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Alice Young

Female about 1640 - 1708  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Alice Young 
    Born about 1640  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 October 1708  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Springfield Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • It’s not clear that Alice Young was the daughter of the Alice (Alis, or Achsah) Young, who was murdered as a witch, or that her father’s name was John.

      From Carol F. Karlsen’s book, The Devil in the Shape of a Woman, page 19:
      “The first trial and execution for witchcraft was recorded almost simultaneously in two private journals, that of John Winthrop and that of Matthew Grant, the town clerk of Windsor, Connecticut. Both entries were brief. ‘One --- of Windsor arraigned and executed at Hartford for a witch,’ Winthrop noted in late May of 1647. Grant’s entry was both more and less specific: ‘May 26. 47 Alse Young was hanged.’ Little is known about this woman except that she was probably the wife of John Young, who bought a small parcel of land in Windsor in 1641, sold it in 1649, and then disappeared from the town records, and the mother of Alice Young Beamon, who would be accused of witchcraft in nearby Springfield, Massachusetts, some thirty years later. No evidence of the charges against the first Alice Young has survived. As with so many women who would subsequently be convicted of witchcraft in New England, we know of her existence only through her reputation as a witch.”
    Person ID I84639  Schirado
    Last Modified 23 July 2021 

    Father John Young 
    Mother Alice,   d. 27 May 1647, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F61357  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Simon Beamon,   b. about 1629, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 26 September 1676, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 15 October 1654/5  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Simon Beamon,   b. about 1656, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 16 February 1711/2, Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     2. John Beamon,   b. 12 April 1657, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Daniel Beamon,   b. 1 March 1658/9, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 December 1741, Kent, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Thomas Beamon,   b. 15 December 1660, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Josiah Beamon,   b. 4 February 1662/3, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1725, Brookfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +6. Ruth Beamon,   b. about 1665, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1704, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    +7. Mary Beamon,   b. about 1669, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1735  (Age ~ 66 years)
     8. Mehitable Beamon,   b. 16 August 1670, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 August 1670, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +9. Benjamin Beamon,   b. 20 August 1671, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 March 1732/3, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +10. Samuel Beamon,   b. Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. September 1741, Simsbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    +11. Abigail Beamon,   b. 11 June 1673, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. September 1744, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     12. Alice Beamon,   b. say 1675, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F56072  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S772] George Sheldon, (Press of E.A. Hall & Co., Greenfield, 1896. Two volumes).


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