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Elizabeth Canning (1734–1773) by Louis Philippe Boitard, pubd 1754 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Canning [married name Treat], Elizabeth (1734–1773), convicted perjurer, was born on 17 September 1734 in the City of London, the eldest of five surviving children of William Canning (d. 1751) and his wife, Elizabeth, who continued her husband's business of sawyer after his death. The family occupied two rooms in ...


Duston [née Emerson], Hannah (1657–1736?), captive of American Indians, was born in December 1657 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, one of fifteen children born to Michael Emerson, an English shoemaker and immigrant to the Massachusetts Bay colony, and his wife, Hannah, daughter of an original settler of ...


Jenny Hale Pulsipher

Hibbins, Ann (d. 1656), convicted witch, whose early years are obscure, may have been the sister of Richard Bellingham, a governor of Massachusetts. Claims to this effect are perhaps based on John Winthrop's statement that Bellingham was the brother-in-law of her husband, William Hibbins (...