The Case of Bridget Bishop
This first case in the Court of Oyer and Terminer was the beginning of the reformation of Salem Village.


The hanging of Bridget Bishop. Many people watcher as she was hanged.
-Bridget Bishop was the first person who was tried in the Court of Oyer and Terminer
- Bishop operated a drinking tavern near Salem and had a bad reputation in the village
-She had already been accused of practicing witchcraft in 1680, but was tried and aquitted
-Her trial started in June 2, 1692 and although she claimed she was innocent, the court found her guilty
-She was hanged on June 10, 1692

Portrait of Bridget Bishop
The personal seal of William Stoughton on the warrent of Bridget Bishop's execution.