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Survey of Scottish Witchcraft Database

Survey of Scottish Witchcraft
Scottish History, School of History and Classics, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Woodcut of a witch trial

Isobell Young

Personal Details

First NameIsobell
Last NameYoung
SexFemale
Age60 (estimated from career)
Place of residence - settlementEast Barns
Place of residence - parishDunbar
Place of residence - presbyteryDunbar
Place of residence - countyHaddington
Marital statusMarried
Socioeconomic statusMiddling
NotesWife of a portioner, money lending, had many servants, sold cloth and dairy products. She had a reputation for witchcraft for 40 years (plus 25 base line age), thus her minimum age was 65.

Accused's family

Name Title Relationship Age Occupation
Smith, George Husband Portioner
Smith, George Son
Smith, James Son
Smith, John Son
Smith, William Son

Cases involving accused

Young,Isobell  (1629)