Belinda Nash

American author and historian (1946-2016)

Belinda Nash (October 27, 1946 – February 16, 2016) was an American historian, author and activist. She wrote a biography of Grace Sherwood, the last person to be "convicted" by ordeal of being a witch in Virginia. As a result of Nash's work, Sherwood was given a pardon, 300 years after her trial by ordeal.[1]

Belinda Nash
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Nash at the Ferry Plantation House, Halloween 2010
BornOctober 27, 1946
DiedFebruary 16, 2016(2016-02-16) (aged 69)
Cause of deathCancer
  • Author
  • Historian
  • Activist
OrganizationFerry Plantation House

Nash died in Virginia Beach, Virginia on February 16, 2016 from cancer. She was aged 69.[2]


  1. ""Witch of Pungo" receives a pardon". USA Today. July 9, 2006. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  2. "In Memory of Belinda Jacqueline Nash". Dignity Memorial. Retrieved February 18, 2016.