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Mary Parker (Ayers / Eyres)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Newbury, MA, USA
Cause of death: Hanged as a Salem witch
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Eyres and Hannah E Ayer
Wife of Nathan Parker
Mother of John PARKER; James Brown PARKER; Hannah Tyler; Mary PARKER; Elizabeth Farnum and 4 others
Sister of John Ayres, II; Robert Ayers; Mary Agnes Fellows; Joannah Barker; Thomas Ayers and 10 others

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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.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ayergenealogy/salemwitchcraft.htm

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Mary Parker's Timeline

1634
1634
England
1653
December 20, 1653
Age 19
Newbury, Essex, MA
1655
August 14, 1655
Age 21
Andover, Essex, MA
1659
May 14, 1659
Age 25
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
1660
1660
Age 26
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
1663
January 28, 1663
Age 29
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1665
February 26, 1665
Age 31
Andover, Essex, MA
1670
April 3, 1670
Age 36
Andover, Essex, MA
1672
1672
Age 38
Andover, , MA
1676
April 3, 1676
Age 42
Andover, Essex, MA