John Bishop, of Guilford

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John Bishop

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Husband of Anne Bishop
Father of Mary Hubbard (Bishop); Anne Jordan; John Bishop, Jr.; Sarah Chatfield; Stephen Bishop and 2 others

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About John Bishop

John Bishop

  • Birth: baptized 3 January 1590 - Ipswich, Suffolk, England (documentation needed)
  • Death: Feb 1661 - Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Parents: unknown
  • Married: Ann (1592-1676). Maiden name seen as "Stevens" but parents unknown

"John Bishop, immigrant ancestor, born in England, about 1600, was one of the twenty-five immigrants who came with Rev. Henry Whitfield's company from England and founded Guilford, Connecticut. His name was signed second to the Plantation Covenant made on shipboard June 1, 1639. Robert Kitchell signed first. The order of the name indicates the respective social and other standing of the company, judging from analogy in similar cases. He was fifth on the list of trustees of the Indian purchases, and one of the four magistrates appointed to administer justice and preserve peace in the community. He brought his family of several children with him, and is said to be brother of James Bishop of New Haven, a contemporary. His wife was Anne. He died February, 1661, and she died April, 1676. His estate was the largest in the colony with the exception of Mr. Whitfield's. The site of John Bishop's homestead was suitably marked at the celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of Guilford, Connecticut, held September 8, 9, 10, 1889. Children, probably all born in England: 1. John, mentioned below. 2. Stephen, married May 4, 1654, Tabitha Wilkinson, of Bermuda, who died December 21, 1692; he died at Guilford, June, 1690. 3. Bethia, married James Steele. 5. Daughter, married -- Hubbard."


Children (not all pedigrees include Sarah)

  1. Mary (1610-1675) married George Hubbard.
  2. Anne (1622-1671) married John Jordan.
  3. Sarah (1628-1657) married George Chatfield.
  4. John (1625- 1683) married Susannah Goldham.
  5. Stephen (~1627- 1690) married Tabitha Wilkinson.
  6. Bethia (1631-1675) married James Steele.

Sources:

  1. Guilford Vital Records; Conn N2b Am. Gen. Vol 10 pp17-18; Vol 12 p.185 H6E2 1000 years of Hubbard p.199 Archives Lora Hancock, Mesa, Az.
  2. Mr. Ralph R. Cluff, 340 Arnwood, Medford, OR 97501 and all information above this note also came from him.
  3. Talcott. Families of Early Guilford Connecticut.
  4. Cutter. New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Volume IV.
  5. Family Record of the Maltby-Morehouse Family by Georgia Lord Morehouse Maltby, pg. 52
  6. Clergymen and Chiefs by Alexander McQueen, pg. 173
  7. Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts by William Richard Cutter, pg. 1687
  8. Families of Early Guilford, I:76

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Marriage is recorded both in England and Connecticut on the LDS site.

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"Lived in Guilford, Conn. 1639."

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John Bishop, of Guilford's Timeline

1590
January 3, 1590
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
January 3, 1590
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
1610
1610
Age 19
Dalbury Lee, Derbyshire, England, (Present UK)
1610
Age 19
England
1620
1620
Age 29
London, Middlesex, England
1625
1625
Age 34
London, Middlesex, England
1628
1628
Age 37
North Mundham, Sussex, England
1630
1630
Age 39
London, Middlesex, England
1634
1634
Age 43
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1639
1639
Age 48
Guilford, Conn.