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Mary Parker (Ayer)

Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Cause of death: Hanged as a Salem witch
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Ayer, Sr. and Hannah Ayer
Wife of Nathan Parker, Sr.
Mother of John PARKER; James Brown PARKER; Mary Richardson; Hannah Tyler; Elizabeth Farnum and 6 others
Sister of John Ayres, II; Robert Ayer; Thomas Ayers; Rebecca Keyser; Cornet Peter Ayer and 5 others

Occupation: Accused of witchcraft, hanged on Sept 22, 1692
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About Mary Parker

Mary Ayer, daughter to John and Hannah, married Nathanial Parker. Mary (Ayer) Parker was accused of witchcraft in 1692. Mary Parker refused to confess during the witchcraft trials saying, "I know nothing of it, there is another woman of the same name in Andover." She was refering to her sister-in-law, Mary Parker, the aged and senile widow of Joseph Parker" [ref Woodward, Records of Salem Witchcraft, 2:163-154]

On September 17, 1692 Margaret Scott, Wilmott Redd, Samuel Wardwell, Mary Parker, Abigail Faulkner, Rebecca Eames, Mary Lacy, Ann Foster, and Abigail Hobbs were tried and condemned.

On September 22, 1692 Martha Corey, Margaret Scott, Mary Easty, Alice Parker, Ann Pudeator, Wilmott Redd, Samuel Wardwell, and Mary Parker were hanged.

Mary (Ayer) Parker was buried in an unmarked grave, somewhere in Salem Massachusetts.

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Mary Parker's Timeline

December 20, 1653
Age 19
Newbury, Essex, MA
August 14, 1655
Age 21
Andover, Essex, MA
April 14, 1657
Age 23
Andover, Essex, MA, USA
May 14, 1659
Age 25
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
January 28, 1663
Age 29
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
February 26, 1665
Age 31
Andover, Essex, MA
April 3, 1670
Age 36
Andover, Essex, MA
Age 38
Andover, Essex, MA
April 3, 1676
Age 42
Andover, Essex, MA