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Nehemiah Abbott, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Nehemiah Abbott, Sr. and Johanna Abbott
Brother of Jonathan Abbott; Jo Abbott; John Abbott; John Abbott; Dorothy Abbott and 6 others
Half brother of Mary Jackson (Abbott)

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(Examination of Nehemiah Abbott, Jr. )

The examination of Nehemiah Abbot , at a court at Salem village,

by John Hawthorne and Jonathan Corwin Esqrs. 22nd April 1692 . 

What say you, are you guilty of witchcraft, of which you are sus-

pected , or not? No Sir, I say before God, before whom I stand, that 
I know nothing of witchcraft. Who is this man? Ann Putman named 
him. -- Mary Walcot said she had seen his shape. What do you say to 
this? I never did hurt them. Who hurt you Ann Putman ? That man. 
I never hurt her. Ann Putman said, he is upon the beam. Just such a 
discovery of the person carried out, and she confessed; and if you 
would find mercy of God, you must confess. -- If I should confess 
this, I must confess what is false. Tell how far you have gone, who 
hurts you? I do not know, I am absolutely free. As you say, God 
knows. If you will confess the truth, we desire nothing else that you 
may not hide you guilt, if you are guilty, and therefore confess if so. 
I speak before God that I am clear from this accusation. What, in all 
respects? Yes in all respects. Doth this man hurt you? Their mouths 
were stopped. You hear several accuse you, though one cannot open 
her mouth. I am altogether free. Charge him not unless it be he. This 
is the man say some, and some say he is very like him. How did you 
know his name? He did not tell me himself, but other witches told 
me. Ann Putman said, it is the same man, and then she was taken with 
a fit. Mary Walcot , is this the man? He is like him, I cannot say it is 
he. Mercy Lewis said it is not the man. They all agreed, the man had 
a bunch on his eyes. Ann Putman , in a fit, said, be you the man? ay, 
do you say you be the man? did you put a mist before my eyes? 
Then he was sent forth till several others were examined. When he was 
brought in again, by reason of much people, and many in the win- 
dows so that the accusers could not have a clear view of him, he was 
ordered to be abroad, and the accusers to go forth to him and view 
him in the light, which they did, and in the presence of the magis- 
trates and many others discoursed quietly with him, one and all 
acquitting him, but yet said he was like that man, but he had not the 
wen they saw in his apparition, Note, he was a hilly faced man and 
stood shaded by reason of his own hair, so that for a time he seemed 
to some by-standers and observers, to be considerably like the person 
the afflicted did describe. 

Mr. Samuel Parris , being desired to take in writing the examina-

tion of Nehemiah Abbot , hath delivered it as aforesaid, and upon 
hearing the same did see cause to dismiss him. 

Nehemian Abbott Jr. was 27 years old at the time of the Salem Witch Trials.

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Nehemiah Abbott, Jr.'s Timeline

1619
1619
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
1706
March 1706
Age 87
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts