Governor Phips created the
Court of Oyer and Terminer to hear the rest of the trials left. The Court of Oyer and terminer did not take spectral
evidence, so nobody was condemed. The last trial was held in January of 1693, with the count od deaths as 19
people by hanging and one by crushing rocks.
of the Salem witch trials was severe. Many people were stuck in jail, unable to pay for their stay during the
trials. Other people who were convicted had their land conviscated leaving families broke and homeless.
Reverend Joseph green replaced Samuel Parris. He tried
to restore some order to the congregation by seating the accusers next to the accused. This helped a little bit and restored
some people back to the congregation.
Many people after
the salem witch trials could not get along with each other like the accusers and the familes of the accused. Many people
tried to repent their accusation and make public apologies to the families of the accused and to Salem. Many people did forgive,
but many families still felt it was not enough.
Since the Salem Witch trials has
ended, there has been no more deaths because of witchcraft or an accusation of one. The Salem Witch Trials has left such an
effect on Salem Village that it was renamed Danvers and is called that to this day.
During the Salem witch trials, many people left
their houses and chores unatended and the trials disturbed the planting season, resulting in crop failures
and epidemics in Salem.
Salem's Politics were also affected.
The Essex County Court declared that the Salem Village commitee was being neglected and that they would be dismissed and replaced
by an anti- Parris commitee.
Reverend Samuel Parris hearing his
job was in jeopardy so he decided to make a "meditation for Peace" sermon, admitting that he put to much weight on spectral
evidence, but he did not gain the forgiveness from Salem and agreed to move out of Salem.
|Trial of an Accused Witch in Salem