what would happen to pregnant puritan women who were accused of being a witch during the salem witch trial?
- knight1192aLv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
Ever hear of Sarah Good? She was pregnant with her second and last at the time she was accused and found guilty. Her baby was born in the witch dungeon while she was awaiting execution by hanging. The baby died in the dungeon. Elizabeth Proctor, like her husband John Proctor, was found guilty while she was pregnant as was Abigail Faulkner Sr. Both women were found guilty and their execution delayed until they could give birth (John Proctor was one of the victims to be hanged). But lucky for them they recieved a pardon along with all others found guilty and awaiting execution and those awaiting trial when Governor Phips put an end to the trials. Proctor was especially lucky because she HAD given birth to a son months before her pardon.
- bigcherrybombLv 710 years ago
both were killed, hopefully. they did worse things to people back then than just out and out killed them. heck just regular hanging if it is not done right can be extremely painful and take a few hours.