Rocky Hill Witches in the 1600's: Fact or Fiction?

According to the Connecticut State Library, twenty people were accused of witchcraft in Connecticut during the seventeenth century. But, were there any documented witches from Rocky Hill?


The first person executed for witchcraft in the American colonies was Alice Young of Windsor, CT who accused of preparing herbal remedies for her neighbors. Young’s execution started the infamous witch-hunt of the seventeenth century that eventually culminated in the Salem witch trials nearly half a century later.

According to information provided on the Rocky Hill Historical Society web-page, twenty people in total were accused of witchcraft in Connecticut in the 1600's.

But, were any of those accused witches from Rocky Hill?

According to the Rocky Hill Historical Society, until the year 1843, Rocky Hill was a part of Wethersfield, known as Stepney Parish. Six people from Wethersfield were found guilty of witchcraft during the "Witch Hysteria" in New England; some were even convicted and executed.

For additional information on the Connecticut Witch Hysteria, visit the Rocky Hill Historical Society.


Harry October 24, 2012 at 02:47 PM
I caught my wife flying around on her broom last night, I've always been a bit suspicious


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