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John Bishop, II

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: October 1, 1683 (58)
Guilford, New Haven County, Province of Connecticut
Place of Burial: Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bishop, of Guilford; NN Bishop; Anne Bishop and NN Bishop
Husband of Susannah Bishop
Father of Mary Hodgkin Johnson Field; John Bishop; Susannah Blatchley; Elizabeth Scranton; Daniel Bishop and 4 others
Brother of Mary Bishop; Anne Bishop; Sarah Chatfield; Stephen Bishop, Sr.; Bethia "Anna" Steele and 2 others

Managed by: Jonathan William Shea
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About John Bishop, II

"Came with his parents to America 1639. The date and place of his birth is not known. [...] John Bishop was rated as a "freeman" in 1650. He was a man very positive in his convictions and earnest in the cause of what he deemed right; a man far ahead of his time in matters of religion. He was strongly opposed to the union of church and state, and although positive in his speech and actions, was often called upon to hold offices in the town and seemes to have and to hold the confidence of the majority of the people. He resided in the east part of town now called Madison." taken from the Bishop Genealogy.

Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts by William Richard Cutter, pg. 1687

"John Bishop, son of John Bishop (1), was born about 1625 in England. He married, at Guilford, Connecticut, December 13, 1650, Susannah, daughter of Henry Goldham, of Guilford. She died November 1, 1703, and he died October 1, 1683. Children born at Guilford: 1. Mary, September 20, 1652; married John Hodgkin. 2. John, 1655; mentioned below. 3. Susannah, 1657; married Moses Blatchley. 4. Elizabeth, 1660; married John Scranton. 5. Daniel, 1663; married Hannah Bradley. 6. Nathaniel, 1666; married Mercy Hughes. 7. Samuel, October 23, 1670; married Abigail Witmoor. 8. Sarah, January 22, 1674. 9. Abigail, January 25, 1681; married Samuel Lee."

"Lived in Guilford, Conn."

Families of Early Guilford, I:76

Inscription: Although this person was likely interred in Guilford's original village cemetery (now the commons and public park in downtown Guilford), no surviving gravestone was known in 1818 when all gravestones at the Village Green, but not the people's remains, were dispersed to other town cemeteries.

Note: Time and weather had erased the location of this grave when the cemetery was moved

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John Bishop, II's Timeline

London, Middlesex, England
September 20, 1652
Age 27
Guilford,New Haven,CT
February 1, 1655
Age 30
Guilford, New Haven, CT
Age 32
Guilford, New Haven, CT, USA
Age 35
Guilford, CT
December 8, 1663
Age 38
Guilford, New Haven Colony
Age 41
Guilford, Connecticut, United States
October 24, 1670
Age 45
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
January 22, 1674
Age 49
Guilford,New Haven,CT