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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

Cuthbertson,Margaret (12/1629)

Trial process details

Associated case Cuthbertson,Margaret  (1629)
Trial process type Local

Linked trials

Bishop,Janet  (trial date 12/1629)

Pre-trial central actions


Commissioning body Commission type Date Notes
Privy Council Justiciary 3/12/1629

Pre-trial local actions

Other information

Pre-trial notes

Commission for trial issued, presbytery records execution witnessed by minister but no details about trial.

Trial phase

Trial date12/1629
Place of trial - parishP/ST/1334
Place of trial - presbyteryDalkeith
Place of trial - countyEdinburgh
General trial notesNo details about trial itself.

Post-trial phase

Execution methodBurn
Execution date12/1629
Execution place - parishPenicuik
Execution place - countyEdinburgh
Post-trial notesexecution witnessed.