10 March 1799–22 September 1799 Kelston, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
The Life of Mary
When Mary Bishop was christened on 10 March 1799, in Kelston, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Bishop, was 36 and her mother, Mary Dwelly, was 37. She was buried in Kelston, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.
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.