Rachel Clinton

Born: c. 1629 Suffolk County, England Died: c. 1695 Ipswich, Massachusetts

Homemaker, care giver, and accused witch

Rachel Clinton was one of many people accused in the New England witch-hunts who regained her freedom in 1693 after a court-ordered reprieve. Her story shows how a formerly wealthy and respected citizen could be reduced to poverty after being wrongly accused of practicing witchcraft. It also one of the few documented accounts of witch-hunts elsewhere in Massachusetts prior to the Salem trials of 1692-93.

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