John Bishop

9 August 1747–20 December 1807
Upton St Leonards, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Bishop was christened on 9 August 1747, in Upton St Leonards, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Bishop, was 52 and his mother, Elizabeth Frankis, was 47. He married Mary Davis on 17 April 1771, in Gloucester St Michael, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He was buried in Upton St Leonards, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Bishop
1747–1807
Mary Davis
1748–
Marriage: 17 April 1771
Mille Bishop
1776–
Joseph Bishop
1780–
Mary Bishop
1794–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 April 1771
Gloucester St Michael, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
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World Events (1)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English 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 English surname has probably absorbed at least some of these continental European cognates. The word came to be applied as a surname for a variety of reasons, among them service in the household of a bishop, supposed resemblance in bearing or appearance to a bishop, and selection as the ‘boy bishop’ on St. Nicholas's Day.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Bishop in entry for Millo Bishop, "England, Shropshire Parish Registers, 1538-1918"
  • John Bishop in entry for Millo Bishop, "England, Shropshire Parish Registers, 1538-1918"
  • John Bishop, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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