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1 Bridget Bishop First victim!

2 Who was Bridget Bishop? Born between 1632 and 1637 Married three times. Her third and final marriage after the deaths of her first two husbands. Married to Edward Bishop, a sawyer. Had no children from the previous marriages.

3 Why was she accused? Flamboyant life style and exotic manner of dress Entertained guest until late at night drinking. A mistress of two thriving taverns in town.

4 How was she viewed in Salem? Bridget was accused for her obstructive life style. She played forbidden games like shovel board. She fought with her various husbands

5 Tried and Executed The Trial She denied being a witch She denied making a contract with the devil She found guilty and hanged.

6 She was the first of many to be hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.

7 Bibliography Linder, Douglas. An Account of Events in Salem. [Online] Available November 27, Salem Witch Museum [ Online] Available November 27,2007.


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