Thorndike Proctor, I

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About Thorndike Proctor, I

Thorndike Proctor (1672-1759) was the son of John Proctor who was hanged as a witch during the Salem Witch Trials and his second wife, Elizabeth Thorndike.

Thorndike assisted his half-brother Benjamin Proctor in urging the government in making reparations to the family, as everything the family had owned was confiscated upon their fathers arrest. This left them little to nothing to support their other siblings.

He purchased the Groton Farm from the Downings of London, following the hanging of his father. The farm was renamed Downing Farm. Thorndike subsequently sold nearly half of the Downing Farm to his half-brother Benjamin Proctor. Eight generations of Proctors resided here until 1851.


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Thorndike Proctor, I's Timeline

July 15, 1672
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
June 2, 1698
Age 25
Salem, Essex Co., MA
October 18, 1698
Age 26
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
August 16, 1702
Age 30
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
August 2, 1705
Age 33
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
June 1758
Age 85
Danvers, Essex Co., MA
April 25, 1957
Age 85
April 25, 1957
Age 85