Peter Bishop

27 November 1791–1879 (Age 87)
Glooscap Indian Reservation, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Bishop was born on 27 November 1791, in Glooscap Indian Reservation, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Jonathan Bishop, was 27 and his mother, Nancy Anderson, was 42. He married Cyntha Cleveland on 9 December 1819. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Hopewell, Albert, New Brunswick, Canada for about 20 years. He died in 1879, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Peter Bishop
1791–1879
Cyntha Cleveland
1801–1867
Marriage: 9 December 1819
Rebecca Bishop
1820–
George Cleveland Bishop
1822–
Nathan B. Bishop
1824–1844
Enoch Aaron Bishop
1828–1909
Aaron Bishop
1830–
Mary Jane Bishop
1832–
Amelia Bishop
1834–1867
John Henry Bishop
1836–1897
Harvey James Bishop
1838–1932
Louisa Bishop
1841–
Simon Peter Bishop
1845–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1819
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (2)

    1867 · British North America Act
    Age 76
    The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.
    1871
    Age 80
    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Bischoff
    Biskup
    Episcopo
    Levesque
    Levick

    Sources (12)

    • Peter Bishop, "New Brunswick Census, 1861"
    • Bishop in entry for Enoch Bishop and Alice Mccartney, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
    • Peter Bishop in entry for Enoch Bishop, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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