|Birth: ||Feb., 1641|
|Death: ||May 8, 1721|
Parents: George and Dorathie Blake
Marriage: Robert Eames abt. 1660
ROBERT EAMES, an early inhabitant, probably came from Boxford, Eng. and resided near the Andover line. "He married, about 1660, Rebecca, eldest daughter of George Blake of Gloucester, who afterwards removed to Boxford, and became an early settler. She was rather of a loose character, and in 1692 was arrested as a witch, and condemned ; but was reprieved after seven months' imprisonment, and lived to be eighty-one years old, dying 8 May, 1721. She was imprisoned in August, 1692, reprieved in March, 1693; and her husband died 22 July following."
- from Sidney Perley, History of Boxford.
The family lived on a farm south of what is now West Boxford near Stiles Pond.
Hannah Eames, b 18 Dec 1661, d 8 Jul 1731, at Andover, Essex, Mass.
Daniel Eames, b 7 Apr 1663, d aft 1695
Robert Eames, b 28 Feb 1667/68, d aft 1698
John Eames, b 11 Oct 1670, d 24 Jul 1726 at Groton, Middlesex, Mass.
Dorothy Eames, b 20 Dec 1674
Jacob Eames, b 20 Jul 1677, d aft 1700
Joseph Eames, b 9 Oct 1681, d 27 Dec 1753 at Boxford, Essex, Mass
Nathaniel Eames, b 19 Nov 1685, d 11 Jan 1765 at Boxford, Essex, Mass
Rebecca: Eames: examined. before Salem Majestrats: Aug'st 19: 1692 She owned she had bin in the snare a monthe: or 2: and had bin perswaded to it: 3 monthes: & that the devil: apeared to her like a colt. very ugly: the first: time: but she would not own: that she had bin baptized by him. she did not know but that the devil did perswade her: to renounce god & christ & folow his wicked wayes & that she did take his Counsell: and that she did afflict Timo: Swan: she did not know but that the devil might ask: her body & soul: & she knows not but that she did give him soul & body: afterward she s'd she did do itt & that she would for sake god & his works: and the devil promised her: to give her powr: to avenge her selfe
Rebeca Eames further acknowledgeth & declareth that she was baptized aboute three years agoe in five Mile pond and that her son Daniell was also then baptized by the Divell, and that her son Daniell hath benne a Wizard aboute thurteene Yeares
Hannah Eames Foster (1661 - 1731)*
HERE LYES BURIED
THE BODY OF
DIED MAY Ye 8
1721 & IN THE 82d
YEAR OF HER AGE
Mount Vernon Cemetery
Created by: Bill Boyington
Record added: Jul 01, 2006
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