Study Guide

The Witch of Blackbird Pond Characters

Katherine "Kit" Tyler

Katherine “Kit” Tyler is the teenage protagonist of The Witch of Blackbird Pond....

Hannah Tupper

Hannah Tupper is the elderly Quaker widow who lives alone in the Meadows of Wethersfield,...

Nathaniel "Nat" Eaton

Nathaniel “Nat” Eaton is the son of the captain of the sailing ship the Dolphin....

John Holbrook

John Holbrook is the son of a tanner who taught himself Latin by candlelight. Unable to afford...

Matthew and Rachel Wood

Matthew and Rachel Wood are Kit Tyler’s American uncle and aunt. They, along with their...

Mercy Wood

Mercy is the sister of Judith and the daughter of Aunt Rachel and Uncle Matthew. She is a sweet...

Judith Wood

Judith, with her “clear white skin” and thrilling blue eyes, is the belle of...

William Ashby

William Ashby is one of the richest and most eligible bachelors in Wethersfield. As Judith...

Prudence Cruff

Little Prudence Cruff is the mistreated daughter of Goodwife and Goodman Cruff. Kit Tyler...

Goodwife Cruff

Goodwife Cruff is a small-minded, cruel woman who is suspicious of Kit from the moment Kit takes...

Reverend Bulkeley

The Reverend Gersholm Bulkeley was a real-life 17th-century historical figure who was an ardent...

Governor Edmund Andros

Governor Edmund Andros was the real-life Royalist governor who was sent to the Connecticut Colony...