Past Life Sarah Good

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Noted for: Witchcraft

Country: United States

Personality: Miserable, Rude, Bitter

About Sarah Good:

Sarah Good, 1653 to 1692, was one of the first women to be accused of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials of Massachusetts. Sarah was born to a prosperous innkeeper, John Solart. Yet Solart committed suicide in 1672, leaving his estate to his widow Elizabeth and their nine children. Elizabeth soon remarried, and the estate went to Elizabeth’s new husband. Sarah, one of seven daughters, received nothing.

Her marriage to William Good was doomed from the outset because they had to pay for the debts of Sarah’s first husband, Daniel Poole. The Goods were homeless, renting rooms in other people’s houses. Sarah’s reputation for being socially unpleasant spread throughout the town. The family was regarded as a nuisance to the town and by 1692 they were virtually beggars. Her position as a disreputable, marginal member of society made her perfect for witchcraft accusations.

Sarah Good was the third victim to be executed in the Salem Witch Trials that took place in Salem, Massachusetts Bay. She was only 39 years old when she died and left a husband and a child behind.