Inventors (1204 pages found in this category)


Jane Yorke

Last person to be prosecuted under the 1735 Witchcraft Act, in 1944.

Janet Boyman

Scottish woman found guilty and executed for witchcraft and associating with fairies.

Janet Cornfoot, witch

Redirected to Pittenweem witches.

Janet Douglas, Lady Glamis

Scottish aristocrat executed in 1537 for treason. Modern day academics highlight that earlier accounts declaring she was tried for witchcraft are inaccurate.

Janet Horne

Alleged name of the last person to be executed for witchcraft in the British Isles, in 1727.

Janet Kennedy, visionary

Janet or Jonet Kennedy from Redden or Reydon was a Scottish visionary involved in the North Berwick witch trials of 1590–1593.

Jean Adam

Jean Adam (30 April 1704 – 3 April 1765) was a Scottish poet whose best-known work is “There’s Nae Luck Aboot The Hoose”.

Jean Lyon, Countess of Angus

Scottish countess named in North Berwick witch trials as consulting with witches

Jean Maxwell, sorceress

Scottish cunning woman convicted of pretending to practise witchcraft

Jennifer Westwood

British author, broadcaster and folklorist.