Mary Buckley Witheridge, Salem Witch Trials

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Mary Witheridge (Buckley)

Also Known As: "Witridge", "Withridge", "Whiteridge", "Whitridge"
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Buckley and Sarah Smith Buckley, Salem Witch
Wife of Sylvester Witheridge of Marblehead and Benjamin Proctor, Salem Witch Trials
Mother of Mary Wilson (Proctor); Priscilla Proctor and Sarah Proctor

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About Mary Buckley Witheridge, Salem Witch Trials

Mary Buckley Witheridge - The daughter of William and Sarah Smith Buckley, both she and her mother were arrested for witchcraft on 14 May 1692 and imprisoned.

At the time of her arrest Mary was already a widow, having earlier married Sylvester Witheridge of Marblehead. She and her mother were accused of having afflicted Mary Walcott and Ann Putnam, Jr. and were examined on May 18th. Elizabeth Hubbard and Mercy Lewis would also testify against her.

Though her father, William Buckley, was able to convince two pastors to speak in favor of her and her mother, it wouldn't be enough. Both were sent to prison.

After spending some eight months in prison both Sarah Smith Buckley and her daughter were found not guilty in January 1693 and were discharged after paying her fees. Mary would later marry Benjamin Proctor, who had also been accused of witchcraft, on 18 December 1694.

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Mary Buckley Witheridge, Salem Witch Trials's Timeline

December 8, 1694
Age 28
Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts
October 12, 1695
Age 29
Danvers, Essex Co., MA, USA
December 11, 1699
Age 33
Danvers, Essex Co., MA, USA
January 2, 1702
Age 36
Danvers, Essex Co., MA, USA