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Susannah North

Susannah North

Female Abt 1624-1625 - 1692  (~ 67 years)

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  • Name Susannah North 
    Born Abt 1624-1625  Ramsey, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Jul 1692  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried
    • Let Goody Martin rest in peace, I never knew her harm a fly,
      And witch or not - God knows - not I?
      I know who swore her life away;
      And as God lives, I'd not condemn
      An Indian dog on word of them.

      John Greenleaf Whittier
    Notes 
    • Susannah was Executed as a Salem witch in 1692. She seems to have had a much longer career in the witch business than other victims. In 1669 she was arrested & discharged w/o trial. However this arrest lead to the 1696 arrest & execution.

      A good reference page describing Susannah's life and murder in Salem as part of the witch trials is found at.. http://www.rootsweb.com/~nwa/sm.html

    • Susannah Martin - Witch Trial Compiled Notes
      Preliminary Trial, May 2nd 1692
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~nwa/trial.html

      For the crime of witchcraft and sorcery, Susanna Martin pled not guilty. As soon as she came in many had fits.

      Magistrate: Do you know this woman?

      Abigial Williams saith it is Goody Martin, she hath hurt me often. Others by fits were hindered from speaking. Eliza Hubbard said she hath not been hurt by her. John Indian said he had not seen her. Mercy Lewis pointed to her and fell into a little fit. Ann Putnam threw her glove in a fit at her. The examinant laughed.

      Magistrate: What! Do you laugh at it?
      Martin: Well I may at such folly.
      Magistrate: Is this folly, the hurt of these persons?
      Martin: I never hurt man or woman or child.

      Marcy Lewis cried out, she hath hurt me a great many times and pulls me down. Then Martin laughed again. Mary Walcott saith this woman hath hurt me a great many times.

      Magistrate: What do you say to this?
      Martin: I have no hand in witchcraft.
      Magistrate: What did you do? Did not you give your consent?
      Martin: No, never in my life.
      Magistrate: Pray, what ails these people?
      Martin: I don't know.
      Magistrate: But what do you think ails them?
      Martin: I do not desire to spend my judgment upon it.
      Magistrate: Do not you think they are bewitched?
      Martin: No, I do not think they are.
      Magistrate: Tell us your thought about them then.
      Martin: No. My thoughts are my own when they are in, but thwen they are out they are another's. Their master.
      Magistrate: You said their master. Who do you think is their master?
      Martin: If they be dealing in the black art, you may know as well as I.
      Magistrate: Well, what have you done towards this?
      Martin: Nothing at all.
      Magistrate: Why, 'tis you or your appearance.
      Martin: Well, I cannot help it.
      Magistrate: Is it not your master?
      Martin: I desire to lead myself according to the word of God.
      Magistrate: Is this according to God's word?
      Martin: If I were such a person I would tell you the truth.
      Magistrate: How comes your appearance just now to hurt these?
      Martin: How do I know?
      Magistrate: Are not you willing to tell the truth?
      Martin: I cannot tell. He that appeared in the shape of Sam[uel] shape a glorified saint may appear in anyone's shape.
      Magistrate: Do you believe these do not say true?
      Martin: They may lie for aught I know.
      Magistrate: May not you lie?
      Martin: I dare not tell a lie if it would save my life.
      Magistrate: Then you will speak the Truth.
      Martin: I have spoke nothing else. I would do them any good.
      Magistrate: I do not think you have such affections for them whom just now you insinuated had the devil for their Master.

      Eliz Hubbard was afflicted and then the Marshall who was by her said she (Martin) pinched her hard. Several of the afflicted cried out they saw her upon the beam.

      Magistrate: Pray God discover you, if you be guilty.
      Martin: Amen, Amen. A false tongue will never make a guilty person. < P> You have been a long time coming to the Court today; you can come fast enough in the night, said Mercy Lewis.

      Martin: No, sweetheart.

      Then Mercy Lewis and all many of the rest were afflicted. John Indian fell into a violet fit and said it was that woman, she bites, she bites, and then she was biting her lips.

      Magistrate: Have you not compassion for these afflicted?
      Martin: No, I have none.

      Some cried out there was the black man with her and Goody Vibber who had not accused her before confirmed it. Abigail Williams upon trial could not come near her. Nor Goody Vibber, nor Mary Walcott. John Indian cried he would kill her if he came near Hear but he was flung down in his approach to her.

      Magistrate: What is the reason these cannot come near you?
      Martin: I cannot tell. It may be the Devil bears me more malice than another.
      Magistrate: Do not you see how God evidently discovers you?
      Martin: No. Not a bit for that.
      Magistrate: All the congregation think so.
      Martin: Let them think what they will.
      Magistrate: What is the reason these cannot come near you?
      Martin: I do not know, but they can if they will, or else if you please I will come to them.
      Magistrate: What is the black man whispering to you?
      Martin: There was none whispered to me.
    Person ID I5844737  7_families
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2009 

    Father Richard North,   b. Abt 1595, Ramsey, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1667, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Joan Ursula Bartram,   b. Abt 1597, Ramsey, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1670, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1620  Ramsey, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1791653  Group Sheet

    Family George Martyn,   b. 1618, Ramsey, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1686, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1646  Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Martyn,   b. 1 Feb 1644, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Richard Martyn,   b. 29 Jun 1647, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1728, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. George Martyn,   b. 21 Oct 1648, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John Martyn,   b. 26 Jan 1650, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1693  (Age 43 years)
    +5. Esther Martyn,   b. 7 Apr 1653, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Jane Martyn,   b. 2 Nov 1656, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Abigail Martyn,   b. 10 Sep 1659, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. William Martyn,   b. 11 Dec 1662, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1662
     9. Samuel Martyn,   b. 29 Sep 1647, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 
    Family ID F1791650  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1624-1625 - Ramsey, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Mar 1646 - Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Jul 1692 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Susannah North Martin - reading bible
    Susannah North Martin - reading bible

    Documents
    Death warrant of Susanna Martin, Sarah Good, Rebecka Nurse, Elizabeth Howe and Sarah Wild
    Death warrant of Susanna Martin, Sarah Good, Rebecka Nurse, Elizabeth Howe and Sarah Wild
    Warrant authorizing the hanging of these ladies as witches by the evil legal system in Salem, Massachusetts.
    Susanna Martin - Witch Trial Documents
    Susanna Martin - Witch Trial Documents
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