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Provided Southwick Gaskill
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1641
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1728
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Quaker Heroine

Provided Southwick, a Quaker, was arrested in 1658 for her beliefs and fined by the County Courts of Salem, Massachussetts. She was sentenced for siding with the Quakers and for non-attendance at services of the established church. The sentence being that she be sold into slavery to the English, either in the Barbados or Virginia. "The attempted sale of Provided Southwick was probably the only instance in America where a white girl was put up at auction as a slave due to religious beliefs." 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Lawrence Southwick (1598 - 1660)
  Cassandra Burnell Southwick (1598 - 1660)
 
 Spouse:
  Samuel Gaskill (1639 - 1720)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Southwick (1620 - 1672)*
  Provided Southwick Gaskill (1641 - 1728)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Thomas
Record added: May 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37521293
 


-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 11, 2014
RIP My 7th GGAunt.
- Clarissa Stegeman
 Added: May. 27, 2014
RIP my 7thggm - and thank-you for the rebellious streak...
- Penny Collins
 Added: May. 10, 2014
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