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A memorial marker found at Old Burial Hill in Marblehead, near Redd's Pond

Wilmot Redd- b. early 1600s, was one of the victims of the Salem witch trials of 1692. She was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts and executed by hanging on September 22, 1692. Her husband was Samuel Redd, a fisherman. She was known for her irritability, but she was given little serious attention and, to her neighbors, was "probably more bitch than witch."[1]

Wilmot Redd was apprehended on May 28, 1692, by local constable James Smith. The warrant was signed by Magistrates Jonathan Corwin and John Hathorne. The charge brought against her was one of having "committed sundry acts of witchcraft on bodys of Mary Wolcott & Mercy Lewis and others in Salem Village to their great hurt."[1]

A preliminary examination took place on May 31, 1692 at Nathan Ingersoll's house in Salem Village. This was Redd's first meeting with the children she allegedly bewitched. They promptly fell into fits, and when asked what she thought ailed them, Redd said, "I cannot tell."[2] Urged to give an opinion, she stated, "My opinion is they are in a sad condition."[2]

Indicted as a witch, Wilmot Redd was accused of "detestable arts called Witchcraft and Sorceries wickedly, mallitiously [sic] and felloniously used, practiced & exercised at the Towne of Salem."[2] She was executed on September 22.

References

  1. ^ a b Gamage, Virginia Clegg; Priscilla Sawyer Lord (1972). The Spirit of '76 Lives Here: Marblehead. Radnor, Pennsylvania: Chilton Book Company. p. 52. ISBN 0-8019-5596-3.  
  2. ^ a b c Gamage, Virginia Clegg; Priscilla Sawyer Lord (1972). The Spirit of '76 Lives Here: Marblehead. Radnor, Pennsylvania: Chilton Book Company. p. 53. ISBN 0-8019-5596-3.  

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