How was Tituba punished?
Betty and Abigail were too young to be witnesses in a legal case, and Samuel might have suspected that they were lying. So, Tituba was not arrested, but Samuel punished her anyway. Many years later, she revealed that Samuel beat her for weeks until she confessed to being a witch.
Who were the accusers of witchcraft?
The core group of Salem accusers included Elizabeth Parris (9), Abigail Williams (11), Ann Putnam Jr (12), Elizabeth Hubbard (17), Susannah Sheldon (18), Mary Walcott (18), Mercy Lewis (19) and Mary Warren (20).
Who was the only accuser to apologize?
|Born||October 18, 1679 Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony|
|Died||1716 (aged 36–37) Massachusetts Bay Colony|
|Known for||Accuser in the Salem witch trials|
|Parent(s)||Thomas Putnam (father) Ann (née Carr) Putnam (mother)|
What is the truth behind the Salem witch trials?
The Salem witch trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft—the Devil’s magic—and 20 were executed. Eventually, the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted.