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Eunice Frye (Potter)

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Death: November 24, 1708 (67)
Andover, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Deacon Luke Potter and Mary Potter (Unknown)
Wife of Deacon John Frye
Sister of Eunice Potter infant and Rebecca Potter
Half sister of Elizabeth Jones; Mary Barrett; Judah Potter; Dorothy Brooks; Rememberance Corey and 3 others

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About Eunice Frye

Eunice (Potter) Frye (1641-1708), daughter of Deacon Luke Potter (1615 - 1697) and Mary Edmunds (1621 - 1710) was born on 2 February 1641 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony. She married John Frye (1633 - 1696) and they lived in Andover. Although both she and her husband were solid members of the church and her husband a deacon, she was arrested for witchcraft in September 1692.

When another Andover woman named Mary Osgood was examined on 8 September 1692, she confessed under pressure and named Eunice Frye, Abigail Barker, and Mary Lovett Tyler as having baptized her by the devil. There are no records of Eunice's examination, but she spent about 15 weeks in prison.

After several other arrests had taken place in Andover, Reverend Francis Dane gathered dozens of signatures on a petition pleading for their release, "...they have not only lived among us so inoffensively as not to give the least occasion to any that know them to suspect them of witchcraft, but by their sober godly and exemplary conversation have obtained a good report in the place, where they have been well esteemed and approved in the church of which they are members."

Eunice Frye was released under a £100 bond and she may never have been tried. She died sixteen years later at the age of 67 on 24 November 1708 at Andover.



That on the Twentieth Day of December Annoq Dm one thousand six hundred Ninty & two in the fourth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord & Lady William & Mary by the Grace of God of England &c: King & Queen Defenders of the faith &c: Personally came & Appeared before me George Corwin High Sheriffe for the County of Essex of the Province of the Massathuttets Bay in New England -- Deacon John Fry and John Osgood both of Andaver. Yeomen and Acknowledged themselves & Each of them Indebted Unto our sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen or the Survivors of them their Heires & Successors: in the summe of two hundred pounds to be leaved on their goods & Chattles, Lands & Tenements for the Use of our Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen or the Surviour of them If default be made in the Performance of the Condition Underwritten.

The Condition of the above written Recognizance is such That whereas Unis Fry Wife to the aboves'd Decon John Fry of Andaver afores'd is suspected & Accused of Committing Diverse Acts of Witchcrafts if therfore the: s'd: Unis fry afores'd: shall & do make her Personall Appearance before the Justices of our Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen at the Next Court of Assize of Oyer & Terminer next Generall Goal Delivery to be held for or within the County of Essex afores'd: to answer w't: shall be objected ag't: her on their Maj'ties behalfe Refering to the: witchcrafts and to do & Receive that: by which said Court shall be then & there Injoyned & not to depart without Lycence Then the above Recognizan[c] e to be void or Else to abide & Remaine in full force & virtue In Wittness whereof the above Named Persons: John Fry & John Ossgood have herunto sett their hand & seals this Twentieth Day of December in the year of our Lord one Thousand six hundred Ninty & two & in the forth year of their Maj'ties Reigne.

Joshua Conant

Robert Gray

Jn: Gyles

John Frie [Seal]

John Osgood [Seal]


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Eunice Frye's Timeline

February 2, 1641
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
November 24, 1708
Age 67
Andover, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)