John Bishop

#78204, b. 1827, d. 23 July 1911

Individual's Timeline

Birth1827John Bishop
Marriagecirca 1855John Bishop1
Marriage of Daughter21 October 1876Jane Susan Sophia Bishop2
Death23 July 1911John Bishop3

Primary events

  • Birth: John Bishop was born in 1827 in Exeter, Devon, England.
  • Marriage: He married Jane Rebecca Chester circa 1855. Could this be the marriage in 1857? When Jane died she was the eldest of 13 children. Against this though is the fact Jane was registered in the name of BISHOP.1
  • Marriage of Daughter: His child Jane Susan Sophia Bishop was married on 21 October 1876 in Res of William H Martin, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.2
  • Death: John died on 23 July 1911 in South Australia, Australia, Not the one who died in Bunbury 1897, Mother's name is said to be Sarah. Others have this as 1907 in WA, but this is NOT correct as family notices in the paper says he was the hunband of Caroline and the father of Mrs W and Mrs E FAGG on Highgate Hill. (Aged 84 years, worked back from recorded birth date).3

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: John was a carpenter.

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: The family is not found in UK in 1881, so I assume they all migrated, even though I cannot find the names on a shipping list.

Children of John Bishop and Jane Rebecca Chester


  1. Trove Digitised Newspapers, The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Fri 22 Oct 1926 Page 1.
  2. Find my past web sites, online or, First name(s)     John Worthy
    Last name     Johnson
    Marital status     Single/Spinster
    Age     22
    Birth year     1854
    Marriage year     1876
    Marriage date     21 Oct 1876
    Place     Res of William H Martin Port Adelaide
    District     Port Adelaide
    State     South Australia
    Country     Australia
    Father's first name(s)     John
    Father's last name     Johnson
    Spouse's first name(s)     Jane Susan Sophia
    Spouse's last name     Bishop
    Spouse's marital status     Single/Spinster
    Spouse's age     22
    Spouse's birth year     1854
    Spouse's father's first name(s)     John
    Spouse's father's last name     Bishop
    Registration number     109/196
    Record set     South Australia Marriages 1842-1937
    Category     Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory     Marriages & divorces
    Collections from     Australia & New Zealand.
  3. Website ( "Name:     John Bishop
    Birth Year:     abt 1830
    Age:     67
    Father's name:     John
    Mother's name:     Sarah
    Registration Year:     1897
    Registration Place:     Western Australia
    Registration Number:     2641."