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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

Gauld,Mauld (1649)

Trial process details

Associated case Gauld,Mauld  (1649)
Trial process type Local

Pre-trial central actions

Pre-trial local actions


Denunciation exists Date Text
Yes 14/9/1649 Kirk session with a visiting minister
Yes 15/10/1649 presbytery of Glasgow
Yes 27/8/1649 kirk session

Requests for commission

Appeal exists People Central authority Reason Date
Yes Committee of Estates for trial 27/9/1649

Other information

Pre-trial notes

Deposition from neighbours dated 14/7/1649

Trial phase

Post-trial phase