Salem Witch Trial JurymenNew walter crean(View posts) Posted: 29 Dec 2004 9:52PM GMT Classification: Query Surnames: FISKE, BATCHELDER, DANE, EVELITH, PERLEY, PEABODY, PERKINS, SAYER, ELLIOTT, HERRICK this is the information on the twelve jurymen that i know so far:
capt. THOMAS FISKE, foreman (1632-1707) deacon WILLIAM FISKE (1642-1728) JOHN BATCHELDER (1638-1698) capt. THOMAS FISKE, JR. (1659-1723) JOHN DANE (1645-1707) JOSEPH EVELITH (1641-1745) deacon THOMAS PERLEY (1641-1709) capt. JOHN PEABODY (1642-1720) THOMAS PERKINS (1659-1722) SAMUEL SAYER ANDREW ELLIOTT (1627-1704) HENRY HERRICK (1640-1702)
capt. thomas fiske and deacon william fiske were thrid cousins once removed; capt. thomas fiske, jr., and deacon william fiske were fourth cousins; deacon thomas perley and capt. john peabody were brother-in-law, as capt. peabody sister was married to perley. thomas perkins is the nephew to accused witch mary (perkins) bradbury, but he was also a first cousin to accused witches sarah (wildes) bishop and phoebe (wildes) day (they were sisters); and henry herrick was a second cousin to marshal george herrick of essex county, massachusetts. samuel sayer, though, is still a mystery to me as i know nothing about him. he is the one that i am searching for more information on as to birth and death dates, town he was from when bcame a juror. i do know this of the other eleven:
capt. thomas fiske, foreman, is from wenham deacon william fiske is also from wenham john batchelder is also from wenham capt. thomas fiske, jr., is also from wenham john dane is from ipswich joseph evelith is also from ipswich deacon thomas perley is from boxford capt. john peabody is also from boxford thomas perkins is from topsfield samuel sayer andrew elliott is from beverly henry herrick is also from beverly
any information concerning samuel sayer would be greatly appreciated as i am researching a book on the 1692 salem witch trials.