Simply forward of the spookiest vacation of the yr, the house of a widely known Salem witch trials sufferer is up on the market.
The house of John Proctor, who was convicted of witchcraft and hanged in 1692, is in the marketplace for $600,000.
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The house, positioned in present-day Peabody, Massachusetts, was in-built 1638. It has six bedrooms and two bogs. Whereas the house has been modernized, elements of the unique construction — such because the picket beams — are nonetheless seen, J. Barrett and Firm actual property agent Joe Cipoletta mentioned.
The house is on the market as a result of the proprietor lately died.
“For it to return in the marketplace, it was very unusual,” Kelly Daniell, the curator on the Peabody Historic Society, advised Boston.com. “We have been actually excited.”
Previous to the witch trials and his dying, Proctor labored as a farmer and owned a neighborhood tavern. He leased each his house and farm.
Proctor turned a critic of the witch trials not lengthy after the mass hysteria started, arguing “the women, who had been accusing lots of the villagers of witchcraft, have been frauds and liars,” historyofmassachusetts.org reported.
Ultimately, Proctor, his spouse and nearly all of their household have been accused of witchcraft. Proctor was hanged in August of 1692, in accordance with Boston.com. Elizabeth was spared as a result of she was pregnant on the time.
Proctor was the primary character in Arthur Miller’s 1953 play “The Crucible” and was later performed by actor Daniel Day-Lewis within the 1996 movie of the identical identify.
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The Peabody Historic Society is contemplating buying the house to make it a public useful resource, Michael Bonfanti, the vp of the group, mentioned.