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Putnam Infobox
Biographical Information

Salem, Massachusetts





  • Deceased
Cause of Death
  • Throat slit
Killed By
Character Information
Portrayed By

Jonny Coyne



Episode Count


First Appearance

The Reckoning

Last Appearance

The Commonwealth of Hell

Treasurer Putnam is one of respectable citizens of Salem, a member of the Puritan selectmen with a biased view towards refugees. Putnam is a character in the third season of Salem, portrayed by Jonny Coyne.

Early Life Edit

Personality Edit

Putnam is a politician with firm convictions and a closed and strict morality. His primary interest is to safeguard his own interests, without showing charity to the needy and the poor. Putnam has also shown slightly hidden racism towards Native Americans.

Physical Appearance Edit

Putnam is a middle-aged man of low stature and slightly overweight. Bald, has hazel eyes and a stiff gait. His clothes are a sign of a fairly high social class, composed of moderate black clothes in line with the Puritan ethic.

Throughout the Salem series Edit

Appearances Edit

Memorable Quotes Edit

Putnam: Is it the end of the world?
Cotton Mather: No doubt the end of someone's world.
--The Reckoning
Putnam: Mr.Hathorne, would you put the safety of strangers before our own?
Magistrate Hathorne: Of course not, Mr. Putnam.
John Alden: While we argue, people are dying. The militia would be better used clearing those already here.
--The Reckoning
Magistrate Hathorne: People, please. Please. Let us not allow these irrational fears to incite us. We shall save any decision until this evening when calmer heads may prevail.
Putnam: Today or tonight no matter. I will demand a vote. Clear the town of heretic and refugee scum. Then seal Salem. Protect ourselves.
--The Reckoning

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

  • This character is one of the new characters introduced in the third season that raised some theories on the role that he would have played as behind the scenes images with no character name had appeared, or speculations were not provided with sources [1] [2]
  • This character may be the in-universe representation of the historical Thomas Putnam, a significant accuser in the notorious Salem witch trials in 1692.

References Edit

  1. Jonny Coyne as "Treasurer Putnam" according to IMDb
  2. Jonny Coyle on Season Three set with Marilyn Manson and Joe Doyle.

See Also Edit

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