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Mercy Wright (Wardwell)

Also Known As: "Wardell"
Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Andover, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

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

Occupation: Accused witch
Managed by: Private User
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About Mercy Wright

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 Wright's Timeline

1673
October 3, 1673
Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1698
1698
Age 24
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
1700
July 24, 1700
Age 26
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
1711
August 5, 1711
Age 37
Andover Essex MA
1754
February 16, 1754
Age 80
Andover, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts