Samuel Bishop m. Ipswich 10 Aug 1675 Hester Cogswell, d/o William Cogswell and Susanna h Hawks, b. Ipswich abt 1656. She m. (2) 16 Dec 1689 Sergt. Thomas Burnham. Samuel's wife Esther Bishop deposed 1682 aged about 26.
17 Jan 1703/04: "Mrs. Esther Burnham, alias Bishop, was chosen Adm'x ... Thro' alteration of Gov't not capable of prfecting the same. Therefore Renouncing ye same, Desiring it may be conferred upon Samuel Bishopp, eldest son of sd Sam'l." [citing Essex Probate 8:74]