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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Family Time Line

John Preston
1730–1750
Ruth Bishop
1735–
Marriage: 26 December 1753

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 December 1753
Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England

Parents and Siblings

    George Bishop

    Male1707–Male

    Mrs. George Bishop

    Female1711–Female

siblings

(6)

    George Bishop

    Male1733–Male

    Female1735–Female

    George Bishop

    Male1736–Male

    Elizabeth Bishop

    Female1740–Female

    Mary Bishop

    Female1742–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

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.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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)

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

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