Source Material

Source materials are the lifeblood of any historical research project.  Within RWH1697 we are now concentrating on finding original 17th century sources about the Bargarran Witchcraft Scare.

Some of the sources have turned our beliefs about Christian Shaws later life around, and we are currently focusing on contemporary court records regarding the Trails in Paisley in 1696/7.  We are keen to find Estate Records from Bargarran, Old Barr or Even Erskine House which may shed new evidence on the events of the Period.  Old Barr was the home of Christians Grandparents, while Erskine House was home to Lord Blantyre who was appointed as the Head Commissioner by the Privy Council to investigate Christians accusations.

Please explore the other options in the menu to see some of the Source Materials we have been using.