James Howe, Jr. was born 23 March 1632 in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England to James Howe (1598-1702) and Elizabeth Dane (1607-1694) and died 15 February 1702 Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Jackson (1637-1692) 13 April 1658 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Salem witch trials

1876 illustration of the courtroom; the central figure is usually identified as being Mary Walcott

The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. More than 200 people were accused, nineteen of whom were found guilty and executed by hanging (fourteen women and five men). One other man, Giles Corey, was pressed to death for refusing to plead, and at least five people died in jail. It was the deadliest witch hunt in the history of the United States.

James wife, Elizabeth Jackson Howe (1637-1692), was one of those accused and hanged in 1692 for Witchcraft.


Offspring of James Howe, Jr. and Elizabeth Jackson (1637-1692)
Name Birth Death Joined with
James Howe (1659-1664)
Elizabeth Howe (1661-1701) 1 June 1661 Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts 1 April 1701 Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Caleb Jackson (1652-1718)
Mary Howe (1664-1732)
Deborah Howe (1667-1743)
John Howe (1671-1697)
Abigail Howe (1673-1753)



See Also

  • James Howe
  • Howe in Hertfordshire
  • Howe in Essex County, Massachusetts

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