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Gowdie, Isobellocked

(fl. 1662)
  • John Callow

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Gowdie, Isobel (fl. 1662), alleged witch, first appears as the wife of John Gilbert and an inhabitant of the farmstead at Loch Loy, near Auldearn, in highland Scotland. Although she was later supposed to have begun practising witchcraft in 1647, it was in spring 1662 that she was implicated in a plot to harm ...

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