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55

Geillis Duncane confesses to being enticed by the Devil and practicing witchcraft, after she is tortured and found to have witch's marks.

News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer

1591 Trenet  Tranent  East Lothian  Scotland 
56

Geillis Duncane is sent to prison because she possesses a witch's mark on her throat.

News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer

1591 Trenet  Tranent  East Lothian  Scotland 
57

Agnes Sampson is found to be a witch, after having all her hair shaved off and a witch's mark is found near her private parts.

News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer

1591 Trenet  Tranent  East Lothian  Scotland 
58

Agnes Tompson confesses to keeping a toad and using its collected venom to make the King of Scotland ill and have great pain.

News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer

1591 Edinburgh    Midlothian  Edinburghshire  Scotland 
59

Agnes Tompson confesses to using a cat to cause a great tempest that disrupted King James I's voyage from Denmark.

News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer

1591 Edinburgh  Leith  Midlothian  Edinburghshire  Scotland 
60

Doctor Fian is tortured into confessing his witchcraft practices and his part in leading other witches.

News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer

1591 Cockenzie  Tranent  East Lothian    Scotland 
61

Doctor Fian is burned to death on Castle Hill of Edinburgh on January 22, 1591.

News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer

1591, January, 22 Edinburgh    Midlothian  Edinburghshire  Scotland 
154

Elizabeth Anderson recalls how she saw the apparition of a "Black grim Man" approach her grandmother in her house.

A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland

1697, January   West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
155

Margaret Lang torments a child.

A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland

1690   West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
156

Katherine Campbell is sent to prison.

A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland

1697, February 5   West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
157

Agnes Nasmith discusses a man who she believes to be the devil.

A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland

1697, January   West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
158

John Lindsay is accused of playing a pipe as a group of witches danced. The group also allegedly created an image of Mr. John and stabbed it with pins.

A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland

1690   West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
159

James Lindsay allegedly causes a girl to have fits by his touch.

A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland

1697, February 5   West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
160

Agnes Foster is sent to prison.

A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland

1697, February 5   West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
161

Margaret Fulton lights a black candle while entering a house to practice witchcraft.

A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland

1690   West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
162

Christian Shaw allegedly starts having fits shortly after Agnes Nasmith talks to her. Shaw cries, flies over her bed, and has pains in her side. The fits return in September. She appears to battle an invisible force and is unable to speak. When she can speak, she calls out that Agnes Nasmith and Catherine Campbell were cutting her side.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1696, August Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
163

Thomas Lindsay is apprehended on suspicion of being a witch.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, February Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
164

Martha Semple and Margaret Lang are accused of harming and bewitching Christian Shaw, causing her to have terrible fits.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1696, February 12 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
259

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that destroys the bindings on his animals.

A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit

1695, February Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
261

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that sets fire to his house.

A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit

1695, February Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
262

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that throws stones into his house.

A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit

1695, 7 March Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
263

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that rattles objects in his house, makes loud noises, disrupts prayer, and frightens a dog.

A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit

1695, March 22 Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
264

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that hurts another man named Andrew Aewart by throwing rocks at his head.

A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit

1695, April 4 Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
265

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that leaves a letter written and sealed in blood that speaks of repentance.

A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit

1695, April 8 Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
271

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that says it will stop bothering him if Andrew Mackie worships the spirit instead of God.

A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit

1695, April 26 Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
272

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that pulls one of his children out of bed and hangs them by the shoulders in a tree.

A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit

1695 Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
273

Andrew Mackie of Ringcroft of Stalking is allegedly haunted by a spirit that takes the form of a black cloud, and also throws mud and chaff.

A True Relation of an Apparition Expressions and Actings of a Spirit

1695, April 30 Auchencairn    Dumfries and Galloway (Council Area)  Scotland 
373

Catherine Campbell of Erskine, Renfrewshire allegedly bewitches Christian Shaw causing her to fly in the air, bash her head, and have fits.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1696, August Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
374

Alexander Anderson and James Anderson of Glasgow allegedly torment Christian Shaw. Christian Shaw accuses them and two other men.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1696, December Glasgow    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
375

Alexander Anderson, Elizabeth Anderson, and Jean Fulton are apprehended and imprisoned for allegedly tormenting Christian Shaw.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, February 4 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
376

Margaret Lang and Martha Semple of Erskine, Renfrewshire allegedly torment Christian Shaw into having fits where she cannot breathe and her stomach swells up.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1597, February 14 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
397

Jennet Mathie is apprehended on suspicion of pricking a boy with a pin and making wax pictures used for purposes of witchcraft.

Satan's Invisible World Discovered

1676, October 14 Pollok-town    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
398

Margaret Fulton allegedly has a witch's mark.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
399

Margaret Fulton allegedly confesses to her husband that she used a charm that appears full of stones and blood.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
400

Bessie Weir, Marjorie Craig, Margaret Jackson, and John Stewart allegedly meet with the devil and make wax pictures in which to stick pins.

Satan's Invisible World Discovered

1677, January 3 Pollok-town    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
402

John Stewart of Pollok confesses to seeing the devil as a black man with cloven feet, black apparel, legs without shoes, and having a hollow and ghostly voice

Satan's Invisible World Discovered

1684, January 4 Pollok-town    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
403

Margaret Jackson confesses to conspiring with the devil and other practitioners of witchcraft to kill Sir George Maxwell of Pollok

Satan's Invisible World Discovered

1674, January 4 Pollok-town    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
421

James Cook, Thomas Blossom, and Edward See witness the apparition of a battle horse in the sky over where the Battle of Dunbar had taken place.

More Warning Yet. Being a True Relation of a Strange and Most Dreadful Apparition which was Seen in the Air

1645, September 3   Dunbar  East Lothian  East Lothian  Scotland 
488

Agnes Nasmith is sent to prison for allegedly threatening malefaction.

A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland

1697   West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
489

Before a formal trial, commissioners find insensible witch's marks on all the women's bodies (save Margaret Fulton's) but decide to prick them, regardless.

A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland

1697   West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
504

Christian Shaw has a fit lasting forty-eight hours during which she thrashes violently, does not sleep, and cries out repeatedly for help.

A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments

1696 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
505

Christian Shaw has a series of fits lasting eight days. She is often unable to speak and her body is rigid and contorted, and she has pain in her left side.

A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments

1698 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
506

Christian Shaw starts having fits where she seems to have struggles with an invisible adversary. She fights with such force that four men can barely hold her down.

A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments

1696 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
507

Christian Shaw has a fit during which she accuses Catherine Campbell and Agnes Nasmisth of cutting her side.

A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments

1696 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
508

Christian Shaw can predict her fits by a pain in her side. She has fits during which her throat moves towards her breast and her tongue hangs out below her chin. Her tongue is also tortured when she tries to pray.

A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments

1696 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
509

Christian Shaw has fits during which she vomits large quantities of hair.

A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments

1696 Glasgow    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
510

Christian Shaw has fits during which strange objects are pulled out of her mouth, including folded straw, a pin, a candle-like "firr," and bones.

A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments

1696, November Glasgow    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
511

Christian Shaw is found to have dirty hay with dung in her mouth. She also regurgitated feathers and gravel the next day.

A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments

1696, November Glasgow    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
512

Christian Shaw has extremely violent fits lasting four or five days during which she tries to climb walls, hurt her self, and accuses four men of causing her fits.

A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments

1696 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
513

Christian Shaw has a fits during which the Devil appears to her. Her body is then stiff as though dead.

A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments

1696 Glasgow    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
517

Christian Shaw has fits during which she has no pain, but has palpitations all over her body and makes strange gestures.

A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments

1697, January Glasgow    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
519

Christian Shaw suffers a series of fits lasting months. She is also bewitched so that she is unable to say what the witches forbade her to say.

A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments

1696 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
520

Christian Shaw has a fit during which she accuses Margaret Lang and Martha Semple of bewitching her.

A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments

1697, Febraury 14 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
521

Christian Shaw has a fit during which the Devil allegedly appears to her in the shape of a man.

A True Narrative of the Sufferings and Relief of a Young Girle; Strangely Molested, by Evil Spirits and their Instruments

1697, February 18 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
622

Christian Shaw is brought to Glasgow to be examined. She starts having fits where her throat falls to her chest, her tongue to the back of her throat, and her body becoming stiff. Her tongue is allegedly "tortured" during prayer.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1696, September Glasgow    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
623

Christian Shaw put out of her mouth hot "coal-finders," bones of all sizes, hay and dung, and sticks of "candle-firr" from her mouth.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1696 Glasgow    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
626

Christian Shaw reads scripture out loud for two hours at a time. She then screams that no one shall ever take her bible. Sometimes, she falls into violent fits afterward.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1696 Glasgow    Lanarkshire  Lanarkshire  Scotland 
627

Christian Shaw has fits after coming back from Glasgow. The Devil appears to her and she falls as though dead. She can sometimes predict the onset of her fits.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1696, December Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
797

Agnes Nasmith is brought involuntarily before Christian Shaw. Christian Shaw claims that Agnes Nasmith has been troublesome to her in the past, but not anymore.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
798

Catherine Campbell cannot be convinced to pray for Christian Shaw, but instead curses her and all the family of Bargarren.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
799

Catherine Campbell is imprisoned. Because of this, Catherine Campbell only appears to Christian Shaw when it is known that she is either at liberty to go to church or at the jailer's house.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697   West Central Lowlands  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
800

Christian Shaw starts vomiting hair when Catherine Campbell is taken to the prison. Upon examination at the prison, Catherine Campbell is found to have balls of hair in her pocket and after they are thrown into the fire, Christian Shaw no longer vomits hair.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
801

Christian Shaw has violent fits where she cannot be held down, shrieking as though she had been stabbed, and sometimes lying as though dead. She also sings and dances during the fits. During one of the fits she tore off all her head clothes and would have stripped completely if permitted.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January 1 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
804

Christian suddenly takes flight so swiftly that no one can stop her. The witnesses claim her feet never touched the ground and she reached the gate at which point her family could catch up. Once they find her, she becomes stiff as a corps and must lay down to rest. Christian Shaw claims nine or ten people carried her away.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January 11 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
805

The apparitions (Anonymous 26) come back to carry Christian Shaw away, but are never able to bring her past the gate. The apparitions allegedly want to drown her in a well.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January 12 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
806

Christian Shaw falls into a violent fit while Mr. Patrick Simpson is reading Psalm 93. She makes noises, laughed, starts sing, and pulls her clothes over her head. When she recovers, she says that she heard her tormentors speak, but before she can relate what they said, she falls into another fit.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January 12 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
807

Christian Shaw tells her mother in the presence of the minister and the elders that she heard her tormentors say they would meet under an orchard. She then falls into another fit. It is later discovered that Elizabeth Anderson, James Lindsay, and Thomas Lindsay said they had met under an orchard at that time, but none had known what Christian Shaw had said.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January 12 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
808

Christian Shaw is again carried down the stairs to the cellar where her brother and sister try to hold on to her. Mr. Alexander King grabs a hold of her when the brother and sister have lost her and tries to bring her upstairs again, but claims something is pulling her down. She then falls as though dead on the stairs.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
809

Christian Shaw claims that the Devil is located in the cellar and that if she went down, she might be able to bring him out.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
810

Christian Shaw's parents believe that Christian Shaw screams and shrieks like a creature, but when she overhears this Christian Shaw says it is Margaret that screams and shrieks at night.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
811

After hearing her parents say she screams and shrieks in the night, Christian Shaw will not suffer anyone. She claims her tormentors promised her almonds and sweet treats if she got cravats, string, or aprons.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
812

A young girl with scabs on her face (Anonymous 95) appears with Christian Shaw's tormentors and tell Christian Shaw to meet them the next day and to bring something.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January 14 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
813

Christian Shaw vomits many pins and accuses one of her tormentors of having forced the pins in her mouth.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January 16 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
814

Christian Shaw has fits during which she groans and sighs and has outcries. She claims various animals press her down on the bed. Shaw's mother and another gentlewoman (Anonymous 96) claim to have seen something as big as a cat stirring under Christian Shaw's bed.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January 21 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
815

Christian Shaw claims that her tormentors were engaged by the Devil to carry her out and drown her in the well.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
816

Christian Shaw has milder fits. Sometimes she is struck dumb or as though dead with her jaw opened so wide it seemed as though she was dead. Sometimes she would lie as though her neck and feet were tied together. Sometimes prayer abate her fits, but she also sometimes has fits making loud noises to cover the words of the person praying.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
817

Christian Shaw has a particularly turbulent fit on 22 January, 1697. She starts singing, making hideous noises, and striking blows during the minister's prayer.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January 22 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
818

Christian Shaw has violent fits during which she claims to have over fifteen tormentors.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January 22 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
819

Christian Shaw's brother and sister claim seeing a woman with a red coat (Anonymous 97) in the garden even though every visitor had left.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
820

Christian Shaw has violent fits during the evening on the same day that her siblings saw the lady in the red coat (Anonymous 97). Christian Shaw is senseless and breathless. Many witness her stomach swell, her eyes swell and her hands that are enchanted and try to strangle her.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
835

Christian Shaw can no longer breathe during her fit. for several days, she looks as though she is being choked during her fits. She is also unable to eat her meat and laughs and rejoices when "any thing had fallen out amiss in the place where she was."

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, January 25 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
836

Christian Shaw tries to say some things that had been forbidden by her tormentors. At the beginning of her fits, she looks around the room, but cannot always say what she sees. During her fit, he is also unable to call to the Lord Jesus Christ for help and is thrown on the floor where she lays as though dead for a few days.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, February 1 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
837

Christian Shaw claims that her fits are caused by a charm cast on her by her tormentors. She finds something like an egg-shell underneath her bed which she suspects is the charm used by her tormentors. Once the charm is discovered, she can say things that previously she could not, like that her tormentors had often solicited her to become a witch.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, February 1 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
838

Christian Shaw claims that Maggi (Margaret) placed a charm on the house in which her little sister lived.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, February 1 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
839

Christian Shaw alleges that John Lindsay is one of her most violent tormentors. She is immediately afterward seized with a fit.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, February 2 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
840

An old highland fellow (Anonymous 98) comes to Bargarren looking for lodging. Christian Shaw tells her mother and another gentlewoman that her tormentor is near and, going into the kitchen where the old highland fellow sit, she accuses him of being a tormentor and falls into a violent fit at his touch.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, February Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
841

The minister tests whether or not Christian Shaw faked her fit after being touched by the old highland fellow (Anonymous 98). He puts a sheet over her and, without her knowing, gets Anonymous 98 to touch her again. Christian Shaw immediately has another fit which stops as soon as he removes his hand.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, February Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
842

Jean Fulton allegedly confesses that the Devil often did come to her and keep her company in the shape of a small black man.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, February 5 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
843

Elizabeth Anderson confesses to Bargarren of having been imprecated in witchcraft, tormenting Christian Shaw, and having had several meetings with witches and the Devil. She also accuses her father and the old highland fellow (Anonymous 98) of tormenting Christian Shaw.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, February 5 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
844

Christian Shaw is confronted by six of her tormentors at Bargarren in front of ministers and the commissioner. She falls into fits at each one of their touches.

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, February 5 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
845

Christian Shaw has a fit during which she seems to chew on an orange pill. She seems to choke during her fit, but recovers. She claims the gentlewoman gave her the orange pill and that there had been other, particularly Maggi (Margaret).

Sadducimus Debellatus

1697, February 6 Erskine  Erskine  Renfrewshire  County of Ayr  Scotland 
1447

Agnes Foster is executed as a witch by hanging and burning at Paisley on June 10, 1697. She was accused and found guilty of conspiring and meeting with the devil, and contributing to the bewitchment and torment of Christian Shaw. Foster was tried by pricking with a three inch needle, and found to have witchs marks on her body after undergoing a physical examination prior to execution.

A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland

1697, June 10   Paisley  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
1448

Agnes Nasmith is executed as a witch by hanging and burning at Paisley on June 10, 1697. She was accused and found guilty of conspiring and meeting with the devil, using instrumental magic, and contributing to the bewitchment and torment of Christian Shaw. Nasmith was tried by pricking with a three inch needle, and found to have witchs marks on her body after undergoing a physical examination prior to execution.

A Relation of the Diabolical Practices of above Twenty Wizards and Witches of the Sheriffdom of Renfrew in the Kingdom of Scotland

1697, June 10   Paisley  Renfrewshire  Renfrewshire  Scotland 
1449

Agnes Sampson is executed as a witch by hanging and burning at Castle Hill, Edinburgh in January 1592. She was accused and found guilty of having a malefic compact with the devil, and for contributing to the storms that disrupted James Is 1590 sea voyage from Oslo to Scotland. James I himself examined Sampson after her arrest, with Sampson being tortured until she confessed to the crimes for which she was accused.

News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer

1592, January Edinburgh    Midlothian  Edinburghshire  Scotland 
1450

Agnes Tompson is executed as a witch by hanging and burning at Castle Hill, Edinburgh in January 1592. She was accused and found guilty of having a malefic compact with the devil, having sexual relations with the devil, keeping a cat familiar, and for contributing to the storms that disrupted James Is 1590 sea voyage from Oslo to Scotland. James I himself examined Tompson after her arrest.

News from Scotland, Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of Doctor Fian a Notable Sorcerer

1592, January Edinburgh    Midlothian  Edinburghshire  Scotland 
1507

George Sinclair, author of "Satans invisible world discovered, claims that witches often prescribe a charm namely to cut the Rouan-Tree between the two Beltan days. If any Man or Woman, Horse, or Cow shall have a piece thereof upon them, no Devils or Fairy shall have power, to medle with them.

Satan's Invisible World Discovered

1685 Edinburgh    Midlothian  Edinburghshire  Scotland 
1515

George Sinclair, author of Satans invisible world discovered, claims that Charms and Spells have been first taught to men and Women in confederacy with the Devil, many of which are received by Tradition, and used by Witches.

Satan's Invisible World Discovered

1685 Edinburgh    Midlothian  Edinburghshire  Scotland 
1516

George Sinclair, author of Satans invisible world discovered, claims that witches will sometimes utter this unintelligible charm learned from the devil in order to cure universal gout: Etter sheen etter sock, Et ta leur etta pachk Wipper si caan easemitter in shi, fo leish in shi corne, orn sheip twa till ane curht mach a mainshore.

Satan's Invisible World Discovered

1685 Edinburgh    Midlothian  Edinburghshire  Scotland 
1517

George Sinclair, author of Satans invisible world discovered, claims that there is a Charm for curing a disease called the Ling, in these words, Cathari Duni Chini Brini.

Satan's Invisible World Discovered

1685 Edinburgh    Midlothian  Edinburghshire  Scotland