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|Named Person:||Sarah Bridgman; Joseph Parsons; Mary Parsons; William Pynchon|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sarah Bridgman; William Branch; James Bridgman; William Hannum; Elizur Holyoke; Joseph Parsons; Thomas Stebbins
|Notes:||Depositions taken in the case of Parsons v. Bridgman; suit brought by Joseph Parsons against Sarah Bridgman for slanderously accusing his wife, Mary Parsons, of being a witch. Cf. Colonial justice in western Massachusetts (1639-1702): The Pynchon court record, p. 176.
Two of the witnesses, William Branch and Thomas Stebbins, make reference to William Pynchon (1590-1662), judge in Agawan, near Springfield, Mass. from 1639 to 1651. Cf. HLS MS 4344.
At end: "This is a true copy of the testimonys taken out of the original by Elizur Holyoke."
|Description:||2 sheets (4 p.) ; 35 x 19.5 cm.|