Thomas Haines House (1681)

The Thomas Haines House, on Centre Street in Danvers, was built in 1681 by Hains, an innkeeper. During the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, Haines gave testimony in the trial of Elizabeth How of Topsfield which resulted in her being hanged as a witch on July 19, 1692, the same day as Rebecca Nurse, her sister-in-law. Haines moved to New Jersey in 1704 and sold his house to John Allen of Salem, a gunsmith.

2 Responses to Thomas Haines House (1681)

  1. Jennifer Gunderson says:

    Do you have supporting evidence that he testified? I haven’t found his name in the records as having done so. Thank you.

  2. Jeannine Nash says:

    “Haines House (1681), 35 Centre Street. Thomas Haines, innkeeper, lived here during the witchcraft outbreak and gave testimony which helped send Elizabeth How of Topsfield to the gallows.” from http://salem.lib.virginia.edu/Danvers.html

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *