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George Corwin (Curwin)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Salem, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Corwin and Margaret (Winthrop) Corwin
Husband of Lydia Gedney Corwin and Susanna Corwin
Father of Bartholomew Corwin
Brother of Elisabeth Corwin; Lucy Corwin; Hannah Corwin and Samuel Corwin

Occupation: Sheriff
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About Salem Witch Judge George Corwin

George Corwin (February 26, 1666 – April 12, 1696) was the High Sheriff of Essex County, Massachusetts during the Salem witch trials.

George Corwin/Lydia Gedney Family

Father: John Corwin

Born:    1638     Marr:    1665    Died:    1683, possibly Salem
Mother:    Margaret Winthrop
Born:    1646     Died:    1697, MA
  Father:    Bartholomew Gedney
Born:    1640     Marr:    1662    Died:    1698 
Mother:    Hannah Clarke
Born:    1622     Died:    1696 
 
    
 George Corwin      
Born:    26 FEB 1665  - 
Marr:    23 APR 1688  - 
Died:    12 APR 1696  - 
Other Spouses:     Susannah Gedney     Lydia Gedney    
Born:     9 MAR 1663  - 
   
Died:     BEF 1693  - 
Other Spouses:       Lydia Gedney

 1.    Bartholomew Corwin   
Born:    21 JUN 1693  - MA
Marr:    1707  - Esther Burt  
Died:     MAY 1747  - Hunterdon Co., NJ 

----------------------------------------------------- George CORWIN [1666-1696] m1. Susanna GEDNEY [1663-1793] m2.1696 Lydia GEDNEY [1669-1700]

 George;  s/o John Corwin & Margaret Winthrop;  b. 26 Feb, 1655-6;  captain in Sir William Phips War of 1690 against Quebec;  sheriff of Essex County, Mass,;  married first Susanna and second, 7 May, 1696  Lydia Gedney;  criticized for carrying out his orders during the witchcraft trials of Salem, 1692;  died 12 Apr, 1696 in Salem 
 Susannah; d/o John
 Lydia;  d/o Hon. Bartholomew Gedney (sheriff of Essex Co, Mass)  & Hannah Clark;  born 9 Mar, 1663;  died 1763 in Salem

Note: the was a Bartholomew Gedney who was a magistrate during and participated in the Salem Witch Trials

Sources: - Corwin Genealogy (Curwin, Curwen, Corwine) in the United States - from The Early Germans for New Jersey/Corwin/Hunterdon And Warren Counties: George, 2nd son of John, persecuted until his death by the relatives of those put to death by him for witchcraft; had one child

http://www.paulturner.ca/Phillips/Harris/Corwin/corwin-dossiers.htm

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Salem Witch Judge George Corwin's Timeline

1665
February 26, 1665
Essex, Massachusetts

George Corwin Curwen in the Family Data Collection - Births
Name: George Corwin Curwen
Father: John Corwin
Mother: Margaret Winthrop
Birth Date: 26 Feb 1665
State: MA
Country: USA
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George Curwen in the American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
Name: George Curwen
Birth Date: 1667
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Volume: 38
Page Number: 474
Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 25 Jan 1904, 6597; 1 Feb 1904, 6597
Source Information
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1693
June 21, 1693
Age 28
Essex, Massachusetts
1696
April 12, 1696
Age 31
Massachusetts, United States

George Corwin Curwen in the Family Data Collection - Deaths
Name: George Corwin Curwen
Death Date: 12 Apr 1696
State: MA
Country: USA
Source Information
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April 12, 1696
Age 31
Salem, MA, USA

Birth: Feb. 26, 1666
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1696
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Colonial figure. He was the High Sheriff of Essex County in the Massachusetts Bay colony during the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria and carried out the arrests of the accused and the executions of the condemned. He also presided at the fatal interrogation, under torture, of accused Giles Cory, who was crushed to death with stones over a period of three days. Only in his mid twenties when he held the post, anecdotal history portrays the sheriff as particularly sadistic and corrupt. But official documents that survive indicate he carried out his duties according to the accepted practices and mores of the time. Reviled after the hysteria, when he died a man who was among the accused successfully put a lien on Corwin's corpse delaying its burial until his executors recompensed him for property seized by the sheriff. Later, Corwin's family buried him in the cellar of his house fearing his body might be seized by others seeking revenge or reimbursement. Years later, his remains were exhumed and quietly re-interred in the Corwin family tomb. Surviving evidence shows property seized by Corwin was used to maintain prisoners. Corwin was awarded the High Sheriff's post by Gov. William Phips after he distinguished himself in Phips' expedition against French Quebec in 1690. (bio by: Bob on Gallows Hill)

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Spouse:
Lydia Gedney Corwin (1669 - 1700)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Broad Street Cemetery
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Corwin Family Tomb
GPS (lat/lon): 42.51797, -70.89931

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Originally Created by: Bob on Gallows Hill
Record added: Dec 17, 2006
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