Proctor was born in Assington, England on October 9,
Abigail Williams July 12, — c. October was one of the initial accusers in the Salem witch trialswhich led to the arrest and imprisonment of more than innocent people suspected of witchcraft.
Tituba, a slave at the time, was the first to be accused of witchcraft. Williams was twelve years old at the time, and she was living with her uncle, local minister Rev.
Samuel Parris in Salem after Native Americans killed her parents during a raid. Her parents names were Joseph and Abigail Rogers. Abigail Rogers later became Abigail Parris Williams.
According to eyewitness Rev. Deodat Lawsonshe and Betty began to have fits in which they ran around rooms flailing their arms, ducking under chairs, and trying to climb up the chimney.
It is claimed that her body contorted into apparently impossible positions. Samuel Parris decided to call in a doctor to determine whether or not these afflictions were medical. William Griggs had difficulty understanding the actions of the two young girls.
He believed that it was not a medical issue and suggested that it must be witchcraft. The theory was that the dog would exhibit similar symptoms if Abigail and Betty were bewitched, and it would prove that witchcraft was indeed being practiced. Three women were arrested for suspicion of witchcraft on February 29, Sarah GoodSarah Osborneand Tituba herself.
Sarah Good was hanged and Sarah Osborne died in prison. Tituba was released from jail a year later, when Rev.
Samuel Parris paid her fees for release. Caporael  put forward the hypothesis that these strange symptoms may have been caused by ergotismthe ingestion of fungus-infected rye. This explanation has not been widely accepted. Her age in the play had been raised to She was portrayed by Winona Ryder in the film adaptation of the play.
It was released by Cuca Records. A Spanish punk rock group named Abigail's Cross depicts Abigail on both of their album covers. Vintage, Retrieved March 16, The Social Origins of Witchcraft.
Harvard University Press, pp. Harvard University Press, p. Witchcraft in Early North America. Northeastern University Press, pp. Baker, A Storm of Witchcraft: Oxford University Press,Court records show Abigail Williams testified during a witch trial in Salem on June 3, , but she disappeared from public record after that.
One of the speculations about what happened to her after her disappearance include her never getting married and dying a single woman.
Possibly the best known and best documented of all witch trials, the Salem Witch Trials were a series of hearings before local magistrates followed by county court trials to prosecute people accused of witchcraft in a variety of towns across Massachusetts Bay .
John Proctor was a successful farmer and the first male to be named a witch during the Salem Witch Trials of Proctor was born in Assington, England on October 9, Children.
The witchcraft crisis in Essex County, Massachusetts in has long been known for its unusual list of accused witches. The high proportion of men accused of witchcraft in the crisis has been noted by historians for decades, as has the unusual preponderance of wealthy, influential citizens and upstanding church members.
Abigail Williams. Abigail Williams was one of the main accusers in the Salem Witch trials. The year-old niece of Reverend Samuel Parris showed signs of fits and hysterics in mid-January In the winter of , two young girls in Salem Massachusetts began what would become the country's largest witch hunt.