Salem Witch Trials


Elizabeth Proctor Biography

  • She was John's third wife and married to him for 18 years.
  • She was in charge of running the family tavern.
  • Elizabeth fought on two occasions with Robert Stone over an unpaid bar tab.
  • Her grandmother, Ann B. Lynn, was once suspected of witchcraft.
  • Mary Warren testified that Elizabeth tried to make her sign the "Devil's Book."
  • Since she was pregnant at the time of her condemnation, she was able to avoid execution at her appointed time.
  • By the time she had her child, those convicted of witchcraft had been pardoned. Thus, her unborn child saved her life.
  • Although pardoned, she was still a convicted felon in the eyes of the law and barred from claiming any of her husband's property.
  • On December 17, 1710, 578 pounds and 12 shillings was paid to her in restitution for her husband's death.
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