|Born||before 19 August 1611 |
|Died||19 September 1692 (aged 81) |
Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay
|Cause of death||Pressed to death|
Giles Corey (c. August 1611 – September 19, 1692) was accused of witchcraft along with his wife Martha Corey during the Salem Witch Trials. After being arrested for witchcraft, Corey refused to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. As a result he was pressed to death.
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- ↑ Marilynne K. Roach, The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege (Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade Publishing, 2002), p. 296