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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

Alexander Colville

Personal details

Last nameColville
First nameAlexander
TitleMr
OccupationAdvocate
OfficeJustice Depute
ResidenceBlair
NotesModerator of presbytery. Involved in cases in 1629-62.

Cases involved in

Case Involvement
1 unnamed witch 1/8/1661 Commissioner
15 unnamed witches 25/7/1661 Commissioner
3 unnamed witches 1/8/1661 Commissioner
Black,Elizabeth 1/1/1662 Commissioner
Black,Kathrin 1/1/1662 Commissioner
Crockett,Isobell (Elspeth) 1/1/1662 Commissioner
Cunningham,Mary 4/2/1645 Commissioner
Drummond,Alexander 11/7/1629 Investigator
Drummond,Alexander 11/7/1629 Commissioner
Drummond,Alexander 11/7/1629 Commissioner
Finnie,Agnes 6/3/1645 Investigator
Hog,Jon 26/11/1629 Investigator
Young,Isobell 5/2/1629 Commissioner

Trials involved in

Trial Involvement
Crystie,Katherene  (case date 1630) Prosecutor
Finnie,Agnes  (trial date 18/12/1644) Expert Witness
Neill,Jon  (trial date 26/3/1631) Prosecutor