Title: "Evidences of the Winthrops of Groton Co. Suffolk, England," Privately Printed 1894 - 1896, Copy No. 24 of 50"
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Note: John and Elizabeth Reade's daughter Martha, married Johnathan Corwin, known as the Witch Trials magistrate, whose son, .Sheriff George Corwin profited greatly from the trials, confiscating property and dividing the spoils. It was he who presided over the crushing of Giles Corey, which took place at a field that is now Howard Cemetery, overlooked by the old Salem Jail.
As a local magistrate and civic leader, Johnathan Corwin was called upon to investigate the claims of diabolical activity when a surge of witchcraft accusations arose in Salem and neighboring communities. He served on the Court of Oyer and Terminer, which ultimately sent nineteen to the gallows. All nineteen refused to admit to witchcraft and maintained their innocence.
John Corwin Margaret Winthrop May 1665 New London Conn son of Capt. George & Elizabeth (Herbert)Corwin
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