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Sarah Bishop (Wildes), Escaped Salem Witch

Birthplace: Topsfield, Essex, Mass
Death: Died in Rehoboth, Bristol, Ma
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Wild, of Topsfield and Priscilla Wildes
Wife of Edward Bishop, "the Tavern Keeper"
Mother of Edward Bishop, Ill, Escaped Salem Witch; William Bishop; Jonathan Bishop and John Bishop
Sister of Jonathan Wildes; John Wildes, Jr.; Elizabeth Jones; Phebe Day; Priscilla Lake and 3 others
Half sister of Ephraim Wildes

Occupation: accused of witchcraft
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About Sarah Bishop, Escaped Salem Witch

III. Sarah- b.c.1651, m.c.1675 Edward Bishop of Beverly (d. 12 May 1711 Rehoboth) Sarah and Edward were also accused of witchcraft, but they escaped from the Boston jail and went to Rehoboth.


  • April 22, 1692. Nehemiah Abbott, William and Deliverance Hobbs, Edward and Sarah Bishop, Mary Easty, Mary Black, Sarah Wildes, and Mary English were examined before Hathorne and Corwin. Only Nehemiah Abbott was cleared of charges. (1)
  • was a niece of Rebecca Nurse, who was hanged as a witch. (2)

Parents: John Wildes & Priscilla Gould


  1. ABT 1668 in Salem, MA (3) to Edward BISHOP born c: 23 APR 1648 in Salem, Essex Co, MA; son of the immigrant Edward Bishop


  1. Edward BISHOP lll b: ABT 1670 in Beverly, MA
  2. Sarah BISHOP c: 24 MAY 1685
  3. Samuel BISHOP b: ABT 1672 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA
  4. Benjamin BISHOP c: 17 JUL 1687
  5. William BISHOP b: ABT 1674 in Beverly, MA
  6. John BISHOP c: 27 NOV 1689 in Beverly, MA
  7. Jonathan BISHOP b: ABT 1676 in Beverly, MA
  8. David BISHOP b: ABT 1692
  9. Priscilla BISHOP c: 14 AUG 1681 in Beverly, MA
  10. Ebenezer BISHOP c: 12 MAY 1695
  11. Joseph BISHOP c: APR 1683 in Beverly, MA


  1. Salem Witch Trials Chronology
  2. Wildes Family in America PDF document
  3. Bishop Families in America, 1st Ed., Homewood, IL, May 1967. Book 8, p3
  4. The American Genealogist, vol 57, p132


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Sarah Bishop, Escaped Salem Witch's Timeline

Topsfield, Essex, Mass
Age 23
Salem Village, Massachusetts
Age 23
Topsfield, MA
Age 37
Age 39
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 42
Age 78
Rehoboth, Bristol, Ma
November 25, 1930
Age 78
November 27, 1930
Age 78
June 29, 1931
Age 78