Wishart Witches

Between March and October 1597 a series of witch trials took place in Scotland. Over 400 people were put on trial for witchcraft and about 200 were executed. Unlike other Scottish Witch Hunts, the trials of 1597 were conducted by local courts under the supervision of royal commissions, and so were often not as well […]

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Brief History of Wishart, Saskatchewan

The town of Wishart, Saskatchewan was named for of its earliest settlers, a Robert Wishart, who was of Scottish descent and the first homesteader in a district known as the Round Plain area. Robert is part of Wishart Tree 034 and was born in Guelph, Ontario on 23 May 1847.  He was the fourth son […]

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‘Golden Wedding at Oathlaw’

Charles Wishart was born in Oathlaw on 11 February 1847 and baptised on 11 April in the neighbouring parish of Tannadice. He was the illegitimate son of William Wishart, a miller from Glamis who at the time was living with his brother James at Marcus Mills, and Elizabeth Turiff. William and Elizabeth never married (William […]

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The Barony and Castle of Pittarrow

The following is an extract from a book entitled “History of The Carnegies, Earls of Southesk and their Kindred” by William Fraser (1867): The lands of Pittarrow, previous to their becoming the property of the Carnegie family, belonged to the family of Wishart. The Wisharts acquired them at an early period, and continued the proprietors […]

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