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This article is about Mary Parker née Ayer. For other people, 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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Tue, 26 May 2015 07:49:30 -0700

It is home to a family of beavers. Pileated woodpeckers can be seen every day, and the local barred owl will hunt for crayfish right before your eyes. It is a fine home patch. Mary Parker Sonis is a naturalist, photographer and writer in Carrboro. You ...
Galesburg Register-Mail
Fri, 22 May 2015 07:15:00 -0700

In keeping with an established pattern, he wasn't out of prison long before he found himself incarcerated again in 2005. "Sterling was an institutional man," said Mary Parker, who says she had a relationship with Nicholson in 2005. "He had been in jail ...
Napa Valley Register
Sat, 23 May 2015 19:03:45 -0700

One of our members, Mary Parker, wrote a poem, "Ode to Your Old Automobile" as a "thank you" to the Kastner Honda Dealership and we wish to share with this with our community. To market, to market your old car must go. Its oil is leaking. The tires may ...


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 ...
The Banner-Graphic
Thu, 21 May 2015 19:26:15 -0700

Greencastle student, Mary Parker, who is in the Health Careers program, was recognized with an award to attend IUPUI where she will be studying nursing. Area 30 Career Center is able to grant awards each year to deserving students thanks to the ...
Sun, 03 May 2015 14:56:15 -0700

Seventy-one-year-old Mary Parker-Trowell, the wife of Vernon Trowell, 68, hit her husband over the head with a ceramic tissue box following an argument the two had been having in their home late Saturday night, according to the Marion County Sheriff's ...

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The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald
Wed, 27 May 2015 02:29:51 -0700

And Devizes duo Mary Jones and Sue Ochyra play Mary Parker-Smith (Wilton) and Cathy Hill (Warminster) respectively. The county ladies side open their bid for glory this season in the inter-county championship this Saturday at Devizes (1.30pm ...
Business 2 Community
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 19:01:34 -0800

Mary Parker Follett was a pioneering force in management and organizational theory. Her work laid a foundation for the way we manage our employees and businesses. Here is a fictional review that we think MPF would give a subordinate based on her ...

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