The Burning of the Witch

Some of you may have heard the name Grissell Jaffray. She was executed in Dundee for being a witch in 1669. This was the last execution of a witch in Dundee. Just how many there were before her, we don't know exactly. The records don't survive. Grissell was married to a wealthy business man. He... Continue Reading →

Dundee, West of Java

One of our volunteers, Jaap Jacobs, tells us the story behind a document he found in a box of council legal records. Sometimes finding a document can spark off a long journey from the searchroom of the Dundee City Archives, to the other side of the world and back. The document itself is odd enough.... Continue Reading →

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