Person:John Hathorne (1)

m. Bef 1634
  1. Eleazer Hathorne1637 - Bef 1679/80
  2. John Hathorne1641 - 1717
  3. Anna Hathorne1643 - Abt 1712
  4. Elizabeth Hathorne1649 -
  5. William Hathorne - 1679
m. 22 Mar 1674/75
  1. John Hathorne1675 -
  2. Nathaniell Hathorne1678 -
  3. Capt. Joseph Hathorne1692 - 1762
Facts and Events
Name John Hathorne
Gender Male
Christening[1] 2 Aug 1641 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Birth[1] 4 Aug 1641 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 22 Mar 1674/75 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Ruth Gardner
Other? 1692 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Called upon to question witnesses and defendants in the Witch Trials
Death[2][3] 10 May 1717 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United StatesBurying Point Cemetery
Reference Number? Q15427574?

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John Hathorne (August 1641 – May 10, 1717) was a merchant and magistrate of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Salem, Massachusetts. He is best known for his early and vocal role as one of the leading judges in the Salem witch trials.

Hathorne was absent from the list of men appointed to the Court of Oyer & Terminer in June 1692. That court relied heavily on the spectral evidence, examinations, interrogations, and affidavits previously conducted by Hathorne, co-signed by Jonathan Corwin, and recorded by Rev. Samuel Parris and/or Ezekiel Cheever Jr. On September 22, 1692, the date of the final eight executions, Hathorne was present at a meeting (Sewall Diary) with Stoughton and Cotton Mather to discuss using court records in a new publication designed to promote the trials. Unlike Samuel Sewall, Hathorne is not known to have repented for his actions. He was a patrilineal ancestor of writer Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 William Hathorne, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    CHILDREN (birth dates from William Hathorne's own record [ EIHC 1:2]): iv JOHN, b. 4 August 1641 [sic]; bp. Salem 2 August 1641 [ SChR 18]; m. Salem 22 March 1674/5 Ruth Gardner.

  2. John Hathorne, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3. John Hathorne, in Find A Grave.