Gilles Corey

Executed in the Salem witch trials

Giles Corey (1621 – September 19, 1692) was accused of witchcraft along with his wife Martha Corey during the Salem Witch Trials. After being arrested for witchcraft, Corey refused to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. As a result he was pressed to death.[1]


  1. Marilynne K. Roach, The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege (Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade Publishing, 2002), p. 296