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
Cyntha Cleveland
Marriage: 9 December 1819
Rebecca Bishop
George Cleveland Bishop
Nathan B. Bishop
Enoch Aaron Bishop
Aaron Bishop
Mary Jane Bishop
Amelia Bishop
John Henry Bishop
Harvey James Bishop
Louisa Bishop
Simon Peter Bishop

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1819
  • Children


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    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.
    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.

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    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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