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Thomas Bishop from Somerset 1850 to Grenada

Postby Sue England » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:33 am

Hello

I have been looking for the first wife of Thomas Bishop,born Crowcombe, Somerset 1850. He is my great great grandfather and he and some of his brothers travelled to Grenada, West Indies in approx 1870. Janie Bishop, his daughter, with her 2 sisters, Lena and Alice Nancy, returned to Carhampton for education. Thomas' first wife died and he married Alice Dobson. Thomas Bishop's father and mother lived in Treborough, Higher Court Farm and Lower Court Farm. Thomas stayed in Grenada where he died.

Any info re Thomas Bishop, his first wife or early days of the sisteds would be much appreciated.

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Re: Thomas Bishop from Somerset 1850 to Grenada

Postby elsabels » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:30 pm

Thomas can be found on the
1851 census at HO107; Piece: 1920; Folio: 619; Page: 15
John Bishop 36
Mary Ann Bishop 31
Elizabeth Bishop 8
Mary Ann Bishop 6
John Bishop 5
William Bishop 3
Thomas Bishop 1
Sarah J Bishop 2 Mo
+ servants

1861 RG 9; Piece: 1603; Folio: 108; Page: 7
John Bishop 46
Mary Ann Bishop 41
Elizabeth Bishop 17
John Bishop 14
Thomas Bishop 11
Anna Bishop 7
Harry Richard Bishop 1

This appears to be the marriage of Thomas BISHOP
Name: Thomas Bishop
Spouse Sarah Ann Lock
Registration Year: 1871
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration district: Chard Somerset
Volume: 5c Page: 733

Janie Bishop
Age: 24
Birth Year: abt 1878
Marriage or Bann Date: 20 Aug 1902
Marriage Place: Treborough, Somerset, England
Parish as it Appears: Treborough
Father: Thomas Bishop
Spouse: James Watts
Witnesses: Harry Richard BISHOP
Lena BISHOP
Harry WATTS

1911
Roseville, Carhampton, Somerset
James Watts 45 Rural Postman
Janie Watts 32
Cyril Harry Watts 7
Leslie James Watts 5
Collin Bishop Watts 2


Alice Nancy BISHOP
1911 12 Francis Street WC London
Alice Nancy Bishop
Age in 1911: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Relation to Head: Boarder
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Grenada
School housekeeper

Name: Alice Nancy Bishop
Death Date: 1 Dec 1948
Death Place: Taunton
Probate Date: 29 Dec 1948
Registry: Bodmin
Probate to Colin Bishop WATTS & Helena Bessie BISHOP

Name: Helena Bessie Bishop
Death Age: 90
Birth Date: 3 Oct 1880
Registration Date: Mar 1971
Registration district: St Pancras
Inferred County: London
Volume: 5d
Page: 2596

Is this Janie?
1901 RG13; Piece: 2263; Folio: 98; Page: 17
Higher County Farm Treborough
Name: Jemima Bishop
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Relation to Head: Niece
Gender: Female
Birth Place: West Indies, Gwenada
Civil Parish: Treborough

Daniel W Bishop 44
Priscilla A Bishop 39
Edgar Bishop 13
Reginald Bishop 11
Wilpria Bishop 9
Alfred Bishop 7
Gilbert Bishop 5
Jemima Bishop 23

Lena appears to be Helena
1901 RG13; Piece: 2459; Folio: 49; Page: 3
Hatherley Manor
Name: Helena Bishop
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Relation to Head: Visitor
Gender: Female
Birth Place: West Indies, Grenada
Civil Parish: Up Hatherley

Frederick Young 44
Ada Young 36
Frederick Young 11
Dorothy Young 9
Mascwell Young 6
Helena Bishop 21
Annie Read 18
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Re: Thomas Bishop from Somerset 1850 to Grenada

Postby ciderdrinker » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:59 am

Hello
I had a look at that 1871 marriage and found it at Knowle St Giles 4.6.1871 but I'm afraid it doesn't look right
Thomas Bishop 38 widower carter Knowle Thomas lab
Sarah Ann Lock 17 spinster Knowle William lab
They made a cross and wit Henry Lock and Elizabeth Pranster? signed.

From Grenada Births on Familysearch his first wife was a Julia Lucretia and she was still alive when their daughter Sally was born 9.11.1886.
Another daughter Janie 11.8.1879 at St George
Daughter 16.3.1884
Son 14.1.1881

It looks like their oldest daughter Alice Nancy was born in Grenada 12 Feb 1872

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Re: Thomas Bishop from Somerset 1850 to Grenada

Postby elsabels » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:11 am

Thanks, but not a bad go since there was very little other info than in your opening line!

Weather and garden beckon at the moment, will pop in later on
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Re: Thomas Bishop from Somerset 1850 to Grenada

Postby elsabels » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:22 pm

Additional child
Name: Mary Anna Bishop
Gender: Female
Age: 14
Relationship: Granddaughter
Birth Year: 1877
Birth Place: St Georges, Grenada

1901
RG12; Piece: 1865; Folio: 94; Page: 5
John Bishop 76
Mary Ann Bishop 70
Albert Edward Bishop 26
Anna Bishop 38
John Edgar Vellacott 6
Nora Anna Vellacott 10
Mary Anna Bishop 14
Lenoard Fowler 16
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Re: Thomas Bishop from Somerset 1850 to Grenada

Postby Sue England » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:12 pm

Thank you everyone for the replies and information. I have a few more leads now.

Yes, I think the reference to Jemima is Janie. I also think Helena is Lena's full name. I have seen Julia Lucretia come up on Grenada Births and Baptisms ... this is the only Grenada source I have found ... are there other online sites for Grenada? At the moment the names of the children dont appear on the Grenada Births and baptisms records.
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Re: Thomas Bishop from Somerset 1850 to Grenada

Postby elsabels » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:45 pm

https://www.
caribbeangenweb.org/index.php/en/islands/grenada
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Re: Thomas Bishop from Somerset 1850 to Grenada

Postby MaureenE » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:45 pm

If you are on Facebook, there is a FamilySearch Facebook page for the Caribbean.
Also there is a Rootsweb Message Board for Grenada.

Details on the FIBIS Fibiwiki page West Indies
https://wiki.fibis.org/w/West_Indies

Cheers
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