C/Egd/1257


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M_SurnamePurcellPurcell
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DesTitle_xDr.Lady
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Res_settlementCannongateCannongate
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Res_presbyteryEdinburghEdinburgh
Res_countyEdinburghEdinburgh
Res_burghRothesayCulross
Res_NGR_LettersNTNT
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Res_NGR_Northing780780
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MaritalStatusMarriedMarried
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FirstnameThomasWilliam
Alias_yMoscropMoscrop
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DesTitle_yelderLord Cliftonhall
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Age_y5025
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CaseStart_date11/1/163111/1/1631
CaseStart_date_as_date01/11/31 00:00:0001/11/31 00:00:00
Case_date11/1/163111/1/1631
Case_date_as_date01/11/31 00:00:0001/11/31 00:00:00
Age_at_case5050
CaseCommonNamePurcell,BessiePurcell,Bessie
Commissionjusticiary comm issued by parliamentcommission for trial and execution
ComplaintAbout a common ritualagainst a witch-pricker
CorrespondenceKing to Lord of LorneFrom King to the Privy Council
Chronicle_xNaNNaN
Other_xJohn Kincaid, witch pricker examinedShetland law forbidding the concealment of wit...
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NotEnoughInfo_s11
WhiteMagic_p00
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CharnotesPart of the North Berwick hunt, that revovled ...Part of the North Berwick hunt, that revovled ...
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Familiars00
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SympatheticMagic00
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HumanIllness00
HumanDeath00
AnimalIllness00
AnimalDeath00
FemaleInfertility00
MaleImpotence00
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LayingOn00
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PropertyDamage00
WeatherModification00
OtherMaleficiaNotesIn second trial, she was described as a 'skill...Part of the witches' crew that wanted to destr...
OtherChargesNotesAccused of harming people and goods by using c...Accused of harming people and goods by using c...
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ClaimedPossessed00
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DefenseNotesShe used the common defence strategy of trying...Said that one of her accusers had a grudge aga...
CaseNotesFirst trial she was acquitted, second trial co...First trial she was acquitted, second trial co...
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MaliceRefMA/LA/81MA/LA/24
MaliceSystemIdLAJO
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ReferenceRefR/EGD/1257R/EGD/1257
RefSystemIDEGDEGD
ReferenceID12571257
SourceRefRPCRPC
Reference2nd S, v4 pp. 111-1122nd S, v4 pp. 111-112
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Notes_ydetails of witness statements. Item 12 is the...JPs investigate extrajudicial torture
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ShapeChanging_TypeApparitionApparition
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Actiondropdate_as_date01/01/31 00:00:0001/01/31 00:00:00
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PretrialNotesThe matter had already been dropped by the Arc...The matter had already been dropped by the Arc...
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Cjtdate_as_date01/28/29 00:00:0001/28/29 00:00:00
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ExecutionmethodStrangle & BurnStrangle & Burn
ExecutionDate6/3/164528/1/1591
ExecutionDate_as_date09/18/61 00:00:0001/28/91 00:00:00
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Exec_settlementPrestonMurebrall
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Exec_countyEdinburghEdinburgh
Exec_burghMusselburghPaisley
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PostTrialNotesShe was ordered to be executed in this way. A...Her head was to be 'strucken' from her body.
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LocationFoulstrutherFoulstruther
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