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Sarah Cloyce née Towne was the sister of Rebecca Nurse and Mary Easty. She was accused of witchcraft but never indicted by a grand jury in the Salem Witch Trials.

In Fiction

In the short story entitled Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne which is a social criticism of Puritan culture, a character named Goody Cloyse addresses the devil, confessing to practicing witchcraft. It is a shock to the protagonist as she taught him his catechism in youth. She makes a reference to "...that unhanged witch, Goody Cory..." {Hawthorne 3], a very possible reference to Martha Corey. [2]

References

1. Timeline of the Salem Witch Trials http://www.salemwitchtrials.com/timeline.html

2. "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne http://www.online-literature.com/hawthorne/158/


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