Person:Giles Corey (1)

Giles Corey
b.Abt 1611
  • HGiles CoreyAbt 1611 - 1692
  • W.  Margaret (add)
  1. Martha CoreyAbt 1655 - Bef 1686
  2. Elizabeth CoreyAbt 1660 -
  3. Margaret Corey
  4. Mary Corey
  • HGiles CoreyAbt 1611 - 1692
  • WMary BrightAbt 1621 - 1684
m. 11 Apr 1664
Facts and Events
Name Giles Corey
Alt Name Giles Coree
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt 1611
Marriage to Margaret (add)
Marriage 11 Apr 1664 to Mary Bright
Marriage to Martha Corey
Death[1] 19 Sep 1692 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Pressed to death for refusing to plead to charges of witchcraft
Reference Number? Q1354988?

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Giles Corey ( August 1611 – September 19, 1692) was an English-born American farmer who was accused of witchcraft along with his wife Martha Corey during the Salem witch trials. After being arrested, Corey refused to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. He was subjected to pressing in an effort to force him to plead—the only example of such a sanction in American history—and died after three days of this torture.

Corey is believed to have died in the field adjacent to the prison that had held him, in what later became the Howard Street Cemetery in Salem, which opened in 1801. His exact grave location in the cemetery is unmarked and unknown. There is a memorial plaque to him in the nearby Charter Street Cemetery.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Giles Corey, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.