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Was the Last 'Witch' of Boston Actually a Catholic Martyr?

Last edited 4th November 2014

Was the Last 'Witch' of Boston Actually a Catholic Martyr?

The last person hanged for witchcraft in Boston could be considered a Catholic martyr. In the 1650s, Ann Glover and her family, along with some 50,000 other native Irish people, were enslaved by Englishman Oliver Cromwell during the occupation of Ireland and shipped to the island of Barbados, where they were sold as indentured servants.

What is known of her history is sporadic at best, though she was definitely Irish and definitely Catholic.


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