"You're mother was a wicked, unnatural woman!"
Mary Lou Barebone[src]

The biological mother of Credence Barebone was a witch.[1] Her son was adopted by Mary Lou Barebone, a No-Maj anti witchcraft activist.[1][2]



Her son Credence Barebone

At some point in or before 1905, she gave birth to her son Credence Barebone. Her son was later adopted by a Scourer descendant Mary Lou Barebone, who was the leader of the New Salem Philanthropic Society, a No-Maj anti-witchcraft group with its roots in the Salem Witch Trials.

On 7 December 1926, Mary Lou referred to her as a "wicked, unnatural woman," suggesting that she had known her and implying that her son may share the same qualities.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • It is unknown if she died, gave Credence up for adoption, or if he was taken from her.
  • It is unknown if she had any other children besides Credence.


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