The Sad Case of Susannah Willard of Marple, Chester Co. PA, 1688-90

She was used by a certain John Bradshaw and then mistreated by her father-in-law in a sexual way. Of course when a woman in those days had sex, licit or illicit, she was likely to have children, due to inadequate birth control.

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Adultery, Black Hat, and Dark Arts in Chester Co., PA, 1689, 1695

Richard Buffington was a prominent member in the community, often serving on the jury and passing over and receiving deeds (land records). His wife Anne was not quite as stable or upstanding.

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