About John Jackson, Sr., of Rowley
John Jackson, Sr. (1653-1718) of Rowley; his son John Jackson, Jr; and another man named John Howard were all accused of witchcraft by Susanna Post. The three were laborers in Rowley and are thought to have been related to Elizabeth Jackson Howe, who was hanged on 19 July 1692 for witchcraft.
A complaint was filed by Joseph Tyler and Ephraim Foster alleging that the three had committed acts of witchcraft against Rose Foster and Martha Sprague of Andover. A warrant was issued for their arrests on 25 August 1692. They were examined by Magistrate Hawthorne and others who issued an indictment and all three men were imprisoned. However, beyond their imprisonment, no other information is known.