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 Wilmot Redd

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Wilmot Redd

  • Birth unknown Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 22 Sep 1692 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 8305

Salem Witchcraft Trial Victim. The wife of Samuel Redd, a fisherman in their village, she was accused by several village girls were supposedly "afflicted" by her witchcraft and in turn had become hysterical. An elderly woman supposedly not well liked by the womenfolk of the town, she was apprehended May 28, 1692 by James Smith. She was taken to the Salem Village for a preliminary examination on May 31, 1692, where following she was indicted and put in jail. At her trial held a few months later she was denied defense counsel and on September 17, 1692 she was condemned to be hung. A few days afterwards she was among seven people executed on Gallows Hill in Salem. She was the only Marblehead resident to be executed. She is likely buried in an unmarked grave on the North Shore with other victims, because at the time the authorities forbade their burial in consecrated ground. Her stone lies next to her husband's grave. Her stone has been placed in their family plots. Her home rested on the corner of the pond next to the Old Burial Hill Graveyard. A stone erected for her was placed looking out over the pond, which also honors her name which is located in Old Burial Hill. On October 31, 2001 Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift signed a bill pardoning Wilmot Redd along with four other victims of the witch trials.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8305
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Wilmot Redd (unknown–22 Sep 1692), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8305, citing Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .