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Susanna (Clarke) Rootes (abt. 1625 - 1692)

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Susanna Rootes formerly Clarke
Born about in Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Salem, MAmap
Profile last modified 14 Sep 2019 | Created 26 Mar 2015
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Susanna (Clarke) Rootes was involved in the Salem Witch Trials.
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Susanna was accused of witchcraft on 21 May 1691 along with Sarah Procter and Sarah Bassett:


Note: We do not know Susannah's maiden name, but she is known as one of the unfortu- nate women to be accused of witchcraft. The only charge against her was that when she was living in the home of Andrew Elliott that she was heard to rise in the night and talk in the room below, also "flying in ye chamer over said roome as if there were 5 or 6 persons with her." She was tried and sent to jail in Boston with other prisoners, Monday the 23rd of May 1692, where she was put in irons . There is no record of her appearance before the Court of Oyer and Terminer, which had jurisdiction in cases of Witchcraft. She was probably dis- charged because of insufficient evidence.....Ref: "Root Genealogical Records 1600 to 1870." p 52


  • Salem Witchcraft Papers, Edited by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum, (Da Capo Press: New York, 1977).
  • Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635; digital images, American Ancestors (accessed 2013), 5 (2007): 71-74, "Emma Mason."
  • Sidney Perley (1858-1928), The History of Salem Massachusetts, 1626-1716, 3 vols; digital images, _Hathi Trust_ (accessed 2013), 1 (1924): 373, text and footnote about Josiah Roots.
  • Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Towns Records, 1579-2001, images, FamilySearch: accessed 2013, Essex > Beverly > Births, marriages, deaths 1653-1890 > image 258 of 589 for John 2d Lovett and Bethia Rootes family entries.
  • “Josiah Rootes” (sketch), Doug Sinclair’s Archives : accessed 2013


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