Bishop, Bridget - Research Article from Witchcraft in America

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Little is known about Bridget Bishop's early life aside from her marriages. The public record of Bishop's life begins in England in about 1660 when she was around the age of twenty. She was married for the first time at this point, and she was soon widowed (her spouse died during their marriage) for unknown reasons. Bishop arrived in New England shortly thereafter and was briefly married to Goodman Wasselbee, who died under mysterious circumstances. She then married a widower, Thomas Oliver of Salem Town, in 1666, but this relationship ended in divorce amid accusations of witchcraft brought against her. In 1687 she married Edward Bishop, her fourth husband, a successful lawyer who would also eventually testify against her in court.

It was thought that the devil would give to witches dolls or puppets to carry out evil deeds on different people. Reproduced by permission of Pennsylvania State University. It was thought that the devil would give to witches dolls or puppets to carry out evil deeds on different people. Reproduced by permission of Pennsylvania...

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