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  Giles Corey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Corey died after having increasing numbers of rocks laid on him for two days, during which time he still refused to enter a plea.
A contemporary report indicates that "About noon, at Salem, Giles Corey was press'd to death for standing mute." Since he had not actually been convicted of any crime, his property did not revert to the state upon his death.
In The Crucible, Giles felt guilty about the accusation of his wife because he had told a minister that Martha had been reading strange books, which was discouraged in that society.
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 Salem Witch Trials: Giles Corey
Giles' colorful past, his willingness to be tortured before compromising his own values, and his role in his wife's conviction are the factors which make him such a vibrant character.
Giles Corey did in fact testify against his wife in front of the court, and he seems to have stood mute as an act of dramatic defiance.
Giles Corey will be remembered unambiguously in literature and history because of his act of supreme defiance to the Salem witch trials.
jefferson.village.virginia.edu /salem/people/gilescorey.html   (1210 words)

  
 Biography of Giles Corey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Why Corey was named as a witch (male witches were generally called "wizards" at the time) is a matter of speculation, but Corey and his wife Martha were closely associated with the Porter faction of the village church that had been opposing the Putnam faction.
When Corey's case finally went before the grand jury in September, nearly a dozen witnesses came forward with damning evidence such as testimony that Corey was seen serving bread and wine at a witches' sacrament.
Corey is often seen as a martyr who "gave back fortitude and courage rather than spite and bewilderment." His very public death may well have played in building public opposition to the witchcraft trials.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/SAL_BCOR.HTM   (367 words)

  
 trcs1112 » Giles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Giles Corey was a very old farmer, about 83 years of age, very religious, and was a member of the church.
Giles Corey knew he was innocent and so wanted to prove it so he can have his wife and his freedom back.
Corey was given death was to torture and pressure him to accept a trial, which would have said that he was part of the witchcraft.
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 Giles Corey and Torture
Corey was a prosperous farmer and 80 years old — he was on his third wife — but a church-going member of the community.
Corey refused trial, for which the penalty was to be pressed to death: without a trial and conviction, his farm could not be forfeit to the colony and would instead be passed to his heirs.
Giles Corey is the only person in North American history known to have been legally pressed to death, although there is some question as to whether the punishment was legal at the time.
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 Science Fair Projects - Giles Corey
He is a character in The Crucible by Arthur Miller, in which he is portrayed as a hot-tempered but honorable man who put himself in danger to give evidence critical of the witch trials.
According to The Crucible, Giles felt guilty about the accusation of his wife because he had told a minister that Martha had been reading books, which was discouraged in that society.
Corey and nineteen other victims were executed between 10 June and September 22 1692 during the civil chaos that surrounded the infamous Salem Witch Trials.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Giles_Corey   (368 words)

  
 Martha & Giles Corey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Martha Corey, unlike some of the others accused was a respected member of the community of more than "average judgement and discretion," and a member of the Village church.
Although her age is unknown, she was the third wife of Giles, and likely somewhat younger than he, but possibly more than sixty years of age at the time of the trials.
Giles, at first taken up in the fury, appears to given a statement that might have contributed to his wife's discomfort.
www.mayflowerfamilies.com /Salem%20Witches/martha_corey.htm   (549 words)

  
 Giles Corey and the Salem Witchcraft Trials
Giles Corey was a prosperous, uneducated, eighty-year-old farmer and full member of the church.
When Corey's case finally went before the grand jury in September, nearly a dozen witnesses came forward with damning evidence such as testimony by Elizabeth and Alice Booth that Corey served bread and wine at a sacrament attended by over fifty witches.
Corey is often seen as a martyr who "gave back fortitude and courage ratherthan spite and bewilderment." His very public death played a role in building public opposition to the witchcraft trials.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/gilescoreypage.HTM   (611 words)

  
 Peine Forte et Dure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Giles Corey was not willing to submit himself to the jurisdiction of a court that had already determined his guilt.
According to Blackstone's three tenets, Giles was ruled as "standing mute" because he would not be tried by "God and my country." The Court of Oyer and Terminer strictly adhered to the requirement that a defendant "put himself on the country".
Because Giles stood mute, he was given the dreaded sentence of peine forte et dure even though it had been determined to be illegal by the government of Massachusetts.
faculty.cua.edu /pennington/Law508/PeineForte.htm   (338 words)

