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Good, Sarah (d. 1692)

One of the first people to be
accused of witchcraft in the Salem Witches hysteria of
1692–93. Sarah Good was executed by hanging and on
the gallows delivered a famous curse that seemed to
bear true.
Good was married to her second husband, William
Good. They had at least one child living at the time of
the hysteria, four-year-old daughter, Dorcas Good. Sarah
came from an unhappy background of debt and deprivation.
Her father, John Solart, a prosperous innkeeper who
ran up a lot of debt, committed suicide in 1672, leaving
behind a small estate. Sarah never received her rightful
though small inheritance. She married Daniel Poole, a
former indentured servant. Poole died sometime after
1682, leaving Sarah in debt. She and William were held
responsible for Poole’s debt and had to sell their property
to satisfy the court. This reduced the couple and their
children to begging for shelter, work and food. The circumstances
probably made them unpopular in the vicious
Salem social politics leading up to the hysteria. When
others refused to give aid to the Goods, Sarah reacted in
anger, muttering to herself as she went away. Thus, she
was readily seen as a good candidate for witchcraft—she
was old and forlorn, and she had grudges, anger and reason
to strike out at people.
The first people cried out against by the hysterical girls
were Good, Sarah Osburn and Reverend Samuel Parris’
slave Tituba. Warrants were issued on February 29, 1692,
and the three accused were examined by magistrates on
March 1.
Good, the first to be examined, did little to help her
case. She was indignant and evasive. She readily accused
Osburn of being the one hurting the children, not her.
Good, Sarah 143
She denied having familiarity with evil spirits and said
she had made no pact with the Devil.
The children accused Good to her face of tormenting
them at a distance, appearing in spectral form. She denied
it. The magistrates asked her what she muttered against
people, and she replied that it was a psalm. No one believed
her—everyone thought her to be muttering curses
against others.
Even William turned against Sarah, apparently because
their relationship had soured prior to the hysteria.
William said he was afraid that Sarah either was a witch
or would become one rather quickly. He admitted that he
had no hard evidence of witchcraft practiced by her, but
said that he considered her a witch because of “her bad
carriage” to him. “Indeed,” he said, “I may say with tears
that she is an enemy to all good.”
Tituba confessed to witchcraft and named Good and
Osburn as two of four witches who were causing the afflictions
and fits of the hysterical girls. Both women had
signed marks in the Devil’s book and rode on a pole
through the air with Tituba to witches’ meetings with the
Devil.
Good and Osburn were sent to jail in Boston to be held
for trial, along with a growing number of others accused
by the girls of witchcraft. Dorcas followed Sarah by about
a month, landing in jail with her mother after having testified
against her.
Good and others were tried on June 29 and were sentenced
to death. The executions were carried out by hanging
on July 19. Prior to her hanging, Reverend Nicholas
Noyes urged Good to confess, saying that she was a witch
and knew she was witch. Good shot back, “You are a liar. I
am no more a witch than you are a wizard; and if you take
away my life, God will give you blood to drink.”
Her words sounded like a curse, and strangely her prediction
came true. Noyes later died of a hemorrhage in his
throat, blood pouring from his mouth.

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