Susannah Martin

hanged as witch in Salem witch trials 1692
born 1621 in Buckinghamshire, England

Susannah Martin, nee North was also accused and hanged with Rebecka (Rebecca) Nurse, nee Towne in Salem in 1692 in Salem Village, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony.

The original court record book has been lost. The local Puritan minister, Cotton Mather, recorded the testimony. Susannah and the others accused were not allowed to have counsel.

“As soon as she came in, Marcy had fits”

Magistrate: Do you know this woman?

Abigail Williams saith it is goody Martin, she hath hurt me often.

Others by fits were hindered from speaking.

Marcy Lewis pointed at her and fell into a little fit.

Ann Putnam threw her glove in a fit at her.

Susanna laughed

Magistrate: What! Do you laugh at it?

Martin: Well I may at such folly.

Mag: Is this folly? The hurt of persons?

Martin: I never hurt man or woman or child.

Marcy: She hath hurt me a great many times and pulls me down.

Then Martin laughed again.

Susannah’s 4th great grandfather, Robert Thomas North (1374-1471), is the author’s 17th and Lady Diana’s 16th.

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