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For other articles about people named Mary Parker, see Mary Parker (disambiguation)

Mary (Ayer) Parker of Andover, Mass., the daughter of John Ayer,[1] was executed September 22, 1692, with several others, for witchcraft in the Salem witch trials. She was 55 years old and a widow. Mary's husband, Nathan, died in 1685.[2] Nicholas Noyes officiated.

Her daughter, Sarah Parker, was also accused.[2][3]

Mary was an 8th great-grandmother of U.S. President George W. Bush who is a descendant or relative of up to 217 of the trials' participants.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Anderson, R.C., Reitwiesner, W.A., Roberts, G.B. (1977) "The Matrilinear Line of President Ford" The American Genealogist 53:56
  2. ^ a b Kelly, Jacqueline "The Untold Story of Mary Ayer Parker: Gossip and Confusion in 1692." Revised for presentation at the Berkshire Conference. June 2005.
  3. ^ Robinson, Enders A. "Salem Witchcraft and Hawthorne's House of Seven Gables." pp. 251-5. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books. 1992.

Further reading[edit]

Upham, Charles (1980). Salem Witchcraft. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 2 vv, v.2 pp 324–5, 480.

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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:08:56 -0700

Ruth Mary Parker, age 77, of Whitewater, WI, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at the Holton Manor in Elkhorn, WI. Ruth was born in Fort Atkinson, WI, on May 18, 1937, the daughter of Guy and Myrtle (Fergusen) Grant. She graduated from ...

Cal Coast News

Cal Coast News
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:19:20 -0700

The new nonprofit board includes President Mary Parker, Treasurer Antonette Higgins, and Torres-Hill's 20-year-old daughter Sofi Torres. According to the SLO Homeless Connection website, Sofi Torres “has volunteered with the homeless for 15 years.”.

Daily Herald

Daily Herald
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:03:17 -0700

“This is a brand new show for us,” said Mary Parker-Williams, assistant director of the musical. “It's really clever, smart comedy that I think is tastefully done, and very, very funny.” The play, written by Desert Star's artistic director, Scott ...

Boston Globe (subscription)

Boston Globe (subscription)
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:31:24 -0700

A goal on an unintentional cue-shot by Harvard's Kalley Armstrong with 13:26 left in regulation broke the scoreless tie, and Mary Parker added a shorthanded goal for the deciding score at 13:00 in Harvard's 2-1 win over Boston College in the Frozen ...
Harvard Crimson
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0700

Or, more regularly, they have played for the Crimson and the Eagles. “I have some really good friends on the BC team, which makes it fun playing against them,” said Harvard junior forward Mary Parker. “A lot of those local kids…play together over ...
Daily Herald
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0700

Leah Mary Parker, 93, of Orem, passed away March 14, 2015 in Lindon. Funeral Services will be Saturday, March 21, 2015, 11 a.m. in the Aspen Stake Center, 965 West 2000 North, Orem. Friends may visit with the family that morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. ...

Napa Valley Register

Napa Valley Register
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:13:48 -0800

Parker is survived by his loving family: parents John and Melinda Adams, brothers Colton and Dylan Adams, son Jackson Thomas, grandparents Clay and Mary Parker of Napa, CA and Dr. Charles and Edythe Adams of Hollywood, FL. He also leaves behind ...


Hockey and Wilderness
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 09:07:30 -0700

Mary Parker, who has 32 points on the season (one point fewer than Brandt has goals), is the only one who comes close. That said, what the Crimson really excel at is goaltending. Emerance Maschmeyer has been outstanding in her junior season, with a ...

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