Abigail Williams and Elizabeth
Williams start to convulse and exhibit strange behavior. A couple of other girls in Salem begin to exhibit the same behavior.
Physicians are unable to figure out
what is causing the girls to convulse and determine the disease the work in Salem.
girls accuse Tituba, Sarah Good, and Sarah Osborne of bewitching them.
Tituba confesses to practicing witchcraft,
but Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne claim their innocents.
Martha Corey is accused of witchcraft.
Rebecca Nurse was denounced as a witch.
Elizabeth Proctor was denounced as
Abigail Hobbs, Briget Bishop, Giles
Corey, and Mary Warren were examained. Abigail Hobbs is the nly one to confess.
George Jacobs and his granddaughter, Margaret,
are examined. Margaret confesses that both she and her father are witches.
Sarah Osborne dies in jail.
Increase Mather returnes from England bringing
with him the new governor, Sir William Phips.
Governor Phips sets up the Court of Oyer and Terminer
to try all of the witchcraft cases. All evidence, including spectral, is used.
Martha Carrier, John Alden, Wilmott Redd, Elizabeth
Howe, and Phillip English are examined.
First session of the Court of Oyer and Terminer.
Briget Bishop is the first to be covicted of witchcraft and condemned to death.
Bishop is hanged in Salem in the first official hanging in the Salem Witch Trials.
Rebecca Nurse, Susannah Martin, Elizabeth
Howe, and Sarah Good and Sarah Wilde were executed.
John and Elibeth Proctor,
George Jacobs, Martha Carrier, George Burroughs, and John Williard are tried and condenmed.
After the executions of
20 people, Thomas Brattle wrote a letter to Governor Phips critizing the Salem Witch trials and Governor Phips ordered no
spectral evidence was allowed in the trials.
Governor Phips ends the
Court of Oyer and Terminer.
THe Superior Court
is created to try the remaining witch cases in May, 1693. No one is convicted in these trials.