Rebecca <I>Towne</I> Nurse


Rebecca Towne Nurse Famous memorial

Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth Borough, Norfolk, England
Death 19 Jul 1692 (aged 71)
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial Site* Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Memorial ID 5872 View Source

Salem Witch Trials Defendant. Convicted of practicing witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. In most cases, the bodies of those hanged or pressed were cast off into a shallow ditch, not deserving of a Christian burial due to the charge of witchcraft. However, the family of Rebecca Nurse, according to legend, got to her body, removed it from the ditch in Salem and possibly buried it in secret on the family farm in Salem Village (now Danvers, MA). Where, exactly, is lost to history. Several years after her execution, it was agreed that she had been innocent of being a witch. She was the daughter of Joanna (Blessing) and William Towne.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 12 Jul 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5872
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rebecca Towne Nurse (c.21 Feb 1621–19 Jul 1692), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5872, citing Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .