The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I00099
  • Name: Benjamin WILKINS 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: JUN 1652 in Salem, Essex, MA
  • Birth: ABT 1655 2
  • Death: 1715 in Salem, Essex, MA 1
  • Note:
    Along with his father Bray Wilkins, Benjamin gave testimony against John Willard, his nephew-in-law, during the Salem Witch Trials. John was executed for withcraft on 19 Aug 1692.

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    Testimony of Benjamin Wilkins (2 parts) against John Willard
    copied from University of Virgina website: virginia.edu:

    (Benjamin Wilkins and Thomas Flint v. John Willard)
    The Testimony of Benjamin Wilkins aged about [36 years] and Thomas Flint aged about: 46: years Testifieth [that] one the 16. day of may last: 1692: we being at the hous [of] henry wilkins where we saw his son Danell Wilkins [torn] [as] we judged at the point of death & Marcy Luis & Mary [Wolcot] being with us Tould us That John Willord & Goody Buckly [were] upon his Throat & upone his brest and presed him & [choked] him & to our bes judgment he was presed and choked [from the] time we saw him almost to death & the said Benjamin Wilkins continued with him til [torn] was about .3 howrs after & he altered not in the mannor [torn] Condisthtion only grew wors & wors till he died.

    Jurat in Curia
    by Ben: Wilkins

    (Reverse) Ben Wilkins Tho: Flintt

    ( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 105 )

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    (Benjamin Wilkins v. John Willard and Sarah Buckley)

    The Testimony of Benjamin Wilkns aged about. 36: years saith That about the 12: of may last Marcy Lues being at my fathers hous tould us that she saw john wilard and goody bucly upon my father wilkins presing his belly and my father complained of extreme paine in his bely at the same time: then John Putnam struck at the aperistions then Marcy Luis fel down & my father had ease emediatly:

    ( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 105 )




    Father: Bray WILKINS b: 1611 in Glamorganshire, Wales
    Mother: Hannah WAY b: BEF 3 MAR 1615/16 in Bridport, Dorset, England

    Marriage 1 Priscilla BAXTER b: JUN 1652 in Salem, Essex, MA
    • Married: 3 JUN 1677 in Salem, Essex, MA 1 2
    Children
    1. Has No Children Priscilla WILKINS b: 24 FEB 1677/78 in Salem, Essex, MA
    2. Has No Children Benjamin WILKINS b: 3 DEC 1679 in Salem, Essex, MA
    3. Has Children Anna WILKINS b: 31 OCT 1681 in Danvers, Essex, MA
    4. Has No Children Jonathan WILKINS b: 24 FEB 1682/83 in Salem, Essex, MA c: 9 NOV 1684 in Salem, Essex, MA
    5. Has No Children Sarah WILKINS b: 11 MAY 1686 in Salem, Essex, MA
    6. Has No Children Abigail WILKINS b: 12 SEP 1688 in Salem, Essex, MA
    7. Has No Children Priscilla WILKINS b: 21 APR 1691 in Salem, Essex, MA c: 7 JUN 1691 in Salem, Essex, MA
    8. Has No Children Daniel WILKINS b: 28 JUN 1693 in Salem, Essex, MA
    9. Has No Children Elizabeth (Eliza) WILKINS b: 25 FEB 1694/95 in Salem, Essex, MA

    Sources:
    1. Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Clarence Almon Torrey
      Page: 816
    2. Title: The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vol I-II, Robert Anderson, NEHGS, Boston 2000
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