1668
Age 19
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut