Elizabeth Thorndike

Elizabeth (Thorndike) Proctor (1642 – 30 August 1672) was the second wife of John Proctor.[1]

Elizabeth was born circa 1642-43 in Essex County, Massachusetts. She was the third child of John Thorndike and Elizabeth Stratton.

Prior to marrying Proctor, she was married first to Edmund Bassett. In December 1662, she married John Proctor in Ipswich. In 1666, they bought the former Downing farm and moved to had seven children. Elizabeth became ill shortly after the birth of her son, Thorndike Proctor, and she died on August 30, 1672, in Salem, Massachusetts.[2]


  1. ^ Cutter, William Richard (1913). New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation. Lewis historical publishing Company. p. 2041.
  2. ^ Felton, Cyrus (1886). A Genealogical History of the Felton Family: Descendants of Lieutenant Nathaniel Felton, who Came to Salem, Mass., in 1633; with Few Supplements and Appendices of the Names of Some of the Ancestors of the Families that Have Intermarried with Them. An Index Alphabetically Arranged, of the Felton Families ... Pratt Brothers, printers and publishers. p. 246.