User:Ciell/Witches

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Witch trails in the low lands[edit]

Lists of names[edit]

People Associated with the Trial[edit]

For instance:

Cases[edit]

All the cases could get their own Wikidata item where everything (people involved, witches and the process) will be linked.
Example: Alexander Hammiltoun Q43390357 and Trial of Alexander Hammiltoun Q43403608.

Individual trials in the Low Lands described on Wikipedia-NL[edit]

statements for Wikidata[edit]

Essential[edit]

  • name
  • gender
  • residence
  • residence coordinates
  • charge = P1595
    • witchcraft = Q259745
    • qualifier supported by: different witch that is the accuser
  • exonerated of (vrijspraak) = P7781
    • witchcraft = Q259745

or

  • convicted of = P1399
    • witchcraft = Q259745

then also:

  • penalty = P1596
    • financial penalty = Q2842797
    • capital punishment (doodstraf) = Q8454

and:

  • place of death
  • manner of death = P1196
    • capital punishment = Q8454
    • homicide = Q149086
    • suicide = Q10737
  • cause of death = P509
    • death by burning = Q468455
      • and burning often causes asphyxia = Q193840
    • strangling = Q1145328
    • decapitation = Q204933
    • drowning = Q506616
    • hanging = Q175111

if applicable also

  • significant event = P793
    • witch hunt = Q188494
    • interrogation = Q327018
  • Ordeal:
    • bierricht (corps bleeds) = Q66424106
    • Ducking = Q4204228
    • trial by ordeal = Q40745 (vuurproef, waterproef)
    • Pricking = Q7242680

Interesting[edit]

  • social classification
  • occupation
  • place of detainment
  • manner of inhumane treatment (=torture type) = P7160
    • whip = Q152910
    • stocks = Q1484064
    • thumbscrew = Q1172972
    • rack = Q1351382
    • strappado = Q1545625

Missing statements (to be requested)[edit]

  • killed by (angry) mob

Ordeals:

  • Victim Fit = used in possession cases to identify the person causing the possession, victim had fit in presence of suspected persecutor
  • searching for Devil’s marks

Torture:

Query's[edit]

To do[edit]

create list of problematic cases[edit]

  • a witch accused arrested and dying before execution of the sentence
  • witches mobbed outside a legal procedure and killed
  • causes of death : some of them are missing
  • accusation : come up with a precise definition

Sources[edit]

  • De heksen en hun buren: heksenprocessen in de Lage Landen 1598-1652 Q84171483