Genealogy Projects tagged with witches on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Burned at the stake

    Please add Geni profiles of those executed by the state by burning . For accidental deaths by burning, please use the project Death by burning . Deliberately causing death through the effects of combustion, or effects of exposure to extreme heat, has a long history as a form of capital punishment. Many societies have employed it as an execution method for such crimes as treason, rebellious ac...

  • Pendle witch trials

    "this Countie of Lancashire ... now may lawfully bee said to abound asmuch in Witches of divers kinds as Seminaries, Jesuites, and Papists" (from: Thomas Potts (1613) The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster') 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. The twel...

  • Belvoir Witch Trails

    he had two sons, both of which died in their infancy by wicked practises and sorcerye (inscription on the grave of Frances Manners, 6th Earl of Rutland) The Witches of Belvoir were Joan Flower and her daughters Margaret and Philipa, local herbal healers who were dismissed as servants by the 6th Earl and Countess of Rutland. The earl, countess and all three of their children soon fell ill an...

  • Witchcraft

    Witchcraft (also called witchery or spellcraft) is the use of magical faculties, most commonly for religious, divinatory or medicinal purposes. This may take many forms depending on cultural context. The belief in and the practice of magic has been present since the earliest human cultures and continues to have an important religious and medicinal role in many cultures today. The concept of...

  • Hekser i Norge / Norwegian Witches

    Witch trials in Norway Norwegian Witches - Hekser Trolldomsprosessene i Norge Geni project Archive of the Inquisition Geni project Help us to find NORWEGIAN Witches: Denne samlingen består av transkripsjoner og et bredt spekter av rettslige dokumenter, bøker og mer fra 1500-tallet og inn på 1700-tallet. Samlingen omfatter ca. 650 av de ca. 900 kjente heksekunstsaker fra denne peri...