RESOLUTION CONCERNING CERTAIN WITCHCRAFT CONVICTIONS IN COLONIAL CONNECTICUT
Resolved by this Assembly: WHEREAS, the courts in the early British colonies of Connecticut and New Haven indicted at least thirty-four women and men for the alleged crimes of witchcraft and familiarities with the devil and convicted twelve of them, executing eleven, and it is now accepted by the historical profession and society as a…
Connecticut Witch Trial Exoneration Project Statement on Proposed Resolution to Exonerate Those Accused of Witchcraft
The Connecticut Witch Trial Exoneration Project is pleased that Rep. Jane Garibay has introduced HJ No. 21, Resolution Recognizing the Unfair Treatment of Individuals Accused of Witchcraft During the Seventeenth Century.
Families Seeking Exoneration of Relatives Convicted of Witchcraft During 1600s
Supporters say the reasoning behind witchcraft convictions were unjust and are hoping to have names cleared. A Windsor representative who was contacted by a constituent is taking up the task. “[Former CT Sen.] Doyle said today’s climate is different and a may provide the movement more fertile ground – something that gives supporters inspiration. ‘I’ve…
They were hanged as witches in Connecticut. Why 375 years later their descendants want these ancestors cleared. – Hartford Courant