Rebecca Blake +

Female 1641 - 1721  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Rebecca Blake +  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Born Abt. 1641  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Gender Female 
    History … 19 Aug 1692  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rebecca and Mary Lacey are examined for the 1st time before the Salem Magistrates, and Rebecca confesses. Rebecca testifies that she allowed her son Daniel to be baptized by the devil. 
    History … 19 Aug 1692  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    While standing in the crowd watching the witch hangings, Rebecca is accused of causing a pinprick in the foot of another spectator and arrested. 
    History … 31 Aug 1692  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rebecca is examined for the 2nd time before the Salem Magistrates, and Rebecca confesses. Rebecca also implicates Margaret Toothaker and Abigail Faulkner. 
    History … 15 Sep 1692  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "Mary Walcott affirmed to the grand Inquest: that Rebecca Eames: hath afflicted her at the time of her examination." Also affirmed by Mary Warren and Ann Putnam. 
    History … 15 Sep 1692  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In two indictments, Rebecca is indicted for practicing and exercising detestable arts called witchcraft and sorceries upon Timothy Swan, and making a covenant with the evil spirit the Devil to serve and obey him. 
    History … 17 Sep 1692  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "Rebecca Eames, along with 9 others are condemned to die (by hanging). 4 of the 9 are executed just 5 days later on 22 Sep." Rebecca remains in prison. 
    History … 5 Dec 1692  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rebecca writes to the Governor requesting a pardon of her life. 
    History … Mar 1693  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "Governor Phips receives instructions from England to end the trials and all proceedings. Phips issues a proclamation stopping all further court proceedings against accused witches and pardons the remaining accused in jail." 
    History … 12 Sep 1710  Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rebecca writes to the General Court requesting £10.0.0 in compensation. 
    History … 17 Dec 1711  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "Governor Dudley issued his warrant for the purpose of carrying out a vote of the General Assembly" to pay £578.12.0 to 21 of them in compensation. Rebecca received £10.0.0. 
    Interesting …
    _WLNK http://historyofmassachusetts.org/timeline-of-the-salem-witch-trials/ 
    _WLNK http://www.17thc.us/primarysources/accused.php?id=59&pg=3 
    _WLNK https://books.google.com/books/about/The_History_of_Boxford_Essex_County_Mass.html?id=-7Jzk2EhcNgC 
    Buried May 1721  Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died 8 May 1721  Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 8, 9
    Person ID I242005293279  Our Family Tree
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2022 

    Father George Blake +,   b. Abt. 1617, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1698, Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Tweedy +,   b. Abt. 1615, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1702, Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Family ID F1618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Eames + |, I,   b. 1636, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1694, Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Abt. 1661  Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Hannah Ames,   b. 18 Dec 1661, Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft. 1694  (Age 33 years)
     2. Daniel Eames,   b. 7 Apr 1663, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft. 1695  (Age 32 years)
     3. Robert Ames, II,   b. 28 Feb 1667/1668
     4. John Ames +,   b. 11 Oct 1670, Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1724, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     5. Dorothy Ames,   b. 20 Dec 1674
     6. Jacob Ames,   b. 20 Jul 1677
     7. Joseph Ames,   b. 9 Oct 1681,   d. 27 Dec 1753  (Age 72 years)
     8. Nathan Ames,   b. 19 Nov 1685,   d. 11 Jan 1765  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F3971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt. 1641 - Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt. 1661 - Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory … - Rebecca and Mary Lacey are examined for the 1st time before the Salem Magistrates, and Rebecca confesses. Rebecca testifies that she allowed her son Daniel to be baptized by the devil. - 19 Aug 1692 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory … - While standing in the crowd watching the witch hangings, Rebecca is accused of causing a pinprick in the foot of another spectator and arrested. - 19 Aug 1692 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory … - Rebecca is examined for the 2nd time before the Salem Magistrates, and Rebecca confesses. Rebecca also implicates Margaret Toothaker and Abigail Faulkner. - 31 Aug 1692 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory … - "Mary Walcott affirmed to the grand Inquest: that Rebecca Eames: hath afflicted her at the time of her examination." Also affirmed by Mary Warren and Ann Putnam. - 15 Sep 1692 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory … - In two indictments, Rebecca is indicted for practicing and exercising detestable arts called witchcraft and sorceries upon Timothy Swan, and making a covenant with the evil spirit the Devil to serve and obey him. - 15 Sep 1692 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory … - "Rebecca Eames, along with 9 others are condemned to die (by hanging). 4 of the 9 are executed just 5 days later on 22 Sep." Rebecca remains in prison. - 17 Sep 1692 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory … - Rebecca writes to the Governor requesting a pardon of her life. - 5 Dec 1692 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory … - "Governor Phips receives instructions from England to end the trials and all proceedings. Phips issues a proclamation stopping all further court proceedings against accused witches and pardons the remaining accused in jail." - Mar 1693 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory … - Rebecca writes to the General Court requesting £10.0.0 in compensation. - 12 Sep 1710 - Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory … - "Governor Dudley issued his warrant for the purpose of carrying out a vote of the General Assembly" to pay £578.12.0 to 21 of them in compensation. Rebecca received £10.0.0. - 17 Dec 1711 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - May 1721 - Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 May 1721 - Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
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