Person:Mary Ayer (6)

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Mary Ayer
b.abt 1637
m. abt 1653
  1. John Parker1653 - 1738
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Name Mary Ayer
Alt Name Mary Ayers
Gender Female
Birth[1] abt 1637
Marriage abt 1653 to Nathan Parker
Death[1] 22 Sept 1692 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United StatesHanged as a witch


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Mary (Ayer) Parker of Andover, Mass., was executed September 22, 1692, with several others, for witchcraft in the Salem witch trials. She was 55 years old and a widow. Mary's husband, Nathan, died in 1685. Nicholas Noyes officiated.

Her daughter, Sarah Parker, was also accused.[1]

Mary was an 8th great-grandmother of U.S. President George W. Bush who is a descendant or relative of up to 217 of the trials' participants.


Typically listed as the child of Family:John Eyre and Hannah Evered (1), but usually without direct evidence (John's will lists a daughter Mary, but with no married name). The descent to George H.W. Bush and George Bush (3) is based on her identification as the wife of William Fellows and mother of Ephraim b. 1641. If the woman who died at Salem was in her 50s, she was a generation younger than Ephraim's mother.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Mary Parker, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).