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Town of Marblehead
Abbot Hall
188 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Reflection on Redd's Pond
A Fall reflection on Redd's Pond
(Photo by Rob Kipp)
A pond-side residence casts a reflection on Redd's Pond.Redd's Pond is named after Marblehead resident Wilmont Redd, better known as "Mammy" Redd.  "Mammy" Redd was arrested during the time of the Salem Witch Trials, accused of "detestable acts called Witchcraft and Sorceries wickedly, mallitiously and felloniously used, practiced & exercised at the Towne of Salem." She was convicted and sentenced to "hang by the neck until she is dead." Her execution took place on September 22, 1692. The legend of Mammy Redd lead to a popular local verse, "Old Mammy Redd of Marblehead hung by the neck until she was dead."