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Richard Carrier

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: November 16, 1749 (75)
Colchester, New London, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Morgan Carrier alias Morgan and Martha Carrier (executed for witchcraft, 1692)
Husband of Elizabeth Carrier and Thankful Carrier
Father of Elizabeth Pinney; John Carrier; Mehitable Wentworth; Amos Carrier and Timothy Sr. Carrier
Brother of Andrew Carrier, Salem Witch Trials; Jane Carrier; Thomas Carrier; Sarah Carrier Chapman, Salem Witch Trials; Hannah Wood and 7 others

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About Richard Carrier, Salem Witch Trials

Richard Carrier (1674-1749) - The son of Thomas and Martha Allen Carrier of Andover, Richard and his siblings would be examined after their mother was arrested for witchcraft on May 28, 1692. All four children would confess to witchcraft and be imprisoned.

Just a week later, their mother, Martha Allen Carrier, was hanged on August 19, 1692. The children would later be released.

{at age 18}(Richard) was tortured before his testimony by hanging him by his heels "until the blood was ready to come out of his nose" or until he said what his interrogators wanted to hear.

He died in Colchester, Connecticut in November, 1749 and was interred at the Old Burying Ground.

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Richard's 1st wife Elizabeth Sessions had been tried for becoming pregnant out of wedlock

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Richard Carrier, Salem Witch Trials's Timeline

July 19, 1674
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
June 3, 1695
Age 20
Andover, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
March 16, 1697
Age 22
Age 24
April 16, 1702
Age 27
Colechester, New London, Connecticut
July 3, 1722
Age 47
Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, United States
November 16, 1749
Age 75
Colchester, New London, Connecticut