Gilles Corey

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Giles Corey
Bornbefore 19 August 1611
Northampton, England
Died19 September 1692 (aged 81)
Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay
Cause of deathPressed 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.[1]

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  1. 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