Scott, Margaret

From Salem Links and Lore

The witchcraft accusations and trial of Margaret Scott, executed on September 22nd, 1692, long have been a mystery to historians.

With the recently located depositions from her examination, the people, places, and events associated with Margaret Scott's trial can now be examined and the mystery surrounding her can be solved.

Margaret Scott was the only person to be accused of being a witch from Rowley during the Salem trials. This was mainly due to the fact that community members long thought of her as a witch. She most likely was

suspected of witchcraft because of her low stature in the community, the number of child fatalities,long widowhood, and begging; all common traits among people accused of witchcraft.

See Also

Important persons in the Salem Court Records Salem Witch Trials, Univ. of Virginia

In the devil's snare : the Salem witchcraft crisis of 1692 by Mary Beth Norton.