Moll Dyer and Other Witch Tales of Southern Maryland

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Discover the true story of Moll Dyer and the witches of Southern Maryland... if you dare... Despite the attention that Salem receives, they were far from the only town to organize a witch hunt in colonial America. Rebecca Fowler was tried as a witch in St. Mary’s in 1685, and in 1674, John Cowman became the only man ever charged with witchcraft in Maryland. In Moll Dyer’s case, locals took the law into their own hands. According to legend, Moll Dyer was chased from her burning home by a mob in St. Mary’s County in the year 1697, left to die in the dark and cold. Was she just an ordinary woman blamed for problems beyond her control? Or was she a witch whose curse lingers on? Author Lynn Buonviri uses period records and local lore to discover the truth behind the legend of Moll Dyer and her curse.
ISBN: 9781467141291
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maryland
Series: True Crime
Images: 28
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Lynn Buonviri has been a resident of St. Mary’s County, Maryland, since 1981 and is retired from St. Mary’s County Public Schools. She currently volunteers as a docent at the Surratt House and Tavern Museum in Clinton, Maryland, and the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum in Waldorf, Maryland. She is also the registrar for the Major William Thomas Chapter of the NSDAR and assists prospective members with the application process. This is Lynn’s second book.
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