Deborah Byar

From the records of the County Courts, Suffolk, Massachusetts, November 13, 1691

Deborah Byar convict by Testimonies & by her owne confession of putting on men’s Apparrell at severall times & places, once in a public house. The Court order her to stand one houre on a stoole neer the Cage in Boston on a Lecture Day1 after Lecture with a Paper on her Breast. For putting on man’s apparel and to give bond for her good behavior in ten pounds with sureties till the next court of this county paying ffees of Court &c

1 Lecture Day was a mid-week gathering, typically on Thursday, when crowds would collect at a meeting house or square to listen to a sermon

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