Ancestral File Number: G1V4-6S.
According to Marlene Wilkinson, Grace, wife of Osman, was accused of witchcraft 10 years before the Salem Witch Trials. Osman and the husbands of the other 3 accused women sued the accuser and won the lawsuit. The accuser had to apologize and say it was not true. He had to do this in front of the congregations of the churches in Gloucester, Salem, and Ipswich. The sources Marlene Wilkinson refers to are: "Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts" (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1911) Volume 1, Page 301, 325, ; "History of the Town of gloucester, Capt Ann," by John J. Babson, (Gloucester: Procter Brothers, 1860) p. 52 & 53 lists all of the above men plus Capt. Perkins, as residents of Gloucester, or proprietors of its, soil, from the time of its permanent settlement to the close of 1650; and she first learned of the accusation from Walter Goodwin Davis's "The Ancestry of Phoebe Tilton" (Portland, ME: Anthoensen Press, 1947) page 92.
Grace married Osmand Dutch- [MRIN: 650], son of Robert Dutch- and Unknown, on 20 Mar 1628 in Bridport, Dorsetshire, England.1 (Osmand Dutch- was born in 1584 in Bridport, Dorsetshire, England 1 2 4 and died in Dec 1684 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts 1 2 4.)
1 Our Suber-Thorpe Ancestors, A.L.P. Thorpe online [http://www.earlham.edu/!liffeyt], accessed 22 Dec 2004 ID: 601, http://www.earlham.edu/~liffeyt/web-cards-10-00/WC01/WC01_452.HTML. Surety: 1
2 Hodgkins, Wayne C, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/o/d/Wayne-C-Hodgkings/GEN E1-0001.html (FamilyTreeMaker.Genealogy.com (as of 2 Sep 2001). Surety: 0
3 Wilkinson, Marlene, "Grace (PRATT) Dutch," e-mail message from <firstname.lastname@example.org> () to Appleby, Don Evan, 9 May 2003 ID: 501. Surety: 0
4 Dutch, Osmund GEDCOM (FamilySearch.com). Surety: 0
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