This is about my 9th great Grandmother: Suzanna Towne/Hayward’s brother, William Towne had 3 daughters involved in the Salem witchcrafts:
- 1st daughter, Rebecca Towne/Nurse born in 1621, was hanged for witchcraft on June 19, 1692, at age 61 in Salem MA.
- Mary Towne/Estey, born in 1634, was hanged on Sept 22, 1692, during the Salem Witch trials at age 58
- Sarah Towne/Cloyes, born in 1642 was accused of witchcraft, in 1692 at age 53, and put into prison, and later released. She pressed charges for her unlawful arrest and the killing of her sisters. She received three gold sovereigns for each of them. The movie, Three Sovereigns For Sister Sarah is about this event.