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  • Name Edward BISHOP 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Sawyer 
    • (1) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

      Edward Bishop (Salem) . . .

      Edward Bishop was involved in the witchcraft hysteria of 1692. Four men named Edward Bishop lived in Salem at the time of the trials. Most of the early genealogical works, such as those by Savage and Pope, were confused; and some stated as much. . . .

      Edward Bishop, the sawyer, was perhaps not closely related to the other [three] Edward Bishops. Edward Bishop, the sawyer, married Bridget Bishop. Bridget Bishop lived on Conant Street in Salem Town. Bridget's maiden name was Playfer, and she married Samuel Wasselbe on April 13, 1660 at St. Mary-in-the-Marsh in Norwich. Samuel Wasselbe and Bridget had two children: A son named Benjamin, Norwich parish registers list as baptized on October 6, and daughter Mary born in Boston, MA. In the listing for Boston births for 1665, there is a listing for "Mary, of Samuel dec. and Bridget Wesselbee late of Norwich England born Jan.10". It is unknown if Samuel died in England or accompanied Bridget to New England and died there, but her second marriage to Thomas Oliver (also from Norwich England) on July 26, 1666 was a troubled one. She had one child with Thomas, a daughter named Christian. After his death she was accused of bewitching her husband to death. Bridget Bishop was again accused of witchcraft in April 1692 and hanged in June of that year. That second arrest warrant still exists, referring to as "wife of Edward Bishop, the sawyer". After the death of his wife Bridget, Edward Bishop, the sawyer, married Elizabeth Cash on 9 March 1693.
    Person ID I35309  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Family Bridget PLAYFER,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1692, Salem, Essex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef Aug 1687  Salem, Essex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F15360  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart