UtterTrivia.com





Who Was The Last Witch To Be Burnt In Scotland?

Janet Horne


The last Scottish witch to be burnt was an eccentric old lady called Janet Horne. She lived in Crathie, near Balmoral and Braemar in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.


Her crime was to try and cast a spell on her daughter to turn her hands and feet into horseshoes. She did this because they needed a horse but could not afford one. The evidence was that her daughter had deformed hands and feet.


Her daughter was also tried, but found innocent.


Janet Horne was executed at Dornoch in Sutherland by being burnt in a barrel of tar.


Last Words Of Witch Janet Horne


Her last words were "It's a bonnie fire" as she warmed her hands at the barrel!


Her innocence was proved several years later when her granddaughter was born with the same genetic deformity to her hands and feet.


More crime and punishment trivia questions.


Automatically Add Us To Your Favourites Folder - Bookmark Us.


We are seeking fascinating facts to send to our twitter followers. If you would like to send us some then we will retweet it to our followers and include your @ name as a thank you, which can help you in turn get more followers. Just send it to the Uttertrivia Twitter account.







© Site contents copyright UtterTrivia.com 2005 - 2017. All rights reserved.
Privacy/Disclaimer Policy