The History of Leith

October 18, 2013

witchcraft at South Leith

17 September 1629.—Ordained Geilis Ali-sone to come befor ye Pulpit on ye lords day nixt confess hir fawlt and crave Gods mercie publicklie in ye face of ye congregatione for seiking healthe for hir howsband frome Margaret Sowter and continewis Margaret sowter till farder tryell be maid be Johne Jenkin and James Johnstoune.
(Note.—This petty quarrel was of importance because witchcraft was supposed to enter into it.)

source-Records of the Session

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