Ruth Bishop

11 May 1735–
Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Bishop was christened on 11 May 1735, in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Bishop, was 28 and her mother, Mrs. George Bishop, was 24. She married John Preston on 26 December 1753, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England.

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John Preston
Ruth Bishop
Marriage: 26 December 1753

Spouse and Children

26 December 1753
Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England

Parents and Siblings

    George Bishop


    Mrs. George Bishop




    George Bishop



    George Bishop


    Elizabeth Bishop


    Mary Bishop


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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.

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Bishop, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Ruth Bishop, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Ruth Bishop, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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