Mary Bishop

30 September 1741–
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary Bishop was born on 30 September 1741, in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States as the daughter of Samuel Bishop. She married John Searle on 17 December 1761, in Dorchester, Dorchester, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Searle
1738–1778
Mary Bishop
1741–
Marriage: 17 December 1761
Samuel Searl
1763–1832
Robert Searle
1765–1794
William Searls
1768–
Polle Searls
1770–
Abigail Searls
1772–
John Searls
1777–

Spouse and Children

    John Searle

    Male1738–1778Male

    Female1741–Female

MARRIAGE
17 December 1761
Dorchester, Dorchester, South Carolina, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Bishop

    Male1702–1762Male

siblings

(10)

    Saml. Bishop

    Male1724–Male

    Elisabeth Bishop

    Female1725–Female

    Samuel Bishop

    Male1726–Male

    Samuel Bishop

    Male1727–Male

    Abigail Bishop

    Female1729–1820Female

+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 35

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 35

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1803

Age 62

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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)

  • Mary Searls in entry for William Searls, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Searls in entry for Abigail Searls, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Searls in entry for John Searls, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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