Fieldstone Common Guests Turn Out for NERGC

This past week Fieldstone Common host, Marian Pierre-Louis, spent four days at the New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) in Manchester, New Hampshire. This is the premier regional genealogical event in New England and it only takes place every two years with the locations varying across the area.

While at NERGC she ran into quite a few Fieldstone Common guests.

Richard G. Tominlinson, author of Witchcraft Prosecution: Chasing the Devil in Connecticut

Marian Pierre-Louis with author Richard G. Tomlinson

Richard G. Tomlinson, author of Witchcraft Prosecution: Chasing the Devil in Connecticut was the October 18, 2012 guest on Fieldstone Common. He turned up at NERGC to help in the Connecticut Society of Genealogists booth where they also sold copies of his book. I’m sure a few lucky folks got autographed copies. Listen to the podcast of his interview.

 

David Allen Lambert and Marian Pierre-Louis at NERGC

Marian Pierre-Louis and David Allen Lambert at NERGC

Always a favorite on Fieldstone Common and where ever goes, David Allen Lambert bumped into Marian Pierre-Louis at NERGC. David appeared on the January 10, 2013 episode talking about New England Genealogy, Native Americans and African Americans. David promised to come back for another visit to talk about baseball. Listen to the podcast of his episode.

John Thomas Grant and Lisa Griffiths with Marian Pierre-Louis at NERGC

Marian Pierre-Louis, John Thomas Grant and Lisa Griffiths at NERGC

John Thomas Grant came to NERGC with his partner at the Passion Projects, Lisa Griffiths. John was at NERGC for a book signing of his work Final Thoughts: Eternal Beauty in Stone. John talked to Fieldstone Common about his book during the October 4, 2012 episode. Listen to the podcast of his episode.

 

Other previous Fieldstone Common guests attending NERGC included Diane Rapaport, Melinde Lutz Byrne and Barbara Mathews.

 

 

 

 

Show Notes – Witchcraft Prosecution With Richard Tomlinson

Richard G. Tomlinson, author of Witchcraft Prosecution

Richard G. Tomlinson

Following are some items that were mentioned during the 18 October 2012 Fieldstone Common interview with Richard G. Tomlinson, author of Witchcraft Prosecution: Chasing the Devil in Connecticut.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

You can learn more about Richard G. Tomlinson and Witchcraft Prosecution from his author website.

Witchcraft Prosecution: Chasing the Devil in Connecticut was published by Picton Press and copies are available for sale through the Connecticut Society of Genealogists.  At this point it’s not available on Amazon.com.

Information about the Samuel Wyllys Papers, 1668-1728 is available from the Connecticut State Library. The collection includes a helpful finding aid.

Brown University also has a collection of the Wyllys (Samuel) papers, 1638-1757.

The Connecticut State Library has information about Colony of Connecticut Governor, John Winthrop, Jr.

Press Press, the publisher of Witchcraft Prosecution: Chasing the Devil in Connecticut, donated two copies that were given as a door prizes during the live show. A big thank you to the Picton Press for  their generosity!

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Witchcraft Prosecution Now Archived as a Podcast

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The most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring author Richard G. Tomlinson speaking about his book Witchcraft Prosecution: Chasing the Devil in Connecticut is now available as a podcast.

The podcast can be played through the computer using your default media player (click play below) or downloaded to iTunes (also below).

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Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Witchcraft Prosecution with Richard G. Tomlinson

Richard G. Tomlinson

LIVE: THURSDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2012 at 1:00pm EST

Listen in to Fieldstone Common this week as host Marian Pierre-Louis talks to Richard G. Tomlinson, author of Witchcraft Prosecution: Chasing the Devil in Connecticut.

Mercy Disbrow was convicted. A date was set for her hanging. An appeal was made. Then something extraordinary happened. Mercy was granted a reprieve that became a pardon, because of a technical error in the composition of the jury. The court said, “If a real and apparent murderer be condemned and executed outside of due form of law, it is indictable against them that do it.” The place was Hartford, Connecticut. The offense was witchcraft. The year was 1693.

Connecticut’s colonial settlers feared witches. They came from an England where the prosecution of witches was rising to its peak, and they were anxious about the possible threats to their new settlements that witchcraft might represent. This book presents the evolution of witchcraft prosecution in Connecticut from the enactment of the law making it a capital offence in 1642 to its disappearance in the early 1700s.

Richard G. Tomlinson, is a founder and director of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc. (www.csginc.org) and currently serves as Chair of the Publication Committee and as vice president. He created the annual CSG Literary Awards for Genealogy and Family History, and the CSG magazine, Connecticut Genealogy News, and has published many genealogical and family history articles.

He is a contributing author to several scientific and technical books and the author of three histories including Witchcraft Trials of Connecticut and Tele-Revolution, A history of the creation of a competitive telecommunications industry 1984-2000. Picton Press released his latest book, Witchcraft Prosecution, Chasing the Devil in Connecticut, in August 2012. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Historical Society. He is a descendant of Henry Tomlinson of Derby, England who settled in Milford, CT in 1650.

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Upcoming in October on Fieldstone Common Radio

Be sure to mark your calendar. We’ll be giving away some great books during the live broadcasts of Fieldstone Common.

4 Oct 2012 at 1pm EST

Final Thought: Eternal Beauty in Stone with John Thomas Grant. John interprets and connects with history through the camera lens. He reminds us that the past resides with us, sometimes forgotten and sometimes celebrated.  Join us as we talk with John Thomas Grant about his book, Final Thoughts.

11 Oct 2012 at 1pm EST

Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley with Jonathan Kruk. Beyond Sleepy Hollow are tales of an imp that causes mischief, a white lady that haunts Ravens Rock and the ghost of Major Andre. Storyteller Jonathan Kruk shares the lore of the Hudson Valley.

18 Oct 2012 at 1pm EST

Witchcraft Prosecution: Chasing the Devil in Connecticut with Richard G. Tomlinson.  Connecticut’s colonial settlers feared witches. In England where the prosecution of witches was rising to its peak, and they were anxious about the possible threats to their new settlements that witchcraft might represent. Dick Tomlinson presents the evolution of witchcraft prosecution in Connecticut from 1642 to its disappearance in the early 1700s.
25Oct 2012 at 1pm EST

Murdered by His Wife with Deborah NavasIn March 1778, Joshua Spooner, a wealthy gentleman farmer was beaten to death and his body stuffed down a well. Four people were hanged for the crime: two British soldiers, a young Continental soldier, and Spooner’s wife, Bathsheba, who was charged with instigating the murder.Come hear a story of 18th century murder.
Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis