John Bishop

Male 1604 - 1661


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  • Name  John Bishop 
    Born  1604  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Will  Nov 1653  Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate  Between 07 Feb 1660 and 1661  Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The following documents in regard to Mr. Bishop's will are recorded in New Haven:
      "The last will & testamt of Mr John Bishop Senr of Guilford deceased; prsented as prooued in court at Guilford, Feb. 7th, 1660, by W Robert Kitchell & John Fowler, to ye subscribing, and by Mr Wm Leete and Elizabeth Jordan yt Mr Bishop owned & allowed it soe to stand, adding onely ye legacy there in to his daughter Steele, now upon his death bed : dated Novemb. 1653.
      Willm Leete, Esq. Governs."

      "An inventory alsoe of ye estate of Mr John Bishop Senr deceased, prsented as prooued in court at Guilford upon oath by Anne Bishop the widdow & relict of ye deceased & John Bishop his eldest sonne & joint executor wth ye widdow, for ye quantity, & by Abraham Cruttenden Senr Jno Fowler & Wm Stone, apprizers, for ye just value as is there in sett donne. Amounting to ye sume of 375 u 17s 1Id, and taken January 7th, 1660.
      Willm Leete"
    Died  Jan 1661  Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John BISHOP was a signer of the Guilford "plantation covenant," his name second on the list. The covenant was drawn up aboard ship 1 June, 1639. His name is fifth on the list of trustees of the Indian purchases and third of the four men to whom the civil power for the administration of justice and preservation of peace was committed. He married Ann ____ in England and brought with him several children when he came to Menunkatuck. He is said to have been a brother of Mr. James BISHOP of New Haven. His estate was one of the largest in the plantation after that of the founder, Mr. Whitfield. !History of the Plantation of Menunkatuck; p.44-45

      MR. JOHN BISHOP, born 1604, was the second signer of the Guilford covenant, drawn up on shipboard June 1, 1639; John Jordan number 7, Thomas Norton 17, Abraham Cruttenden 18, Thomas Nash 21. John Bishop was the fifth of the six signers in the deeds of purchase from the Indians, and September 29, 1639, he was appointed with three others to have "the civil power for the administration of justice and the preservation of peace ;" re-elected for the same office February 2, 1641, 1642. John Bishop was thirty-five years old when he left England with his wife Anne _____ and several children. He is said to have been a brother of Mr. James Bishop of New Haven. His estate was one of the largest in the plantation after that of Mr. Whitfield. He had in his home lot seven acres with one acre added in front for yards, on the "London Corner."
      Mr. John Bishop and John Bishop, Jr., were made freemen in list of 1650.
      On June 12, 1656, "Mr. Bishopp, by vote, was desired to supply the place of Townsmen." John Bishop, Jr., removed from Guilford 1688, and settled on what is now the Green in Madison. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdevlin/ne/puritan6.htm
    Person ID  I22531  Bryant
    Last Modified  2 Jul 2006 

    Family  Anne,   d. Apr 1676 
    Married  Abt 1621  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ann Bishop,   b. Abt 1622, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1673, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah Bishop,   b. Abt 1626, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1657, probably, Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Stephen Bishop,   b. Abt 1627, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jun 1690, Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Bishop,   b. Abt 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1683
     5. Bethia Bishop,   b. Abt 1634, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1686
    Family ID  F1673  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1604 - England Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsWill - Nov 1653 - Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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