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John Proctor

Ancestry of
John Proctor

Executed for Witchcraft, Salem 1692

Who was John Proctor?

John Proctor was baptized at Assington, Suffolk, England, on October 9, 1631, the son of Great Migration immigrants John and Martha (Harper) Proctor. The family arrived in New England aboard the Susan & Ellen in 1635.

In 1692, John Proctor was accused of witchcraft. His wife Elizabeth (Bassett) Proctor was also accused of witchcraft a short time before him. Both were convicted and sentenced to die at the Salem Witch Trials. However, Elizabeth was pregnant and had her sentence postponed until after the baby was born. John was hanged on 19 AUG 1692. Elizabeth was eventually given a reprieve and was not executed.

Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for John Proctor


John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

8th great-grandson


John Proctor

(c1594 - 1672)
Susan & Ellen passenger 1635



Chester Arthur

21st U.S. President

5th great-grandnephew
via John Proctor


Burl Ives

Singer and Actor

7th great-grandnephew
via John Proctor

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