|Mary Hollingsworth Sampler, Circa 1665 -1670.|
Mary Hollingsworth came from a wealthy merchant family. In 1673, she married Philip English, one of Salem's most influential and successful shipowners. In 1692 both Mary and Philip were accused of witchcraft. He and his wife escaped,however,only to be found and held in custody until they escaped again and found refuge in New York. They later returned to Salem when the witchcraft hysteria ended.