Conventional thought holds that Edward Bishop III was the grandson of early immigrant Edward Bishop, and the son of Edward Bishop Jr. Edward Bishop and his wife broke out of the Boston jail and escaped to Rehoboth. Their son Samuel later redeemed their property.
A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England. James Savage, Boston MA: Little Brown & Co., 1860. v 1 p 183.
Salem Witchcraft with an account of Salem Village and a history of opinions on Witchcraft and Kindred Subjects. Charles W. Upham, NY: Frederick Unger Pub Co, 1978, 2 VV., v.1 pp. 141–3, 191, v.2 pp. 128, 135, 253, 267, 272, 383, 465-6, 478.