Thomas Brattle

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Thomas Brattle was a noted critic of the witch trial proceedings. He authored a famous letter to an unnamed minister, in which he described the trial process and criticized methods employed by the magistrates.

The Basics

Full Name: Thomas Brattle
First Name: Thomas
Last Name: Brattle
Maiden Name:
Birth Date: 1658
Death Date: 1713
Father: Thomas Brattle Sr
Mother: Elizabeth Tyng
Spouse: [[]]
Marriage Date:
Town: Boston
Trial Role(s): critic
Trial Activity: critic
Notes: graduated Harvard College in 1676, merchant, politician
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 Thomas Brattle: Records


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