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Rebecca Blake Eames was among those accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials of 1692.

According to Essex County Mass. regional historian Sidney Perley ("Dwellings of Boxford, Essex County, Mass.", Published by Essex Institute, 1893) "...Rebecca was the witch of that name who was condemned to death for the crime of witchcraft in the memorable year of 1692. She was taken from the court room to the ancient gaol in Salem and confined there awaiting execution until the general delivery of the prisoners who were held there under sentence for the crime whereof she was condemned. Though she was not as pure-minded and of such a heroic nature as were some of the others of those who suffered at that time, yet her husband felt the trial through which they had passed, and died the next year. But she survived all her tribulations and did not die until 1721, when she was more than eighty years old. The family were poor in those times, but in the course of the next three-quarters of a century became affluent."

Born in February 1641 in Gloucester, Mass. Married Robert Eames, an immigrant from Bristol or Boxford England, in 1661 in Andover, Essex, Mass. Died May 8, 1721 in Boxford, Essex, Mass.


  • Hannah Eames, b 18 Dec 1661, d 8 Jul 1731, at Andover, Essex, Mass.
  • Daniel Eames, b 7 Apr 1663, d AFT 1695
  • Robert Eames, b 28 Feb 1667/68, d AFT 1698
  • John Eames, b 11 Oct 1670, d 24 Jul 1726 at Groto, Middlesex, Mass.
  • Dorothy Eames, b 20 Dec 1674
  • Jacob Eames, b 20 Jul 1677, d AFT 1700
  • Joseph Eames, b 9 Oct 1681, d 27 Dec 1753 at Boxford, Essex, Mass
  • Nathaniel Eames, b 19 Nov 1685, d 11 Jan 1765 at Boxford, Essex, Mass

The family lived on a farm south of what is now West Boxford near Stiles Pond.

Further reading[edit]

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

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Cecil Whig
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 02:21:08 -0800

She also recently spent several months completing the eight-hour narration for the novel “The Puritan Witch: The Redemption of Rebecca Eames” by Peni Jo Renner. She said Renner worked with her schedule because the author desired her talent. Will said ...
Barbados Advocate
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:45:00 -0800

... 'Velas Verdes' won the prize for Excellence in Strategic Planning and Execution; St. Winifred's Seth Evelyn and Lukas Marsh with 'Claim Surf Competition' won the Innovation in Sports Development prize; Lockerbie College's Rebecca Eames and Zoe King ...

Maine Antique Digest

Maine Antique Digest
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 09:41:15 -0700

A George III sterling silver lidded soup tureen made by Rebecca Eames and Edward Barnard I, London, circa 1809, with facial mounts and leaf-tip motif, weighing 112.1 troy ounces, garnered $10,890; and a pair of George III sterling silver covered round ...

ArtfixDaily (blog)

ArtfixDaily (blog)
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:45:00 -0700

Among the numerous pieces of fine sterling silver, one of the best items, a George III sterling silver lidded soup tureen made by Rebecca Eames and Edward Barnard I (London, circa 1809), with facial mounts and leap tip motif and weighing 112.1 troy ...
Herald-Mail Media
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 05:39:24 -0800

Most of the sources I read spelled her name Rebecca Eames, but there doesn't seem to have been much consistency in the 17th century when it came to spelling. Rebecca's children are the generation who adopted the current spelling, Ames. I think it was ...
Wed, 26 Apr 2006 16:03:45 -0700

Rounding out the top three is Victorian team Peter and Rebecca Eames in their 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera. Following two incidents on both the Sheffield and Quamby Brook stage the two crews involved were cleared of serious injuries by on-site Targa ...
Thu, 27 Apr 2006 06:13:40 -0700

Jim Richards has taken the lead on Day Two of the 15th Anniversary Targa Tasmania rally, while the two Lamborghini Gallardos made famous at last year's event by Paul Stokell and pro-golfer Stuart Appleby were today struck with a bout of bad luck, ...
Sun, 30 Apr 2006 04:15:00 -0700

... Geoff Taylor of Victoria, who finished third in the Shannons Classic Competition, also in a Porsche. Taylor and his navigator Lee Harper came in 56-seconds behind some fellow Porsche drivers; the father and daughter team of Peter and Rebecca Eames.

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