  
 Giles Corey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is traditionally held that all he ever said was "more weight." A contemporary report indicates that "About noon, at Salem, Giles Corey was press'd to death for standing mute." Since he had not actually been convicted of any crime, his property did not revert to the state upon his death.
He is a character in the well-known play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, in which he is portrayed as a hot-tempered but honorable man who put himself in danger to give evidence critical to the witch trials.
Corey and nineteen other of the accused were executed between 10 June 1692 and 22 September 1692 during the chaos that surrounded the infamous Salem witch trials.
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Giles Corey is perhaps the most unusual character in the Salem witch trials of 1692; he certainly is in Arthur Miller's play The Crucible.
"Giles Corey had been very ready to testify against his wife, Martha, and to speak against her out of court as well as in: he had told several people that he knew things that would 'do his wife's business.' Now he was admirably, if belatedly, protesting her innocence as well as his own.
Giles Corey had not been an altogether admirable man. He was quarrelsome, and one long-standing quarrel with John Procter had ended in the courts.
arts.bev.net /roperldavid/acting/coreyg.htm   (2236 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Goldsmith English III: Crucible Paper 13 March 2003 The Guile of Giles: The Motivations of Farmer Giles Corey in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible Among the most intriguing but least reported on characters in Arthur Miller’s seminal play, The Crucible, is farmer Giles Corey.
From Giles Corey’s first appearance in The Crucible we see that he is a different sort.
Giles unwittingly indicts her by saying that her reading kept him from his prayers.
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 giles corey
Giles Corey The Crucible written by Arthur Miller was a play that portrayed many characters with many different characterizations Giles Corey was one of those...
Giles Corey was the solitary individual who was pressed to death.
Giles Corey may be the most courageous man in the The Crucible.
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Giles Corey The Crucible written by Arthur Miller was a play that portrayed many characters with many different characterizations; Giles Corey was one of those characters.
Giles was the one who helped John Proctor cut his trees and drag them, but Putnam thought the land was his by his grandfather’s will.
Giles proved this in a letter to the court saying Putnam was trying to convict people so that when they died he got their land.
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 Giles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Giles Corey, victim of the Salem witch trials
Brian Giles, baseball player for the San Diego Padres.
Electoral district of Giles, a state electoral district in South Australia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Giles   (137 words)

  
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Living-room in_ Giles Corey's _house._ Olive Corey _is spinning._ Nancy Fox, _the old servant, sits in the fireplace paring apples.
Old Giles Corey be not a deep man. I trow he hath had a somewhat hard skull, but when a man draws in sight of death he hath a better grasp at his wits than he hath dreamed of.
It shall be not only old Giles Corey that lies pressed to death under the stones, but the backbone of this great evil in the land shall be broke by the same weight.
www.ibiblio.org /pub/docs/books/gutenberg/1/7/9/6/17960/17960.txt   (16248 words)

  
 All about the Salem Witch Trials, by Mark Gribben
Corey was one of the few people who stood up in the early days of the hunt and advised that perhaps a sharp spanking would rid the afflicted girls of their demons.
Corey and Putnam were foes going back to the days of George Bayley’s service as minister in Salem village and had not seen eye-to-eye since.
With his wife already in prison, Giles Corey was brought before the magistrates to face the charges of the Putnam family that he had bewitched them at various times in the past.
www.crimelibrary.com /notorious_murders/not_guilty/salem_witches/11.html   (1421 words)

  
 Giles Corey, Hero
Corey is in the camp of the Porters.
Giles, if you are with us today, we ask that you make your presence known in some visible way.
Giles Corey had the courage to stand up for what he felt was right.
www.savingsmagic.com /story/ghost.htm   (1146 words)

  
 Salem Witch Craft Trials
Giles Cory suffered this rather than to appeal to his countrymen, as he was fully convinced that he must die anyway, and he was obstinate enough to cheat the gallows.
Giles Corey did not cry out, which perplexed Sheriff Corwin whose duty it was to squeeze a confession from the old man.
Whereupon there appeared unto her (she said) a man in a winding sheet who told her that Giles Corey had murdered by pressing him to death with his feet; but that the devil then appeared unto him and covenanted with him and promised him that he should not be hanged.
www.coryfamsoc.com /resources/articles/witch.htm   (5878 words)

