Jennifer Carroll was born during the early history of the Silent Hill era. She was one of the founding members of the Order in the 17th century and was accused of witchcraft and became a victim of persecution. As a result, she was burned at the stake by the puritanical Christian citizens of the town in 1692, around the time of the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts.
Silent Hill 2
For some reason, Jennifer's name and the "Victim of persecution by the Christians" part of the monument is scratched off, possibly to cover up the blame of Christians.
Silent Hill 3
Silent Hill film
|“||The backstory of Silent Hill was not only the story of Alessa but a much older story about the first burning of the Arch Witch, Jennifer Carroll. That burning has defined Silent Hill as the ground for the primeval battle between the perception of good and the perception of evil.||”|
In the Silent Hill film, Jennifer was burned alive by the cultists, seen in the film years before the film's events. Christabella's group and the Order were supposed to be rival sects (which was retconned in Silent Hill: Revelation).
A painting of her being burned, titled The First Burning, hangs in the Grand Hotel. This is confirmed to be Jennifer by director's statements and the original script.
A similar painting is also seen in the Brethren's church, but it is unknown if this woman is also Jennifer Carroll because the painting has no name.
|Rose Da Silva - Christopher Da Silva - Cybil Bennett - Dahlia Gillespie - Thomas Gucci - Anna - Christabella - Sharon Da Silva - Alessa Gillespie - Dark Alessa|
|Sister Margaret - Eleanor - Colin - Lisa Garland - Jennifer Carroll|
|Armless Man - Colin - Creeper - Dark Nurse - Grey Child - Red Pyramid|
|Brahms - Brookhaven Hospital - Church - Da Silva House - Gans County - Grand Hotel - Midwich Elementary School - Nathan Drugs - Pete's Bowl-O-Rama - Sacrificial Chamber - Silent Hill, West Virginia - Smitty's - Toluca County Archives - Toluca County Mining Museum - Toluca County Orphanage - Toluca Lake|
|The Brethren - Monster - Flashlight - Manifestation - Otherworld - Fog World - Real World - Siren - Great Knife - Welcome Sign - Brethren Symbol|