Rebecca Nurse (born Towne)

Born:Feb 16 1621 In:  Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Died:July 19 1692 (at age 71)In:  Gallows Hill, Town of Salem, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts


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Immediate family

William Towne, of Topsfield
Her father
Joanna (BLESSING) Towne (born Blyssynge)
Her mother
Martha Blessing Preston (born Towne)
Her sister
John Towne
Her brother
Gardner Towne
Her brother
Susanna (TOWNE) Hayward (born Towne)
Her sister
Edmund Towne
Her brother
Jacob Towne, Senior
Her brother
Mary Estey (born Towne)
Her sister
Joseph Towne
Her brother
Sarah Cloyes (born Towne)
Her sister
Uriah Towne
Her brother


convicted as witch, hanged in Salem Village

Contact information

Salem Village Historic District

Source citations

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Citation text:
Rebecca Nurse (born Towne)
Gender: Female
Alias name: Salem Witch Trial
Birth: Feb 16 1621 - Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Baptism: Feb 21 1621 - St Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Occupation: convicted as witch, hanged in Salem Village
Marriage: Spouse: Francis Nurse, Sr. - Aug 24 1644 - First Church, Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Death: July 19 1692 - Gallows Hill, Town of Salem, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Burial: July 22 1692 - Nurse Family Burying Ground, Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Father: William Towne, of Topsfield
Mother: Joanna Towne (born Blessing)
Husband: Francis Nurse, Sr.
Children: John Nurse, Sr., Rebecca Preston (born Nurse), Sarah Bowden (born Nurse), Elizabeth Russell (born Nurse), Samuel Nurse, Sr., Nathaniel Michael Nurse, Mary Tarbell (born Nurse), Francis Nurse, Jr., Benjamin Nurse, Martha Nurse
Siblings: John Towne, Susanna Towne, Edmund Towne, Jacob Towne, Senior, Mary Estey (born Towne), Joseph Towne, Sarah Cloyes (born Towne)
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