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Thorndike Proctor, I

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Birthplace: Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Danvers, Essex Co., MA
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Son of John Proctor, Salem Witch Trials and Elizabeth Proctor
Husband of Hannah Proctor and Sarah Allen
Father of Thorndike Proctor, Jr.; Nathan Proctor; Ebenezer Proctor; Jonathan Proctor and Benjamin Proctor
Brother of Elizabeth Proctor Very, Salem Witch Trials; Martha Proctor; Martha Mary Gowing; Mary Proctor and John Proctor
Half brother of Martha Proctor; John Proctor; Benjamin Proctor, Salem Witch Trials; Mary Proctor; Mary Proctor and 8 others

Occupation: yeoman
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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

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