Jane Bishop

Female10 July 1751–

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Bishop was christened on 10 July 1751, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Bishop, was 45 and her mother, Jane Morgan, was 43.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Bishop
1706–1791
Jane Morgan
1707–1782
Anne Bishop
1727–1730
John Bishop
1728–1728
Betty Bishop
1729–1732
John Bishop
1731–1812
Anne Bishop
1733–
Mary Bishop
1736–
Joseph Bishop
1738–
Grace Bishop
1740–
Robert Morgan Bishop
1742–1785
William Bishop
1744–1817
Bishop
1746–1746
Benjamin Bishop
1747–1764
Thomas Bishop
1749–
Jane Bishop
1751–

Sources (4)

  • Jane Bishop, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Jane Bishop, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"
  • Jane Bishop, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bissop, biscop, Old English bisc(e)op ‘bishop’, which comes via Latin from Greek episkopos ‘overseer’. The Greek word was adopted early in the Christian era as a title for an overseer of a local community of Christians, and has yielded cognates in every European language: French évêque, Italian vescovo, Spanish obispo, Russian yepiskop, German Bischof, etc. The word came to be applied as a surname for a variety of reasons, among them a supposed resemblance in bearing or appearance to a bishop, and selection as the ‘boy bishop’ on Saint Nicholas's Feast Day. In some instances the surname is from the rare Middle English (Old English) personal name Biscop ‘bishop’. As an Irish surname it is adopted for Mac Giolla Easpaig, meaning ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ). In North America, this surname has absorbed, by assimilation and translation, at least some of continental European cognates, e.g. German Bischoff , Polish, Rusyn, Czech, and Slovak Biskup , Slovenian Škof (see Skoff ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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