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Edward Bishop, Ill, Escaped Salem Witch

Birthplace: Salem Village, Massachusetts
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Bishop, "the Tavern Keeper" and Sarah Bishop, Escaped Salem Witch
Husband of Susanna Eigth Child Putnam
Father of Josiah Bishop
Brother of William Bishop; Jonathan Bishop and John Bishop

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About Edward Bishop, Ill, Escaped Salem Witch

Conventional thought holds that

  1. Edward Bishop III was the grandson of the Immigrant Edward Bishop and the son of Edward Bishop Jr.
  2. Edward Bishop and his wife Sarah were jailed following an accusation of witchcraft during the troubles in Salem in 1692.
  3. They were able to break out of the Boston jail and went away for a while.
  4. Their son Samuel redeemed their property.


  • Boyer, Paul; Stephen Nissenbaum. "Search: for all instances/references to the name Edward Bishop Jr.". The Salem Witchcraft Papers: Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak of 1692. Benjamin Ray, The University of Virginia. Retrieved 2008-01-04. Salem Witchcraft with an account of Salem Village and a history of opinions on Witchcraft and Kindred Subjects. Charles W. Upham, NY: Frederick Unger Pub Co, 1978, 2 VV.


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Edward Bishop, Ill, Escaped Salem Witch's Timeline

Salem Village, Massachusetts
March 23, 1692
Age 22
Salem MA
Age 25
Prob. Salem, Essex, Massachusetts