Witches and Witchtrials in the Channel Islands


Compiled by Marc Carlson
It was last edited 9 June 2004

Please note, this listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but is an ongoing compilation, as this evidence comes out.

Channel Islands

Date Place # Name Sex Notes and sources:
1560-1640? Guernsey 3 ??? f Burnt alive.   (Source: Robbins, Encyclopedia, p.84)
1560-1640? Guernsey 1 ??? m Burnt alive.   (Source: Robbins, Encyclopedia, p.84)
1560-1640? Guernsey 24? ??? f Hung then Burnt. (Source: Robbins, Encyclopedia, p.84)
1560-1640? Guernsey 4 ??? m Hung then Burnt. (Source: Robbins, Encyclopedia, p.84)
1560-1640? Guernsey 3 ??? f Whipped and had an ear cut off.   (Source: Robbins, Encyclopedia, p.84)
1560-1640? Guernsey 1 ??? m Whipped and had an ear cut off.   (Source: Robbins, Encyclopedia, p.84)
1560-1640? Guernsey 23 ??? f Banished. One woman was hung when she returned.   (Source: Robbins, Encyclopedia, p.84)           
1560-1640? Guernsey 5 ??? m Banished.  (Source: Robbins, Encyclopedia, p.84)         
1560-1640? Guernsey 5 ??? f Acquitted.   (Source: Robbins, Encyclopedia, p.84)
1560-1640? Guernsey 9 ??? m Acquitted.   (Source: Robbins, Encyclopedia, p.84)
1562-1736 Jersey 63 ??? ? "At least half were hanged or burned"   Robbins, Encyclopedia, p.84)
1562 Jersey 1 Anne of St.Brelades f Executed (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1562 Jersey, St.Ouen's 1 Michelle la Blanche Vestue f Executed on the gibbet of Hures (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1563 (5) Jersey 1 Becquet, Thomasse m? Acquitted (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
15?? Jersey 1 Le Vesconte, Pasquette f Banished. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey) (See also 1585 (12))
1583 Jersey 1 Corbel, Marion f Died in Castle before trial (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1585 (11) Jersey, St Ouens 1 Le Vesconte, Jeanne f Executed  (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1585 (12) Jersey 1 Bellee, Michielle f Of St Lawrence.  Executed. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1585 (12) Jersey 1 Le Vesconte, Pasquette f Executed after returning to her "tours et mallefices diabolique". (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1585 (12) Jersey 1 Morant, Jean m Of St Clement's, son of Phillipe.  Executed. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1585 (12) Jersey 1 Orenges, Katherine f Executed. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1591 (10) Jersey 1 Vauldin, Symon f Of St. Brelade's. Executed. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1591 (10) Jersey 1 Jamet, Beneste f Executed. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1591 (10) Jersey 1 Bertram, Katherine f Executed. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1591 (12) Jersey 1 Alixandre, Michiel m Of St. Peter's. Executed. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1591 (12) Jersey 1 Alixandre, Collas m Of St. Peter's.  Son of Michiel Alixandre. Acquitted. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1593 (5) Jersey 1 Poret, Marie f Of St. Lawrence. Commited to the Castle, fate unknown. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1597 (7) Jersey 1 Fallu, Pernelle f Jury disagreed.  Released with a warning. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1597 (10) Jersey 1 Chevalier, Peronnelle f Widow of Mattieu Fallu, may be the same as Pernelle Fallu.  She had been arrested several times, and was executed. (Source:  Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1597 (12) Jersey 1 Le Mestre, Francoise f Jury disagreed.  Released with a warning. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1599 (1) Jersey 1 Alixandre, Marie f Widow of Michiel Alixandre.  Executed. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1599 (12) Jersey 1 Anley, Marie f Widow of Richard Anley. Commited to the Castle, fate unknown. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1599 (12) Jersey 1 Le Four, Marie f of Grouville.  Unanimously acquitted. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1600 (5) Jersey 1 Amy, Collette f Executed. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1600 (5) Jersey 1 Hotton, Jeanne f Executed. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1600 (5) Jersey 1 Picot, Phillipine f Executed. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1602 (6) Jersey, St.Ouens 1 Le Rues, Marguerite f Executed. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1602 (10) Jersey, St.Ouens 1 Rogerez, Marie f Wife of Jacques Le Breton.  Executed. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1605 (12) Jersey 1 Guillame, Pasquette f Wife of Jean le Quesne.  She had been arrested several times, and was executed. (Source: Balleine, Witch trails in Jersey)
1616 ??? 1 Du Mont, Collette f Confessed to having had sex with a devil (Source: Robbins, Encyclopedia,   p.84)
1600-1680 "Great Britain"       40,000 executed (Source: ?)

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