Joseph Bishop

Male13 September 1747–1 April 1771

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Bishop was christened on 13 September 1747, in Upton St Leonards, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Bishop JR, was 52 and his mother, Elizabeth Frankis, was 47. He was buried in Bisley, Gloucestershire, England.

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Family Time Line

John Bishop JR
1695–1777
Elizabeth Frankis
1699–1767
John Bishop
1721–1750
William Bishop
1723–
Hester Bishop
1733–
Anne Bishop
1725–
William Bishop
1728–1800
Elizabeth Bishop
1731–
Sarah Bishop
1734–1769
Elizabeth Bishop
1735–1736
Richard Bishop
1736–
Hester Bishop
1739–
Elizabeth Bishop
1741–1775
Hannah Bishop
1743–1782
Mary Bishop
1744–1783
John Bishop
1747–1807
Joseph Bishop
1747–1771
Margaret Bishop
1753–

Sources (1)

  • Joseph Bishop, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (16)

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World Events (3)

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.

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

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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