  
 Dragid Connections - The Crucible
His wife (Martha Giles) was arrested and while being prosecuted, Corey Giles disrupted the prosecution was brought into the Vestry Room by Marshall Herrick.
Giles Corey interrupts the court proceedings and declares that Thomas Putnam is "reaching out for land!" He is removed from the courtroom and taken to the vestry room.
Giles Corey's deposition is read to the court.
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 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: The Crucible Study Guide
Giles says he means no disrespect to the court, but he only meant that his wife was reading books, not that she was a witch.
Giles claims that the proof is that if Jacobs hangs for a witch he forfeits his property and only Putnam can buy it.
Giles claims that someone told him that he heard Putnam say that his daughter gave him a fair gift of land when she accused Jacobs.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/titles/crucible/section4.html   (2082 words)

  
 Haunted Salem! - Haunting History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Giles initially supported the claims against his wife (was it her cooking?), offering “evidence” that his wife had been “muttering” through her chores.
It was later said that, as stones continued to be places atop the wooden door covering Giles Corey, that all he would say is “more weight.” While this is more likely the results of folklore, what is reputed by witnesses of the time to have been said is far more damning in retrospect.
The Curse of Giles Corey was not just leveled at the Sheriff but at “all of Salem.” It is said that each time Salem has undergone a major tragedy (such as the great fire that nearly destroyed the town), it was not long after a claimed sighting of the ghost of Giles Corey.
www.hauntedsalem.com /hauntinghistory/gilescorey.html   (616 words)

  
 Pressing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Technically it was not an execution when Giles Corey was pressed to death during the fiasco known as the Salem Witch Trials.
When Giles Corey was indicted he did something nobody else had dared to do.
Accordingly Giles Corey was pressed: placed upon the ground with gradually increased weight piled on him.
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 Student's Writing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Giles Corey was a stubborn man. He had been married two times before he married Martha Corey.
Giles was extremely upset about his wife's conviction and stood up for his wife and said that she was as innocent as he.
Giles was a cranky old man who argued with his neighbors all the time.
www.wpsweb.com /all/WWW/Projects/Salem/writing.html   (6747 words)

  
 Lubriphonic- groovy organic funky rock - Press Kit
Lubriphonic is the brainchild of guitarist Giles Corey and drummer Rick King and began with a residency at Chicago’s legendary Checkerboard Lounge.
Guitarist Giles Corey says Lubriphonic appeals to a wide variety of people: “I believe you could put us on just about any type of bill—rock, country, soul, blues—and the audience will be entertained.
King and Corey were on the lookout for members of a new band, an original rock project dedicated to live improvisation.
users.bandzoogle.com /Lubriphonic/presskit.cfm   (1660 words)

  
 Acoustic Classic Rock, Soul, and Blues - Home
Giles Corey combines soothing, passionate vocals and leaping acoustic guitar lines in a solo performance that is earthy and unique.
As a performer, Giles Corey mixes familiar tunes with un-mined gems to titillate his audience.
Giles Corey’s acoustic set is ideal for informal barrooms as well as private events (also available as an acoustic duo or trio).
www.gilescorey.us   (215 words)

  
 Giles Corey-the good one   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Giles Corey was accused of witchcraft in mid-September 1692.
He was taken to the Salem Meeting House, his hands and his legs were bound and heavy rocks were piled on his chest.
Giles Corey had a criminal record before being accused.
library.thinkquest.org /J0110330/gilescorey.htm   (398 words)

  
 Giles Cory
Giles Cory of The Salem Witch Trials Fame.
There is no hint in The Crucible that Giles Corey might have killed his hired hand in the past, except perhaps Rev. Hale's line to John Proctor and Giles Corey "Were there murder done perhaps, and never brought to light?" at the end of Act II.
The play flatly states that Giles stood mute to save his land for his sons, but Hansen thinks that the evidence indicates that Giles was mainly protesting the actions of the court.
coryfamsoc.com /giles/index.html   (697 words)

  
 Amazon.com: "Giles Corey": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Of particular interest to us, however, was her ability in prison to describe exactly the clothing worn by Giles Corey, whose apparition she claimed afflicted her.
Giles Corey was unlike any of the preceding characters.
495 GILES COREY OF THE SALEM FARMS DRAMATIS PERSONiE GILES COREY.
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