Easty, Mary

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Mary Easty

The story of Mary Easty, the 58-year-old sister of Rebecca Nurse and Sarah Cloyce from Topsfield usually draws the portrait, now

legendary, of a courageous martyr fighting for her innocence. Her case gives insight into the workings of the trials, and her

eloquent and legally astute petitions have been said to help bring them to an end.

See Also

Important Persons in the Salem Court Records Salem Witch Trials, Univ. of Virginia

Salem possessed; the social origins of witchcraft by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum 1974.