Murdered by the State...
The son of John Proctor and Martha Harper, he was born 9 October 1631 at Assington, Suffolk, England; he was executed by hanging at the age of 60 on 19 August 1692 at Gallows Hill, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He emigrated to Massachusetts with his parents on the Susan and Ellen in 1635, married three times, and fathered 17 children.
John Proctor, Salem Witch, is your 6th cousin 12 times removed.
your mother → Pvt. Garnett Hancock, WWII Veteran
her father → Burrell H Hancock
his father → Samuel Austin Hancock
his father → Elizabeth Edwards Hancock
his mother → Brice Edwards
her father → Ambrose Edwards, Jr.
his father → Ambrose Edwards, the Immigrant
his father → Isabella / Elizabeth Edwards (Downing)
his mother → Lady Catherine Cecil Downing
her mother → James Cecil, 3rd Earl of Salisbury
her father → Charles Cecil, Viscount Cranborne
his father → Lady Catherine Howard
his mother → Catherine Rich, Duchess of Suffolk
her mother → Sir Henry Knyvett, MP, of Charlton
her father → Anne Knyvett
his mother → Sir Christopher Pickering, of Ellerton
her father → Sir James lll Pickering, of Winderwath
his father → John Pickering of Gretton
his brother → Gilbert Pickering of Techmersh
his son → Boniface Pickering of Thorpe-by-Water
his son → James Pickering
his son → Susan (proctor) Pickering
his daughter → Martha Proctor
her daughter → John Proctor, Salem Witch Trials