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Redd’s Pond

Located at the intersection of Pond and Norman Streets.

This pond was named for Wilmott Redd, a Marblehead woman accused of witchcraft and examined in Salem Village on 31 June 1692. At her examination, the afflicted girls cried that her specter tormented them and urged them to sign the devil’s book. When Susannah Sheldon, one of the afflicted girls, was ordered to approach Redd, she “was knock down before she came to her, & being so carryed to said Redd in a fit, was made well after said Redd had graspt her arm.” Wilmott Redd was tried at the September 17 sitting of the Court of Oyer and Terminer and executed on September 22. Her house once stood in the vicinity of the pond “upon the hill by the meet’house.”

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Redd's Pond, Marblehead, MA 01945

Redd's Pond, Marblehead, MA 01945