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 Ann Pudeator

Ann Pudeator

Birth
England
Death 22 Sep 1692 (aged 70)
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 8302 · View Source
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Salem Witch Trial Defendant. Of all those accused as witches, she is one of those about whom the least is known. Nothing is know of her origins, she first appeared in the historic record on the certificate of inventory for the estate of her first husband, Thomas Greenslade, following his death in 1674. A widow with five children, speculation suggests she then worked as a midwife and nurse. About 1676, she married her widowed neighbor, a blacksmith, Jacob Pudeator, who was about two decades her junior. When he died in 1682, he left his property to Ann. She became caught in the accusations of witchcraft, and a warrant for her arrest was issued on May 12, 1692. She denied having ever even met those who were claiming to be afflicted. She was accused of killing her second husband, his first wife, and to women who had been her patients. She maintained her innocence, and insisted that she did not know her accusers, who bore false witness against her. She was found guilty and condemned, and was among the last of the executions resulting from the Salem Witch trials. On September 22, she and Martha Corey, Margaret Scott, Mary Easty, Alice Parker, Mary Parker, Wilmott Redd, and Samuel Wardwell were hanged on Gallows Hill, their bodies then disposed of in an unmarked, common grave, now lost. In 1957, the state of Massachusetts formally apologized for the witch trials.

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  • Added: 25 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8302
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ann Pudeator (13 Nov 1621–22 Sep 1692), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8302, citing Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .