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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

Craig,Marjory (14/2/1677)

Trial process details

Associated case Craig,Marjory  (1677)
Trial process type Mixed central/local

Linked trials

Jackson,Margret  (trial date 14/2/1677)
Mathie,Jonet  (trial date 14/2/1677)
Stewart,Annabell  (trial date 14/2/1677)
Stewart,Jon  (trial date 14/2/1677)
Weir,Bessie  (trial date 14/2/1677)

Pre-trial central actions

Commissions

Commissioning body Commission type Date Notes
Privy Council Justiciary 1/2/1677

Pre-trial local actions

Imprisonments

Date Prison Location
2/1677

Other information

Pre-trial notes

Commission for trial issued although suspect already imprisoned

Trial phase

Trial date14/2/1677
Place of trial - parishP/ST/1328
Place of trial - presbyteryPaisley
Place of trial - countyRenfrew
Place of trial - burghPaisley
VerdictGuilty
SentenceExecution
Local trial with central representativeYes

People involved with trial

Name Involvement
Robert Alexander Prosecutor
George Ross Judge

Post-trial phase

ExecutionYes
Execution methodStrangle & Burn
Execution date20/2/1677
Execution locationGallow Green
Execution place - parishPaisley
Post-trial notesbetween 2-4pm.