Samuel Willard

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The Basics

Full Name: Samuel Willard
First Name: Samuel
Last Name: Willard
Maiden Name:
Birth Date: 1640
Death Date: 1707
Father: Simon Willard
Mother: Mary Sharp
Spouse: Eunice Tyng
Marriage Date: 1679
Town: Boston
Occupation: minister in Boston (3rd church)
Trial Role(s): trial critic, assisted escapes, accused
Trial Activity: critic of the trials, author of Some Miscellany Observations. Helped suspects escape. Named
Notes: 1664 married Abigail Sherman
Record Number(s): [1]
Link to case file at the Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project: [ Case File]
Link to records containing the name Samuel Willard: Records


  1. Rosenthal, Bernard, Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt, (New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009, ISBN 0521661668 ), Record number(s):

Summary Narrative

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Personal Life

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The Trials

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Literature & Film

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