Mercy Wardwell Wright, Accused Witch

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Mercy Wright (Wardwell)

Also Known As: "Wardell", "Mercy"
Birthplace: Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel Wardwell and Sarah Hooper Wardwell, Accused Witch
Wife of John Wright
Mother of Mercy Wilson; Experience Willard and Susanna Wright
Sister of Thomas Wardwell; Samuel Wardwell, II; Elizabeth Wardell; William Wardwell; Eliakim Wardwell and 1 other
Half sister of Sarah Johnson

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About Mercy Wardwell Wright, Accused Witch

Mercy Wardwell - (1673-1754) - Daughter of Samuel Wardwell and Sarah Hooper Hawkes, 19 year-old Mercy was charged with witchcraft and arrested shortly after her father was imprisoned for the same crime. Her mother, Sarah Wardwell, and half-sister, Sarah Hawkes, were also charged.

On 15 September 1692, Mercy confessed to having been baptized by the Devil and to having afflicted Martha Sprague, Rose Foster, and Timothy Swan. She was imprisoned, never tried, and was later released.

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Mercy Wardwell Wright, Accused Witch's Timeline

October 3, 1673
Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
August 31, 1697
Age 23
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 24
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
July 24, 1700
Age 26
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
August 5, 1711
Age 37
Andover Essex MA
February 16, 1754
Age 80
Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts