Witch trials (13 pages found in this category)

Bute witches

Six Scottish women accused of witchcraft on Bute during the Great Scottish Witch Hunt of 1661–1662.

Essex witches

Collective name given to the 31 people accused of witchcraft in the English county of Essex between 1566 and 1589.

North Berwick witch trials

Series of Scottish witch trials held between 1590 and 1593

Paisley witches

Also known as the Bargarran witches or the Renfrewshire witches, were tried in Paisley, Renfrewshire, central Scotland, in 1697.

Patrick Cowper, minister

Redirected to Pittenweem witches.

Pendle witches

The trials of the Pendle witches in 1612 are among the most famous witch trials in English history, and some of the best recorded of the 17th century.

Pittenweem witches

Five Scottish women accused of witchcraft in the small fishing village of Pittenweem in Fife on the east coast of Scotland in 1704.

Richard Galis

Redirected to Windsor witches.

Samlesbury witches

Three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury – Jane Southworth, Jennet Bierley, and Ellen Bierley – accused by a 14-year-old girl, Grace Sowerbutts, of practising witchcraft. Their trial at Lancaster Assizes in England on 19 August 1612 was one in a series of witch trials held there over two days. All three women were acquitted.

Windsor witches

Four women from Windsor executed for witchcraft in 1579.