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  • Margaretha Mårtensdotter Buschera / Buscherus (c.1620 - 1670)
    On March 14, 1670, Margaretha Buscherus was sentenced to death by the District Judge Nils Psilander and the Lemland Board. Margaretha Buscherus was found to have practiced more powerful witchcraft than...
  • Elsa Scherer (b. - 1612)
    In Protokollen der Jahre 1611 und 1612 über abscheuliche Hexenprozesse auf Anordnung der Äbtissin Johanna von Wiltz des Klosters Fraulautern werden Obersalbacher Leute erwähnt. Obersalbach gehörte zur ...
  • Rev. Dr. Alexander Colville, D.D. (bef.1597 - 1679)
    Notes Dr. Alexander Colville (of Ogiltree, Ayr, Scotland, Stuart/Stewart-Colville family ?) possibly married before he left Scotland in 1630, as his son Robert, “sole heir of his body,” whom had en...
  • Hugh "the Wizard" Giffard of Yester, Laird of Yester (c.1225 - c.1267)
    In coming to Sir Hugh Giffard II, we discuss the best-known and most famous of the Lords of Yester. Hugh Giffard is described and known in Scottish lore as a wizard, a necromancer, and a magician. Furt...
  • Sir Berney Brograve, 1st Baronet (1726 - 1797)
    Berney Brograve of Worstead House, co. Norfolk Biography From Sir Berney Brograve, 1st Baronet (10 October 1726 - 23 February 1797) was the eldest son and heir of Thomas Brograve (1691–1753) of G...