Sarah, b. 1 Oct. 1651; m. at Salem, 11 June 1670, Abraham Cole, b. ca. 1638, d. autumn 1715, son of Thomas and Ann Cole. He was a tailor at Salem; eight children born there (Perley, 2:134).
(Warrant for Arrest of Hannah Carroll and Sarah Cole)
To the Sheriffe of the County of Essex or his Deputy Complaint haveing ben made to us their Majesties Justices of the Peace in Salem by Henery Brage of Salem labourer against Hannah Carrell wife of Nathaniell Carell whele right. & Sarah Coale, wife of Abraham Coale of Salem Taylor. for that the Said Hannah Carrell Did Sometimes one of them & Sometimes Both. together Severall Times feloniously afflict Torture & Torment William Brage Son of Henr' Brage by that Diabollicall art of witchcraft, & the Said Henr' Brage hath given in bond to procecut his said Complaint to Effect./ These are therefore in their Majesties names to. -- require you forthwith to Apprehend & Seize the Bodyes of the Said Hanah Carrell & Sarah Coale & Bringe them before their Majesties Justices of the Peace in Salem in order to their Examination for w'ch this shall be your sufficient warrant
Dated in Salem: 10'th Sep'r 1692.
Sep 15'th 1692
By virture hereof I have apprehended the body of Sarah Cole within named and left her under Guard in the [torn] of salem in order to her Examination
by me *Geo. Herrick Dep'y sheriff
( Boston Public Library -- Dept. of Rare Books and Manuscripts )
(Recognizance for Sarah Cole)
Memor'm. That on the fourteenth day of January 1692 in the fourth year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord & Lady William and Mary by the Grace of God of [of] England &c King and Queen Defenders of the faith &c Personally appeared before Jno Ha[ ] Esq'r one of their Maj'ties Justices for the County of Essex #[There] Abraham Cole of Salem Taylor and acknowledged himselfe to be oweing and Indebted unto our said Soveraigne Lord and Lady and the survivor of them their Heires and Successors in the sume of fifty pounds money to be Levied on his Lands and Tenements goods and Chattles for the use of our s'd Soveraigne Lord and Lady the King and Queen or the Survivor them on Condition That -- Sarah Cole his wife [shall] per- sonally appear before the Justices of our s'd Lord and Lady the King & Queen at the next Court of Assizes & Gen'll Goall Delivery to be holden for the County of Essex and in the mean time to be of Good behaveour and then and there to answer to all Such matters and things as shall in their Maj'ties behaffe be alledged against her and to do and receive that w'ch by the said Court shall be then and there Injoyned her and thence not to depart without Lycence
*Joha. Elatson Cler
Recognizance Abraham Coal of Salem for Sarah Coal his wife --
appeared & clear'd by proclamation
( Mass. Archives Vol. 135 No. 129 )
(Mittimus for Lydia Dustin, Sarah Dustin, Mary Colson, Elizabeth Colson, and Sarah Cole)
Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Mid'x Ss: William and Mary by the Grace of God King and Queen of England, Scottland, france and Ireland Defend'rs of the faith &c. to the Sheriffe of the County of Middlesex Greeting Wee Com- mand you that you have the Body of Lidia Dastin of Reading widow Sarah Dastin single-woman Mary Coulson widow Elizabeth Colson single wo: all of Reading and Sarah Cole. in the prison of Cambridge under yo'r Custody as tis said & De- tained , and under safe and sure Conduct together w'th the Cause of their Caption under what name or names so ever the said Lidia Dastin, Sarah Dastin, Mary Coulson, Elizabeth Coulson and Sarah Cole be conveyed in the same before o'r Justices of o'r Court of Assize and Goal Delivery at Salem in o'r County of Essex in o'r Provice of the Massachusetts Bay in New England upon Tuesday the 3'd Day of Jan'a next in the fourth year o'r Reigne. To Do and receive all and every of those things w'ch the justices of o'r Court shall Consider of in that behalfe. And then and there you have this Writt Witness William Stoughton Esq'e in Boston the 31'st of De- cember in the fourth year of o'r Reigne Annoq'e Dom. 1692
*Jon'a Elatson, Cler.
( Suffolk County Court Records, Vol. 32, Case No. 2700 )
(Account of Sarah Cole)
Salem -- Sept 13: 1710
Where as the Great & Generall Court has made Choyce of a Committe to hear & Receve the accots of what Damage Severall persons Sustained that were accuesed and Imprisoned for Witch Craft; in the yeare 1692. & I the Subscriber being one -- Doe pray Your honers to a Low me a proportion with other under Like Surcumstance. The acco't is as followeth Seventeen week Imprisonment
paid the Goaler ...40s 02-0-0
writting bonds .... 6s 0-6-0
paid 18 for Court Charges 0-18-0
Being Imprisoned the Second time writting of bonds 6s 0-6-0
Carryed to Ipswig to be Cleared & paid 20 and more 1-0-0
I found my self provision 2-0-0
(Reverse) Sarah Cole Long Imprison'd not Condemned.
( Massachusetts Archives Vol. 135 No. 132 )